This is How We Do: Pregnancy

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With Ashlee and April both being pregnant, we thought it was high time to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of gestating (speaking of ugly—does anyone else hate that word?). Tune in today to hear us discuss everything from first trimester puking to maternity fashion to whether or not it’s appropriate to register for your third (or fourth!) baby. You’ll also hear a short rant about the awkwardness of prenatal weigh-ins, and find out which host didn’t know she was pregnant until she was 18 weeks along. Whether you’re in the throes of morning sickness, debating if you can pull off maternity overalls (you so can!), or waddling around three days past your due date—this one goes out to all our fellow pregnant mommas. Growing a human is hard work, and you’re doing an awesome job!  

As always, we hope this conversation fills you up like a coffee date with good girlfriends.


Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

Surprise, Indiana! You’re 17 and a half weeks pregnant!

Ashlee’s favorite maternity overalls. Also, LOOK HOW ADORABLE SHE IS IN THEM!

Indiana in maternity overalls (2013).

Ashlee’s favorite maternity jeans from H&M.

April’s favorite maternity jeans from Madewell.

Ashlee is hardcore nesting. Take a peek at what’s been inspiring her on Pinterest.

Ashlee and April both love Babylist for baby registries.

Ashlee recommends by Robin Long’s prenatal pilates // use code “coffee” for $15 off

Ashlee’s acne remedies:

  • This spot treatment

  • For monster zits, these acne healing dots are amazing (“they are stupid expensive but I have tried every acne patch on the market and these are the best”)

  • Cheaper acne dots that also work

  • "And finally: this smells like actual puke, but using apple cider vinegar as a toner allegedly helps balance your skin pH. I bought some at Sprouts, mixed with water in a little bottle, and spray on a cotton ball to rub on my face after washing. I *think* it’s working? Read about it here.”

April has been using this mask a couple time a week

April already bought this cheetah print coming home outfit

April is overbuying swaddles from this site

Share your latest mom victory with us! We'd love to share some of these stories with our community. Download the Voxer app (it's like a walkie talkie) and leave a message for coffeeandcrumbs and we may play it in a future episode for our "Slow Claps" segment!

Coffee + Crumbs pregnancy essays

Related podcast episodes: Growing Your Family Part 1, The One With All The Birth Stories


Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings.


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