Surviving (and enjoying) the Third Trimester | PinkBlush

~This post is in collaboration with PinkBlush, but all opinions are my own.~

Here we are at 36 weeks. For me that more than likely means one more month of pregnancy. Emmett came 5 or 6 days after his due date (depending on which one you use) so I am not holding my breath about going into labor any time soon. I’ve actually had a couple goals at this point in pregnancy and after next Sunday, I will have completed them.

pink blush maternity clothes and helps for the third trimester in pregnancy

one: spin to 35 weeks (actually went to 36 and am planning on going again!)

two: Plant my garden Memorial Day weekend. With Jake’s help, this is happening. We aren’t 100% finished as we had a lot more to do this time around since it is our first time with this backyard. But we got the ground dug up, the flower bed up and the plants bought. We just need to physically plant said plants and put up the fence and deer scram.

three: Play keys at church to 37 weeks. Lord willing, this will happen this coming Sunday!

However, this late in the game, life is starting to get challenging, a bit uncomfortable and exhausting. So I asked a motherhood community what they felt they needed in their final trimester and got a lot of good responses. I picked out some of my favorite answers because I happen to agree with these 😉 I think they help make the third trimester bearable, and possibly even, enjoyable.

tips and help for surviving the third trimester of pregnancy from waves + lilacs

1. Comfortable clothes: I told Jake a couple weeks ago, ” I’m over style. I just want to be comfortable. I want to live in leggings.” But then I found PinkBlush and was able to feel extremely comfortable and super cute at the same time. I got so many compliments on my PinkBlush top.  It was the perfect lightweight flowy and dressy top I needed for these last couple weeks. I was getting a bit bored of my plain maternity clothes and was happy to change it up. I also think I might be able to wear this postpartum!

2. Pregnancy body pillow: My mother-in-law bought me THIS  pregnancy pillow for Christmas last year. I was so thankful to get it then because it meant that the second I started to get uncomfortable sleeping this time around, I would have it immediately! And let me tell you, this pillow is incredible. I sleep SO well (other than waking up to use the bathroom once or twice) and feel well rested when I awake each morning.

3. Slip on shoes: I have worn in my knock off TOMS to a whole new level. I actually bought a new pair but they just did not fit right and were the wrong color when they arrived in the mail. Now that it is warm, I am also simply living in flip flops.  My favorite everyday ones are still Old Navy. (I kind of want them to change up their style though…it’s been years I feel like!)

4. A chiropractor: I think a chiropractor is super beneficial to pregnant women. As our bodies continually adjust to the ever growing load, it can take a toll on our bodies. I love going to the chiropractor because it can alleviate some of that back, hip and groin pain.  It is also healthy to be regularly adjusted in and out of pregnancy. I had a lot more pain with Emmett and was going regular 1-2 a week and it was the only thing that helped. Thankfully this time the pain is not there as badly,  but the regular adjustments are helping me feel great!

5. Continue to exercise: This is just a tip I wanted to add on (not necessarily an item!). I am not exercising nearly as much or as hard as I did the first trimester. But I am still trying to get in cardio on a weekly basis and I really think it has been helping me to feel good overall. I’m constantly comparing to my first pregnancy and can say I feel WAY better this go around. Don’t get me wrong though…..I get insanely tired still.

pink blush maternity clothes and helps for the third trimester in pregnancy
~It has been wonderful to work with PinkBlush. I have seen their clothes covering instagram and was very excited to finally have my own part with their incredible brand. Thank you to PinkBlush for providing product for this post~
xo, bethany rose


  1. Bridget

    June 1, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Beautiful top,and it looks great on you. Awesome photos!

    1. waves + lilacs

      June 5, 2017 at 12:25 am

      Thank you! I love this top 🙂

  2. Mandy

    June 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    I love my pregnancy pillow!

    And that top is beautiful… love the color!!

    1. waves + lilacs

      June 5, 2017 at 12:25 am

      Thanks for recommending this pillow to me, Mandy!

  3. sue4jc

    June 2, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Love the top! So pretty and feminine. Looks like it would work dressing up or down.
    Great suggestions for the last trimester as life does not stop once you’re pregnant, so anything you can do to feel more comfortable and good about yourself is helpful. Exercise and chiropractor visits should continue after the birth as well.

    1. waves + lilacs

      June 5, 2017 at 12:26 am

      Yes, I agree. I definitely will continue going to the chiropractor and bring the baby too!

  4. Carole Schmidt

    June 2, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    You look great, Bethany Rose! Refreshed too….even if you don’t feel “refreshed”. You could be a model to encourage healthy pregnancies!

    1. waves + lilacs

      June 5, 2017 at 12:27 am

      Those are such kind words, Gramma <3

  5. Mary Anderson

    June 2, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Beautiful top!!! I agree 100% with all your points. Couldn’t have done pregnancy without the pillow or a chiropractor!!

    1. waves + lilacs

      June 5, 2017 at 12:27 am

      I remember you having a nice pregnancy pillow too! It made me want one last time.

  6. Katie

    June 5, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I remember those last few weeks and how uncomfortable they can be. I just tried to stay active the best I could and yes, I lived in leggings and slip on shoes too for the last few weeks. You are looking great! Love the top!

    1. waves + lilacs

      June 6, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks, Katie! There are definitely good days and bad days. Glad to be done soon!

  7. Lindsey

    June 6, 2017 at 10:41 am

    You look so adorable!! Love the top!

    1. waves + lilacs

      June 6, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks girl! I’ve got my eye on one of those nursing robes next. Excited to hear how much you love it!

  8. Justine @ Little Dove

    June 6, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    PinkBlush has the most comfortable clothes!! And they’re so pretty too. Congrats on reaching all your goals!

    1. waves + lilacs

      June 6, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you! Yes, love the stretch and comfort to them. Good quality too 🙂

  9. Ashley Newell

    June 6, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    You look AMAZING! I do not envy being in the third trimester, I was so uncomfortable!

    1. waves + lilacs

      June 6, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Aw, thank you!! Some days I don’t feel amazing 😉 This is definitely the part of the pregnancy I was not looking forward to the second time around!

  10. Christine

    June 8, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Beautiful clothes! Gotta love slip on shoes in the Summer- even for those of us who aren’t expecting. I bet a chiropractor is really helpful too!

    1. waves + lilacs

      June 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      You are right! I live in my slip on shoes and flip flops all summer long no matter what!

  11. sunshineandmunchkins

    June 8, 2017 at 4:01 am

    I definitely agree with all of these suggestions! The last few weeks before my babies came was the hardest on my body for sure.

    1. waves + lilacs

      June 8, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      I feel like it is probably the hardest season for our bodies! Along with those initial weeks after the baby comes!

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