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Is there anything more stressful than naming your child? Okay, well there might be a few things you can think of but in the heat of the moment, it can be extremely difficult! Suddenly the nurse is handing you a piece of paper asking you to fill out the name and if you haven’t decided yet, it can be really stressful. We’re here to help you avoid that with this list of 150 adorable one syllable boy names!
One syllable names have long been popular for baby boys, sometimes they just flow better with your last name and sometimes they are just too cute. You will find plenty of classics on this list along with some newer, trendier names. Once you have found the perfect first name, you will probably be on the prowl for a middle name. Don’t fret we have a list for that too, check it out here!
150 Adorable One Syllable Boy Names
My Personal Favorites
I love, love, love shorter names and these are some of my absolute favorites. I appreciate the fact that these one-syllable boy names cannot really be shortened to a nickname. That way my son will just be called the name we give him!
Classic One Syllable Names
As mentioned previously, many classic boy names are just one syllable. I think classic names are on the comeback. However, I have included a mix of more and less popular depending on what you are looking for.
Unique One Syllable Names for Boys
Calling all millennials! These unique one-syllable boy names are perfect for fitting in with the current trends. The Social Security Administration has listed the most popular names of the last year here if you are looking for some inspiration.
Have more name suggestions? Leave them in the comments! Also, check out our Rookie Moms Facebook Group, it’s a great group of moms where you can share your experiences, ask for advice and even help out another mom!
Picking out a name for your new baby girl is no walk in the park! Knowing this is something that will stick with your child their whole life puts tons of pressure on you to pick something timeless, but still unique. My advice is to not let this pressure get to you, the right name will come to you and it will be the perfect fit for your daughter. Plus, we are here to help! We have pulled together a list of 150 one syllable girl names.
You may be wondering, why one-syllable names? I personally love that many of them have a soft and sweet sound to them. Another thing I love about a short first name is that it gives you many options when it comes to the middle name. You can find our list of middle names for girls here! Many people believe that shorter first names emanate strength, as they seem decisive. They also have less of a chance of being shortened into a nickname, which many parents appreciate.
150 Short and Sweet One Syllable Girl Names
My Personal Favorites
It just would not be right to create a list of names without including some of my personal favorites! I love names like Jo, Beth, and Mae that can be paired with so many others to make a two-part name. You will also see that many of the names listed under my favorites are unisex, just a personal preference!
Timeless One Syllable Names
I adore these classic one syllable baby girl names! Plus, you just cannot go wrong with picking a name you know to be timeless. Many of these names have faded in popularity over time, but I think they might just be on the comeback!
One of a Kind One Syllable Girl Names
Some of these names you may have heard, but hopefully, some of the others will be new additions that you haven’t yet thought of! They take inspiration from all sorts of things, from nature to fruits and even other cultures. Many of the most popular names in recent years have been two syllable names, so choosing one of these shorter names provides uniqueness in that aspect as well.
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If you are in your third trimester of pregnancy, you can probably use a laugh or two, and so we bring you these incredible memes. Of course, you have our permission to be moody and to crave whatever you want for the next three months. You are almost there, but if you are anything like me it probably still seems so far away. I won’t deny that I am a pretty impatient person! Well, here is all the third-trimester impatience and exhaustion in meme form.
The 20 Best Third Trimester Memes
1. When your spouse suggests a baby name.
2. Getting unwarranted parenting advice.
3. Cravings, cravings, and more cravings.
4. Your last day of work.
5. How you feel all day, every day.
6. When your partner breathes next to you.
7. When your due date is quickly approaching.
8. When you explain your trendy baby name choice to your grandma.
9. How you feel when people tell you that you are glowing.
10. When people ask you how far along you are.
11. Feeling swollen all over.
12. Looking for your belly button.
13. When you get to let the belly out.
14. How you feel when nesting.
15. Mood swings… all day long.
16. When anyone says the word induce.
17. When men try to give you any kind of advice about your pregnancy.
18. Every time you try to get things done and you immediately have to pee.
19. Mucus plug.
20. When it is finally, finally time!
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You probably already know that at some point in your pregnancy you won’t be able to see your toes, but you might not have considered the dilemma of swollen feet yet. Here are the best shoes for swollen feet to wear while pregnant. And, yes, we made sure that they are cute and on-trend!
What To Look For in Shoes When You’re Pregnant and Your Feet are Swollen
Sometimes pregnancy seems like it’s flying by and other times you just want to hit fast forward. It is always good to be prepared since you don’t know what is right around the corner, and since many women struggle with swollen feet you will want a couple of pairs of comfy stretchy shoes. When you are on the hunt for the perfect pair, here are some things to keep in mind;
- Avoid Laces- At some point, your belly is going to get so big that you won’t be able to see your feet. This obviously complicates tying your shoes. That being said it is best to just avoid laces altogether. Who needs them anyways?
- Say No to Buckles or Straps- Just like with laces, buckles and straps are just going to be really difficult with a big belly in the way!
- Support Matters- When your feet are swollen you don’t want to put shoes on period. This makes it tempting to get the flimsiest type of shoe, however, you will definitely want to consider support. Having a supportive shoe will be especially important if you will be on your feet a lot. Even with the most supportive of shoe, you still reserve the right to demand foot rubs.
- The Stretchier the Better- Your feet will probably be fluctuating in size quite a bit, so the stretchier the better. This will make it way easier to get your foot in and out.
- There are Cute Options!- When reading everything above, it is easy to get discouraged and think that there won’t be any cute shoes to wear while pregnant. Wrong! There are tons of cute options that feature everything above.
The 15 Best Shoes for Swollen Feet While Pregnant
1. TOMS Classic Slip Ons
I know TOMS were a big thing years ago, but I am down to bring them back! There are tons of cute color options, my personal favorite being the gray and tweed above. Plus, they are super easy to get on and off and are stretchy enough to form to your swollen feet.
2. Teva Women’s Arrowood Swift Slip-On (#1 Tennis Shoe for Swollen Feet)
You guys, I am OBSESSED with these tennis shoes. How pretty is this olive color? Not to mention, they are made of breathable mesh keeping your feet cool. This mesh also provides great stretch, so you can still get your swollen feet in these shoes when you’re pregnant. The sole is super light and offers enough support. This is a great tennis shoe option if you are looking for something with no pesky laces to tie.
3. Birkenstock- Arizona Suede
If there is any time in life that you have the excuse to where stocks & socks, it is definitely when you are pregnant. You have to take advantage of this because Birkenstocks are so comfortable! I will warn you, though, that you will want to break these in before your feet start to swell. Once they have formed to your feet, you won’t want to wear anything else. They are perfect for swollen feet since you can widen the strap before you put them on.
4. Old Navy Flip-Flops
Keeping things simple, you can’t go wrong with Old Navy flip flops. They are comfortable and easy to slide on and off. On top of that, they come in just about every color you can think of and are definitely budget-friendly. This is basically as close as you are going to get to wearing no shoes. Bonus; these will also be great to wear around the hospital when your baby makes their debut!
5. Adidas Slides
I would like to send a huge thank you to whoever made Adidas slides trendy. These shoes are completely acceptable to wear in public whether you have swollen pregnancy feet or not. They are perfect for every occasion from the grocery store to a doctor’s appointment. These are another great option to pack in your hospital bag, as well (along with some fuzzy socks, of course). They come in a huge variety of colors from the traditional black and white to the pretty mint above.
6. UGG Women’s Slipper (The Comfiest Shoes to Get You Through Swollen Pregnancy Feet)
These slippers are life-changing. They are extremely soft and comfortable, so you will probably want to wear them around the house all day long. Plus, they do have a rubber bottom if you need to run outside in them. If you will be pregnant through the winter, these are definitely a must-have.
7. Target Slip-On Flexible Bottom Shoe
I am loving this camo print slip-on shoe. The slip-resistant rubber sole is super flexible, which makes them easy to get on even with swollen feet. I think these would look super cute with a pair of leggings and a long tee. You can find our favorite maternity leggings here!
8. Sketchers Go Walk Joy
They might not be the cutest option on this list, but there is a reason these have long been a favorite among pregnant mamas. These shoes are made of super stretchy material so you won’t ever have a problem getting them onto your swollen feet. They are lightweight and cushiony inside making them a great option if you will be in your feet for an extended time.
9. New Balance Fuel Core
Yes, these don’t follow all my rules. However, you can easily tuck the laces in making them a slip-on shoe. These New Balances are a great choice if you refuse to buy a shoe that you will only wear while pregnant. They are super trendy, so you will be able to wear them into motherhood.
10. Crocs Women’s Busy Day Stretch Asymmetrical Wedge
If you are a working pregnant mama, these Crocs will keep you comfortable and looking professional. The footbed will have you feeling like you are walking on clouds. They will get the job done whether you are required to stand or walk around for any length of time. To give you an idea of their stretchiness, the top of the shoe is kind of like yoga pants material.
11. Amazon Essentials Ballet Flat (#1 Shoe for the Working Mama)
This is another option for working pregnant moms. These are an Amazon Essential meaning they are super affordable. They also come in a couple of different colors, so you can perfectly match them to your wardrobe. So many flats get really narrow up by your toes, but these have a rounded toe to give your feet plenty of room. Any extra room in a shoe is a godsend when your pregnant and your feet are swollen.
12. Converse Shoreline Low Top
If you are a converse girl who is dreading giving them up during pregnancy, these are a great compromise. The back is stretchy so they will easily adjust to a changing foot. Plus, no laces to tie! If you loosen the laces, you can pull the tongue out really far making it a breeze to slip in your swollen foot.
13. Naturalizer Yola Slip-On Sneaker
Trendy and comfortable, these slip-on sneakers make for the perfect pregnancy shoe. The high platform makes them a bit fancier than the usual slip-on. It is a great shoe to wear out (even though you should know that no matter what the occasion, pregnancy is a pass to dress comfy). The footbed has tons of cushion, too! They also come in a tan and a pretty charcoal color.
14. Women’s Neida Eva Two Band Slide Sandals
If you love the Birkenstocks but not their price tag, Target has come to the rescue with these two band slide sandals. Just like with the Birkenstocks, you can adjust the straps prior to putting them on if your feet are swollen. This pair also happens to be plastic making them good waterproof shoes for summer months.
15. Chaco Classic Athletic Sandal (The Best Shoes for Hiking with Swollen Feet)
If you aren’t letting pregnancy put a pause on your outdoorsy ways, you have to look into getting yourself a pair of Chaco Classic Sandals. They do have a buckle, which isn’t ideal, but as long as you have a hiking buddy they can help you out. This is a great shoe for swollen feet because they are made to custom-fit your foot with easily adjustable straps.
Don’t worry, you will have your normal feet back someday that fit into those cute booties sitting in your closet. Until then, at least there are lots of ways to cope and plenty of cute shoes to choose from. In the meantime, drink lots of water and keep your feet elevated when possible!
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When a pregnancy reaches the end of the second trimester the baby is growing and so is your belly! This additional weight can be very difficult for a pregnant woman to carry and can affect how her body carries the weight. A prenatal cradle helps to distribute this weight evenly to reduce hip and back pain as well as increase circulation. Whether your doctor has recommended you look into one or your just looking for comfort, here are the top 10 best prenatal cradles!
What is a prenatal cradle?
A prenatal cradle is a supportive medical garment that a doctor may suggest to help support the weight of a pregnant belly. These garments lift the weight of the growing baby from the pelvis to help reduce the weight a pregnant woman’s hips carry throughout the pregnancy. Prenatal cradles also help with lower limb circulation, as the lifting of the belly helps to increase proper blood flow.
A prenatal cradle uses medical-grade materials and velcro straps to support beneath a pregnant belly. It also uses a harness style support to lift the weight from the hips for the rest of the body to support. Keep in mind many people refer to these as a maternity belt.
Prenatal Cradle Must-Haves
When shopping for a prenatal cradle you may want to keep the following in mind to ensure you purchase a garment that will offer the best support while being comfortable and effective.
- Comfortable: a prenatal cradle is only useful if you wear it, which means it has to be comfortable.
- Easy to use: as a pregnant woman with a growing belly you’ll want this garment to be easy to put on, easy to adjust, and easy to get off after a long day.
- Adjustable: as your body changes you’ll want to make sure you can adjust your support to suit your needs.
- Durable: as the pregnancy progresses and the baby grows you’ll rely on the prenatal cradle more to help support the weight and you’ll want a cradle that can provide proper support throughout your pregnancy.
Top 10 Best Prenatal Cradles
1: It’s You Babe Prenatal Cradle
This product is number one because it’s often considered the “official” prenatal cradle. This garment uses a series of straps to not only support the belly but also lift with side straps. There are support straps that go around the neck to help the garment fit snuggly and to avoid things slipping or sliding down during use. The design helps with posture, support, and comfort. This is a great garment for those that are looking for the most support and don’t mind wearing a full-body piece throughout the day.
2: NEOtech Care Maternity Belt and Pregnancy Support
This prenatal cradle is a very supportive garment. There are two main supports, a wide and breathable back portion for proper back support and belly support. The first portion is the strap that sits below or around the belly, this adjusts on both sides of the belly to allow a good fit. The second strap sits above the belly, helping to keep the garment in position and to maintain a proper fit throughout the day. The higher back support helps keep everything together and gives you proper support in posture as well as around the baby.
3: Leward Maternity Belt Pregnancy Support Belly Brace
The Leward Maternity Belt has a similar design to the previous belts. The back portion is breathable with a mesh design and adjusts on the side for a snug fit. The belly support portion is narrower than the back for comfort and targeted support, while the over the belly strap adjusts on the side as well. This prenatal cradle offers lots of support and pain relief, with three support straps to help hold your belly in place while distributing the weight and giving your back a break.
4: Comfy Mom Belly Band
Another adjustable prenatal cradle offers a unique fit with a stretchy and supportive upper belly band in addition to the main supportive belt. The larger back portion is breathable while offering great support. The lower belly portion is wide enough to support even third-trimester weight. This band offers lots of support and even a little fashion, as it is available in several colors and a range of sizes to suit your needs.
5: Maternity Belt 2.0 Belly Band
A belly band is also a great simple support option that a doctor may suggest early on in a pregnancy. This maternity belt 2.0 is a wide velcro adjustable belt with built-in support boning in the back. This helps the band hold its shape and offer support while you move throughout your day. Using a maternity belt can offer back support as well as a belly lift, and this prenatal cradle was designed to be breathable, flexible, and adjustable. The design of this belt has a wide back portion for optimal support with a narrower front to sit under the belly for enough lift without added bulk.
6: Babo Care Maternity Belt for Back and Pelvic Support
Another great option is this flexible and adjustable maternity belt. The materials in this prenatal cradle are very breathable while offering stretch and a secure fit. The back is supportive while being breathable due to the mesh and elastic. The side velcro makes it easy to customize your fit, both in terms of where it sits under your belly and how supportive it is across your back. This prenatal cradle is unique because it is one size fits all. You won’t have to worry about needing a different size later in your pregnancy! This is a great choice for reducing pain and finding support with a simple design and easy to wear garment.
7: AZMED Maternity Belt and Back Support
This prenatal cradle works to support the belly, back, and hips with compression support which is a little different compared to other maternity belts and prenatal cradles. The design of this garment is more of an elastic, breathable mesh with an adjustable side panel. This gives you a tight fit that both lifts and supports but also provides compression to keep it in place and add support. The belt is wide on both sides to support your lower back and well as the growing belly. The compression can also help reduce pains associated with the added weight, such as lower back pain, pelvic pain, and belly pain.
8: AIZGGE Maternity Belt
Some maternity belts can be used both during pregnancy and after giving birth. Some women find that using their supportive prenatal cradle after they give birth helps keep things feeling supported and comfortable while their body adjusts. This maternity belt option for during and post pregnancy.
9: It’s You Babe Mini Cradle
The same brand that provides the full prenatal cradle also offers what’s called a mini cradle, or a simple maternity belt. This mini cradle offers a simple design with underbelly support. There’s a set of hook and eye closures to provide a secure fit while laying flat and flush around the belly. This is a good prenatal cradle option for those looking for something simple, straightforward, and supportive. The single band makes it easy to get on and off, and the closures give you some ability to adjust as your belly grows.
10: Nu Momz Belly Band
This prenatal cradle sits right across your belly and back without needing and undershirt or protective layer. This belly band provides a secure and comfortable fit right against the skin. The wide design uses breathable fabric and the belly band has a unique shape to contour to any growing belly. The one-piece belly band makes it easy to put on and take off while the quality stretch keeps it in place throughout the day.
These top 10 prenatal cradles are guaranteed to offer the amount of support you need not only to lift the belly and support the pelvis but to also support your back and increase circulation. Whether you choose a wider maternity belt style or an extra supportive prenatal cradle, you will definitely find relief quickly and throughout the remainder of your day!
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