i know i said i love being pregnant and want to enjoy this pregnancy (and not complain about it), but being 40 weeks pregnant with no sign of baby yet is really killing my body this week. it’s definitely gotten uncomfortable.
i’m not a girl who has many beauty products in her bathroom (i mean, i steal josh’s old spice deodorant every morning), but the 4 things above have really helped my body throughout this pregnancy and have especially made the last few weeks more comfortable so i thought i’d share…
1. l’occitane’s certified organic pure shea butter. i know some people think stretch marks are inevitable during pregnancy and there isn’t a point in trying to prevent them, but i’ve been using this shea butter on my tummy since i found out i was expecting last summer and so far, not one single mark! also, since my body has gotten stretch marks before (thank you, dear thighs) i know it’s not just “my genes” here, so i’m crediting the shea butter.
2. sabon’s dead sea salt scrub. this is the one product i’ve splurged on over the past few years and always keep stocked in my bathroom. it saved my body each week while i was dancing all day in NYC and it’s proving to be a lifesaver again with this pregnancy. especially the last few weeks where sleep at 3am is nonexistent. a warm shower and exfoliating scrub seem to help calm me down before bed (and the patchouli lavender vanilla scent helps put me to sleep afterwards, too.)
3. massaging tools. while i’ve always held a lot of tension in my back, this third trimester has given me extra knots (and ironically, only on my left side). having josh work on my back each night has helped relieve a lot of the back pain i’ve been experiencing (thank you, josh.)
4. burt’s bees nourishing body oil. and using a little body oil with #3 helps considerably since i usually always cry when someone massages my back (yep, my sorry little back knots are that bad.)
i hope this list might help someone else who wants to make the last stretch of pregnancy a little more comfortable. did you find any particular product helpful in the last stretch of your pregnancy? (i’m all ears.)
here’s to hoping my baby will just come already so i can cuddle him or her and forget about the back pain!