My Pregnancy Essentials
I am so pleased to be able to say that this will be the last post I have to write while pregnant, thank the lord. With an induction planned for tomorrow morning at 8am, I thought I'd take today to reflect on my pregnancy and the various ways I made it easier for myself. How surreal to think that by the end of this weekend our little boy will finally be here... I'm so excited - I've hated pregnancy, but everyone's said the end result will be worth it, and I don't doubt that for a second.
As I've said, I have hated pregnancy, and so I've relied heavily on a few different products to see me through the various stages, if I found it bad with these, I truly don't know what I'd have done without. It really does come down to the little things in the end that just make you all that little more comfortable - and I would highly recommend all of the things below. (Apart from maybe the first one.... maybe give that one a miss if you can).
Fashion was never high on my priority list during pregnancy - I'll admit that right now. In my third trimester especially though I found my favourite easy wearing jumper and all but lived in it. Mines was an old Primark number in a Size 16 from years and years ago, but I definitley got my wear out of it in the last few months alone. You'll know it when you find it, but I truly believe everyone needs their ugly pregnancy jumper.
Who would have thought these would ever have made it onto an essentials list for me... I hate telly - I never watched it prior to pregnancy and I didn't think I would have liked it all that much during. You fail to realise how much extra time you have at night though - what else am I going to do on a Saturday night than shout at Simon Cowell on the telly? I won't even make an excuse for Bake Off, Bake Off needs no excuse. Shite reality TV is a pregnancy essential.
I've already mentioned Secret Saviours, but this time round it's the band thats on the list. Although it's not strictly supposed to be used for a support band, I've found my back feels so much more better supported now that my bump has dropped and I've been wearing this to counteract it. In the next few weeks I plan on using a Waist Trainer to try and make sure everything stays in place a bit more during recovery, but for the mean time, this is doing the trick really nicely!
And that rounds it out - for someone who hated pregnancy, I coped pretty well until the last few weeks when I turned into a giant moan, and I do think a lot of these things helped. As I said, it does come down to little things in the end and I would highly recommend trying any or all of the things above. It can't hurt after all?