Happy Thursday darlings! How are things? One day closer to the weekend! Hooray! I wanted to let you in on a little secret. Being pregnant this second time is hard. I won't give you a pity list of things that are currently high on my irritation list because that would be unnecessarily whiny. I will, however, offer some things that have helped me this time around and for those of you going through your first, second, third, fourth or whatever pregnancy maybe you can take heart in these suggestions as well. Actually for those of you not pregnant these are great things to help you feel better mentally and physically too.
Small meals. My stomach is a mess. This is not an unusual thing for me...I suffer from this hugely annoying thing called gastritis, but it's been heightened since I've been pregnant. So I just cut my meals in half. A half sandwich served with fruit or hummus and veggies instead of a whole. One helping of pasta for dinner instead of two, etc. Then I just supplement with frequent snacks like almonds and dried fruit, popcorn, or a cereal bar. It's amazing how much this has helped.
Seriously this lip balm is amazing. My skin has been super dry lately (the weather has been cold and dry, so it's probably a contributing factor), but the olive oil in this is so nourishing, I slather this on multiple times a day. They also make shampoo and lotions!
Water, water water. This is so obvious it seems silly to include, but I am terrible at keeping up with my water intake. I just bought this cute purple water bottle that I plan on filling up at least twice a day. As an added treat, I flavor with cucumber or lemon and lime.
Peppermint tea and oil. Hormone induced headaches are such a pain! Literally. I had no idea that peppermint was a natural remedy. I love peppermint tea, but sometimes it bothers my stomach, so they make peppermint oil that you can rub just below your hairline to help soothe those irritating headaches. Perfect right before going to bed and just when you wake up.
Chamomile tea before bed. Seriously, something hot and soothing at the end of the day helps relax my mind and body.
Here's to feeling healthy for all of us! ;)