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What do/did you treat yourself to when pregnant?

(49 Posts)
littleraysofsunshine Thu 19-Sep-13 19:32:27

I'm expecting baby number three, and I'm treating myself to a haircut!

What do you treat yourself to? And how often? (Especially expectant ladies who already have little ones!grin)

FarOverTheRainbow Thu 19-Sep-13 19:34:57

I didn't treat myself to anything just extra Shifts at work but now I wish I brought something really nice for the bath to relax in

jenster1976 Thu 19-Sep-13 19:35:44

Interesting, am also expecting Dc3 and haven't really treated myself to anything, so will welcome some extravagant ideas!

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 19-Sep-13 19:37:10

I used to spend time relaxing having baths, getting my hair and nails done smile
Reading! Lots of reading
My biggest treat to myself was sleep smile
But now my biggest and best treat is cuddles from my baby dd

KarmaBiatch Thu 19-Sep-13 19:38:15

I've treated myself to weekly reflexology, its lush! Also lavendar epsom salt baths, ooh.. might go run the bath now! I'm 35+3 smile

cairnterrier Thu 19-Sep-13 19:41:40

Back massage and lovely feeding bras with matching undies.

FarOverTheRainbow Thu 19-Sep-13 19:47:07

Oh I lied blush I had a mum to be massage and it was heaven

Bloob Thu 19-Sep-13 19:58:33

Ooh I quite fancy a hair cut!

I also fancy something lovely for the bath.. Not sure what to get yet though.

I love threads like this grin lots of inspiration.

ICantGoOverItICantGoUnderIt Thu 19-Sep-13 20:00:31

The week dd was due I got a manicure and a pedicure. In the weeks that followed when I was lying in hospital post-section or covered in poo and sick (dd's, not mine!) I could look at my hands or feet and not feel like a total disaster. The rest of my body was a different story.

I wish I could afford regular pregnancy massages, but a warm deep bath helps the weariness too.

Clando Thu 19-Sep-13 20:00:39

Am 24 +3 with second baby and need a treat! Signed up for Pilate's next WK which should be nice. keen to try Lush spa treatment too as have heard they are amazing. Not sure if they do a pregnancy massage though. I buy Neal's Yard lavender bath salts for all preggo or new mum pals but have none myself hmm

I waddled to the hairdressers at 40+1 pg with DC2, my hair looked lovely in the photos 2 days later grin

I also seem to remember sending DS to his childminder for a couple of mornings, even tho I'd finished work, just so I could have a little snooze.

princesscupcakemummyb Thu 19-Sep-13 20:03:39

this is my 3rd dc and havent treated myself to anything but this time near due date ive decided to go pamper myself if all goes to plan nails hair eyebrows so i feel human lol

PeanutPatty Thu 19-Sep-13 20:04:52

Massive packets of crisps! Daily. No wonder I put on three stone.

JethroTull Thu 19-Sep-13 20:09:13

Cake. Lots of cake. And since I've been on mat leave I've watched tv & read, read, read.

cravingcake Thu 19-Sep-13 20:13:18

I'm treating myself to a haircut and highlights = 3 hrs of relaxing, drinking hot tea & reading trashy magazines. I am also planning on getting decent feeding bra's this time.

Bath time without my DS is a lovely treat and toward the end (currently 21 weeks) i will probably have a glass of wine or two over christmas and new year.

notsoold Thu 19-Sep-13 20:17:56

Books!!! I bought at least 2 per fortnight!!!
We booked a babynoon and it was lovely!! (DH idea)

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Thu 19-Sep-13 20:37:42

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HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 19-Sep-13 20:42:13

I haven't actually treated myself, but I was bought the sanctuary mum to be gift box and it's lovely. It has a body butter, stretch mark oil, bath bubbles, cooling foot and leg gel and a shower poof thing. It all smells beautiful, not too heavily scented, but just right. It's made the luke warm baths you are allowed when pregnant much nicer.

TeWiSavesTheDay Thu 19-Sep-13 20:42:44

Lots of chocolate! Less walking with the buggy and more buses/taxis, just because. Nice bras.

pegster Thu 19-Sep-13 20:58:19

Due in a month with DC2, finish work next Tuesday but planning that DS will continue going to childminder 1 & 1/2 days a week. I am going to book a cut & colour, a pedicure & pregnancy massage for the next few weeks, must try not to spend a fortune before bump arrives!

fuckwittery Thu 19-Sep-13 21:04:47

I'm preg with DC3 and I have to admit I've gone a bit OTT on the treats!
Was broke when I had DC1 and working 60 hours a week til near the end with DC2 so no time for treats.

This time, I'm fairly solvent and been a SAHM since 14 weeks.
I have had
A spa day, expensive bump treatment
Hired an independent midwife
Chiropractor sessions at 30 quid a pop, weekly or twice weekly
Regular pedicures and manicures
Massages and reflexology
Twice weekly yoga
Now 35 weeks, will be having weekly reflexology til the end, and acupuncture from 37 weeks
May yet splash out on a post natal doula

Had to buy a whole new wardrobe of maternity clothes, after my best friend accidentally gave mine to charity, and saved a bag of crap charity clothes in the loft instead

Now keep driving to school when I could walk it blush

Oh,a bloody 7 seater car for DC3, not exactly a treat but we spent more than we should to get a decent car!

I do desperately need my hair cut though!!

plentyofsoap Thu 19-Sep-13 21:10:38

I had a lovely pedicure. I can no longer bend down to my feet wink

katebakes Thu 19-Sep-13 23:15:58

I've had some lovely mani + pedis and treated myself to mama mio products and lush bath products. I'd always used lush but since entering the third trimester I've made time to sit in the bath.

I now also leisurely sip my soya chai tea latte with a magazine as opposed to gulping it en route somewhere. Sad as this sounds and believe me this will sound utterly pathetic: promise I have a brain! My biggest indulgence was a new, tv fitted onto a bracket so that I can watch it in bed. It's amazing.

Anothermrssmith Thu 19-Sep-13 23:17:43

A car blush

I was driving a Peugeot 107 which I loved but it only had 3 doors and the worlds smallest boot (hardly fitted the weekly shop for 2 it was so small). Not at all practical for a baby. So I sold it and bought myself a gorgeous 5 door megane with a boot so big I could live in it comfortably, only picked it up 3 hours ago smile

I was going to get a new car sooner rather than later anyway, baby has just been the excuse to do it

Julietee Fri 20-Sep-13 10:00:35

So far, booking a doula. Which is really mental health self-care for me because I can ask her questions whereas it's really hard to contact midwives in my area.

Also some maternity trousers and a couple of tops, yet to arrive smile

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