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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)

PinkApple86 Sun 22-Sep-13 10:36:59

lying in bed watching endless episodes of friends that I've already seen grin

Ishouldcoco2013 Sun 22-Sep-13 07:46:44

Taking 5 minutes in the day just to breath and relax and enjoy being pregnant instead of racing around trying to work out what needs to be done to prepare for my first baby after working later than I should, oh and I signed up late to pregnancy yoga which I rate higher than the expensive hypnobirthing classes I took -a waste of time and money!

Ewagphotography1 Sun 22-Sep-13 00:47:17

I bought a house when I was with my 3'th DS and moved in 2 month before due day. Don't do that, too much stress.

mumingball Sat 21-Sep-13 20:23:34

my treat: a small bottle of perfume, d&g light blue, i love it! gives me energy and puts me in a good mood! besides, chocolate and fruit jelly like a spoilt child wink

SeriousStuff Sat 21-Sep-13 16:23:02

Bloom & Blossom and Mama Mio products, plenty of baths, food! and about to have my pre-birth hair colour and cut! That's it...looking forward to spending some money on nice clothes again once my weight goes down!

Xiaoxiong Sat 21-Sep-13 15:16:05

<looks at 38 week bump>
<looks at box of dozen Krispy Kremes>

Also I've had 2 90min massages so far this pregnancy, will try to squeeze one last one in before ELCS on Friday grin

katebakes Sat 21-Sep-13 14:29:51

Since I hit third trimester and wasnt worried that the minimal spices would injure my baby I started drinking soy chai lattes pathetic to be this excited by something that small!

I've now got a nursing chair which is blissfully comfy.

I bought some lovely make up yesterday from bare minerals.

Feeling a bit low today so might have a long bath smile

ringaringarosy Sat 21-Sep-13 14:29:05

oh and sleeps,lots of naps.I have a 5 yr old,4 yr old,3 tr old and a one yr old,the older 3 are all t school full time and nursery 3 and a half days a week,so the days where it just me and the 1 yr old,i sleep as much as i can!I could be doing important jobs round the house but no,sleep is more attractive!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Sat 21-Sep-13 09:02:19

I got my hair cut but didn't really class it as a treat, more it was time for the thrice yearly tidy up.

I will be treating myself to a pedicure soon, I can't reach my ties anymore and dh refuses to touch my feet.

I did eat a lot of macdonalds in the early days blush

Lavenderhoney Sat 21-Sep-13 08:01:34

I got my hair done, and a pedicure, but it was awful sitting still for ages and I needed the loo so much it was a disaster..

fuckwittery Sat 21-Sep-13 07:51:37

oh i forgot about my 4d scan, quackojuliet it was really good. First time i've had one (dc3) and it has definitely helped us all bond with the baby.

450fromPaddington Sat 21-Sep-13 02:47:09

DVD boxsets, relaxing ones with beautiful scenery like Kingdom.



MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sat 21-Sep-13 00:53:03

Nuxe miel face cream this. Costs a fortune but smells gorgeous and makes my skin look and feel lovely. I spent the last half of my first pregnancy with itchy flakey face excema so totally worth it.

Really want a pregnancy massage but they are always all booked up when I can get a babysitter!

FastWindow Fri 20-Sep-13 23:11:22


rootypig Fri 20-Sep-13 22:58:28

Er, McDonalds double cheeseburgers hmm

whiteandyellowiris Fri 20-Sep-13 21:14:19

i dont think ive actually had one treat

PistachioTruffle Fri 20-Sep-13 20:28:58

Lovely relaxing bubble baths, tea and cake.

I'm hoping for pedicures and at least one mum to be massage before the end!

fishandlilacs Fri 20-Sep-13 19:58:12

Those of you wanting bath stuff I recommend neals yard all the way. Beautiful stuff and all natural and lovely too so good for you and baby. Their baby products are amazing.

I had my bathroom refitted when I was pregnant with no2 and insisted on the biggest bath I could fit in my bathroom. I love baths, just as well because DS was a 13lb bruiser my bump would fit into normal baths.

quackojuliet Fri 20-Sep-13 18:57:29

a car - tho necessary as my last one died
couple of pregnancy massages
friend got me lovely neal's yard lavender bath salts and rose body cream which i use a lot
just bought a nightie and pj's in mahoosive sizes - nice ones, but from tk maxx so not too pricey
planning a mum to be spa day for 30ish weeks
AND considering a 4d scan just cos we're impatient...worth it?

stillwaters76 Fri 20-Sep-13 18:33:50

A massage every 3-4 weeks. Heavenly!

ringaringarosy Fri 20-Sep-13 12:40:34

every saturday morning i go and either get my hair,nails,feet,eyebrows, etc done.Tbh i "treat" myself a lot,im always buying myself stuff,obviously i dont put myself before the kids they get stuff too,but it keeps me sane and its the only child free time i get.

Bumblequeen Fri 20-Sep-13 11:50:12

Nothing much apart from lying in where I can.

I only spent £50-60 on maternity clothes as I had clothes from previous pregnancy five years ago.

I would like;
A dress for a forthcoming celebration
A manicure and pedicure
A new hairstyle
A car to do school run with dd. Dh will be taking our car to work.
A new wardrobe to help me feel fabulous after having baby.

Bunnygotwhacked Fri 20-Sep-13 11:37:03

nothing big but dp does tend to bring me home little treats like pink lady apples or other pieces of fresh fruit that is just for me which is nice because he is thinking of me however if it doesn't make it with the maltesers and sharpish I will have to take his head off

justmuddlingthroughit Fri 20-Sep-13 10:22:57

I'm pregnant with my first, so treating myself to lie ins while I still can...

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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