Started a thread earlier about how huge i am and how im only 27 weeks (me ranting basically) and i just wondered if there were any things anyone uses/has in pregnancy that they cant live without that makes pregnancy easier/more berable etc? I have 2 yr old ds so dont get much time to myself so i try to have 1 hour on my own in the bath at w/es (obv shower in the week!)
Also chocolate fingers im finding quite good for consoling me.... anything you can pass on?
Chocolate Alcohol-free beer (or even better, Sainsburys low alcohol lager - only 0.2 of a unit, so not going to cause any harm) One of those bean bag things that heat up in the microwave to put onto any part of me that has aches and pains (usually my back) CBeebies to stop DD1 going nuts with boredom ( - I know it isn't great, but I am exhausted)
dont worry cbeebies is on all day in my house when we're in! I even know exactly whats coming on next when 2 yr old ds asks me! And he's very intelligent so i know its hasnt harmed him, in fact hes probably learning! He has started copying the sign language on something special by Justin!
For me it was a banana a day and a small glass of milk before bed, it seemed to help with the leg cramps that woke me up in the morning otherwise, and helped me sleep better. Would have loved to find some maternity trousers that didn't fall down constantly (esp. for work) as well, but I never did find any! - ended up waddling around hitching them up constantly.
Birthing ball to sit on (chairs make my tailbone sore after a while). Long stretchy skirts plus short and long soft T-shirts - mainly from pre-preg wardrobe, but they look good. Sandals that do up with velcro - easy to put on and fit over my swollen feet!
Smoked salmon and scrambled egg - clearly I need protein! Smoothies and milkshakes for when I have no energy to cook or eat.
Lots of duvets under me to cushion my hips in bed. As much sleep as possible! If I ever do this again I'm going to have to beg every friend I have to come babysit throughout my pregnancy...