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What do you do to treat yourself during pregnancy?

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GentlyDidIt Mon 08-Jun-09 20:43:27

Inspired by the food restrictions in pregnancy thread...

I am just about to sink into a warm (not hot!) bath with a face-pack and hair-pack. Then I will slip into fresh, ironed (for once) pyjamas, have a glass of ice-cold shandy and catch up on The Apprentice on IPlayer whilst lounging in bed.

Does anyone have any slightly more inspiring self-treating regimes?

winjy Mon 08-Jun-09 20:45:37

not more inspiring but my treat is strawberry cheesecake hagen daazs!! mmm mmm

blinder Mon 08-Jun-09 20:46:04

weirdly - the best thing for myself I have done so far is buy a parasol for the garden and plant a load of flowers into baskets last week.

i cant get enough of the colours!

Beccabump Mon 08-Jun-09 21:38:46

a peppermint foot cream massage from hubby just the thing for my elephant feet!

brightonbleach Mon 08-Jun-09 22:11:18

DH and I did facepacks yesterday (he let me do one on him haha!) and a footsoak plus he did a footscrub, foot-face-pack & lotion foot massage for me! am only 19 weeks, whatever am I going to demand later... heeeeeeeaven blush

pippa251 Tue 09-Jun-09 07:55:21

going to the swimming pool at my gym using a water noodle and just floating on my front- it's been sooo long since I've led on my front and its sooo relaxing

christiana Tue 09-Jun-09 07:57:57

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Gateau Tue 09-Jun-09 08:57:31

Popping to the bakery on the way to work wink

DV1 Tue 09-Jun-09 19:29:41

There are quite a few offers on at the moment, I have had a pregnancy massage which was lovely, enjoy pregnany yoga, getting your feet rubbed, getting a manicure/pedicure, having a haircut and latest issue of mother and baby has free haircut offer. All of this and plenty of chocolate and meeting friends for lunch Hope this helps X

ClaireDB Wed 10-Jun-09 15:19:54

I had a M+S jam doughnut! wink

Swimming is good too.

Pinkjenny Wed 10-Jun-09 15:22:45

When I was pg with dd, I used to run myself a bath, make myself a huge bowl of strawberries and melon, and lie back, watching my bump dancing away.

Now, not so much. Dd is now 2, and I don't even have time to think about this new baby, let alone treat myself. I ran myself a bath on Saturday evening and dd got in with me. Not quite the same.

[kiljoy emoticon]

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Wed 10-Jun-09 15:33:45

I was just thinking the same Pinkjenny - def a bit harder to treat yourself when you already have a toddler running round after you! Wonder if I can teach him to do footrubs? - he already likes "helping" me put body lotion on my legs (and the sheets, carpet, his clothes...) grin

christiana Wed 10-Jun-09 17:48:29

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expatinscotland Wed 10-Jun-09 17:50:53

Cakes. Lots and lots of cakes. blush

poppysweetie Wed 10-Jun-09 18:56:39

I buy stuff. Lots and lots of stuff.

GentlyDidIt Wed 10-Jun-09 21:25:05

Ooh some new ideas there, thank you...

I have a new one! My DD (6) asked me earlier if I would like a "weather massage" on my back... <confused emoticon> I let her go ahead and she rubbed my back whilst pretending to give a weather report! Hailstones up and down the back, sunshine strokes on the sides... Must say the rainbow on the shoulders felt particularly good.

Twee, but true!

staylucky Wed 10-Jun-09 22:02:17

Haha class poppysweetie

xxhunnyxx Wed 10-Jun-09 22:26:20

gently oh my god ur DD sounds adorable!
My treat tends to just be things like cake n also enjoy a nice relaxing bath with candles and relaxing music followed by a footrub and toenail painting.

Newb Thu 11-Jun-09 08:18:12

Swimming, bath, Ben and Jerry's icecream, not having to hold stomach in like I've done for the past 32 years.....

Unfortunately the list of treats for after pregnancy is much much longer reach own feet, go on rollercoaster etc.

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