I’ve written before about how this second pregnancy is so different to my first with Toddler H. How this time around I wasn’t sick, and how my hip pain started much earlier. As mummy to a toddler and a mum to be there are several products I’m loving during my second pregnancy which I didn’t use or things that I didn’t like during my first. Just another reason first and second pregnancies differ!
It’s been quite exhausting having a toddler who doesn’t nap while being pregnant which you might notice features in quite a few of these items…
A new pregnancy pillow
I’ve struggled with my hips and lower back at times and have seen the physio. I’ve recently been sent a new pregnancy pillow to try to help my hips and alignment in bed, something that is vitally important in pregnancy as your hips widen and your ligaments soften…
So, I’ve been trying the ultimate in pregnancy support pillows, the Dreagenii pregnancy support pillow* (Amazon Affiliate link*) – I was very kindly sent a dreamgenni pregnancy pillow to review, you can see my full dreamgenii review in yesterday’s post.
I bought a cheap 5″ pillow when pregnant with Toddler H. A pillow which did work, but I was always curious about the more expensive pillows, those with a shape and, those that stop you rolling over, those that I thought appeared huge. I was very surprised when my Dream Genii arrived, it’s actually smaller than my 5″ pillow, I also really wanted the Dream Genii so that I’d be cooler as I get so warm when sleeping and it’s not even May yet. It’s going to get much warmer! This is a brilliant product, and definitely worth the money. I love how it stops me rolling over.
I didn’t drink coffee or even like it until a couple of months after H was born, this time, I couldn’t stand it for the first trimester, and now I’m back on the wagon! My Waitrose card and also loyalty cards for Asda coffee shop are getting used much more frequently than ever before! It’s a survival means when I’m exhausted but chasing a no-napping-toddler all the time. I do drink decaf tea the rest of the day btw so I’m not having huge caffeine overdoses!
Chocolate and cake
Yes, last time I was completely off chocolate and this time I crave it! I really don’t remember cake featuring at all last time either, it was all about the crisps (and melon!), but this time I do have a cake or chocolate treat quite a few times a week!
At various stages I’ve felt much smaller than I think was last time, but also vice verse. My bump was much bigger much earlier this time, most likely impacting on my back/hip pain. So this time the physio gave me a tubigrip support which has helped. I’ve also been given a Canteloop Support Belt* which I’ve been trying this week. Review to follow!
Stretch mark creams
I’ve also been using bio oil creams, last time I stuck with Bio Oil but this time whilst I’ve used that, I’ve also used this one from Lloyds. I also used this Lloyds bio oil after badly burning my leg last year, something that I wasn’t able to write about for a while, but will finish soon.
Now I just need something for varicose veins… I definitely didn’t get any with Toddler H, and this suddenly appeared on my leg a month ago… Along with this horrible bruise – it’s not fading much and I really would love advice from anyone??? Pleeaaase?
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