Pregnancy is a funny old game. Yes, nobody can deny that it is beautiful and special and magical etc etc. However, it doesn’t make you ‘ungrateful’ if you admit that it is HARD WORK. Every pregnancy is different so I don’t think it matters if it’s your first or fifth time with a bun in the oven, you still have to figure out what little things will help you through.
I’m currently 29 weeks pregnant with baby number 2 and I thought I’d share a few things that I’ve been loving this time around.
- Maternity pillow
I genuinely cannot get comfortable in bed without this. It’s basically a U shaped pillow that goes between your legs and supports the ever growing bump. Mine was only from Argos and was around £15. An absolute essential! I used it throughout my last pregnancy and it doubled up as a breastfeeding pillow when she arrived.
2. Kicks Count wristband
It is so important to be aware of your baby’s movements throughout pregnancy. With Little Knight I once had to go to Triage at 11pm as she hadn’t been kicking very much that day. The midwives take this really seriously and don’t make you feel silly for calling. I was hooked up to a monitor and after a few hours she started kicking about and I was sent home. All the staff were so reassuring and it was much better than worrying at home. This pregnancy I obviously have a toddler keeping me busy so I wear the wristband to keep track of baby movements throughout the day. Available from the charity website (here) along with a lot more information about baby movements and what they do.
3. Instant Noodles
I mean why can’t I crave kale?! These are such a guilty pleasure but they are super quick and satisfy my hunger before I feel too sick. I just love them.
Heartburn has well and truly kicked in and there isn’t much I can eat that doesn’t trigger it. A little swig of this sorts it out quickly, especially in the evenings when sometimes the heartburn is so bad it makes me vomit. All the glamour.
5. Sleep mist.
My husband mocks me for this constantly and it is a bit of a diva product but I just love it. It contains camomile and lavender and smells BEAUTIFUL. I spray it on my pillow and it helps me drift off. I realise that I sound like a complete princess but I’m growing a person, I’m allowed a bit of indulgence!
Please let me know of any products or items that you have loved/are loving during pregnancy! Especially if you have found anything for achey and restless legs as that is becoming more persistent.
Thanks for reading,
Knight Mummy x