Delivery to my door has become a big part of my pregnant life. I get sore quickly, nerve pain, tired, cranky, and wrangling three boys and a belly out and about? Not good for any of our mental healths. Particularly when people can’t park… I actually told someone off the other day. Not like me at all, but the bigger my belly gets, the less tolerance I seem to have. Anyway. I’ve had a floral obsession through this pregnancy (and have been planting like mad), but on top of this, I love to keep a few inside too. Unlike other flower delivery services, these guys do just one bunch a day of whatever seasonal flowers catch their eye that morning. I love clicking on to see what each day offers. They have a beautiful eye for unusual combinations, and picking gorgeous flowers you won’t see outside your local grocery store. Be sure to get in early, however, as they sell out fast!
Do you know what these are? Chocolates! Um… amazing, right? There’s plenty of things I don’t spend money on during pregnancy, so I don’t feel too bad about the occasional indulgence and this was one of my choices. I’ve had an epic chocolate addiction this pregnancy and can’t wait for these goodies to arrive in the post. Caz from Nectar and Stone was all sold out when I went to order a couple of months back, and was off on an adventure for the month of August, so I put in my order for September early. Get in quick, these sell out fast.
One of the things I have done religiously with each pregnancy is drink raspberry leaf tea (to help prepare for labour – it strengthens the uterine muscles, and has been shown to improve the second and third stages of labour. It’s also a great source iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium, as well as vitamins B1, B3 and E). I’ve tried all sorts over last seven years – different brands, different blends – but this tops all I’ve tried. One thing I know from experience is that I’m a lot less likely to be diligent with something if it’s no fun! I put the yumminess factor down to adding anise myrtle, fennel and fenugreek to the raspberry leaf.
(ED. I forgot to add that it’s all organic too! Major bonus points in our household!)
Oh my, oh my, oh my. Seriously. Debate may be out on whether or not oil on your body during pregnancy reduces stretch marks, but with this stuff, I don’t even care. My skin feels amazing and I smell so very good to boot. I don’t just restrict this stuff to my belly either. It goes everywhere, such is its deliciousness. In fact, I’ve been using all their products for a few months now and without a moment of disappointment. They’re all petrochemical and other nasties-free, along with not being tested on animals (necessities!). But it’s the fact that they do exactly what they’re supposed to and smell so darn good at the same time that has me singing their praises to anyone who’ll listen. And the fact that they love puns. What’s not to get obsessed over?
Quick disclosure: while in no way is this a sponsored post (I genuinely love all these products, hence why I’m sharing about them and would absolutely recommend them!) in the pursuit of obtaining permission for picture use, the kind folks at Go-To Skincare (unexpectedly) went above and beyond in not only saying of course, use our pictures, but went so far as to send me a brand new tube to photograph myself. And just in time too, given my old tube had been loved to death! So a big big thanks to them.
So, do you use any of these? Anything else you’d recommend during pregnancy? Or just in general? I’m a big fan of actual real-life people spreading the word.
(All photos used were obtained with permission from Little Flowers Sydney, Nectar and Stone, Seventh Duchess Tea and Go-To respectively).