So this past month I have gone into like super baby prep mode. I am officially in my 3rd trimester. Holy cow am I really almost there. My body definitely feels like it. I can't believe how close we are getting. This time we are much more prepared. I have been busy making nursing covers, getting a bassinet, the crib sheet. We have a nice stock pile of diapers and wipes. I think that this has been the greatest thing I have done this time. Stocking up on diapers. But more on that in another post.
Today I want to talk about pampering yourself. I have a post about taking time for yourself. But this time I want to specifically talk about doing things to make yourself feel like a women. After I had my son I definitely put myself on the back burner. I mean I took care of myself but not like I used to. I used to always have my nails done. Have my hair colored. Go shopping. Get massages. Have super nice makeup. Well after I had my son I wanted to spend all my extra money on him. Because let's face it there are tons of cute baby stuff. So I started to do less and less for myself. I was more than ok with that. Because me wasting all that money was not worth it.
A few months ago, I started to realize that I completely lost myself. The woman I once was had completely disappeared. I had a long talk with my love about how I was feeling. How I felt that all that was left of me was the mommy. Now I absolutely love being a mommy. There is nothing I would rather do. But I think it is important to still feel like a woman. So I set out to start to take time to pamper myself.
First thing on the list: highlights. I have been wanting to change my hair for a while. But I didn't want to cut it because I have been working so hard on growing it out. So highlights were the perfect answer. They are subtle enough that they look natural and it has added some depth to my hair.
Second nails: I am the type of girl that loves to have my nails painted all the time. But I hate when I paint them and the next day they are chipped. Then I found my new favorite nail polish. It is Sally Hansen miracle gel. You apply two coats of the color and then one coat of the top coat. There is something in the top coat that makes it cure in natural light. Let me tell you it is amazing. It's been on for almost a week and still looks amazing. You can purchase the set for 14.99. They also have a variety of colors that are 7.99. Totally worth the money for how much I will use it.
Lastly a massage. When my love where first married we went in every month and got massages at massage envy. It was heaven. I have been having a lot of sciatic pain. My left leg starts to hurt so much that I can't put any weight on it and end up skipping on my right leg. Plus pregnancy is hard on your body. So it was suggested that I get a prenatal massage. Let me tell you it was totally worth it. My body felt so much better afterwards. I was also able to fall asleep so much easier. Sleep has been hard this time. So it was worth every pennie.
Each woman feels pampered in different ways. I have talked to moms who say to pamper themselves they buy a new bubble bath or shampoo. However you feel pampered make sure you do it a regular basis. It is amazing how much better about yourself you will feel. Do whatever makes you feel beautiful. Rememeber you are not just a mommy you are also a beautiful woman! Let it shine! being they best mommy you can be starts with being the best you that you can be.
Be the best mommy you can be.