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Pregnancy Update - Week 14

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So as I write this I am actually around 14 1/2 weeks into my second pregnancy journey. Thankfully most of the morning sickness and nausea has now passed but to be honest I am still craving very salty food and have not been eating as healthy as I normally would and I have put on weight quicker than expected, unlike my first pregnancy were I actually lost weight, but who knows maybe it means we are having a girl? I have been struggling with fatigue of late due to slightly lower iron which I have supplemented with Pregnacare and Spatone which does seem to be making a small improvement. Also I thought it would be fun to see what I looked like around this time during my pregnancy with Mr A - I love this photo which was taken on a little day trip to Tintern and the Wye Valley - I think both John and I look a lot younger.


Because my waist is starting to get a little wider this week has been all about getting in top of any possible stretch marks, I have to say I was extremely lucky last time to not have one single stretch mark but I think this was down to three things - 1. Good genes 2. I was younger with supple skin 3. I religiously applied stretch mark oil from day one

It's really important to me to use products that are either organic or natural based and have good ethical stand point so when the lovely people over at Mustela sent me a little pack of things to try out. I had never heard of Mustela before but apparently they are causing rave reviews and I can see why, I was very happy to see the Stretch Mark Care Oil made from 99% natural ingredients as well as being mineral oil-free, silicone free and hypoallergenic.

stretch mark oil

It goes one really easy and doesn't leave a greasy film afterwards. So far everything is going well and I am using this twice a day. The great thing is because it's a high tolerance hypoallergenic it can be used during breast-feeding as well.

baby products

I am really happy with the oil and cannot wait to try out the rest of the products when the time comes such as the Vitamin barrier cream and multi sensory bubble bath for newborns, all of which do not contain paraben's, phthalate and phenxyethanol and priority given to ingredients of natural origin with the barrier cream being 98% natural ingredients, plus the products are designed to minimise the impact on the environment which are things that are of concern to me

I was kind enough to be sent these products to review

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better Laura, the sickness is horrid!
    I've already got two nasty stretch marks, I have now started moisturising like crazy!
    I wouldn't have recognised John on that picture, he looks so different! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life


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