Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

If you have been following me for a while, you will know I tend to be very organized and plan well ahead!

Preventing stretch marks was definitely on my list of things to try and avoid. My mum had stretch marks and many forums will tell you it is probably hereditary! I disagree.

Now, I already had stretch marks on my hips from when I was a teenager and I had gone through a growth spurt. They are white now and barely visible. So I was thinking there would be a good chance of me getting them during my pregnancy!

So here’s what I did!

  1. I used Dove Triple Moisturizing Body Wash every shower
  2. Applied Mio Tummy Rub Butter and Oil morning and night from end of trimester one
  3. Applied The Stretch Serum in the last 8 weeks of trimester three
  4. Drank 2.5lt of water daily during my pregnancy
  5. Exercised

The result was I had no stretch marks at all during my pregnancy! However after bub was born I noticed I had four small marks on my belly ( hardly noticeable) which I’m okay with!

I had no stretch marks on my boobs until after my milk came in! They have come up around my nipples and underneath but I have heard from a lot of woman, they tend to go away after breastfeeding. However if not, I’m fine with that too.

I’m continuing with my creams now on my tummy and boobs and will for the next 4 months or so.

If I’m concerned about stretch marks at a later date I will get them lasered. Until then a spray tan covers them!

So all in all, even though I was very proactive with prevention and I’m happy with the outcome, I still have some stretch marks.

However, every woman and every body is different. Some women get them and some don’t, but there are lots of things you can do to prevent them or minimize them.

I look at my body and my marks now and I embrace them because I was able to create, nourish and bring a little human into the world and when you see their little faces, nothing else matters.

Much love xx

Change Table Organisation

Change Table Organisation

Finally I have set up all the bits and pieces I need for my change table! For those people that know me well, I tend to be highly organised, often times over the top.

So when it came to setting up my little boo’s room although I was excited, I know how I am – its a process! There is first a vision, followed by the pre planning, the draft plan, the approved plan, the execution and then the review! I am happy to say though Im pretty much finished!

I thought I would share the table setup for anyone else that needs inspiration!

I chose a white Boori change table to match my white/grey/natural themed nursery.

I also opted to buy a nappy caddy, I loved the idea of this due to the fact you can pick it up and take it to any room in the house to change your bub. I chose the ubbiworld white and grey nappy caddy that comes with a drawer and change mat.

The bubsfirst change mat was also an amazing find! I loved this for a few reasons! Its designed by mums and its unique to any other change mat cover. It was created to save time and hassle of nappy changes because it has a wipeable bottom half and a soft mink top half! It also comes in a range of colours to match any nursery.

I also opted for a mobile to be hung above the change table to help aid in distraction/stimulation for bub when its change time.

Baskets are available in all shapes and sizes, feature a handle on each side and are from my favorite place Kmart

Shelf 1:

My nappy caddy featuring, nappies, wipes, cotton buds, eco nappy balm, eco baby moisturiser, hand sanitiser and burp cloth ( especially for little boys – you can use the cloth when your mid change to avoid any accidents!)

Basket 1: Nappies

Basket 2: Burp cloths

Basket 3: Extra balm, moisturiser, cotton buds, massage oil, comb/brush, nail clippers

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Shelf 2:

Basket 1: Swaddles and extra burp cloths

Basket 2: Thermometer, nasal aspirator, extra baby products

Basket 3: Wipes, nappy bags, disposable change mats

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