It is with great pleasure that I announce a several day stint sans morning sickness! The second trimester is definitely not the terrible twos but as with anything pregnancy related there are some pros and some cons. Pro- I don’t feel like I am going to die at any given moment. Con- my face is breaking out reminiscent of my teen years. Pro- I am not feeling so nauseas that food is starting to become appealing again. Con- I am a walking hungry hungry hippo! Seriously what is for dinner?
As with any of the stages I am all about making the best of the situation and trying to overcome these issues. Let’s start with the face…not so skincredible. I have always had oily skin and am not a stranger to a zit or two. I am thirty seven years old so it’s not like I am full on pizza face but the skin is not working for me. Did anyone notice on the Bachelorette this season that Ally always seemed to have a blemish on her chin? I am the new Ally in that regard. I have a giant heater on my chin that I have named after her. Am I eating for three now? I know you all aren’t freaks like me but because I am an old hag I am trying to give this pregnancy every advantage possible. What this means is that I have officially gone hippie in my skin care, hair, body wash, lotion anything I put on my body.
I am a green machine. A few of the pros- amazing new product finds. I have started this all natural skin care regimen and it is unbelievable so far. I put this product called “baby face”- irony noted – on last night and it literally shrunk my Ally in half! Here is what is weird…it is an oil. Oil on my acne? Who knew? I am only a day in but I predict my Ally will be gone in a few days. Did I mention this oil will allegedly helps with wrinkles? Beyond impressed at the moment. I also found this great deodorant spray at Whole foods that was only $3 and is without the aluminum etc. That is a keeper- it has been 90 degrees all week in Chicago and I haven’t had that not so fresh feeling in the Brad’s (I know you get it…Brad Pitt…arm pit…). Love it! I also a new lotion that is loaded with all kinds of butters and I picked the creamsicle scent in honor of the baby that is the size of an Orange now.
So totally loving my eco-lifestyle. Good for the baby and good for the enviro…but there are of course some cons. My husband tells me I smell like a hippie. The toothpaste (Tom’s) is just not so minty fresh. I may still need to find a better flavor but the Tom’s mouthwash is great. The lotion doesn’t seem to absorb that well and I feel like any jewelry that I wear is getting oily and I feel like I need to wash it after I wear it…another chore. Since the scent of this woman needs to improve I am going to look at perfume…my last non-organic eco vice….are there any eco/organic fragrances out their? Don’t tell me I am going to have to start mixing my own perfume. I don’t want to say sia nara to Vivara!