Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pregnancy Must Have #1

Thought I'd share with you guys some of pregnancy must haves. My first recommendation is:

Biggs & Featherbelle Belly Balm

To me, this product is a miracle cream. You see, I got big when pregnant with Grayson. No really, seriously BIG. Like HUGE big. I gained 50 pounds. It was gross. But the amazing thing is, I didn't get a single stretch mark.

I was ready for them. Both my sisters and my mom all have them. I've heard they are hereditary so I just assumed I would get them too. My little sister heard about this belly balm that Heidi Klum swears by, and figured she'd gift it to me to give a shot. I generously slathered it on my growing belly every night before bed. And towards the end of the pregnancy I added an extra application in the morning after my shower as well.

Now, I guess it's always possible the cream has nothing to do with the fact that I didn't get stretch marks. But, I'm not taking any chances this time. I've been liberally applying the stuff to my rapidly growing belly every evening and praying, wishing, hoping it does it's magic again.

Here I am....exactly 1 week out from having my little Gman (pictured with my dad). I'm sure I'll get every bit as big this time too. My weight so far is tracking the same as last time.

If you are pregnant and trying to avoid stretch marks, this is my #1 "Must-Have" for pregnancy.

You can buy it online here. Or, I found mine at my Whole Foods store.

Happy slathering everyone!

1 comment:

Katie said...

I am using a belly oil by Herbaviva that I LOVE. It smells great and is such a treat to put on. I also somehow (miraculously) avoided getting stretch marks with Will, which was a miracle, because I got pretty darn huge with him.

I will say that I have heard that sometimes you get more marks with the second, but I will have hope and keep fingers crossed that our miracle creams and balms help us. I am going to keep an eye out for yours. . . every little bit helps!