Essential Oils

If you had asked me about essential oils one year ago, I wouldn’t have the slightest clue! My mom loves essential oils and swears by them. She recently started to sell them. When I got pregnant, I became very nauseous in my first trimester. My mom recommended putting ginger oil on my belly button and at first I had little interest in doing it. Then, I figured I had nothing to lose, so I tried it! I was never nauseous another day throughout my pregnancy. It was amazing. I definitely recommend trying this. All you have to do is rub ginger essential oil on or around your belly button once a day. I still do it when I have a stomachache and it works like a charm!

Have you had trouble getting a baby to sleep for longer periods of time? Frankie wasn’t a great sleeper at first. So, I tried rubbing lavender oil on his feet and he slept for 6 hours straight. If you are going to do this, make sure to rub fractionated coconut oil on your baby’s feet before applying the lavender oil. Never put essential oils directly on a baby’s skin. I no longer do this because I didn’t want this to be something we had to do every night for the rest of his life. However, I do put lavender oil in my diffuser every night! It helps me sleep as well! If you do look into oils, make sure you buy high quality essential oils such as doTERRA Essential Oils

The Dreaded Postpartum Weight

I gained a lot of weight when I was pregnant. My mom once told me that she immediately went back to her pre-pregnancy clothes after she had her first child. So, I thought that would happen to me. I even had my husband pull out my winter clothes the week before I had my baby! I couldn’t wait to wear my clothes again. I was VERY wrong! Four months later, I am still not wearing all of my clothes. However, I am 5 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight and starting to feel good about myself again.
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