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After trying for many kinds of panties from various stores and still uncomfortable, i finally got the one that topped in my list of comfort. I usually prefer the one’s with full coverage as i am already feeling large. And moreover, i got it on sale from Motherhood Maternity. In stores, my size was all sold out but i found it online and got two 3-piece orders.

They are comfortable, not too stretchy or tight on my waist, not too loose, just the right-combination of everything.

Also, ordered some blouses and t-shirts on sale as the shipping was not free, so put some more things in my cart.

I remember during my first pregnancy, i was fairly new here and knew of just one maternity store – Thyme but now, i know of many options. Its always good when you have choices.


What it claims: Clarins claim it as the No 1 selling body oil with 100% pure plant extracts, helps firm, tone and improve elasticity, smoothing the appearance of stretch marks, leaves the skin soft and supple. And it is preservative free.

How it looks: It is light yellow in color and consistency is of thick oil.

Time period i used it before writing this review: 2 months

Ingredients: Field mint, Geranium, Hazelnut, Rosemary, Hazelnut oil(as per the clarins website)

Packaging: 100ml glass bottle, bottle quality is nice ans sturdy. 100ml is the only size it is available in i believe.

Fragrance: It has the natural fragrance of all the plants it is extracted from, i really liked the mint kind of fragrance and developed a nice sense of well-being.

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My Review: I was thinking to buy this product since a long time as it is good to firm up the skin but finally i purchased it in my 3rd month of pregnancy, although it is expensive, 100ml for $58. The smell of the oil is really very nice, i know the senses are very sensitive at this time in pregnancy and can initiate headache also, but to me, i really liked it. On the first day i tried it after the bath when my body was still damp, same is also suggested on the product cover. I stressed it more on my tummy as it was really itchy and couldn’t control and my hand went their scratching and rubbing it. i felt nice the first day. After noon, my scritchy-scratchy routine starts but it was different this day. I was happy and kept the same routine every day, although i didnt applied on my damp body everyday but even when my body was dry. Also, i applied it once a day, but it can be applied multiple times for which the need not arised.  As my bottle was approaching it half, and it is expensive too, i concentrated more on my tummy and thighs, and started to look for other options that are safe and not very expensive.

Overall, i just loved this product, my skin felt really soft, supple and moisturized for a long time. It never felt greasy or oily, just the right consistency to be absorbed by the skin that is stretching and fragile. I will definitely recommend it.

Hopefully i will think of buying my second bottle soon, i wish it was not too expensive but good things come with price. 😉

I will be writing a review on my next pregnancy moisturizer soon.

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I know this sounds a little painful but these days my back takes my attention many times a day – every time it starts aching. I had the same situation during my first pregnancy, and here i am again.

Its either upper back(after a full day at office) or lower back(when i am standing for a long time) but wherever it is, it is painful. I have tried lying down on my bed for 10-15 min when i am back from office and it helps most of the times. And if nothing works, Massage is definitely going to work. I use the almond oil for the massages and avoiding any fragrant or other aromatic stuff. Other times, i do some simple exercises for my back, either i can call myself lazy or just forgetful of this option. I know i need to take good care of myself, but the truth is i try whatever i can before i give up in the evening due to tiredness.

And I know God is always here to protect Mama’s and little one’s!


I told my boss about my pregnancy today and he was happy for me. I just wanted to tell him this early so that in case i had to go off work for some days or to work from home, he is aware of the situation.

Still have to wait for 2 more weeks to reach my 14 week milestone and feel safe. Then i will plan to share with friends and family. Fingers Crossed!

I have gone through this phase when i was pregnant with Amy, but i still feel everything new and same excitement for every little detail is there…HAPPY!


I was pretty new to Clinique products before getting pregnant, i tried few samples and i loved them. My skin has always been a problem skin, sometimes pimples, and then their spots. So after trying the samples, i went to the store to buy the products and looking at the prices, the bigger sizes were the better ones. I bought Clinique even better lotion SPF 20 and Clinique even better clinical dark spot corrector.

I stopped using all the products when i came to know of my pregnancy, but after doing a lot of research on my own, then emailed the clinique people, and then finally asked my family physician. She said its fine to use them as they have controlled quantities of chemicals which are far from harming the baby.

After a break of around a month, i finally started using the products again.I will be reviewing these products in my coming posts.



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