Throughout all four of my pregnancies, my biggest complaint was chronic lower back pain. I’m fairly petite in stature, so when it comes to carrying a baby, there wasn’t too many places for my baby to hide. I’ll admit it, I honestly did look like I was smuggling a basketball under my shirt.
One of the ways I would alleviate stress and lower back pain was to take a warm bath at the end of the day. I’m fortunate enough to have a large soaking tub in my master bathroom, and you better believe that I took full advantage of it most evenings.
Something I realized early on, especially during the cold and dry winter months, is that my skin would get excessively dry from all the hot water I was soaking in. Not so much my face, but definitely my body, specifically my growing belly.About half way through my pregnancy with baby Paul, a friend of mine gifted me the It’s a Small World LOVING TOUCH gift set for my birthday, after she heard me complain about how incredibly dry and itchy I’d become because of the excessive soaking I was doing.
Admittedly, my love language typically isn’t found in fragrant soaps and lotions, but I almost immediately got hooked on the Lavender Calming Oil included in the gift set. After getting out of the tub and drying off, I would later up my growing belly up in this very indulgent sleepy-time oil. My favorite thing about the product is the mild lavender scent, which is not at all overpowering, and the non-greasy element to the oil.
My original bottle is almost empty, but what I have left, I’ve started to apply to baby Paul’s belly and legs after his evening bath. It’s becoming a nightly routine for us, and it’s a perfect way to wind down from a big day play.