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#1 of 6 Old 02-05-2004, 05:08 AM - Thread Starter
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she is about 18 weeks now. I was going to get her one of those pregnancy kits but she's not having any nausea or anything like that and a lot of them seem to be geared for that.
This is her second pregnancy and she is having a planned c. Any ideas? Oh, and if I can make it or its cheap that's a bonus.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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I'd say pampering mama stuff like bubble bath or lotions, oils, shower gels, etc... it's inexpensive and what mom doesn't need some pampering?

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I second the personal care items--foot scrub/lotion (I'd prefer a homemade version of this, especially while pregnant) would be great, and if she's getting a c-section, she might go a while without a good long soak!

Lavender, lavender, lavender!!!
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My favorite gift was a mother's journal-unlined, blank with little quotes on each page about babies and parenting. I pasted pictures in it, wrote lists of names, wrote my thoughts, it was very versital (pg brain=spelling problems!). In the same gift, I received some rose scented oil. I put it on my belly every time I came out of the shower. People would tell me I smelled faintly of roses long after I thought the smell had gone. I LOVE that the smell of roses reminds me of being pg with my ds. It was a beautiful gift that made me feel beautiful and invited me to really think about myself and my unborn child.

You can make a journal yourself using cereal boxes-I got the instructions from a mag-pm me if you want them. You could even make the oil by getting an unscented massage oil and adding some essential oil to it. My bottle had a pump top, which was really nice.
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i was just thinking about this! got a call last night from my very good friends back home - they are 7 wks pregnant! i am soooo happy for them! i don't have much $$ but here's what i think i'll send this weekend:

- a couple pregnancy books i still have lying around.
- "Breeder" ed. by Ariel Gore & Bee Lavender (if you haven't read it yet, why not? so good! it was a pregnancy gift to me, so i'll just pass it on.)
- a package of dried papayas (very good for all kinds of tummy troubles - i didn't get morning sickness either, but i did get serious constipation and other minor stomachaches)
- a few nutritious, portable snacks - dried fruit, nuts, energy bars, etc
- vitamin e oil for the belly
- a heating pad, if i find time to make one - very simple, this is about as far as my sewing skills go - you just fill a thick sock with rice or lentils and lavender, and sew up the end - i made one for myself and it was great for my lower back and killer pelvic pain.
- journal is a great idea! i think i'll throw that in too.
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Why not give her the supplies to make a belly cast? Plaster gauze, olive oil, and some paints, for example. All very affordable.

And then she'll have a life long memory of what she looked like, plus a great piece of artwork!
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