So I found out recently that I'm pregnant!
I'm only around 9 weeks, so I'm still in very early days. We've decided to come out with the news fairly early because if anything does go wrong (all things willing it doesn't!), we want our friends and family to already know, instead of us trying to go through it all alone.
I've decided I want to be obsessive about stretch marks and skin care in general. I do a lot of costuming, and a few costumes on the books will mean I need to have a nice belly by this time next year so I'll be working like crazy to lose any baby weight I gain.
Again, I'm getting a little distracted. Basically I'm wondering if anyone has ideas for what products I should be looking at getting!
I prefer organic or hand-made soaps and moisturisers as a lot of the chemist-bought products dry my skin out or make me itch. As is, I use a moisture bar instead of real soap, because it doesn't irritate my skin.
Is there somewhere I can buy an affordable, good quality stretchmark cream / body butter / bath and shower scrub. I'm also keen on some bath salts or bubbles, because I'm going to need a good relaxing soak soon! Are there any ingredients I should look out for in particular, either as good ingredients or bad ingredients?
The thing is I live in Australia, and I always stress about whether I can ship items from America (and if it's not going to cost me a packet).
Rambling over, thanks for any help!