A reward for the suckier side of pregnancy

It may be quite a while since I was last pregnant so the memories might be foggy…but from what I can remember not every day was as magical as the ads in baby mags would have you believe.

With this in mind I have a great prize for two new or expecting moms…because sometimes you need a little something for you. Can you even remember the last time someone asked you how YOU were without meaning the baby/pregnancy.

Like I mentioned before it’s been years since I was pregnant, but I do remember it. Right now the score for me stands at 3 pregnancies – 1  live child (an early loss and Logan and then, of course, our lil miracle Aidan)…So I do know what if feels like to be pregnant, I also do know that every pregnancy, like every person, is different and that sometimes it’s kinda lame.

There are physical changes like stretching things, and enlarging things and tightening things. There are doubts and fears. By the time I was pregnant with Aidan I would run to the Dr for a fart, it’s flippen scary! With Logan I could get heartburn from WATER!!! How even?

But at the end of the day, all the bleugh is worth it, being a mom is worth the literal growing pains. Sidenote: I believe most moms feel this way, being handed your adopted child must make those reams of paperwork and emotions worth it, being prodded with IVF needles or dealing with the team involved in surrogacy, the first “goo goo gah gah” and you’re like…Jip, the journey was def worth the destination.

I chatted to the guys at Similac the other day…The conversation started with them saying, have you heard about Similac Mom and me saying I AM NOT PREGNANT! SO DON’T EVEN…

But they reminded me that a bunch of my readers could either be pregnant or new moms and since I’m all about sharing info, I might want to calm down and hear them out.

I co-fed Aidan on Similac Total Comfort and it really helped with digestive problems so maybe they know what they were talking about, so I calmed down and heard them out.

Turns out they have this really cool mom drink, it’s a shake that is scientifically formulated to support your increased nutritional needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.(Great for when you’re barfing your brains out – that’s not scientific, that’s just me remembering barfing my brains out)

This shake is:

  • Low-fat, low calorie, helps manage weight during pregnancy and while breastfeeding
  • Helps build your immune defenses
  • Supports healthy digestion
  • Helps reduce the risk of iron deficiency anemia
  • Vitamin D and FOS, a prebiotic, have been shown to improve calcium absorption from the
    gut in adults
  • It is also supposed to help baby with:
  • Improved calcium absorption ensures sufficient calcium is available to support the development of your baby’s bones.
  • Provides nutrients to support the development of your child’s brain
  • Folic acid helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects

Because pregnancy and being the mom of a newborn can be exhausting… Similac is giving two lucky moms the chance to win a hamper worth almost R1000…That is:

To enter just comment below and say 1 bleugh thing about pregnancy and 1 great thing 🙂 you can also follow me on social media for extra entries 🙂


11 thoughts on “A reward for the suckier side of pregnancy

  1. Yvette Delport says:

    Hey Ella, I’m new to your blog and I really love it!! For some odd reason I got heartburn from water with my first pregnancy with my Logan as well 😀 I’m on my second pregnancy now and let me tell you it’s a whole different experience lol

    Thanks for being so real and for all the wonderful tips and advice. Keep up the great work 😉

  2. Saafia says:

    Worst part of pregnancy for me was how low my immune system was. Someone would just stand in the same room as me and think of an illness and I would get it. I contracted mumps in my last week of pregnancy and when I gave birth the sides of my face got so swollen that I looked like a pit bull. I mean, who gets mumps while pregnant? Best part for me was how nice people seem to be to pregnant women. They would go out of their way to help me with whatever. It really restored my faith in humanity.

  3. Veronique says:

    The worst part for me was the pelvic girdle pain. It was agony getting in and out of cars, walking up stairs, getting out of bed. Unfortunately at nearly 4 months post partum it’s still here:( I haven’t been able to excercise yet and I’m breastfeeding so eating ALL THE FOOD! I need something to help me shed these kilos asap!
    The best best part was feeling that busy body doing somersaults in my( gigantic )tummy.

  4. Carla M VD Westhuizen says:

    My worst part about pregnancy was THIRTY FOUR WEEKS of morning sickness! I ate nothing but marie biscuits, slap chips and bovril toast (to keep my low blood pressure up). I hated being pregnant. The only nice bit is all the old tannies smiling at you in the shops and people being way more nice and helpful to you 🙂 I would love to win this as I am still breastfeeding and Similac is such a great product!

  5. Lizelle says:

    Love feeling this tiny human grow and be grateful for this miracle.
    Worst part for me is the constant heartburn, everyone touching my belly bump, and having to pee when I just look at water, oh and did I mention the Heartburn (that gavisgon doesn’t make gone)

  6. Liesl says:

    My 1 bleugh thing about being pregnant has been the consistent nausea and lack of appetite. The most amazing part has been feeling my little baby move and kick 🙂

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