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My Third Trimester Survival Kit, on a Shoestring

My second trimester had its own quirks, but all in all was pretty bearable. Now, well into my third trimester, I have developed some coping strategies and collected a few simple tools that I’ve found handy when facing this new frontier. 

This list of 13 budget-friendly things are helping me get through the weird changes to my body and helping me prepare for the baby, but I’m not there yet! With three weeks to go until my due date, please let me know in the comments if there is anything that you did or used to get you through those final weeks and ready for the new arrival.

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My Weirdest Pregnancy Craving

So it’s been a while now since I’ve blogged, but I’m pleased to make a return and I come bearing news that my husband and I are expecting a child! My husband already has a wonderful daughter, who just turned 12, but for me, this is my first pregnancy and its surprised me in many ways.

The strange insomnia that keeps me awake for no apparent reason for hours on end, the frequent nosebleeds, the leg cramps; I’d never realised all of these were common complaints of pregnancy. I did know though that it was normal to develop some cravings.

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