As I was embarking on a wild goose chase today, sent on a fire-alarm errand that was completely unnecessary and took time away from my already insane day, I did something I NEVER do: I called my husband.
See, I know that a lot of married couples stay in touch during the work day. Bully to y’all. Bryan and I don’t. Our daytime correspondence is usually limited to a forwarded email (usually from a teacher concerning a certain 12 year old) and/or a text message to make sure SOMEONE has time to pick up Tony from daycare. Seriously, that’s it.
It’s not that I don’t love him, or that he loves me, because we do. But we are BUSY AS HELL.
Therefore, when the phone rings and one of us pops up on the caller ID? The world stops spinning.
As I was unloading on this poor soul who chose to marry me (and subsequently poisoned me with his sperm)(twice), I realized that I don’t do this often. Often, instead, I write.
And I hadn’t. In a long time.
And suddenly, I realized that I was missing my outlet. While I was trying to schedule down to the quarter hour, I put in no time for me. And it was making me a VERY UNFORTUNATE PERSON TO BE AROUND.
So, hey, y’all! How’re you doing? What’s new with you?
I thought I’d share with you the master combo to fighting itchy, dry, winter-pregnancy skin. As many of you know, pregnancy skin is pretty dreadful. Especially around the parts of you that are expanding. Add to that the dry, cold air of winter, and I was pretty much an indecent person, scratching myself in all sorts of inappropriate places in the middle of meetings. Finally, I gave up hoping that it would warm before spring, and I found this combo.
Dove’s Deep Moisture Body Wash is truly amazing. I didn’t think a body wash could be so essential in the dry, itchy skin department, but it has made a night-and-day difference. It’s incredibly creamy, but still lathers really well. And then minute you rinse it off? Your skin feels supple and moisturized. Even still in the shower. IT IS AMAZING. (Also, it’s a drugstore buy! You cannot beat that.)
I wandered into an Ulta some weeks back because I had a gift card to use, and there was a saleswoman on hand for the DermaDoctor line who struck up a conversation about my (very) pregnant belly. I had been eying Bliss Body Butter, but she asked me to try a sample of DermaDoctor’s KP Duty, which was initially created to help alleviate keratosis pilaris, which we might call “chicken skin”, commonly found on the back of your upper arms. (I have this most of the time, but it’s disappeared with pregnancy.) Y’ALL. This lotion. It’s pretty amazing. I use it from neck to hips, every time I step out of the shower, and it keeps me TOTALLY moisturized. I have not scratched myself inappropriately since I found this.
(But I feel like I may have set the bar too high now, so Disclaimer: I may still scratch myself inappropriately in public, but it has nothing to do with dry skin.)