Now that I'm 35 weeks pregnant I can no longer comfortably reach my toes for any real length of time...which led me to decide I should get a pedicure. I have never been a girl that gets her nails done regularly by a salon and while I've now had manicures on a handful of occasions, the first pedicure I ever got was for my wedding (so many women are shocked by this, but I'm confident I'm not alone!).
Long story short, I've always been someone who really has to justify getting my nails done by a professional in order to feel good about it...because why pay money for something you can do yourself, right? Well at 35 weeks pregnant I officially cannot do my own toenails...which turns out to be a huge blessing in disguise because it means that I splurged and ended up treating myself to what seemed like a royal experience - for a very reasonable price, too!
|My swollen feet and beautiful pedicure at 35 weeks|
But seriously. Having someone do your nails and buff, scrub, and massage your feet feels amazing when you're not pregnant...but having someone do all of those things when your feet are swollen and sore is a hundred times more amazing. Did I mention that they even used hot stones and scented lotion? They did.
Suffice it to say that I'm on cloud 9 and having an amazing Tuesday simply because I got a pedicure. It was absolutely money well spent and I'd go back in a heartbeat if pedicures didn't stay nice for so long. Call me crazy, but I'm already dreaming of taking my mom and younger sister there when the baby is born and they come visit...because beyond the basics of sleeping, eating, and showering I can't imagine what else could possibly relax a new mother more than a pedicure at this gem of a nail salon - and I would loooove to show off my son to the employees there (every single one of them was Asian and my nail tech really wanted me to bring the baby for her to see once she learned that my husband is Chinese and Korean).
Until some magical day in the future when I finally decide to spend money to have someone else do my nails again, I'm going to keep daydreaming of people giving me a fancy foot massage and sit here while I stare at my pretty nails. The end.
"I'm trying to be in the moment and really enjoy my pregnancy. I feel really lucky."