Help! Tips for Covering Up Under-Eye Circles?

Help!  I rarely had this issue pre-motherhood.  Nevertheless, I have eye brightener and concealer in my makeup arsenal; but nothing is working on the massive circles I woke up with this morning!

What are your tips for covering up under-eye circles?

This looks so relaxing...

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5:30? 5:30??!!!

Apparently C has decided that instead of the more palatable wake-up time of 7 or 8, he would prefer to wake up at 5:30am.  FIVE THIRTY IN THE MORNING.  Naturally, he insists on continuing two night feedings, the second of which is typically between 3:30 and 4:30.  Thus, he leaves me with somewhat of a “cat nap” before getting up for the day.

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Sick at 39 weeks? Not so fun.

After a few days of a cough, sore throat and sinus pain/pressure progressively getting worse, I trekked to Urgent Care today to see what was up.  Turns out there’s an 80% chance it’s viral, but since I’m so close to labor and this is rendering me completely exhausted, the doctor prescribed an antibiotic to be safe.  Now I have an antibiotic for a UTI and an antibiotic for whatever might be settling in my lungs.  I can’t catch a break in the final few weeks of this pregnancy!

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Prenatal Workouts

A while back, I purchased three prenatal workout DVDs with the intention of working out daily to stay fit and keep my muscles loose.  I did them for a while, but once I hit my third trimester, it has been very difficult to work up the energy to work out.  I often put on my workout attire and then end up sitting on the couch for a while, unable to work up enough energy.  Eventually, I give up and take a shower.

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Working Out

I can’t believe how difficult it can be to try to work out while pregnant.  I started doing 20-30 minutes of prenatal pilates each day.  It feels great afterward, when my muscles are all stretched and loose.  Yesterday, however, I thought I was going to pass out after only 10 minutes – my belly felt SO heavy.  I’m hoping the extra exhaustion is not a sign of what is to come once I’m technically in my 3rd trimester in just a few short days.

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