This week I am mainly loving being pregnant. I know, weird. I can’t drink wine or eat my favourite cheese, I have cankles and my backside is bigger than it used to be but still, I don’t mind.
After a tough few weeks where I’ve felt drained by the juggle of everyday life – work, a child with a broken leg, sleep deprivation etc – it’s felt like something has changed recently. My bump is bigger and rounder, but I quite like it. I feel more confident and, although the tiredness is still there, it’s not all-consuming.
I’m hoping beyond hope that this feeling lasts a little longer as I’m now 29 weeks. Past experience tells me to make the most of it before I get even bigger and uncomfortable.
Things I’m currently liking about being pregnant:
- Having the excuse to expand my wardrobe – and not feeling in the slightest bit guilty.
- Taking a bit of time out each day for a spot of pampering – I have this Mustela gel I’ve been using on the bump and it’s lovely.
- Watching the baby kick and wriggle late at night as I lie in bed (it’s now at the stage where I can see the movement as my belly twitches and rolls, which is kind of odd but also pretty amazing).
- Ordering new baby bits and starting to plan our summer DIY jobs to get ready for the autumn. We ordered a new cot a couple of days ago – I’ve gone with a Scandinavian brand called moKee. I picked a moKee Mini Transformable baby cot in grey stone to go with the mint, yellow and grey colour palette we’re going with in the baby’s room. I never thought I’d get so excited about a new cot. I know – I need to get out more.
Frog is getting more and more excited as the days go on and, as my bump gets bigger, she’s been talking lots to the baby too, which is unbelievably cute. She told the baby the other day she would share her favourite blankie, “When you come out”, which is possibly the biggest honour she could ever bestow on anyone. I’m not holding out any hopes of that actually happening mind you, but the thought was there!
My maternity plans are starting to come together too and I’m less panicked about how I’ll manage the juggle now. My mum (love you Mum) has promised to come over for one day a week when I return to work again, to help out with cleaning and the baby etc. I work from home so I can manage deadlines around family life, but I admit that I was overwhelmed by the thought of how this would work in reality. I feel calmer about it now though and it’s helped build the baby excitement.
And that’s it really. Nothing else to report.
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