Somehow it’s Thursday already and I’m now approaching the 25 week pregnancy mark. I’m becoming convinced this means I am stuck in an alternative universe where this pregnancy just whooshes by without me even realising it.
This week has, unlike the last one, been much calmer. Work hasn’t been so manic and I’ve even managed to squeeze in a few episodes of the new series of Orange is the New Black on Netflix. (Seriously, I don’t know how I got through my last pregnancy without the companion that is Netflix.)
Bump-wise, I’m feeling about a million times better. There’ve been no more scary situations *touch wood* involving trips to the hospital and the baby continues to make his or her presence known with many a kick. I’ve noticed the kicks get stronger when I’m sitting down or in the bath, and it’s been lovely for the (self-proclaimed) Northern Love Machine to feel more kicks too.
Now the bump is bigger, my early pregnancy body hang-ups are pretty much gone and I’m actually enjoying being pregnant (although I do miss the wine). I loved this post from Susanne over at Ghostwriter Mummy linked up to last week’s #BlogBumpClub. I could really relate to that feeling of being uncomfortable in your own skin in those early weeks of pregnancy.
At the moment I’m on the hunt for maternity clothes suitable for summer, so if you have any recommendations let me know. I could do with a couple of comfy, flattering summer dresses to see me through the next couple of months – especially as my maternity clothes from last time were for a different season.
I seem to be living in my black maxi dress at the moment (a non-maternity number from Asda George that gets shorter as the bump gets bigger) and a really cute grey jersey maternity dress from Asos. My Next boyfriend maternity jeans and stripy Asos vest are also getting a lot of action, as are the maternity trousers I got from Topshop recently.
If you’re looking for maternity style inspiration check out this post from last week’s #BlogBumpClub from Four Hats and Frugal. Not sure I have the legs to pull off this look – still, it’s nice to dream.
So how have you been? What are you wearing? Have you felt much baby movement? Are you battling cankles like me at the moment?! Link up your most recent pregnancy post and join our blogger antenatal club.
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