I can’t really start this week’s #BlogBumpClub without a huge congratulations to the group’s first blogger babies born last week – two beautiful boys! Read about Amy’s incredible home birth and say a big congratulations to Sara-Jayne too, our first #BlogBumpClub new mums.
This week has, in our house, been a FAR better one than the last. Mainly due to my wonderful mum who came to the rescue on Tuesday. Not only did she collect my four year old from pre-school and take her for lunch giving me an extra two hours to get my work done. But she also helped me wash her (no mean feat considering Frog’s leg is still broken and still in a cast) and put her to bed while I soaked in a wonderful bubble bath. Oh, and she brought me a cup of tea in bed the following morning, made a cake and gave us a jar of homemade jam. My mum officially wins.
I don’t know if it’s because I’ve had more time to rest this week, but my feet and ankles have been less puffy, meaning I no longer feel like a cross between a hippo and Nora Batty, which is nice.
I’ve also been sent some lovely maternity goodies – some pregnancy pamper products from Mustala and some maternity wear from Isabella Oliver – which have helped give me a much-needed boost. I’ll write more about those next week, but here’s a pic of my current favourite maternity outfit: Topshop maternity trousers teamed with a navy Isabella Oliver cap sleeve tee. Apologies for the Instagram haze here…
Scarily, I’m now into the third trimester and have a midwife appointment this afternoon to check all is well with the bump. It’s all starting to feel a lot more real now as other pregnant friends give birth and remind me that I need to face up to the fact I will have to push a small human out of my vagina very soon. Denial was sweet while it lasted.
I’ve started a brand new antenatal yoga class every Thursday evening which is AMAZING. I readily admit I fell fast asleep in the relaxation bit at the end and woke up with a bit of dribble making its way down my chin. But still, it worked wonders on my sore back and puffy ankles and left me feeling all Zen. I can’t recommend pregnancy yoga enough!
How have you been doing this week? Are there any more #BlogBumpClub babies born that I haven’t mentioned? Have you found any new tricks, products or techniques to make pregnancy that bit easier? Link up your most recent pregnancy post and join our online blogger antenatal club!
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