This week has been one of those weeks where I’ve been torn between doing the best thing for my bump and doing the best thing for my child. It’s reminded me how different pregnancy is when you already have a child or children to look after (something I wrote about in more detail over at Babycentre this week).
Anyway, after an accident on a trampoline, we now have an almost-four year old with a broken leg who’ll be in cast for at least four weeks. It means there’s much carrying around and lifting, things I’m sure aren’t always the best for the bump, but I don’t have much of an alternative option at the moment (Stannah stair lifts are out of our price range!).
Besides the cast drama it’s been a good week bump-wise. No more bleeds and, despite the lugging around of my surprisingly heavy child, I’m feeling in pretty good shape. There are a few products that have helped me feel better recently – if you’re in need of a lift you might find this post useful.
I’ve also been attempting to take a few more photos of the bump this time around, mainly involving hastily-snapped bump selfies in less-than-glamorous places. Excuse the awful hair, black bra with white top and loo roll in the background of this pic taken last night. I was just about to get in my PJs, so I’m not exactly looking my best…
At only 25 weeks my bump seems enormous to me and I’m wondering if this means I’m going to need a crane to get around come August. The one plus side of having such a big bump so early on, though, is that I get to take funny photos that make it look like I’m sunbathing in the nude. This was intentional, honest….
If you’re looking for bump pictures that aren’t of the comedy variety, then check out these beautiful shots at Nicola… Life Through My Eyes that she linked up to last week’s #BlogBumpClub. They’re a great example of simple photos that document a beautiful bump.
And if you’re based in the South East and have a budget then I’d be stupid not to recommend my lovely friend, professional photographer Caroline at CP Photography. I still treasure the images she took of my huge bump four years ago – despite not even wanting any pictures taken of me at the time! (The photo in the image at the top is one Caroline took of me).
Anyway, what have you and your bump been up to this week? Link up your most recent pregnancy post here and join our online blogger antenatal club. It’s always nice to share the cankle chat with other people who are in the same boat!
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I’m glad theres been no pregnancy drama this week! sorry to hear about your little girl, i bet thats putting so much extra pressure on you. Take care x
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Amy Ransom said:
Oh my Molly. Do you need any more drama? So sorry to hear about your daughter.
You’ve reminded me that I don’t really have any bump pictures from no. 1 and no. 2 and that as this is my last pregnancy I need to capture it. At 37 weeks I guess I’d better hurry up.
Now the question is. To do a Demi or not? Ha ha I’m kidding. Thinking more silhouette with clothes on… will check out your friend…
Hope this week is a better one for you and enjoy Britmums if you’re going x
I’m afraid to say that you do generally carry a bit bigger with your second, or at least bigger sooner as everything knows where to stretch to – and as for your third … Well you’ve seen my pictures! You look lovely, and your bump looks very neat and bump-like! I’m glad this week has been good, despite the bumps of the non baby variety, hopefully the patient is feeling better soon, and not to itchy in the cast!
Nicola... Life Through My Eyes said:
Love the sunbathing pic!!! I think your bump looks perfect at 25 weeks. Thank you for the mention sweetie xx
Found your blog as I’m now pregnant and love pootling about the internet looking for the stories of other preggos … it’s a great find, really enjoying it. And the #blogbumpclub is a brilliant idea, how thoughtful of you to do something to bring people together.
Good luck with pregnancy number two – I’m in awe of how women manage it with another little one running around – and I look forward to your posts,
Hannah Budding Smiles said:
You look great, I know what you mean about bump selfies in the bathroom etc, I never knew how firstly my mirrors were until I was pregnant! I’m managing to get a few using the slr with the screen towards me, but the auto focus often blurs me out… Trying not to get offended by that
I hope Frog’s leg heals well, poor little thing xx #blogbumpclub
Lina - Cookies and Cwtches said:
Love the bump pics! A lovely bump for 25 weeks I hope you are managing ok with the little one in a cast – bless her that can’t be any fun in this weather. xx
Victoria Mylittlel said:
oh it must be hard with a kid having a cast and being pregnant, take care of yourself and try not to do too much lifting
Oh So Gawjess said:
I love your bump shots! I think mine looks about the same size so dont worry!
Your bump is gorgeous! And not massive at all, I think you will be fine come August! I am really worried about our impending trip to Sicily you know. I don’t do heat very well and burn so easily so tend to stay covered up. When I just want to strip off due to pregnancy over heating!! Argh! Its going to be interesting!
Are you going to have professional photos done again this time? I’m starting to get tempted, after seeing so many lovely photos lately