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!
Don’t forget to grab the badge below so other pregnant bloggers know where to find us. And, if you want to join in the chat on Twitter tweet me a link to your post too using the #BlogBumpClub hashtag (I’m @mollyjforbes over there).
Ah Molly your bump is looking awesome! I am also loving Isablla Oliver at the moment, everything is so well made and fits so well! Looking forward to reading your review. And I’m so glad your mum came to help last week. One more week til summer!!
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Hurrah for that! x
I’m about to start a birthing antenatal class on a Monday. A bit nervous. It’ll be the first one I’ve ever attended. You’d think at baby 3 I wouldn’t need any tips haha.
I hear every labour is different so I reckon it pays to be prepared! x
Hope the MW went well!
Hurrah its #BlogBumpClub time again! I so love this initiative of yours. Loving the maternity outfit too, especially the trousers. Had to skip over your line about labour denial though. It’s the first baby for me so I’m still living in a rainbow bubble where it’s one big happy adventure with a baby at the end. And some small matter of some birth stuff. 🙂
Oh I don’t blame you – it’s my second baby and I’m in the same boat!
Linking up again this week and looking forward to reading everyones posts. Yay for 3rd trimester!! Lucky you being sent some goodies from Isabella Oliver, looking forward to seeing a post on them soon.
Heading over to read your post now – it’s brilliant to have lots of new faces to the #BlogBumpClub!
Your bump looks amazing! 🙂 Wish I’d taken up pregnancy yoga, as I think it would have been good for relaxation now 😉 x
Never too late! I do love it – I think the key is finding a teacher who you like. I love mine so much I’m wishing she was my birth partner!
Carly Markham says
Hi! I’m new to the linky. Have to say you look very glam in your new maternity clothes. I feel far from glam this time round. Look forward to reading more and I’m gonna pop and look at the other posts linked up x
Hi Carly – lovely to see you here! And thank you for the kind words about the outfit. I feel far from glam but it’s nice to know I can fake it a bit! x
Pregnancy yoga is AMAZING – I loved the relaxation bit it was always my favourite part of the class! And yay for your Mum being such a star, how wonderful to be pampered!
Honestly it made SUCH a difference. I’ve hardly had any swelling in my feet this week, I’ve not felt stressed or panicked or short of breath and flustered once. Just getting that help over 24 hours has been brilliant. Love my mum!
Hannah - Budding Smiles says
Happy third trimester Molly! Huge congratulations to Amy and Sara-Jayne, my little man makes 3 #blogbumpclub boys then! I’ve not even thought about writing Toby’s birth story yet but will link up when I can xxx
Yay – three #BlogBumpBabies! And all boys! We need some girls to even things out a bit now! Huge congratulations Hannah. And enjoy the newborn baby bubble – the blog can wait. xx
Gill C (A Baby on Board) says
Hurrah for a better week. And how can you be in the third trimester now? This means I will be too soon… (also see! I remembered).
Uh huh. Goes quickly second time doesn’t it?! And well done for remembering – your presence is very much loved! xx
Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) says
Aw thank goodness for your mum being able to come and help you right when you needed it most! So lovely and glad to hear you are feeling a bit better this week. Wow to the 3rd trimester, time seems to fly so much quicker 2nd time round doesn’t it? Your bump is looking lovely and I look forward to reading about the lovely products you have been sent 🙂 xx #blogbumpclub
Thanks Caroline – I’m looking forward to testing them out a bit more! I can’t believe how quickly this pregnancy is going. I need it to slow down a bit – still lots to do before baby comes! x
Eeeek third trimester!!! I always forget that I need to give birth at the end of this- oh joy!!!
I love love love your maternity outfit!!! I’m so glad my pregnancy is out in the open now so that I can start dressing like a pregnant person! So many of my clothes are too tight on me already!!!
I must say I felt it was a huge relief to let the belly hang out once I’d told people and be able to wear proper maternity clothes. I don’t know about you but I had evidence of a bump MUCH earlier with this pregnancy compared to my first. x
Amy Ransom says
You are looking FAB! Sorry if I scared you with my comments on your babycentre post. I just want you to be more prepared than I was second time. You already are. I loved pregnancy yoga too and it made the world of difference to my third labour. Going to link up my last post now, have loved this group so much and made some great friends. Thank you Molly for starting it xx
Ah your presence here will be very much missed. But I’m counting on you to get that #NightFeedsClub started so it’s in full swing when I’m ready to join in the autumn! Congratulations again on your new arrival – I shall miss your hilarious pregnancy posts! x
Amy Ransom says
You know what I’m going to get on and start that club. I think I was waiting for you ha ha 😉