This time last year I was organizing the final touches for my wedding. The dress was chosen and I had my fitting, swinging and sashaying my way up and down the store feeling like a princess. I ordered my tiara to complete the fairy tale look and bought some new shimmery make up for my… sorry, our big day.
Fast-forward a year and there’s no feeling like a princess for me… hippo is more accurate! I have recently taken to rolling out of bed, sometimes accompanied by a firm push from Mark to provide me with some momentum. Poor Mark – he’s witnessed quite a transformation over the last 10 months! He’s ever so good though; he’s clearly read all the right books and says the right things 100% of the time – which is more than I can say for the adverts and emails, which have been appearing on my Facebook page and in my inbox. “10 ways to lose that baby weight”… I haven’t had the baby yet! Give me a chance!
Big Brother is definitely watching as you surf the Internet, but clearly not carefully enough! Otherwise, he’d know that I still have 2 months left before I need to get rid of any baby weight. But rest assured Big Brother, as soon as I have squeezed my baby out, I’ll get right down to that gym and get myself looking like a super model! (That last statement was laced with sarcasm – just in case it didn’t come across.)
Anyway, there are a few items, which have been my pregnancy God-sends.
H&M Jersey Dresses. They come in lots of bright, summery colours and stretch as I grow. I have worn them throughout the whole of my pregnancy so far, although apparently I am due another big growth spurt in the coming weeks so we’ll see how the dresses cope.
Leggings. I am so pleased these came back into our lives. They sit perfectly under my bump and are the only original things in my wardrobe that still comfortably fit.
Emma Jane Bump Band. I don’t wear this now, but earlier in my pregnancy these were great. They allowed me to wear my normal tops without having the bottom of my bump sticking out.
Cocoa Butter and Bio Oil. These are great to aid the stretching process and the cocoa butter smells divine!
I haven’t had any cravings during my pregnancy yet – but I got these cupcake bath bombs as a present and each morning I am tempted to take a bite out of them – I’m not sure if that counts as a craving though.
Wishing you a happy Tuesday.