5 things that have absolutely happened whilst being pregnant

I’m approaching my 31st week of growing a tiny human and I can almost smell the Campo Viejo Rioja awaiting me at the finish line.

I thought I’d share 5 things that have definitely happened to me whilst being pregnant and squash some of those myths out there.

1.Nausea

The first 12 weeks of pregnancy are sucky! You either get morning sickness or nausea which is basically just as bad because it makes you really hungry which in turn makes you nauseous again. Once the first trimester is over and done with you can breathe a sign of relief hopefully but I have heard of people suffering it for longer than 12 weeks and to those of you who have; I salute you!

2. Hormones

It’s true what they say, hormones in pregnancy are your usual self ramped up on speed. You either want to cry, laugh or kill someone. Pregnancy is an emotional rollercoaster and I can honestly say the crying has been a firm feature of my life for the last few weeks. My poor husband has no idea what to say so just hugs me which is wonderful but equally, I can’t explain the reason for crying either. It takes a lot out of you and I cannot wait for baby to be here so I can hopefully move on from this weepy version of myself.

3. The Glow or lack of it

Total myth if my eyes this one. Not every mother to be gets that “glow” and like the photo above, I was one of the unlucky. I literally have no glow whatsoever and just get told I look tired. Every so often I get told I have some more colour in my cheeks but that’s probably because I’m boiling hot from carrying this extra weight around. Don’t get yourself down, there’s plenty of ways to fake your glow.

4. Peeing

This is not something everyone suffers with but I have been blessed with a baby that uses my bladder as a cushion. My baby is laid low down which means I visit the toilet to pee at least 457 times a day including at least 3-4 times within the 30 mins of getting up and leaving the house on a morning. It is very annoying especially in the summer weather when you drink more fluid and then know that within 20 minutes you will be greeting your old friend “the loo” once again.

5. The bump touching

This is total fact; people love to touch a pregnant ladies bump. At first this horrified me and I was prepared to karate chop any sucker that dared but alas I’ve given up and just let people have a touch now. Luckily for me it’s generally work colleagues or friends that do it so at least we know each other but if a complete stranger tried then it would be like a scene out of The Karate Kid! Don’t be afraid to just say no to people if you don’t like it.

There has been plenty more things that have happened to me in my 30-31 weeks so far and I will continue to share snippets in the run up to D-Day but for now I don’t want to scare you too much.

Laura x

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My Baby Picks from Happy Jackson

I discovered Happy Jackson when I received some gifts for Christmas from a relative. I was browsing the site recently and noticed they did baby items so thought I’d pick my favourite baby bits and pieces that I may just treat myself and Baby Moore too.

Happy Jackson Ok People Baby Changing Mat – £10.48

Happy Jackson Boxed Set of  3 Large Baby Muslins – £7.48

Happy Jackson Dribble Bibs – £5.50

Happy Jackson Little People’s Stuff bag – £4.49

Happy Jackson Eat, Sleep, Be Awesome Baby Blanket – £18.71

Laura x

 

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Pregnancy: The 2nd Trimester

I am officially into my third trimester and wanted to fill you in on how the last 12 weeks have been including the ups and downs so read no further if you don’t want to hear some of the less lovely things about pregnancy.

I’ll hold my hands up first of all and say that I’ve not had the struggles that I read other women going through when it comes to growing my first human. In my second trimester I did notice the tiredness from the first trimester had passed and I could actually focus on our wedding and work for a change. It was nice not to want to nap all the time but lo and behold, I’m 28 weeks now and can feel myself tiring again.

Those first kicks

I actually don’t think I realised what was a kick when it first started happening and honestly thought I was having bad trapped wind (I know: GROSS). The first time I really knew it was a kick was our wedding rehearsal just after I hit 20 weeks and a couple of days later both Bobby and I actually began to see the kicks from the outside of my belly. It really is an insane feeling when you see it for the first time and I think it was lovely for Bobby to see and feel the kicks as it meant he felt more of a part of the pregnancy from then. Now baby Moore is a real fidget like her dad and my stomach moves so much, she even responds to her dad’s voice!

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