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31 Weeks Pregnant

March 19, 2012

  So you know when I wrote about my life at 28 weeks pregnant and everything was going swimmingly? I totally cursed myself with that one. Pregnancy has become a bit of an uphill struggle, something I’m not really enjoying anymore thanks to the aches, pains, tiredness and cravings. My urge to eat ice is back. I had this with Elfie and went through about three bags a week, plus whatever I could beg in a pint glass from the…

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A Pregnancy Wardrobe, Weeks 23-30

March 13, 2012

It’s finally happened: I have broken the stone-in-weight-gain barrier. Which means my beloved Uniqlo skinny jeans have been relegated to the bottom drawer of my dresser, not to be seen again until May (although lets face it, probably at least August) and I am well into the world of lycra and beautiful beautiful jersey. I’m finding it more difficult to dress for this pregnancy than the last as I spend so much time at home or running errands. Last time…

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28 Weeks Pregnant

March 5, 2012

  A bit late with my update this time around, but my photographer (Mr. ‘I bet David Bailey never had to deal with this shit’) has been working very hard and finding a time when we’ve been able to synchronise when he’s at home with good hair days, a face of make-up and daylight has been tough. We managed it last week and were even child free so we went wild, which involved taking a nap then going out for lunch.…

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Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Pregnant

February 29, 2012

– When multiple people tell you to “get your sleep in now, you won’ t be getting any once the baby’s here, hohoho” you will want to punch them in the face. Don’t, because they’re right. – Daytime TV really does get boring. Apart from Come Dine With Me and Desperate Housewives. – There is nothing like worrying about tiny babies. Metaphorical burglars/child kidnappers and shopping centre baby snatchers become an actual possibility. – Because of these metaphorical burglars (who…

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24 Weeks Pregnant

February 1, 2012

  This is the sort of outfit that gets worn on my days off, when I’m bumming round the house doing nothing more exciting than playing with Duplo, a bit of work and a cup of tea with my mum. It’s the sort of outfit that feels like a big all-over body kiss after wearing actual outfits: Uggs! Jersey! Tights under jeans! Yum. It’s been minus effing 2 down our way today and I’ve needed the warmth and comfort. The…

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A Pregnancy Wardrobe, Weeks 18-22

January 24, 2012

It’s hard enough to get dressed in the morning. No matter how many clothes you have it is always a bit of a challenge to find something to wear. Am I right, ladies? Throwing a bump into the mix along with massive boobs where perhaps you had none before (RIP, 32Bs) makes things a million times harder, and it is so easy to live in comfortable lycra and baggy tops when you’re feeling lumpy and unattractive. But for me this…

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20 Weeks Pregnant

January 5, 2012

  So here I am on New Year’s Eve. 20 weeks pregnant.  A time when it has become neccassary once again to put makeup on before leaving the house – thank goodness, for the sake of my face and the outside world. I’ve felt human for about 4 weeks now,  long enough that I have almost forgotten the hell of the first trimester,  only re-surfacing when a well-meaning acquaintance asks how my pregnancy has been going (“WELL… there’s a story.…

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It’s a BOY!

January 3, 2012

  And I mean it’s really really a boy; you could see the meat and two veg from across the other side of the room as the sonographer panned around my uterus, though I valiantly stopped myself from making a ‘well endowed like his dad’ joke. I have to say that I completely expected a girl so the news hasn’t quite sunk in yet. Will has three sisters and I always saw us having a couple of little girls before…

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16 Weeks Pregnant

December 7, 2011

  Week sixteen has again been about a million times brighter than the preceeding weeks. I’d even go as far to say that, aside from a little extra tiredness, I feel normal again. NORMAL. I can cook again, I can clean, I can take Elfie swimming, go shopping and am generally happy. It’s a Christmas miracle! It’s only now looking back on the last three months that I’ve realized what a complete period of insanity it’s been. That’s a quarter…

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The C-Section Debate: Should We Choose?

November 24, 2011

Before I got pregnant I had thought a lot about giving birth. It’s difficult not to; if you want kids like I always knew I did they have to make their way from your belly and into the outside world somehow. And as scared as I am of pain (I weep at threading appointments, actually weep) a Caesarian section never entered my thoughts. It’s major abdominal surgery and involves slicing through skin, muscle, and uterus, and I have never understood…

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