Well they probably do tell you, but unless you're going through it, one doesn't fully appreciate the bizarreness of pregnancy to it's full capacity. Over the last few years when my pregnant friends have complained about various pregnancy related problems, I probably just nodded and gave a dutiful 'Oh dear', whilst in the back of my mind either thinking it can't be that bad or more bitterly that at least you are pregnant. Cue that bittersweet digestion I mentioned a while back. Flash forward to today and here I am, finally pregnant and reflecting, (I'm not complaining) about all those little things that have surprised me about pregnancy.
Thursday, 23 July 2015
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
The Hubster and I had a mad half hour the other day, (nothing saucy...I know what you were thinking!) After parking outside a really pretty semi-detached house that was currently for sale, we later looked it up online and sat there mooching around it's virtual rooms, discussing in detail what we liked about it and what we'd change, before we were brought back down to earth with a bump. Sadly, with Baby Bean on the way, we aren't exactly in a position to move, nor are we seriously considering for a few years. But it's always fun to dream and make plans.
Friday, 17 July 2015
In high school I was never the sportiest of students. I was the one who was picked last or the one who wasn't even participating at all because I'd either "forgot my kit" (oopsie) or was carrying a
sick note poor excuse as to why I couldn't join in. I hated being out in the cold, getting dirty or chipping a nail trying to catch a ball. I'm not entirely sure what made me turn into one of the stereotypical girls when it came to PE, but I'm pretty sure a mixture of self-consciousness, laziness and a fear of embarrassing myself in front of the boys didn't help.
Thursday, 16 July 2015
Ugh…Maternity leave cannot come around soon enough.
I seem to have hit that peak in pregnancy where all of a sudden the simplest of days are becoming really tough. My ankles have disappeared. I can’t walk or even move at my usual pace. The nights are too short and so restless. The days are way too long and I’m just so ready to be at home focusing on baby and enjoying my last few days of freedom. But there is another side to me that doesn’t want to wish away these last few precious weeks too soon, and not solely because of the impending pain that my poor foof is soon to experience. Although I can’t say that prospect fills me with glee either, particularly after shopping for maternity pads and disposable knickers...lovely.
Thursday, 9 July 2015
I've always put a lot of pressure on myself to get everything just right. Not in a show off way- but in my own OCD way where I like things done in a certain way with the main aim of making everything just perfect. Over the years I've refined my organisation skills and the ability to multi-task like a pro, always surrounded by my diary and to-do lists. But ever since our little bean finally decided to magically appear, I've turned into Super Sloth. It's like I'm in a time warp bubble where the weeks are flying past and yet I seem to be walking backwards, getting slower and less productive by the day.
Monday, 6 July 2015
The last couple of weeks have been a little…shall we say crappy? Nothing devastating or serious, just one of those runs where life throws you a few balls of crap seemingly all at once, making life just a little more difficult than usual. But when you’re fuelled with those unpredictable hormones, even running out of milk can make you feel like the entire planet is against you. Those pesky hormones.
Monday, 29 June 2015
Today's Guest Post explores the idea of Meditation as a way of reducing levels of stress and anxiety during pregnancy. So grab a cuppa, take a deep breath and clear your mind whilst you discover how taking just a few moments out of your day to meditate can turn you into one calm and collected mummy-to-be...!
Pregnancy and Meditation
The image I’ve always held of pregnancy, naïve as I am, is one of unique loveliness and connection to Mother Nature. For some reason I thought it be very akin to a Spring Vogue photoshoot, where women spend their days padding about barefoot on immaculate lawns, glowing beautifully from within and showing off a very flattering bump. As soon as the first of my friends started getting pregnant however, I realised that Mother Nature laughs in the face of my expectations. “You’d be bloody lucky”, is her attitude.