Monday, 30 May 2016

That Awkward Stage

That awkward pregnancy stage. If you've been pregnant then you know exactly what I'm talking about.

The awkward stage happens during the first trimester and sometimes into the second. It's when your regular clothes start getting tight but maternity clothes are too small. Your bump isn't a proper bump yet and quite frankly you just look like you've eaten one too many desserts. You can either hide this or try to embrace it.

This is my third pregnancy and most days I honestly find both of these things hard. It can sometimes be hard to adapt your regular wardrobe to fit with your new changing shape. Personally I love wearing jeggings during this time. Mine are from Primark. Great quality and good prices. The stretchy waist band lends itself to a growing bump. My next go to piece is either a tight top to show off what bump you have or a more loose fitting top to slightly disguise a growing bump. My last go to item would be a dress. I have found that dresses will generally fit you for a longer time while you have a growing bump as they are more forgiving. You can style them in a way to either hide or show off a growing bump. I love the wide range of items that Esprit has. An online shop means you can try on new items in the comfort of your own home.

Some other tricks I like to do are the hair bobble trick to make buttoned trousers last longer by extending the waist a little. I also use bump bands so I can wear normal trousers but have the button undone.

Of course this awkward stage passes in the blink of an eye. Soon your bump is big enough to fit into maternity clothes.

Do you have any tips or tricks for that awkward stage?

Nicola Xx

Saturday, 28 May 2016

9 Weeks Pregnant - Baby #3

This week the baby is the size of a green olive. Tiny muscles are forming to help baby move their arms and legs. The eyelids are fused shut and the placenta is starting to take on more work.

This week I have my first midwife appointment. It seems to have taken forever to come around but gone quickly at the same time. I'm still suffering with HG, bad skin and greasy hair. This week I was actually admitted to hospital. I went to the doctors after being sick so many times during the day I couldn't even count the times. She tested my urine, did blood pressure and pulse and sent me straight to hospital. The doctor actually said that if I had gone on my own she would of called an ambulance for me because I was that poorly. My heart was racing trying to keep me going through not eating and dehydration from my HG. I've got a whole other post about my hospital stay coming up. While in hospital I also got a scan. They wanted to check on baby and make sure everything was ok. Baby was measuring 2 days ahead so my due date got changed but baby looked perfect.
I swear I can feel my uterus this week. I feel like I also popped a little this week although you still can't tell when I have normal clothes on.

Waist - No idea. Forgot to measure with how sick I was.
Weight - I'm another 4lbs down from pre pregnancy weight. I knew my sickness was bad.

Nicola Xx

Friday, 27 May 2016

Mummy and Me - May

These months really need to stop passing so quickly. I can barely keep up!

This month was Paige's 4th birthday and we had a little break away down south. Only a couple of days to see family but we did mange a morning at the beach which was so lovely.

This months picture is from that morning. Me and the kids with the sea in the background. It isn't a particularly great picture but it reminds me so much of our morning and just makes me smile.

I can't wait for my belly to start getting bigger and appearing in my mummy and me pictures.
Nicola Xx
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Thursday, 26 May 2016

8 Weeks Pregnant - Baby #3

This week the baby is the size of a large raspberry and apparently grew 1mm each day. The tail is just about gone but the fingers and toes are still webbed. The babies lips, nose, eyelids and legs are taking shape. The baby is also starting to make spontaneous movements.

This week I feel huge but don't feel as bloated as before. You still cant tell when I'm wearing clothes but by the end of the day I have a pretty big belly. I'm having to unbutton my jeans whenever I sit down as they tend to dig in and hurt. I'm still on the anti sickness tablets but still feel nauseous pretty much all day. Its normally worse around 10/11am and then again at 3pm and 9pm. This week I really struggled with constipation, not fun and not very nice. My skin also broke out a lot more this week, just as I thought it was clearly up again.

Waist - 26 inch. Knew I was so bloated last week.
Weight - Still 2lbs under pre pregnancy weight

Nicola Xx
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