I have indeed been rather random lately! In the last few days, I’ve been looking at old photos including those I took when I was pregnant. I admit that I had a good pregnancy and, despite the aches and pains, I sometimes miss that closeness with the baby a.k.a. the little alien under my skin.
This was my pregnancy announcement photo and I have to admit I was arching my back to try and show off some sort of belly. I lost weight in my first trimester and I didn’t show til a bit later in pregnancy. It was quite annoying because people wouldn’t offer me their seats on the bus til I was in my third trimester, and even then, sometimes people wouldn’t move til I asked them to move.
This was around Easter (so, like early April?) and I was about 4 months pregnant. Still not showing but looking a bit flabby. I tried to stay active during pregnancy – did pregnancy yoga in my third trimester, but I also walked quite a bit. On the day I was actually in labour (contractions were still quite far apart though) I went on a nice long walk with Skittles.
In June, my workplace had a Casino-themed function and this was my only formal dress that still fit. I was about 6 1/2 months pregnant here (and had clearly put on some weight already). I had an issue with the slit of the dress as my belly kept pulling it up. It annoyed me that by this time, I could still not wear the maternity clothing I’d bought – it was still too big!
In June, we also had my baby shower. I love this picture because, funnily enough, all three of the other girls in this picture are pregnant now! Not sure if there was something in the water…
This is a shot I took on my babymoon, where I was 37 weeks exactly. I was so blessed that I didn’t get stretch marks – it’s in my genes apparently. I put on weight on my thighs and hips though (as one would).
And this was taken a day or two before I had Jacob. 🙂
Note to other pregnant mums reading – take lots of pictures because you are gorgeous. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. And don’t turn straight to daggy clothes – of course, wear anything you want when you’re at home, but don’t be afraid to do your hair, put on make up and dress up. Remember that you can (and should be) treated like a princess, though don’t be too demanding. Keep as active as your body allows you to, and remember that pregnancy is not an illness but a privilege. Be strong, because your baby needs you to be strong! 🙂 And he or she will love you unconditionally (as will you love him/her).
I know I was considered to have a good pregnancy, but it still came with ailments like tiredness, morning sickness, dizziness, susceptibility to colds (which I don’t usually get), sore joints, sore ribs from the baby’s position, interrupted sleep and, of course, labour and having a baby. I wouldn’t trade my pregnancy experience for the world.
And all that resulted in my little gorgeous boy, who is kinda a big deal: