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Baby shower

This weekend was my baby shower. I know it’s quite an American thing to do, but I wanted to do something that meant I could get all my friends and family together before the baby arrives…

Maternity lookbook

Dressing for pregnancy is a funny thing. On one hand, I was excited that I got to buy a whole new wardrobe, on the other I was a bit distressed that I would a) therefore have to spend money on a whole new wardrobe that b) could only be worn for a few months…

Keep it positive

I promise this is a happy post, not a big moan, so just bear with me! I had one of those days this weekend where I felt like everything was just too much. Every part of me was hurting; I had a headache, backache, swollen feet and carpal tunnel-y hands (that’s a fun pregnancy thing!)…

The home stretch

It’s finally here, the third trimester, the “home stretch” as all my pregnancy books call it. There’s just over 10 weeks to go until Cabbage is here, and it’s all getting extremely real… We’re ordering nursery items, attending antenatal classes, and I’m refusing to believe I can physically get any bigger. While it’s lovely hearing…

A very pregnant summer

So…being pregnant in hot weather is fun. Really…really…fun. Who doesn’t love swollen ankles, hot flushes and watching other people enjoy a cold glass of wine on a warm, summer’s evening while you sit and sip yet another glass of tap water or lemonade? Plus, of course, you have the added weight of an extra tiny…

Babymoon lookbook

Finding maternity clothes that I feel good in is something I’ve found quite difficult throughout my pregnancy. I’ve found that bodycon clothes are infinitely better than big, baggy outfits. The beautiful sunshine we got on our babymoon meant that it was time to sort out some summery maternity clothes, so I thought I’d put together a…

Babymoon in Portugal

Since I found out we were having a little one, going on a babymoon was something I really wanted to do. I thought it would be really good for Sam and I to go away for a few days, just us and spend some time together.

Milestones

For me, every day/week/month of pregnancy seems like an exciting milestone, but there are some very clear points throughout the pregnancy that Sam & I had been counting down to. The three month scan was the first big event – hearing the heartbeat for the first time, actually seeing the little fruit (currently we’re at a 1lb,…

Halfway through…

That’s a scary thought isn’t it? 20 weeks through my pregnancy. Depending on what app or website I visit, my baby is currently the size of a small cantaloupe, a mango or a banana. I’m going to go with Banana as it sounds a bit cuter, and I feel like it’s slightly more accurate than…

Interview: Yummy Mummy Nutrition

Since getting into running and fitness a few years back, I began to realise that eating properly is just as important as doing exercise. For baby-shaped reasons (and a torn Achilles) I had to defer my London Marathon place this year, but I am planning to take part next year, and with a baby on…

Anxiety and pregnancy

Have you ever been swimming or paddling in the sea, just getting on with things, when out of nowhere, a huge wave comes up, knocking you over or pushing you under the water? A wave strong enough to make you struggle for air while you frantically reach around for a hand to hold, for someone…

Baby on Board

I’m not one to use this blog space for ranting or complaining, and this won’t become a regular thing, but there has been something over the past few weeks that has frustrated and upset me. I know that commuting in London is horrible. It’s cramped, busy and chances are you have delays. I also know how genuinely…

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