32 weeks pregnant, hooray! But ouch, as my hips hurt and I waddle everywhere at a pace to rival a snail, bending over makes me dizzy or nauseous or if I’m lucky.. both! Baby kicks, they’re more wriggles now, although when I get kicked there’s no mistaking it and it’s usually when I’m resting something (e.g. my arm) on the bump! Baby seems to hiccup alot, which is amusing, I remember Boo seemed to hiccup constantly for the duration of the last trimester! The bump feels (and looks) huge, and I am aware that I have become a little greedy which is adding to the size of the bump! I seem to have developed an obsession with fruit, but I am hating pineapple (which I usually adore!) and I have gone off various other foods quite dramatically to. I am in a stage of requiring lots of ice in every drink, to the point where I’ve bought a bag of ice-cubes as I am so keen on them!
I’ve found dressing the bump quite difficult, being tall (just under 5ft 11) and trying to dress the bump seems a struggle, so I have resorted to layers, I probably should have just invested in a bump band and worn my pre-pregnancy clothes! However, I adore my maternity vest and a fabulous nautical stripey top from Topshop, denim knee length shorts from Newlook (though the band on them I can’t seem to get to stay where it’s meant to be so it’s permenantly folded down?!), birkie sandals (a charity shop purchase – they were new and £3!). I’m just getting used to dressing the bump, it’s only taken til 32weeks pregnant.. still atleast I will hopefully make it to delivery day looking mildy stylish!
In other news, I’m quite aware of my weight gain this pregnancy, I wasn’t exactly a sylph when I became pregnant and I fear being the size of a large elephant by 9 months..been there done that and have never lost the baby weight.. I’ve tweeted lots of images and people always comment “oh it’s a neat bump!” or other lovely comments, but I have a confession to make.. I only share pics I am happy with! While I don’t photo-shop (wouldn’t know how!) I am selective to share only photos which I look at and think that’s a good one! So.. the truth is my bump is bigger than it may first appear.. these two photos were taken with the same camera, 2 minutes apart the only difference is the camera angle, the way my top is adjusted and I am standing up a bit straighter in the second! So ladies, don’t compare your bump with anyone elses, all is not always as it seems! Love your bump, and make the most of it!