Almost on the final stretch now! Tomorrow I’ll be 28 weeks pregnant and into the 3rd trimester, woo hoo! I have to say I’m just loving being pregnant, I am just in constant amazement at my body. Little peanut is moving all the time now, it’s the most incredible feeling in the world. He seems to like kicking his legs out and pushing his bum up at one side and then he must be moving his arms about at the other side. I’ve had him hiccuping and he likes to kick against James’ hand in the morning. I talk to him all the time and have started playing him music, I think he’s a Michael Jackson fan ;-)
In myself I’m feeling pretty great with only a few minor complaints like a blocked up nose, crazy emotions and random bouts of morning sickness. Other than that I feel quite energised and have no stretch marks, varicose veins, haemorrhoids etc which I hope continues!
After what has felt like ages we are starting to get the flat sorted out and I’ve seen a compact cot that looks like it will work well for us in the bedroom. Once we have the storage organised I’ll probably go on more of a spending spree to get some other bits and pieces. I did order the fox cushion from the lovely Claire on Etsy:
So adorable! In other news we are getting booked up for our second hypnobirthing workshop and a couple of weeks ago I got in touch with a photographer to have a few maternity photos taken at a local park so I’m really excited about that! I’m also off to visit a nursery next week. It might seem a bit early to check these things out but I wanted to make sure there’s no waiting list and look at the financial side of it all and weigh up the pros and cons. It would not be full time, but I’m thinking 1 or 2 days could be good for both of us, plus I’m lucky to have my Mam for child care one day a week.
I’ve been reading a great book which my best friend recommended to me called What to expect when you’re breast feeding and what to do if you can’t which has really helped me get my head around it all. If I have any problems I’m hoping my bestie will be able to give me lots of advice as after her two girls I consider her a pro.
2nd Trimester Style
I talked about 1st trimester style in this post, and looking back on it’s been interesting to see the difference! It wasn’t long before I had to go into proper maternity clothing to feel comfortable as my bump has grown:
1. Reversible maternity skinny jeans: New Look
2. Stripy fitted vest top: H&M
3. Polka dot maternity bra: Blooming Marvellous
4. Floral tea dress: New Look
5. Over the bump leggings: New Look
6. Loose fitting stripy top: H&M
7. Stripy maternity t-shirt: New Look
8. Denim maternity dress: H&M
9. Statement necklace: H&M
I started off the trimester with a couple of pairs of under the bump maternity jeans but I’ve soon found that leggings are the way to go when the weather is warmer as even the skinny jeans feel quite thick and hot. I’ve loved to mix it up with either loose or tight fitting stripy tops along with a statement necklace, but I’m wondering how long the vertical stripes will look good on me! I love my denim maternity dress from H&M (not that exact one as I couldn’t find it on the website) as it’s so comfortable with leggings, and the tea dress I found in the Topshop sale which is similar to the New Look one pictured was a great buy. A good non wired bra has been a must have, and my Mam bought me that one from Mothercare Blooming Marvellous range.
I’ve just ordered a couple of dresses in the Mamas and Papas sale including a lovely green one I might wear for the photo shoot. I’m trying to start thinking about what things will work post birth and for breast feeding too.
Ha, I feel like I’ve just brain dumped a load of thoughts there! As I said in my monthly pledge I’m trying to just go with the flow and remind myself that we don’t need to be purchasing X,Y and Z for him just yet, but as time goes on some panic starts to creep in! I’m super happy to be into the last trimester now, I’m hoping I’ll still feel this good later on, although I can see the summer heat getting harder to handle the bigger I get.
If you’ve been pregnant, did you get that feeling of panic about being prepared? How do you stay cool in the summer?
P.S Happy 4th July to my US readers!