Monday, 18 February 2013

Bump update: Week 18

Since I passed into the second trimester, symptoms have been a lot better! The nausea has reduced from constantly to intermittently and the tiredness has lulled a bit.  About two weeks ago I caught a cold which then inevitably led to a cough, having asthma (and not taking inhalers) doesn't bode well for a cough, let alone when pregnant.  After a week of coughing so much I was straining my stomach and throwing up food, I decided I should probably see the doctor.  She was pretty concerned and said if it didn't improve over night I would have to go to hospital and go on a drip! Thankfully, she prescribed me inhalers and the difference they made was very rapid.  She did wonder if it was due to acid reflex associated with pregnancy and told me to keep an eye on it.  Otherwise, I have been relishing this trimester and really using my time wisely.  Although I cannot be anywhere near as productive as I am usually, I have become a pro pacer of doing things in short bursts, and am still managing to keep the flat vaguely in shape, which I am insanely proud about! I have noticed the belly growing quicker recently and my boobs have grown so much that my bras which were previous cups too big are now too small! I have also noticed my tights are just too tight now and really do get uncomfortable when wearing them.  I have yet to tell work yet, I'm going to tell them after the scan next week, although i'm slightly concerned they have an inkling already because people keep looking at my stomach (even when im wearing baggy things)! People have been so supportive and I really feel truely blessed to know such beautiful people.  Friends, including my male friend, have been  really great for advice (his daughter is nearly one) and support, and I can't wait to hang out with our kids together.  Other friends have  said they have things that I can have first refusal of and my mum has been amazing already.  I cannot tell you how lucky I feel! This in itself makes up for those times that I feel isolated or out of the loop, reminding me of the goodness of life.  What i've particularly liked about the afore mentioned people, is that they have not been condescending,nor have they spoke to me like the process is black or white for all of us, they have simply shared THEIR experience in a way that is difficult for most people to do.  

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Maternity buys

A few weeks ago I went on a shopping trip with Mother and got HEAPS of clothes! Below are photos of some of the things I picked up:  

Swallow print dress, New Look

H and M long shirt with detail. 

I also picked up a really comfy long black jumper and red silky blouse both from H and M.  As well as these beauties from New Look:

What impressed me overall is how reasonably priced everything I got was.  Everywhere else the maternity wear has been, in my opinion, a lot more expensive than it should be.  I also liked the fact these are things I would not usually wear, this baby is opening up my clothing variety!