Well hello there.
This is me right now at 27 weeks pregnant. Oh my gosh, it makes me go all wobbly inside just thinking about it, let alone writing about it on my blog!
With a little under three months to go until my due date there really is no disguising my bump any more. To be honest it's been more than obvious for a while now, I've just been in complete denial and squeezing myself into my pre-pregnancy wardrobe with gritted teeth and grim determination.
But that time is over. I can't fit into anything except, typically, pretty much all of my summer dresses, which, as my fellow Brits will know, is sod's law given that it is cold and wet in Blighty this summer, it has been for ages and I had to put the heating (and socks) on again today!
So what to wear? I'm not a fan of maternity clothes, I've never seen the point of spending loads of money on something that you can only wear for a very limited window of your life. That being said I do have a couple of pairs of Dorothy Perkins maternity yoga pants that my not so unsubstantial butt can't bear to be parted from and I have a lovely navy striped maxi dress, also from Dorothy Perkins, that makes me feel GOOD and swishy and a little bit like a movie star!
My quest however has been to find clothes that are NOT maternity wear but will st...re...tch in a lovely fetching way and also be okay for wearing post-pregnancy. And here is where Ebay is your friend, well it's my friend anyway, I got the Gap dress that I'm wearing here for 99p!!! Yes I said 99p, not even a whole one of the Queen's pounds. Brilliant.
And I love it, its stretchy and soft and fits me perfectly and because its not 'maternity wear' I'll be able to wear it afterwards too. Hurrah! I've got loads more excellent non-maternity, maternity wear to show you and I also want to share with you some of my favourite pregnancy blogs, there are loads of hot mamas out there working the baby bump look with stylish aplomb. I applaud you hot mamas.
To end this post, I thought I would share some things that have surprised me a bit about being pregnant....
- I would like to paint my toenails but I can't quite reach without making incredibly unattractive grunting noises.
- I would like to eat a lot more food than usual but I can't quite fit it in, my stomach just says NO!
- I would like to get a full nights sleep in before baby Boo arrives but what with turning over in bed being a full-on logistical nightmare and my increasing need to pee, like, urgently...I've accepted that it won't be happening anytime soon.
- My skin looks great though, really glowy and smooth and my hair and nails too, that's a bonus!
Right lovelies, I'm off to get some strawberries and ice cream now, well Mr P is off to get me some anyway - another bonus of being pregnant.