All of a sudden I seem to be heavily pregnant! Huh. Today I am 32 weeks, we have our first appointment with a midwife at the hospital (bit late, but was all pushed back a bit as we moved states! Minor detail.) I am starting to feel considerably ‘more’ pregnant, funnily enough. Putting on socks or doing the dishes at the sink seem to be a little different these days. It’s also getting a little tricky to keep taking my ‘baby-as-fruit-or-vegetable’ photos. As the bump grows, so too does the vegetable size! So basically these days you can see a glimpse of belly and hopefully all of the vegetable, but you get the gist – that’s how big Blueberry is these days.
I was recently lucky enough to choose some maternity clothing from Eve of Eden – an Australian maternity brand who I was pleased to see didn’t have the usual yawn-worthy selection of elastic waisted pants and mumsy flowy tops. These were clothes that I would gladly buy and wear regardless of my current pregnant state – hurruh! You know, so you don’t have to walk around with a giant ‘Yes, I’m growing a human in here’ sign, just in case the basketball shoved up your jumper wasn’t clue enough. My wardrobe hasn’t massively changed with my growing bump, although I do think being pregnant in warmer weather would be easier (maxi skirts, dresses, slip on thongs, all just a non-reality in the chilly ol’ Gippsland Autumn). My pregnant lady uniform is my comfy maternity jeans or black leggings. Or pajama pants, lets be honest. Eve of Eden has some long sleeve tops to go nicely with this uniform, the black and white stripe is now on high rotation (can also be seen here on Lou’s blog as I shove a cupcake in my face).
Dresses with my trusty leggings (or without) are also the order of the day. I’m on the lookout for tops or dresses that are easy to breastfeed in, a shirt dress was on my radar so when I saw this khaki one I snapped it up – that and the grey and white stripe will (hopefully) be part of my feeding wardrobe once baby arrives.
As my doctors like to report, a boring pregnancy is the best kind of pregnancy! Couldn’t agree more, but there is honestly not much to report on. Baby Blueberry is growing well, kicking and rolling lots, and is due for arrival in 8 short weeks – eeeeeek! Recently I’ve had the thought that perhaps I should get a bit more organised just in case he/she decides to make an early arrival, fingers crossed that won’t happen but boy scout Matt is all about being prepared. As we draw closer to that end date it’s certainly all getting a bit real about actually birthing and bringing home a tiny little person. I don’t think my mind can fully wrap itself around that, but maybe that’s part of the process too, an inbuilt protection to not totally freak out!
How did you spend the last weeks of your pregnancy?
Did you have a standard pregnancy/breastfeeding uniform?
Think I need to stop watching back to back episodes of One Born Every Minute? Yeah, maybe.
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Looking good 😀
haha…my first pregnancy I swam lots (really good for baby positioning for birth especially from 32 weeks on), watching tv series and relaxing. It was such an indulgent time…and i look back and realise that it was the last time my life seemed so peaceful LOL.
Arrghhh…maternity and breastfeeding clothes are so expensive! And for each pregnancy I’ve always been hunting for quality and style at a reasonable price. I have found that bamboobody do great tops for pregnancy and beyond. Lovely and soft material too. I also have a few tops from maternalove (a singapore based company) that are both soft and pretty. And I’ve been trying to sew some tops from megan nielsens maternity and breastfeeding collection…but I’m getting nowhere fast with that as I have two little ones running about constantly 😉
Looking great – I’m 18 weeks pregnant with my second. I bought a few pieces from Eve of Eden as feeding dresses. I found that pieces you wore throughout pregnancy don’t work well for feeding – you don’t feel so good when they don’t fit anymore once your bump is gone. I also found that singlet tops with lots of elastane are great for feeding – the country road ones are great and will probably be on sale now too. A singlet under a big jumper works well for feeding during the winter.
Heiress Emma says
Enjoy the last 8 weeks! You will start feeling tired and heavy and the best thing is to rest! I am 16 weeks ahead of you, with a lovely 2 month old girl, and I can give you a little breastfeeding uniform advice. I was all for the shirt dress and not wearing any daggy specifically nursing clothing, and so bought a few shirt dresses and drapey v-necks. Generally these are great, if you are feeding at home or in a parents room with a private space; however, if you need to be in public feeding at all (I’m not sure what Gippsland’s facilities are like!) you might find that they leave you feeling a little exposed as you have to bare your whole chest. I still wear mine, but if I think I will need to be out in public and might need to feed, I wear a bonds bumps singlet and a blowsy tshirt or jumper. Then you can lift the top and unclip the singlet, and hardly any skin is exposed. This has helped me feel more brave about feeding when out and about.
You look great Emma!
My bay app told me this week baby has reached watermelon stage- eeekkk! I’ve been so excited about welcoming our fourth & final baby that I’d let the actual birthing part slip my mind but today it hit me like a tonn of bricks- the baby must come out! I’ve done it three times before so i know what I’m in for which is both a blessing & a burden. This time around I am not watchng any shows about birthing babies but last year when I was expecting number 3 I was reading all the Call the Midwife books & watching a show on ABC about trainee midwives. I loved it 🙂
You are looking so well, enjoy the experience of growing a baby, you are too busy running around after toddlers for the next ones!
Matt is a very sensible man, be prepared. My first baby was early (only a couple of weeks) but there had been no nursery preparation as I was studying and working with my last exam scheduled a week before the babe was due. On the morning of his birth I got around to washing the nappies on Darling Husband’s insistence. Luckily the super excited Grandparents (he was the first grandchild) came up and by the time I got home (after a week in hospital) the nursery resembled just that and not a room full of assorted bits and pieces.
Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
Ah One Born Every Minute is awesome and wow your pregnancy seems to be going very fast. Love your outfits.
Andrea Hall says
Looking lovely Emma. Time to out your feet up and get cracking on the crochet! I am looking forward to the gorgeous posts once Blueberry arrives.
Em (Emmy & Mouse) says
Oh you look fantastic and couldn’t agree more on ALL points! Your photos are stunning. The last few weeks I spent on the lounge (with 40degree days), I was so pooped. Don’t feel guilty, just enjoy the peace 😀 I can highly recommend the maternity bonds singles (with breastfeeding straps) – I wear these all the time (day & night) and makes feeding so much easier. If you’re out you can just wear another loose top over it and that way you won’t ‘expose’ yourself or sit with a cold bare back! Its very surreal meeting your little one for the first moment, but truly amazing. Oh and I think I watched every ep of ‘One born every minute’ (UK and US series!!):D
The last few weeks of my first pregnancy were spent painting the nursery and setting up the room, late I know! I also indulged in the whole series of Love My Way. I think back to those weeks pre-parenthood and how luxurious time was and quiet. It was so quiet. Now I have two children, five and three years old; the second pregnancy went by in a blur as I ran around after a toddler, so I don’t really remember much. Both pregnancies were without drama, thankfully, as were the labour and births. I lived in breastfeeding tops from Kmart and Target, I had a few Pumpkin Patch and Ripe tops and pants, but they were more my ‘going out’ attire. And yes, I too, gorged on One Born Every Minute during my second pregnancy, my father in law asked me if it was a wise move to watch the program, but I loved it. I was so hormonal and cried at every single birth!
Jo @Countrylifeexperiment says
I would agree that a boring pregnancy is a good one, though none of mine were boring. By 32 weeks I had already been pretty much bed bound in all 3 pregnancies. I was told to enjoy the last weeks of your first pregnancy by going to movies, sleeping in, and doing all those things that you can’t do so easily with children. Good advice. Good luck!