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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