Pregnancy for me was a total whirlwind of an experience. I felt like I was letting people down but yet I was the happiest. So I hid my happiness! There was so much pressure from so many people that it took the sparkle off my pregnancy.
So I’ve made a promise to myself that next pregnancy I will do what I like/want, not what I think someone else may like/want.
I never really announced my pregnancy. Only really close family and friends knew which in a way I prefer but I think contributed towards my awkwardness about my pregnancy. I felt like I was constantly having to hide behind my clothes and not speak about it! If I am lucky enough to become pregnant again I am going to celebrate it because it is such an amazing experience.
I took bump photos but not religiously. As I said above it is such an amazing experience and I want to be able to look back at how my body changed to house my baby. I love reading other bloggers weekly updates so this is something I would consider.
|41 + 3 – 2 days before Scarlett made an appearance|
I never really looked after my body during pregnancy. I didn’t smoke or drink or anything stupid like that. But I ate way too much of the wrong things which has led to me putting on a lot of weight without realising (put it down to the bump!). Now that I am trying to have a healthier lifestyle I would hope that I would keep this up in any future pregnancies.
Did you feel awkward about your pregnancy or did you embrace it? Is there anything you would change in any future pregnancies?