Looking Back On My Pregnancy..

I never shared my pregnancy on any social media sites, I guess it just never really hit home. At the beginning of my pregnancy I felt really awkward about being pregnant, mainly down to my own thoughts. I always thought people looked at pregnant women and thought “oh you’ve had sex!” Yes childish of me I know! But now I know that is definitely not the case.

So only people close to me knew I was pregnant. I was in two minds about this as I wish I had shouted it from the roof tops (maybe I wouldn’t have felt so awkward about it!) but I like the fact she probably came as quite a surprise to some people (kept them talking, didn’t it?!)

17 + 3

I had a really easy pregnancy actually, compared to some people I know. I never suffered with morning sickness which I’m so glad about as I absolutely HATE, and I really mean HATE, being sick. I did however suffer with really bad headaches, to the point I could barely move my head because it just throbbed! I also went off food in the early stages. Walking up the meat isle in Asda was my worst nightmare as it made me feel horrendously sick.

28 + 4

I suffered with a really bad lower back pain from very early on which I later found out was SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, sometimes known as PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain). I was referred to a physio for this but there was nothing they could do apart from educate me on ways to ease the pressure put on my pelvis. Sometimes it was so bad I couldn’t sit down, stand up or lay down! I even resorted to the sofa most nights as sometimes this was the only place I could sleep.

30 + 5

I didn’t really start showing until after 20 weeks and even then I hid behind a scarf! I don’t know why but its just how I felt comfortable. None of the parents at work were told until after 20 weeks, don’t ask me why its what the owner insisted on! But towards the end I didn’t stop growing.

35 + 1

I actually really enjoyed being pregnant (after getting over the awkwardness) and I do really miss it. People often said how pregnancy hadn’t changed me because I was still doing the same amount of work, but taking it easy in the same breath. I actually remember trying to squeeze through a gap which I had obviously misjudged because I got stuck! Yes I’m sure you’re laughing at that image, it was quite funny hehe! (Please note: No babies were harmed in the process!) I worked up until 2 weeks before my due date, which I am pretty glad about because my due date came and went!

39 + 3

Looking back through photo’s I cannot believe I was actually that big! I didn’t even develop the pregnant lady waddle until I was overdue, well not that I’m aware of although I’m sure James will tell me different.

41 + 3

It seems like such a long time ago that I was pregnant when just over 4 months ago I was this big and still awaiting the arrival of my baby. Little did I know 4 days later I would have my beautiful baby girl!

Birth story to follow!

How was your pregnancy? What were your best and worst parts?

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  1. July 10, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    Aww you had such a cute bump! 🙂
    Its really odd the start of your pregnancy isn't it? Never know what emotions you are going to feel, let alone how to tell people!
    I too miss my bump (my LO is 11 weeks). 🙂 x

  2. July 10, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    You look fab, in all the photo's. And I enjoyed this post. I was pregnant with twins. I was mahoosive…(no seriously I was). But I also had SPD and it was awful, nothing made it any better. I really suffered. I didn't have an easy pregnancy – what with low iron, SPD, bleeding etc but I was so glad to get my twins to 26 weeks + 3 days that I was OK with all of this!! x

  3. July 11, 2014 / 9:03 am

    Aww thank you lovely!
    I found it really hard to tell people as it's not just something you come out with. There never seems to be the right time 🙂
    Aww I miss my daughter being so small too! Its crazy how fast time goes 🙁 xx

  4. July 11, 2014 / 9:04 am

    Thank you lovely! I honestly could not imagine being pregnant with twins, you must of felt very heavy because sometimes I felt like my baby was going to fall out the bottom of my bump!!
    Oh bless you, I am so glad your twins are all okay now 🙂 xx

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