My body now: A good measure of time, but more clock shaped than hourglass

So my husband and I have spent the last six months, navigating the unpredictable waters of pregnancy. Acne, back-ne, flatulence, back ache, swelling, bleeding gums, leaking nipples, constant hunger… and that’s just my husband.

To be honest, despite the usual slightly unpleasant but more impractical symptoms, it has been fairly smooth sailing thus far and I’ve been loving it.

Us a few months back

What’s not to like really- I now have a built- in shelf to balance all of my snacks. I get the occasional foot rub and people offer to do stuff for me out of sympathy! Result!

I do find that people’s perceptions of what a pregnant woman is capable of, vary wildly. It’s literally a continuum of, “No you musn’t lift that book, it’s far too heavy!” to, “You’re OK with not working reduced hours aren’t you… after all, pregnancy’s not an illness.” That last one’s an actual quote from the Head of HR at work.

My hormones have really carried me along throughout the pregnancy so far, along with my Antidepressants and despite the odd wobble, my mental health has been pretty stable; if not better than before. I am aware that this will probably dip after baby comes along, the hormones will drain away and reality will set in, like a train to the face. But, we’ll deal with that when it comes to it.

For now, we will keep waddling along (literally) and take each day as it comes. Here’s my latest video if you wanted to hear me waffle about things a bit more- particularly, about how I’m planning for labour with Hypnobirthing and Mindfulness:

5 thoughts on “My body now: A good measure of time, but more clock shaped than hourglass

  1. Thank you for sharing a part of your world!!.. I wish all the best for you and your family and may life be all that you wish for it to be!!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again;

    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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  2. I will always remember the moment I asked a women at work, who resultingly gave me dirty looks until going on maternity leave, “Can you help me with this table” and the reply; “I’m pregnant, I shouldn’t do any heavy lifting”

    How to say aloud “I thought you were just not a slim type” …before you gasp in shock, I refrained from saying anything!

    Then there is the time I asked a pregnant woman “When does it drop?” she looked confused for a second before laughingly answering, I knew her well enough so no risk of offence

    And then the immortal words when faced with a fresh faced baby… “Its a thing” again the person in question had a sense of humour (luckily)

    So in that respect I shall say quite simple; Take full bloody advantage of it whilst you can!

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