I got given some Neal's Yard Remedies Mothers Balm for Christmas -it's a 100% blend of oils and beeswax to nourish and prevent stretch marks, and I'm not sure if it's having any effect on the stretch marks or not but the shine it produces on my bump is amazing! You can practically see your … Continue reading Belly polishing
Yes, yes I know. As a pregnant couple we are now the targets of multi-million dollar advertising campaigns for all the baby merch that we supposedly need, and yes we have succumbed to some of it without really knowing what we are doing. And so our evenings, which should be spent going out as much … Continue reading Learning how to use baby merchandise..
Being pregnant I have been poked and prodded, had countless blood tests and learnt to pee on demand (quite easy when there is a tiny person resting on your bladder). I've also been questioned about my weight way more than usual, and not really from my Gynaecologist and midwife which I was expecting (my midwife's only … Continue reading Pregnancy Food Diaries
Somebody make me one of these T-shirts please.
It is a palarva getting out of bed each morning. It started in about month five of pregnancy and has just gotten worse since then! Also I think I may struggle a bit more than some because my arms are not very strong and so I sort of have to balance and push off with … Continue reading Getting out of bed when pregnant
We had our last antenatal class last night. I'd recommend doing them if you are pregnant despite many of the things you learn being absolutely terrifying.
My boyfriend and I are a salespersons dream when it comes to baby items. For anyone who wants specific details- we were overwhelmed by the choice in Orchestra (a giant baby shop out in the 'burbs of Brussels, where yes they do actually have a cobbled path and fake grass to test out the prams … Continue reading How not to go Pram Shopping
In terms of words used during a pilates class my French has improved rapidly! Hopefully baby is absorbing some of it too and not just identifying French sounds with vigorously kicking my internal organs.
I'm struggling with my pregnancy more now that I've past the 32 week mark. I'm feeling nauseas again (doctor says its probably because of the reduced space for my stomach and digestive system) and I'm tired all the time which is very frustrating when I want to get things done before the baby arrives. Urgh... … Continue reading Third trimester blues
My boyfriend and I have started going to antenatal classes (with the BCT, Brussels Childbirth Trust) and they are very useful although also somewhat terrifying, especially when it comes to in-depth discussions of what happens during labour.