My Growing Bump

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My Growing Baby Bump

It’s a really strange thing being pregnant. It’s really hard to describe how it makes you feel and something that each person will have a different experience of. I’m now 17 weeks, so I’ve had my initial scan and a couple of midwife appointments, including one where we excitedly listened to the baby’s heartbeat.

I’ve got a lovely baby bump, which may have been enhanced by a mince pie (or twelve) over Christmas. It’s lovely. If I’m being honest I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about developing a big tummy. I suppose most pregnant women feel the same. Would I just feel fat and unattractive? The answer for me if no. I’ve embrace my new maternity wardrobe, buying some fabulous jeans and leggings, plus also a couple of dresses for when I get bigger (I can still fit in my dresses at the moment) so I feel great about my ever-growing bump.

My Growing Bump

People who have recently given birth or are a few months on from me recommended me to visit H&M and New Look for their maternity ranges. After a bit of digging through the plethora of size 4s and 6s in the H&M maternity ranges, I found some wonderful bits. Hint to H&M though, perhaps don’t reorder the size 4 and 6 maternity jeans if only a few people are buying these. I honestly had to sift through 50 pairs to find any other sizes. But it was well worth it as my new wardrobe staples are brilliant. New Look was a home delivery affair and a great experience, especially as one of the dresses was faulty and they offered me a free delivery code to order a replacement. Thanks New Look!

So back to the baby bump. It’s a lovely feeling knowing that you are carrying such precious cargo and in just a few short months’ time that it will take over your life as you know it and you’ll be fully responsible for another human being. Exciting and scary at the same time. So for now I’m loving my bump. I’m sure as he or she grows I’ll be moaning about the inevitable backache or stretch marks, or any other affliction that becomes the pregnant woman, but for now I’m thrilled.

How did you feel about your growing baby bump? I’d love to hear from you.

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4 thoughts on “My Growing Bump

  1. I love reading pregnancy posts and updates. It makes me feel really broody. Both of my pregnancies were ages ago now but I still remember the feelings so vividly and loved every moment x #AnythingGoes

    • Sally Sally says:

      It's lovely to be able to share the news Rosie. I'm loving the feeling so far. I can't imagine you ever forget.

  2. I have loved all of my bumps and wore them proudly. Like you, I was excited from the word go, the same level of excitement for each pregnancy. I surprised myself as I’d never been very maternal before then.
    I bought from H&M and other high street stores and the clothes were a huge part to my overall well being. I also used Bio Oil throughout on my bump to prepare the skin for stretching. I don’t know if it was that but I have very few stretch marks.
    Enjoy and listen out for the first movement, you’re not far off xx

    • Sally Sally says:

      I bet the bump for the twins was impressive Mari! I've been using Palmers and it seems really good so far, but my bump is still quite small. I've had some flutters this week which was really exciting. I agree, it was really important to me to feel comfortable in my dresses, leggings and jeans - my staples.

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