Friday, 13 January 2012


Seth and I were laying in bed talking the other night about us having a baby. He commented on how quickly the time had gone by from when we first found out I was pregnant to now and how it only seemed like yesterday that we found out. I thought completely the opposite, if feels like it was months ago we found out! I thought about it and my thoughts on the matter were that although Seth is excited about it, he's not carrying the baby so he probably doesn't think about it as much as I do, and so the time thus far has passed quickly for him. But for me, I probably think about it at least 100 times a day and so it feels like I've been pregnant for a while already. That's not a bad thing in any way. I'm looking forward to all of the firsts - seeing the bump emerge, feeling the baby move, etc.

I was looking in the mirror this morning and there isn't really any sign of a bump, which I wouldn't overly expect just yet anyway! My stomach is looking a little bigger than normal but you wouldn't think I was pregnant. This made me think ahead to maternity clothes. It'll probably be a little while yet before I actually need to get any, but I don't think that there's anything wrong with looking at the websites to see what's out there! I have come to this conclusion - if you want nice maternity clothes, go to America. That's not to say that all of our clothes are horrible, or maybe I just don't know where to look yet but they are pretty expensive and some of the clothes, well, they are quite horrible! I was looking on the Old Navy website which, for us English people, is a cheaper sister company of Gap and they have so many nice tops on there! I could see my pregant self wearing some of those. So I have decided that because shipping costs so much, there is only one solution - I shall simply have to fly out to the States myself and go maternity clothes shopping. I quite like my plan, but I have yet to let Seth in on it. I think he might disagree with me, although I can't imagine why.

I find myself noticing pregnant people more when I'm out and about now and I often wonder how far along they are. Some look like they are ready to burst, whereas I know some other people who, even at 9 months, still didn't really look pregnant. It makes me wonder how big I am going to get! It's not something I'm worried about or anything because I have no control over it anyway (I may well worry about giving birth if I'm massive, however!). Seth likes to remind me that babies in his family are big. I always then remind him that I was only 3lb. Yes, I was also 2 months premature but that's not the point. I guess in a few months time we will see how big I get!

On another note, has anyone ever watched One Born Every Minute? It pretty much shows people giving birth. The day after it has been on TV, there are always quite a few facebook comments about how much people love the show. So last week I decided to watch it to see what all the fuss was about. I thought that as an expectant mother I might find it quite interesting. I watched it for ten minutes. How can people watch that??! I was seriously traumatised, it was awful! Maybe it's entertaining for people who have already had children or something but really? I thought it was horrible and I really don't see what all the fuss is about. So I just flicked over to another channel and watched Mamma Mia instead. Much better!


  1. I think once you've had your baby you will be able to watch it- you will connect emotionally to all the women, but I'm glad it wasnt on when I was pregnant the first time, at it may have terrified me!

  2. Haha I enjoyed reading this!! There are some nice maternity clothes out there, they are pretty pricey but mamas and papas and mummy and little me sorted me out well :) as for one born every minute, I think if you watch a whole episode it's a lot better, you really do connect with the women and it's such a little miracle! But maybe I was the same, I wanted to avoid knowing what was going to happen!!

  3. As a childless woman, all it looks like to me is a programme about women being tortured. Ps, good luck with the whole giving birth thing! :-) Lucia

  4. I love Old Navy Maternity clothes!! If your plan to come over and shop here ever pans out...come visit me!! I'm always in the mood for a good shopping trip! :) Oh, but please bear in mind that I will be out of action the end of March ;)

  5. Ah bless you my dear! You and I shopped for maternty clothes in H&M Bluewater! Memories of those trips!!! x