So here we are. WE MADE IT!! I am officially NINE MONTHS PREGNANT!!!!
Honestly, I cant quite believe it and feel so incredibly blessed and excited.
But it’s strange. Whilst I think this pregnancy has totally totally flown by, there is another part of me that feels like I have been waiting an absolute eternity to meet you. (You are basically all I have thought about since July).
Although one thing is for sure… I have learnt a helllllll of a lot since carrying this little one in my tummy and it has been my most favourite and special adventure yet.
So I just thought I would do a fun and silly blog for you highlighting the random thoughts and facts I have learnt along this little journey and everything along the way that has really really surprised me about pregnancy!!!
And what a ride it has been…. So here goes….
1) YOU BECOME A MUM FROM DAY ONE!
I don’t know about any of you lovely mummies out there, but the second I saw the blue line on that stick something totally changed inside me. I hope that doesn’t sound ridiculously cringy, but it is honestly true. I felt protective from that very second. The feeling only intensified and grew once I saw my little one at our scan in the hospital. I never thought it would be possible to love a black little squiggle on a TV Screen with all of my heart, but my gosh is that feeling beyond over whelming!!! And it only gets stronger as the days have gone on!!!
15 MINS NINE MONTHS OF FAME!
Huns if you have ever wondered what it feels like to be a total celebrity, then falling pregnant will allow you to experience this lifestyle for a short trial period. It’s absolutely crazy, but the second that little tummy of yours pops the whole world seems to be want to be your best friend. Honestly I cant go anywhere, not even the petrol station without another lovely stranger making conversation with me about my little one to be. It has been so wonderful to see a different side to the usual grumpy and moody British general public, but I won’t get used to it, because I know I’m just weeks away from being forgotten about again ha! Oh well, it’s been fabulous whilst it’s lasted, and thank you lovely strangers for being so kind to me.
3) KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
For those that have been following my journey since the beginning you will know that for many years I have had an irrational and horrible phobia of hospitals/doctors/blood/anything medical related. So because of this I walked into the world of pregnancy totally blind and found the first trimester extremely challenging and over whelming.
Once I got past twelve weeks I knew that things had to immediently change. I so badly wanted to be brave and change my negative mindset into a positive one because I truly wanted this journey to be one I would remember forever, in a happy way.
Because pregnancy is a miracle, not an illness.
With that in mind I gave myself a good talking too and telling off and told myself that ‘knowledge is power’. Since September I have read countless amounts of books on pregnancy, spoken to lots of friends who I trust with advice in calm environments, researched a ridiculous amount of positive birth stories (which has been so helpful) and attended an NCT course, making lots of new mummy to be friends from Essex in the process. Now, with as much knowledge that I think I can possibly fit into my brain on labour, I feel as in control as I can be, which has had an amazing knock on effect. I don’t get extreme nerves for midwife/hospital appointments, I have made a birth plan (knowing it might crumble to pieces) and dare I say it, I feel EXCITED about labour and giving birth.
(Still don’t have a clue what I’m doing when the baby arrives though, but we will just wing it… right?.. RIGHT?????)
4) ARE YOU SURE YOU’RE NOT HAVING TWINS?
So apparently once you really start to show, the whole world and his wife also think they can comment on your body and giggle at how big you are. Yay.
It’s been really fun to have many a stranger, look me up and down and gasp ‘OH WOW, are you sure you’re not having twins?’ Thanks Brenda, but I’m sure.
Ive also had a lot of sympathetic glances whilst I’ve been waddling around a food shop, throwing chocolate buttons in my trolley trying to catch my breath whilst only moving 2.3 cm. What are you staring at Derek, have you never seen a nine month pregnant girl before? I’ll eat you next if you’re not careful.
5) THE GLOW!
Guys, the pregnancy glow is totally a thing!!!!!!!! Well at least for me it has been. (But lets not include that horrendous first trimester).
I hardly dared to believe it would be true when I fell pregnant. But my skin has been 100% clearer than usual. Honestly I usually HATE my skin and would moan to friends 24/7 about ANOTHER random spot popping up when I least wanted it to. Even on my bloody wedding day for gods sake. Adult acne was literally the bain of my life before getting pregnant, and there wouldn’t be a week go by when my periods, or the central line, or just life in general meant my skin would feel dull, dirty and well, spotty. When I did fall pregnant I feared my skin would erupt and I would spend nine months wanting to hide my face from the world, but its shocked me to the core that I haven’t had to deal with a breakout in months. I’ll honestly take the back ache, wetting myself and leg cramps any day over yucky skin, and I’m just dreading the hormone changes once the baby is out. Please be kind to me face, I beg you.
6) YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH BEING THE BIGGEST LAZY BUM!
Oohhh ladies lap it up, you get a hall pass for nine months to be the biggest lazy bum in this whole entire world. My hubby has been extra wonderful and taken on SO many of the house chores, whilst I lay on the couch slurping tea and watching him struggle as he carries in 20 bags from the car with sweat dripping down his face. But the funny thing is he hasn’t even minded. “Your looking after our precious cargo, you relax” I keep getting told. And you don’t need to tell me twice. I am making the absolute most of it because before you know it I will be knees deep in baby sick and dirty washing wooohoooo.
7) THE BED ROLL
Forget the bend and snap, or the slut drop, these last few months I have been trying to perfect ‘THE BED ROLL’. Preggo ladies, when you know… YOU KNOW!!!
Oh my god guys, it is honestly HELL! I never could have possibly imagined that one of the hardest parts of being pregnant was simply having to get out of bed. And considering how many times I need the loo in the night….Houston we have a problem!!!! A big problem!!!!!
I will never ever ever take rolling over in bed for granted again.
I can only try and explain what it feels like for those of you who have yet to experience the ‘bed roll’. But please can you try and imagine that you are carrying a 50 tonne sack of potatoes in your tummy and to do a simple wriggle from left to right takes, maybe fifteen minutes of unbearable strains and pain, a whole lot of swear words, and feeling like you’ve just completed three marathons at once. And then you’ve got to do the quickest waddle to the loo before wetting yourself, and then repeating this sequence all over again half an hour later. Sureeee.
I truly have SO much respect for all pregnant ladies and mummies. And I’m the first to admit that before falling pregnant I didn’t pay much attention to this whole entire world and didn’t understand what people had to go through. I was totally naive to it all… and I’ll admit… didn’t give much thought to it either. (I’m so sorry) But ladies, what I want to say is…you are ALL incredible!!
9) THE PLACENTA.
Please don’t laugh in my face, but I truly had NO CLUE that we had to give birth to our placenta after enduring labour. Did you??? I mean you lot all know that until falling pregnant I literally couldn’t hear one birth story. So when I found out that there is a whole PART THREE to labour aka, giving birth to your placenta I think I laughed out loud in someone’s face, told them to stop making up silly lies, before realising, ohhhhhh myyyyyy god ITS TRUE and nearly hyperventilating. Okay dramatic as always, but seriously…. You go through the hell and trauma of giving birth and then this?
Give a girl a break please and thanks.
Nesting is REAL. And this is coming from the laziest bum in the world.
So hey, my name is Sammy Summers and I HATE house work. Like really hate it. The ironing board comes out maybe one a year, and unloading that dishwasher can send me over the edge. And don’t even get me started on my horrendous cooking skills.
But it is with great shock and horror that I am here to announce that this will all change in your third trimester and you won’t recognise yourself.
I have been lucky that the last few weeks I have got to spend some quality time at home getting ready for the little one, and I now spend my time pottering around the flat, folding the same clothes I put into neat piles an hour before, rearranging shelves and drawers 100 times over just for the fun of it, and omg I even made Shepherds Pie last night. I KNOW, WHO EVEN AM I???????
But finally, and most important of them all, the main thing I have learnt, is just how INCREDIBLE this journey has been and how much I have surprised myself.
I truly believed I was in for nine months of aches, pains, terrifying appointments and not feeling myself, but it has been the total opposite. Yes the aches and pains have been attached to my hip, but so has the growing and overwhelming feeling of love, extreme excitement and ridiculous happiness.
I count my lucky stars every day that I have been blessed with this little miracle and I don’t take a single second of it for granted. Pregnancy has truly been the best thing that has ever happened to me.
As always, thank you so much for reading guys!!!! I’m going to love and leave you all with some more of my ridiculous rambling thoughts and feelings and would love to know if any of you have felt the same as me?
Love you all,
SOME MORE RIDICULOUS THOUGHTS & FEELINGS I’VE HAD DURING PREGNANCY..
- Pret and Starbucks I will never forgive you for not doing de-caf tea. Sort it out huns.
- Speaking of which, if I hear myself ask a waitress one more time ‘is that defiantly decaf?….’ (I hate myself)
- You will stop spending all of your wages on Asos new in, and instead, the majority of your money will go towards loo roll. You will go through packets a week so be warned.
- Google. *Shudder* It will become your very best friend, but your very worst enemy.
- If I don’t give birth to a chocolate cadburys button I will faint.
- Anyone else find themselves staring at the nappy section in Boots for 45 mins? Theres just SO many options send help!
- Everyday I still ask myself, but seriously, how is this baby getting out???
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