Friends, have a wonderful Tuesday! I’ve got another video for you today. This subject matter will not be of interest to all, which I understand completely. After the success of my previous pregnancy film, I decided to make another.
This time, I figured it might be fun to share some of the adjustments I’ve been through so far during my pregnancy. Obviously, none of this is familiar territory for me, but I figured maybe any of you would be able to connect or would like to express your own experiences.
Fashion and the Human Body
The most obvious difference is my protruding baby belly. It’s fantastic! It actually popped out properly a couple weeks back, and I now have a noticeable hump that can’t be ignored. Please forgive me if this is a little too personal, but my boobs have grown in size and I’ve moved up one bra size. Through no way am I on Katie Price’s level of fitness, but they are considerably larger than they were pre-pregnancy.
In terms of maternity clothing, I haven’t purchased anything. At about 16 weeks, I invested in maternity jeans because my usual jeans wouldn’t do up over my growing belly, and they were a godsend…so much more comfortable! I have purchased a maternity top.
Flowy A-line tops and maxi dresses that I can develop into make up the majority of my maternity wardrobe. I haven’t moved up a size yet, but I know there’s already a long way to go, so it will most definitely improve in the future. Maternity/nursing bras were a must-have and a wise purchase because I knew I’d need them after the baby was born.
Eating and Diet
My dietary habits changed drastically during my first trimester as my body adjusted to the new hormones. I had strong aversions to greens and green smoothies at first, which was very shocking. I could only consume veggies whether they were covered in sauce or dipped in ketchup.
I still had a fresh starch problem, and I decided to consume all the carbohydrates I could get my hands on. Things are much more healthy now, and my dietary habits have returned to usual. I’ve discovered that I like carbs to start my day, which may be due to not eating for 8 hours as a consequence of sleeping. When it comes to pregnancy cravings, I haven’t had any.
However, at the moment, I’m very into avocados and summer berries…
There are no hankerings for sand or asphalt quite yet…
Thank god for that!
At 20 weeks, here’s me and the bump visiting the gym.
Health and fitness
My exercise regimen has undergone several significant improvements. I used to work out 5-6 days a week, alternating between exercise, strength, meditation, running, and spinning. I had to drop out of my spinning class because I couldn’t catch up with the others. I now go to the gym 2-3 days a week to do some soft cardio on the trainer and maximum incline walking on the treadmill.
I still like to incorporate meditation and cycling into my routine; in reality, I now consider housework and shopping to be forms of exercise. In terms of fitness, the most important thing for me is to do the best I can for myself and my son, to just do everything I can and appreciate it.
Routine for Beauty
A few weeks earlier, I wrote a blog post about some brand natural and sustainable items that I’d just bought. Most new mothers, I believe, begin to be concerned for the world in which their unborn child can flourish, and seek to exclude contaminants from their daily life as far as possible – it is often more environmentally sustainable.
Body oils, belly butters, and a natural deodorant have all aided me in this endeavour.
Overall, I’ve never felt happier and can’t complain because my baby boy is so sweet to me! This could improve in the third trimester. My niggles from the first trimester, such as food aversions, lower back discomfort, and exhaustion, have subsided, and I believe I’ve actually discovered the maternity glow that everybody raves about.
I’m at ease and have actually gotten used to my evolving body.
Hopefully, some of you find it useful and can refer to some of my personal experiences. I remember questioning myself early on, “…is this normal?” But, of course, and pregnancy is special, which is part of what makes it so lovely.
Below is a link to my “Then and Now” video:
Napping was a huge thing for me in my first trimester, as you can tell from the thumbnail!
At the halfway point of your pregnancy, what improvements did you notice? Do you find some of my experiences surprising or unexpected if you aren’t pregnant?
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