Posted on December 21, 2015

Pregnancy Memories…

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Pregnancy seems such a long time ago now my last one being around 6 years ago and my first being around 20 years ago (Oh gawd that makes me feel very old)!! Being pregnant was one of the most amazing and horrible experiences I have ever had really, my first was wonderful I was 18 years old and I didn’t suffer much at all apart from having morning sickness for 9 months. All those people who kept saying it would go at 12 weeks were definitely wrong! Thankfully I never felt bad with it I would just be sick. Who gave it the name morning sickness because I was sick morning, noon and night??

My second pregnancy was worst I had awful ‘morning’ sickness for 16 weeks but felt like I was dying for the entire time and then I got SPD which made doing most things nearly impossible, my third pregnancy sadly ended in miscarriage and my fourth was much the same as my second without the SPD. I think my last pregnancy was my hardest as I had a 3-year-old and a 13-year-old to look after too. Most days I would take Boo to nursery and then come home and collapse on the sofa until it was time to fetch her.

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One thing that remained constant through all of my pregnancies was how good I felt about myself, I had a glow, a confidence with myself that I never had before, I loved my pregnant body, I had a purpose and I loved it. I felt special and I loved hitting the shops to treat myself to Maternity Clothes. With my first there wasn’t a massive range available just jeans with huge elastic bellies and dungaree dresses but with my last two lots of high street stores were selling gorgeous maternity wear and I just loved to treat myself as my belly expanded.

The most important thing I learned from being pregnant is that you need to take time for yourself and get all the rest that you need, don’t over do it and just relax and enjoy every second. There are so many rules and so many people will tell you different things about what you should or shouldn’t be doing. I took most advice with a pinch of salt and did my own research.

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Pregnancy is such an amazing, special time! You are growing your very own little person in side of you and as soon as they are in your arms it is all a memory 🙂

* This post is written in collaboration with George.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Ickle Pickle December 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Lovely post – my first pregnancy was twenty years ago too! Doesn’t it sound so long ago! My last was three years ago – I loved every one of my four pregnancies 🙂 Kaz x

  • Reply Zena's Suitcase December 23, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    What a lovely post. My experiences are much the same as yours. I had my first child at 21 and pregnancy was easy peasey. I got SPD with both my girls recently and suffered with a bout of PND. Regardless of the tricky times, I was always grateful to be pregnant and thankful for the children I have had as a result. All the issues pale into insignificance when they arrive

  • Reply Kara December 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I loved being pregnant (apart from the morning sickness) – I feel sad that I will never be pregnant again

  • Reply Cassie December 23, 2015 at 5:28 am

    This is beautiful. I cant wait to someday experience this myself. If only it could happen sooner.. thanks for sharing!

  • Reply mellissa williams December 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    There are some lovely moment when you are pregnant. Unfortunately I had awful morning sickness and high blood pressure at the end. It was all worth it in the end though!

  • Reply Rachel December 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    I hope one day I get to experience this joy, but for now, I love reading about other peoples journey x

  • Reply Tori Gabriel December 22, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Awww, this brings back memories. My first pregnancy was fantastic. No morning sickness at all. My second was awful to make up for it. I loved it but I am very glad my pregnancy days are done.

  • Reply Caro | The Twinkle Diaries December 22, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I was so lucky when I was carrying the twins — I didn’t have a second of nausea at all — no morning sickness which is a lucky, lucky thing!! I suffer horribly with motion sickness so I was expecting to feel dreadful!!! Being pregnant was the best feeling ever 🙂

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