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Double denim maternity style

double denim maternity style
double denim maternity style
double denim maternity style
double denim maternity style
double denim maternity style

Another week 31 picture. Wearing that chambray tunic, with the collar unbuttoned this time.

It’s so funny (and nice!) how so many people on the blog are saying that I look glowing! I don’t really know what it means, but I appreciate it. In real life, only a few people have said that to me, which is more in line with how I’m feeling. I’m knackered all the time, I get dizzy if I stand too long, I wake up in the middle of the night with excruciating leg cramps, I can’t bend down, I have heartburn all the time and so on. I don’t want to complain too much because really I am having a straightforward pregnancy, but I just honestly don’t get how anyone can say they loved being pregnant.

There’s 4 weeks of work to go now, and 7 weeks til the due date and I cannot wait. I was so squeamish about the details of labour, I actually hardly read anything about it til we started antenatal classes a couple of weeks ago. But now I feel so huge and exhausted all the time, I’m beginning to see the birth as not just a big scary event, but also the point at which I can stop feeling like crap and start getting back to myself. I suppose things do have a way of sorting themselves out.

I hope no one minds the pregnancy related chat by the way!

Outfit stats:
* tunic – beacon’s closet * maternity jeans – h&m * top under – I dyed it * bag – swap * shoes – office, gift *

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  • jane 2 November 2012, 11:48 am

    You are glowing.
    I loved my first pregnancy, especially the 6 weeks I had off before my son was born.
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  • shirley 2 November 2012, 6:01 pm

    You look great! Might I suggest eating a banana a day to hopefully reduce/stop the leg cramps? It’s been almost 20 years since I had my only child, but I still remember being tired and needing to pee all the time before she was born. The potassium in the bananas helped stop my 1st-trimester cramps; maybe it’ll help with yours…? Good luck and best wishes with the bebe!

    • Franca 4 November 2012, 2:41 pm

      Sadly, I’m pretty sure it’s not a nutrient deficiency. I eat two bananas every day – one for breakfast and one as a snack!

  • Fiona 2 November 2012, 9:33 pm

    Hi, I’ve been following you’re blog for ages and for some reason felt I should comment on this post… I’m the mother of a 13, almost 14 year old boy/teenage/man, and remember feeling about the birth in a similar way to you. I had a fantastic pregnancy with no problems and I had my son at home, in part as a result of over reading and a strong believe that a home home birth would be safer all round. One of my midwives made a passing comment close to my due date about looking forward to meeting your baby and that comment was like a light bulb going off in my head. It was more than enjoying being pregnant and having a baby, or a new life that I would be responsible for. And I really did focus on meeting my baby. That thought helped me look forward to the birth and think less about the birth as an event – good or bad! You are looking great, and I’m looking forward to hearing about your wee one when she/he arrives… and to you getting your ‘colour mojo’ back when you get back into regular clothes 🙂

  • Style Eyes 3 November 2012, 10:49 am

    You are looking lovely and that bag is amazing. I know what you mean about being pregnant. I didn’t enjoy it much but it is well worth it in the end. If it wasn’t for the pregnancy, I would probably have about 10 kids!
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  • daisymay 3 November 2012, 6:08 pm

    Hey Franca, your looking great honey – love the bag too! I have a friend due 3 weeks before you and she has been in that mood for a while too. She was worried about it and now she just says if they asked her to push right now she would just do it, to get it out fo the way! Good luck, your almost there!
    Daisy Dayz

  • J. 3 November 2012, 8:48 pm

    I enjoy the pregnancy chat! Talking of which, have you tried a calcium supplement for the cramps? I had such terrible cramps I would wake up screaming in the middle of the night with my second, and mentioned it to my ob/gym without any hope that he might have a soliton, but it was like magic. Apparently it is the calcium leaching out of your muscles, for the baby’s need, which causes the pain.

    • Franca 4 November 2012, 2:46 pm

      Again, sadly not! The pregnancy vitamins I take give me 100% of my RDA, and I eat loads of yoghurt on top of that! I’ve also read that sometimes it’s thought to be magnesium, but that’s also in my vitamins. I think it’s a trapped nerve thing for me, as I get a lot of pain at the top of my legs/bottom of bump during the day as well. I’ve done loads of googling about the leg cramps and it seems to be one of those things where no one knows exactly what’s going on and no agreed solution.

  • Helen 4 November 2012, 9:51 pm

    Of course we don’t mind pregnancy chat! 🙂 It’s exciting! I bet you are counting down the days now. The tan bag is really nice – what a nice swap.
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