The Bump Diaries: a journey through pregnancy in excellent style.
Pregnancy is an incredible time in any mum’s life. Pregnancy with twins? Well, that’s next level. Here, Mum Life Project founder @amyeshipp shares her experience, while Kathyrn from @blossomandglowmaternity styles her in the kinds of chilled and comfy maternity style every mama-to-be needs.
“I already have a pretty decent sized “bump”. The realisation of just how big I am going to be by the end of this pregnancy is starting to hit home; TWINS – I still can’t believe it. I am retaining fluid EVERYWHERE and despite exercising 3 times a week and eating WAY healthier than I did when I was pregnant with Emmy – I just seem to be ballooning. I think I am starting to feel the babies move now which is exciting and this second trimester has brought with it 2 things – itchy skin and a renewed sense of energy. I was SO tired in that first trimester that I once fell asleep in the toilet cubicle at work for 10 minutes. 🙈😳 Fun times. Ha. If anyone has any tips for itchy pregnant skin, I’d love to hear them!”
“I’ve been more reflective this week for some reason, maybe it’s because I am almost half way. I was so anxious in that first trimester for a variety of reasons. I had a lot of bleeding at the start of my pregnancy and when I went for my dating scan, I had fully prepared myself to be told there was no heartbeat. Instead finding out there was in fact 2 heart beats was a complete shock. The stats aren’t exactly encouraging either, there was a 1 in 20 chance that one twin wouldn’t make it to 12 weeks, not to mention all the other complications that come with a twin pregnancy. It was a stressful time, the news of twins, figuring out the financials, constantly thinking about miscarriage and all the things that could go wrong. The weeks moved so slowly, but now, time is flying by and instead of worrying about all the bad things, I am focusing on all the blessings. I’ve sorted through Emmy’s baby clothes and we just paid off our layby for the majority of the big tickets items we needed. It still seems so surreal, but in so many ways I feel less overwhelmed and more in control. I am sure this will ebb and flow throughout my pregnancy; but week 17 – you’ve been a good one.”
Wearing: The Boho Blouse and Isla Jeggings from Blossom & Glow