Maternity clothing – advise!

It was a while after I found out I was pregnant that I actually had to start wearing maternity clothing. As soon as I found out I started looking online for maternity clothing but couldn’t justify buying anything “just yet” as all my clothes still fitted, this being around 12 weeks.

First trimester I wasn’t showing at all but still chose to wear loose tops, shirts, jumpers for comfort as some days I just felt bloated and uncomfortable.

Second trimester I started wearing maternity jeans because my jeans got too tight over the bump. so I bought a grey pair of skinny maternity jeans from asos with the “under the bump” fit, (thats where the elastic is under the bump) self explanatory I know but still.. I found this fit very comfy and suited me great, the jeans from asos had a very soft material and I would love them in a normal fit soon. I got a few leggins as well from New Look that would go all the up to my chest but I knew I would grow into them eventually so I stuck by them for comfort. I wore quite a lot of long shirts with jeans and hareem trousers with loose tops over the summer.

Third trimester is where it got tricky. I went for anything that was comfortable. I couldn’t wear the “under the bump” fit anymore. I sit quite a lot at work and whilst driving I found that the elastic dug into my stomach and was very painful so I put them aside. I had to start wearing the blue maternity jeans I bought in mother care, they had an “over the bump fit” and I still wear them. Leggings with the “over the bump” fit have been a godsend in the third trimester and the only thing I wear now. I had to buy a few jammies that were in a bigger size just so I could lounge with nothing digging into my bump. All tops that are the first layer on my bump have to be seam free, otherwise I go crazy because the skin gets to itchy. I don’t want to scratch the bump too much to prevent stretch marks so the first layer is usually inside out. I bought sports bras as well just for the extra comfort when I could not face a normal bra.

My advise is go for anything comfortable. Get on asos as there is so much variety there and  if it doesn’t fit for you or you simply don’t like it its so easy to return it and get something else.

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Það var ekki fyrr en um 12 vikurnar sem ég fór að finna fyrir því að buxurnar mínar pössuðu ekki yfir bumbuna þægilega svo ég fór á stúfana að leita eftir einhverju þægilegi til að vera í. Ég keypti mér meðgönguleggings í New Look sem fóru yfir bumbuna og alveg upp að brjóstkassa en ég tróð þeim bara undir strenginn í brjóstahaldaranum af því að ég vissi að ég myndi stækka í þær og hey þær voru mega þægilegar! Ég keypti mér líka meðgönguleggings á asos sem voru svo fáránlega mjúkar og þægilegar en með teygjunni undir bumbuna sem hentaði fínt, þá. Yfir sumarið var ég bara í þessum þægilegu hareem buxum og léttum víðum bolum eða í leggings og síðri skyrtu. Það var allt voða þægilegt allt saman þangað til ég var komin að um 27-30 vikunum.. Þá fór ég að verða að vera í meðgöngubuxum með teygju yfir bumbuna af því að teyjan unfir bumbuna var farin að stingast inn í bumbuna og var hreinlega farið að verða vont! Þessar yfir bumbuna keypti ég í Mothercare og voru bláar gallabuxur mjög teygjanlegar og þægilegar. 

Ég mæli svo hiklaust með meðgöngufatnaðinum frá asos, þau eru með svo mikið úrval og oft útsala. 

Sandra xxx

Maternity leave

What now? No like seriously? Is there something I should be doing? Everyone keeps telling me to do nothing and relax with my feet up before the baby gets here. Thats all fine but what if you are used to being 100 miles an hour doing this and that all day everyday and you find that just fine! I left leaving work until I was almost falling asleep at my desk. I feel like I need to adjust to this not doing anything apart from watching Real Housewives of every corner of the world (how good are those shows by the way). I have set myself 4 hours every day of this “not doing anything” carry on and I will see if that will be increased or not, I am not promising anything!

I have few things planned – I have brought my sewing machine out for this leave and the usual nesting is on the agenda. First baby wash is hung up and drying as we speak.. how cute is that by the way?

Fæðingarorlof.. einmitt.. á ég að kunna það? Ég er þannig týpa að ég hef alltaf verið á fullu, alltaf, alla daga. Ég er í aðlögun. Byrjum á 4 tímum á dag að gera þetta “ekki neitt” nema horfa á raunveruleikaþætti sem ég elska reyndar.. Við sjáum svo til hvernig ég þrauka. Ég er búin að draga fram saumavélina og almenn hreiðurgerð er á dagskránni. Fyrsti þvotturinn einmitt hengur á snúrunni. Gjaldþrot á vefverslunum er líka eitthvað sem ég gæti hugsað mér..

Mat Leave Sandra xxx

 

My baby shower

My lovely future mother in law and sister in law threw me the most amazing baby shower the other day. I thought I would share some pictures.

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Jacket/Cardigan – River Island

Dress – River Island

Faux fur scarf – New Look

Maternity leggings – New Look

Bracelet – River Island

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Everything was pink and everything was just perfect! I can’t thank the two of them enough, I feel truly lucky to have them in my life ❤

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Sandra Xxxx

Maternity OOTD 

I am an asos a holic. Yes that’s a thing. I got that “free next day delivery” pack for £10 and I think it’s a godsend! Since I started showing properly about 20 weeks the only thing I wanted to wear was something that was comfy. Some days I would wear a tent quite happily! I seen this long jumper on asos and I swear by it, I’m even packing it in my hospital bag. Check it. You won’t regret it and it’s on sale as well. Sold? Yes.

Síðan það fór að sjást almennilega á mér um 20 vikurnar hef ég ekki viljað vera í neinu sem var ekki þægilegt. Þið vitið þessar óþægilegu buxur sem eru flottar og maður fer samt í er bara nei nei ekki séns, leggings takk! Liggur við að mig langaði að vera í tjaldi. Þessi síða þunna peysa er algert uppáhald og ég fékk hana á asos. Hún er meira að segja á útsölu! 

Xxx Sunday Sandra

Halloween at the office – avocado!

Today was dress up day at work and I thought I would dress up bump and me for the occasion! I thought I would post it if a fellow pregnant one is struggling as this is fairly easy to make.. an Avocado! I made this (yes the talent is oozing) out of a cardboard box off the baby’s furniture.. cut out holes for face and bump.. stapled a string for my hands and voila! Oh yeah I also had a brown t shirt tucked over bump.. easy, cheap and very popular at the office!

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Það var Halloween dagur í vinnunni í dag.. Ég smellti í einn avocado búning fyrir mig og bumbu! Gerði hann alveg sjálf, já ég er mjöööög hægileikarík! Skar gat fyrir andlit og bumbu, skellti brúnum bol yfir bumbu og bingo bongo slegið!

xxx Avocado Sandra