You thought being pregnant in the summer would be a breeze, with all those stylish maxi dresses and a pregnancy glow that’ll have all your friends green with envy. But no…
There’s nothing like a glass of refreshing Pimms when the sun is shining. Oh wait, you’re pregnant and have to stick with squash…
Your summer wardrobe no longer fits
You have to settle with looking longingly at all your pretty summer dresses from last year. Or try to get away with dresses that are just a bit too short now your bump's out.
The heat is only heightening your desire to puke into the nearest recycling bin at work.
You’d love to join your mates camping at Glasto, but the idea of using navigating your way to a Portaloo every five minutes isn’t your idea of fun.
Bad tan lines
Having a large beach ball of a bump on your front makes sunbathing a bit of a logistic nightmare, especially when it comes to tanning your back. Spray tan it is…
Being crushed like a sardine in a packed bus or train in summer is hell enough as it is, let alone when you’re having a hot flush and feel twice your normal size. Oh and when everyone seems oblivious to the 'bump on board' badge.
You’d love to wear your favourite maxi dress, but it looks like you’re smuggling melons in your bra.
Your favourite strappy sandals are looking very neglected in your wardrobe. Flip flops are as dressy as it gets.
Not only do you have to contend with trying to get comfy with your bump, but the summer humidity too (not to mention the noisy neighbours having a BBQ till 3am).
Instead of sunning yourself on a beach with a mocktail in hand, you’re saving your pennies for the new nursery. And mountains of nappies.
You may start off barely knowing what TTC means (trying to conceive, for any newbies), but before long you'll be speaking in acronyms (BD, or baby dancing, is surely our least favourite term for sex) and becoming more than a little obsessed with the process of getting pregnant. Any of these sound familiar?
From their week-by-week pregnancy journey, right through to what’s in their changing bag, these video bloggers are are sharing the highs and lows of being a parent. These are the top ten family vloggers you should be watching.
Pregnancy is no reason to resort to leggings and baggy tee’s, though sometimes we admit they’re the only things that will do. You can still work some of summers hottest trends - even with a substantial bump.
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