Friday, 17 November 2017

10 PREGNANCY TRUTHS

Well, its all OVER! A full 39 weeks of carrying life and birthing our beautiful baby boy. If you have not already, do catch up with my birth vlog here:

We all hear of the usual complaints that come from women who are pregnant.. sore back, frequently using the loo, food cravings, but I thought I would put together a list of 10 of my honest pregnancy truths.

First of all, can we admire this shoot? I had absolutely no inspiration behind this theme, but the fact that I was feeling a little ugly and felt I had lost all sex appeal and wanted to look and feel sexy again- whilst pregnant.
Perhaps during your pregnancy, you may feel like you are not a 10, but a little glitz and glam could change that feeling, I felt a million dollars on this day!


Photo Credits:
Mateus Sitek: @matsitek
Makeup: @_mojomakeup
Hair: @miamor.ma

1. Not being able to lay on your stomach:
Its an obvious and logical thing to sleep on your side whilst you are asleep during pregnancy. Most doctors recommend to sleep on your left for blood to flow properly. But what happens if you are the type (like myself) who always loves a tummy slumber... well, you just got to forget about that for the duration of the pregnancy and even a little after as your tummy may feel too tender to lay on straight after giving birth. At the moment I am 2 weeks postpartum and find that I can't lay on my stomach for too long as before, hoping it will get better soon!

2. Can't get out of cars in parking bays!
Omg, is this a fat girl problem or a pregnancy problem? I have only encountered this in my pregnancy to be fair! Lol, honestly, I discovered as my bump grew, that when I parked my car in certain car parks that had small narrow bays, I literally would not be able to open the door and exit or enter my car!

3. Rings stop fitting
As a married woman, I love to wear my ring! It literally completes me. But, it gets to a point where your fingers start to swell and you have to keep it in a jewellery box for several months! At this point I am still not wearing my rings as my fingers are still swollen as well as developing Carpel Tunnel Syndrome during pregnancy.

4. Weird Dreams...
A common occurrence during pregnancy, I believe its the anxiousness and anticipation of having a newborn. In all of my pregnancies from the earliest gestation until the end, I had some sort of funky dream! The weirdest dream I had during this pregnancy was given birth to a large baby girl who looked exactly like me, bare in mind this was well after I found out the sex of my baby being a boy!

5. Confrontational
Or may be its just me? I had so many altercations during my pregnancy it was unbelievable but contrary to that also, I found myself being extremely affectionate and loving towards my loved ones! I think emotions like this are triggered by the changes in hormones, whilst I am normally an open and honest person in the first place, I felt during this pregnancy that I was brutally honest and normally that may not always be the case. Wondering if this 'symptom' would carry on for a while to come lol!

6. Not wanting to share a bed!
I of course share a bed with my spouse... but on so many occasions I just wanted to kick him out the bed! The extra person I was growing inside of me made me always feel extra hot and as if I was a house and I needed so much extra room... but what tended to happen when my husband would find a comfortable spot on the sofa is I would feel lonely and instantly call him back to bed! It has been amazing since we have had the baby to finally enjoy sharing the bed without the extra cushion in the front!

7. Relying on someone to cream your feet after a shower.
Not sure if this issue is for every pregnant woman, but the more you grow, the harder it becomes to bend down, pick things up and tend to your feet! I normally get ready in the morning whilst my husband is at work, so can you imagine coming out of the shower to no one being able to help me cream my feet! I literally had to wait until the evening everyday to get my husband to oil my feet and carried my dry feet for the entire day! It was also an excuse to get him to give me foot massage so its not a bad idea after all!

8. Washing Dishes hurts your back?
How you ask? When your stomach is in the way of the sink you literally need to crouch to reach the sink, this in turn made my lower back ache! Ouch! I often found myself washing the dishes from the side sometimes!

9. Soiling food on clothes
Again, that belly in the way again? No problem! I often just smother my food on my top because of how large my stomach was! You may just need a bib to save you the embarrasment!

10. Facial changes
Most women complain about body changes during pregnancy such as weight gain, stretch marks, body shape change, enlarged boobs. However for me, on top of these, I am one of them women who completely looks like a different woman. My face and neck gets darker, my nose gets larger, my lips swell up! All of this and I am told I have a 'beautiful glow' which I found so hard to see sometimes!


All in all, I could not be more thankful and grateful for all of these changes. Bringing fourth my joy is what I look forward to.

Please let me know, what other pregnancy truths can you share?
Would be great to know! Leave a comment and share this post!











Share:

101 comments

  1. Hello,Congratulations aunt Chanel, I am so so happy for you and your family, I pray nothing but the best for you. May God bless you and the new baby ��, all I could do was cry the tears of joy, I've been a subscriber for years and I just want you to know how happy I am for you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm so happy for you and your hubby. You guys deserve this bundle of joy. My goodness Emanuel is a big brother now!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I want to say congratulations to you, your husband, your son and your family on your baby boy. Truly a blessing from God. I want to say that your faith, honesty and general attitude through this pregnancy and in general is a blessing to me. Continue to stand firm in Christ and may he bless your household in abundance.

    ReplyDelete
  4. How can anyone miss on this blog, Totally be-enchanted by this blog.obat penyubur

    ReplyDelete
  5. They should be made of comfortable material that does not pull or rub. A pull tight waist band or an expandable waist band that can enlarge will be the best. LA Maternity Clothes

    ReplyDelete
  6. I know that sometimes it may be useful for bloggers to practice writing. here you can find advices about writing philosophy papers.

    ReplyDelete

  7. It was a very good post indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it in my lunch time. Will surely come and visit this blog more often. Thanks for sharing.
    top fertility specialist in Hyderabad

    ReplyDelete
  8. A pregnancy book that enables you to have the active birth you want. With this book, you can learn to develop all your body's resources to deal with the instinctive experience of childbirth.  Gender scan

    ReplyDelete
  9. The vital information in this blogs has allured me. Mark Curry AWL

    ReplyDelete
  10. I respect this article for the very much investigated substance and magnificent wording. I got so included in this material that I couldn't quit perusing. I am awed with your work and aptitude. Much obliged to you to such an extent. pregnancy check

    ReplyDelete
  11. Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place.. 4D baby scan

    ReplyDelete
  12. Particularly better than average post. I just uncovered your weblog and expected to express that I've really refreshing surfing around your blog sections. After all I'll be purchasing in to your feed and I trust you create again soon!

    Web Design Company New York

    ReplyDelete
  13. Pregnancy and lower back pain happens because of pregnancy weight gain and the automatic adjustments your body makes in posture to accommodate the growing womb. Lopšys kūdikiui

    ReplyDelete
  14. I really impressed after read this because of some quality work and informative thoughts . I just wanna say thanks for the writer and wish you all the best for coming!. Best Boppy Pregnancy Pillows

    ReplyDelete
  15. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  16. A great deal of pregnant lady experience issues resting around evening time as a result of the uterine development that they are encountering. In a prostrate position, the lady may encounter trouble breathing on the grounds that the developing embryo is pushing the stomach further to chest hole accordingly making breathing troublesome. Best pregnancy pillows

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great post, you have pointed out some fantastic points , I likewise think this s a very wonderful website. sleeping position in pregnancy

    ReplyDelete
  18. The quality of your blogs and conjointly the articles and price appreciating.ob gyn specialists

    ReplyDelete
  19. I constantly emailed this site post page to all my friends, because if prefer to read it then my all friends will too.obgyn.clinic

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wonderful article, thanks for putting this together! This is obviously one great post. Thanks for the valuable information and insights you have so provided here. Klicka vidare till webbplatsen

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. coffee mug

    ReplyDelete
  22. I really enjoy reading and also appreciate your work.download tube mate

    ReplyDelete
  23. No doubt this is an excellent post I got a lot of knowledge after reading good luck. Theme of blog is excellent there is almost everything to read, Brilliant post. daftar poker online

    ReplyDelete
  24. I am definitely enjoying your website. You definitely have some great insight and great stories. custom packaging boxes

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thank you! In our industry, we know that you only get a few crucial seconds to make a good impression and engage potential customers. We aim to help you make the best of it!
    Custom Stickers

    ReplyDelete
  26. Thank you! In our industry, we know that you only get a few crucial seconds to make a good impression and engage potential customers. We aim to help you make the best of it!
    Printed Boxes UK

    ReplyDelete
  27. Really your article is very helpful for me I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.
    Custom Boxes To Go

    ReplyDelete
  28. I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike other blogs I have read which are really that good.Thanks alot!
    Sticker Printing Press

    ReplyDelete
  29. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.
    Craft Boxes

    ReplyDelete
  30. This is also a very good post which I really enjoyed reading. This is just the information I am finding everywhere. Thanks for your blog, I just subscribe your blog. This is a nice blog. and Thank you For Sharing...
    Custom Stickers Printing

    ReplyDelete
  31. I have read your excellent post. This is a great job. I have enjoyed reading your post the first time. I want to say thanks for this post. Thank you...
    Custom Packaging Boxes

    ReplyDelete
  32. The superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place. and thank you for sharing for the amazing article...
    Custom Stickers Printing

    ReplyDelete
  33. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! This is a wonderful article, Given so much info in it, I definitely enjoying every little bit!! These type of articles keeps the user's interest in the website, and keep on sharing more ... good luck.
    Custom Packaging Boxes

    ReplyDelete
  34. Thanks for the article, looks amazing! This is a very useful post for me. This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. This is a very nice one and gives in-depth information. Thanks for this nice article.
    Custom Packaging Boxes

    ReplyDelete
  35. I really loved reading your article. It was really good work. Thank you very much! Vidmate

    ReplyDelete
  36. Thanks for sharing this blog. Great information you shared through this blog.Thanks for sharing.
    Custom Packaging Boxes USA

    ReplyDelete
  37. We provide top quality Kraft Boxes. to customers along with the customization in any size, style or color. The elegance and quality of our boxes are unbeatable, thus making it perfect to pack the grocery products.

    ReplyDelete
  38. We meet the industry with our fast and short lead time, You can find all the Custom Boxes & Custom Packaging Solutions.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Health Hope is a comprehensive presentation of health and diseases & support researchers across the world

    ReplyDelete
  40. What Is Stress? is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes...

    ReplyDelete
  41. Health Hope is a comprehensive presentation of health and diseases & support researchers across the world

    ReplyDelete
  42. What Is Stress? is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes...

    ReplyDelete
  43. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Nice blog, thank you so much for sharing such an informative blog with us. Visit Ogen Infosystem for the best Web Designing and Digital Marketing Services.
    Web Designing Company

    ReplyDelete
  45. Packin is providing you high-Quality Custom Packaging Boxes with free design support & free shipping Worldwide

    ReplyDelete

  46. Packin is providing you high-Quality Brilliant Packaging Suppliers UK with free design support & free shipping Worldwide

    ReplyDelete
  47. Wonderful post. Keep it up good work. We are one of the best Mobile App Development.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Packin is providing you high-Quality Custom Boxes with free design support & free shipping Worldwide

    ReplyDelete
  49. Brilliant Packaging Suppliers UK is providing you Custom Printed Boxes With Logo - Custom Boxes Wholesale Packaging Suppliers UK ✅ Free Design support ✅ Free Digital Proofing ✅ Free Shipping

    ReplyDelete

  50. Custom Boxes World is fastest custom sticker’s online printing company in the UK. We are printing custom sticker’s cheap rates by using our in-house production.

    ReplyDelete

  51. Custom Boxes World is fastest custom sticker’s online printing company in the UK. We are printing custom sticker’s cheap rates by using our in-house production.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Packaging News Online presents a international news about the packaging related. And all updates are in your pocket.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Custom Boxes for soap packaging boxes are made from different stocks accessible from recyclable to ridged and cardboard boxes sheets. Initially, they may actually be quite easy to make a deep analysis of the procedure uncovers that part of Steps is associated with communicating them into flawlessness.

    ReplyDelete
  54. This is a nice Site to watch out for and we provided information on
    vidmate make sure you can check it out and keep on visiting our Site.

    ReplyDelete
  55. This is a nice Site to watch out for and we provided information on
    vidmate make sure you can check it out and keep on visiting our Site.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Packaging News Online presents a international news about the packaging related. And Custom Packaging all updates are in your pocket.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Vidmate is one of the best known applications currently available for downloading videos and songs from online services like Vimeo,

    Dailymotion, YouTube, Instagram, FunnyorDie, Tumblr, Soundcloud, Metacafe, and tons of other multimedia portals. With this highly

    recommended app, you’ll get to download from practically any video site.A free application for Windows users that allows you to download online

    videos.
    An entertaining application
    Vidmate latest update in pie
    Amazing features of Vidmate
    How to download movies from

    internet
    ,
    Watching movie is good for time

    pass
    ,
    Watch movies at home,

    ReplyDelete
  58. This is a nice Site to watch out for and we provided information on
    vidmate make sure you can check it out and keep on visiting our Site.

    ReplyDelete
  59. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  60. BBC Cargo Shipping Services had started its operations in Dubai, established by the Experienced Emarati Management who have a great experience in Freights Fields, and in a few Months, it became one of the leading International Freight Forwarding and Shipping Agents in the Middle East and around the World.

    ReplyDelete
  61. If you are looking for custom tags printing company, you are at the right place to get wholesale custom cardboard tags. Custom hang tag can stand out your product when you placed on your products.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Packin is one of the well known industry in UK providing Online Packaging Solution for your required Custom Boxes

    ReplyDelete
  63. https://healthhope.info Health Hope is a comprehensive presentation of health and diseases & support researchers across the world

    ReplyDelete
  64. Packin.Co.Uk is one of the well-known industry in UK and USA has 10 years of experience in providing online packagings solutions and wrapping products

    ReplyDelete
  65. Custom Boxes World UK providing best box printing services with free box templates, Free Design Support including free shipping. Get 50% discount on your first Order

    ReplyDelete
  66. Y-Zee provide you customs packaging solution with free box template, and design support including free shipping. get 50% discount on first order

    ReplyDelete


  67. Brilliant Packaging Suppliers.co.uk is a perfect custom printing company that has been giving its administrations for over 10 years. Brilliant Packaging Suppliers is committed to furnishing clients with great items and tweaked administrations and unimaginable conveyance time.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Are you looking for Box templates ? you are in the right place Please Download Free Box Templates Free of Charges

    ReplyDelete
  69. Are you looking for Box templates ? you are in the right place Please Download Free Box Templates Free of Charges

    ReplyDelete
  70. Contact freestickerstemplates.co.uk if you want to have a fun and versatile stickers fast and easy with one of our professionally designed sticker

    ReplyDelete
  71. Good Job,thanks for sharing this informative article with us

    ReplyDelete
  72. Good Job, thanks for sharing this informative
    topic
    with us

    ReplyDelete




  73. Check out our custom printed tags selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our party & gifting shops

    ReplyDelete

  74. Download FREE Printable envelope template for different formats. Business & Personal Envelope Template available on freeenvelopetemplates.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  75. You can choose the box shape that you want to print from our wide variety of brilliant packaging suppliers. If you can’t find your right sizes in our product log; don’t need to worry about that, we’ll design a packaging newsletter as per your required specifications.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Good Job,Thanks for showing that kind of knowledge on your portal. I appreciate your efforts and way of explaining things. You have done all good. You can do better than before. I learned a lot from this webpage. I love to see you again with some new content

    ReplyDelete
  77. Thanks!!! for sharing this informative topic with us...

    ReplyDelete
  78. Health Hope is committed to being your source for expert health guidance, Come to us in your pursuit of wellness, You'll find content that's informative,

    ReplyDelete
  79. Great Information sharing .. I am very happy to read this article .. thanks for giving us go through info. Fantastic nice. I appreciate this post. and thank you for sharing an amazing article…
    Custom Mailer Boxes
    Pillow Boxes
    Perfume Boxes

    ReplyDelete
  80. If you can’t find your right sizes in our product log; don’t need to worry about that. We’ll design a custom packaging boxes as per your required specifications.

    ReplyDelete
  81. Great post mate, thank you for the valuable and useful information. Keep up the good work! FYI, please check these depression, stress and anxiety related articles:

    Depression Cure


    Mental Stress in Children


    Depression In College Students


    How To Save Your Relationship


    Depression in Men


    Interesting Depression Facts


    How To Cure Depression


    How To Fight Depression


    30 Ways Stress Can Affect Your Body


    16 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress and Anxiety


    you can also contact me at depressioncure.net@gmail.com for link exchange, article exchange or for advertisement.

    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  82. I like all the content articles, I really cherished, I would like more information concerning this, due to the fact it is extremely great., Thank you regarding talking about.
    Custom Mailer Boxes
    Slider Boxes
    Cigarette Boxes
    Candle Boxes Wholesale

    ReplyDelete
  83. Themetrap is a beautiful theme maker. Themetrap makes with all the feature to make your website successful. Themetrap made mobile friendly and tablet and desktop and outstanding design.

    ReplyDelete
  84. It’s wonderful to hear from you,Thank you for sharing your post

    ReplyDelete

Blogger Template Created by pipdig