Desperately seeking some new threads..

When you are pregnant, one thing that changes vastly is your wardrobe. You opt for comfort, laziness and quite frankly anything that fits! I remember wearing lots of leggings, baggy tops and Maxi’s as I was lucky enough to be heavily pregnant in summer. I was also lucky in the fact that all of my normal clothes fit so I didn’t have to splash out on new clothes. 

Well fast forward 7 and a half months and I still want to wear clothes that are comfy, especially when I’m feeling so lazy from a long night (or string of nights or lets face it 7 and a half months of sleepless nights). However, some days I do want to feel human again, I no longer have a bump so want to wear ‘normal’ clothes. But there’s one minor problem.. Breastfeeding! 

For the first few weeks I wore ‘normal’ clothes, showing of my post partum figure (still have a stone to lose though 😂), but every time I went to feed my baby, I’d get myself into a right tangle and wish I’d left the house in something else. So, here I am, nearly eight months later wearing the same buttoned down tops over and over and over again! 

Why do all ‘nursing’ tops look like this.. 

  
Am I asking too much?? I want to be able to wear something other than blouses or shirts or something that resembles some kind of uniform as the picture above. I’ve stopped looking in the nursing sections as I either get tops similar to the one pictured here, or maternity clothes. I’m no longer pregnant, if I didn’t wear maternity clothes when I was, then I certainly don’t want to start now!

I don’t have time to search the shops/Internet for clothes that would be suitable, so il just continue to wear the same boring blouses for now. But I’m baffled that nothing exists to cater for new mums like me (that want something a little more trendier?). Maybe I’m just über fussy or have missed something amazing, if so, somebody please point me in the right direction as I’m new to this mum thing.. 

The dreaded S word…

At 33+5 weeks I can hesitantly say I don’t have any stretch marks (yet). I’m really hoping it stays this way but I am also expecting to explode any day now and when that happens I imagine the dreaded stretch marks will appear.

I don’t know if I have just been lucky so far, but I have been using two products which I think have helped to keep the stretch marks away. Every morning, the first thing I do after I brush my teeth is apply Palmers Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for stretch marks to my bump. You can buy this from Boots for £6.99. The best thing about it is its smell, it’s yummy! 

I also apply Bio-oil straight after I shower, I feel like this is the more effective of the two has it has more moisture. I buy this from Boots, and it’s £8.99. The only downside is it leaves your hands (and dressing table) sticky and it doesn’t smell quite as edible as the cocoa butter! I use both products daily and I’m keeping everything crossed that this continues to keep me stretch mark free throughout my pregnancy. 

  

While we’re on the topic of products, there are three other products that are currently lifesavers. I’ve been struggling with sleep since around 28 weeks, I’m lucky if I get more than 5 solid hours a night. So, as you can imagine, the dark circles under my eyes are growing day by day. My current lifesavers: 

  1. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum- Synchronized Complex II (£46 from Boots)
  2. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair- Synchronized Recovery Complex II (£44 from Boots
  3. Giorgio Armani Master Corrector Concealer (£27 from Selfridges)