Feeling hot, hot, hot…
The weather is amazing and I am loving it, but I think that’s because my bump is not that big at the moment. I can imagine that the heat is a struggle for others who are further along in their pregnancy, so I feel for you. One thing I have noticed is that my skin is far more sensitive to the sun, and I’m more susceptible to burning. I have discovered that when you are pregnant the chemical balance of your skin is different due to your hormone levels. So although vitamin D is good, make sure you wear sun block as too much of it isn’t good, and burning your skin is dangerous. I’ll be investigating skin and beauty in a few weeks time, but as promised, this week it is all about dressing for your shape.
I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to the fact I am feeling a bit insecure about my changing body shape. During pregnancy, cellulite can develop and stretch marks are common too. It is the first time in my life that I’m gaining weight and I have no control over it, but I realise the wellbeing and health of my baby is the most important thing of all. I found the first three months particularly tough as I didn’t really look pregnant, I just looked like I was enjoying married life! My boobs grew ridiculously fast and are so heavy. I can’t say I am looking forward to how heavy they will become later down the line and when I’m breastfeeding!
In the meantime, I have invested in some fantastic bras from Leia in Bluewater. The girls in there are fantastic and there is actually some nice underwear out there for pregnant women. Because my boobs are so heavy I have to wear a bra in bed at night and the best tip the girls gave me was to take the wires out of an underwear bra and wear that. You don’t want wires digging in your milk ducts as you can get uncomfortable infections. If you get an underwired bra that fits correctly you CAN still wear them during the day whilst pregnant. And let’s just remember, just because you are pregnant it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to look fabulous. To help me, and you, out I have enlisted the help of my fabulous personal stylist, Zoe Lem, who has some wise words for us to dress well for our body shapes. Over the coming few posts Zoe will be giving us some fantastic tips and advice on how to identify our shape and then how to dress for it in the best way.
In other news this weekend Alex and I had a great weekend away in Paris. We stayed in the Four Seasons George V, had a fantastic meal in Hotel Costes (Alexa Chung sat behind me!) and we went to see The Crazy Horse. Probably not the best show to watch when I’m getting bigger and there are half naked women on stage! Nevertheless the show was incredible and unsurprisingly Alex loved it…
That’s it from me for now, don’t forget to read my next post in which my stylist Zoe will be helping us dress for our shape! And don’t forget to leave your comments on any of my posts.
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