I feel like I’ve been disappointing you all with my solid lack of baby bump, but hopefully today I can right that wrong! I woke up one day last week and suddenly, the bump was there. Two days later, the first person who didn’t know I was pregnant congratulated me. While I was wearing a loose dress, no less. I had to admire the bravery as it’s still a petite bump, but he wasn’t wrong (yes, he! Although to be fair show me a woman who’d dare make that assumption!!).
So, at 20 weeks I look undeniably pregnant in a lot of things I wear. But still in a cute, ain’t that a wee little bump? kinda way, I think. I’m embracing it – I know it’s going to get to a point where I’m going to be huge and waddling everywhere and feeling anything BUT cute. Speaking of 20 weeks, the scan went as well as could be and I now finally feel ready to accept this baby is actually happening. Which means starting to get our act sorted out! First job is to get a cupboard built in to free up some storage for baby things, and the second job is restoring a beautiful vintage Silvercross coach pram that was the very same one B was pushed around in as a baby. I’m sure it’ll appear in photos some day if we manage to clean it up!
There really feels like there’s a lot to do as those two tasks are just the tip of the rather frighteningly large iceberg. I mean, at this point the baby’s going to be butt-naked and sleep on the floor – although hey, at least it’s going to have a mighty fine pram those three occasions we can actually be bothered to heave that thing around (those Silvercross prams are HUGE – I genuinely think I could fit in it for a start). Not least on this list is revisiting my complete phobia of driving. Hands up if you’ve had a license for 7 years and never driven a car solo ‘cos you’re too terrified? Just me, then. That’s going to be a real problem when I’m trapped on my own for a year in a village without my chauffeur, B. The thought of the impending solitude is enough to make me say that, well, it’s enough and I need to sort this out now.
Anyway, you’re here for the clothes, right? It makes me quite sad that I’m struggling to shop from my favourite brands at the moment, but then I get really excited when I see something that I know is going to work for maternitywear. This top is one such item. I love the unusual colour, the subtly vintage style and the cute Blue Tit print. But the best part for my current ‘condition’ is the fairly high waist belt, which sits above the bump and all that lovely give in the fabric. This is going to be a style that sees me through work and play over the coming months! I wanted to pair it with some charming blue capris, but alas I’m too big for my regular size, but too small for the next size up (well, the bump isn’t but my legs were), so I resorted to finally buying some maternity trousers I could roll up at will. I must have worn them about 6 times already, and while I’ve discovered the perils of ‘over the bump’ bands wanting to forever wriggle themselves down and firmly off the bump, I can live with it for how comfy and practical they are.
So here we go, it’s all preggo-safe outfits from here on out, I think…
Hair flowers: Alternate Normality
Earrings: c/o Voodoo Vixen
Top: Saffron Green Bird Garden Top c/o Lindy Bop
Trousers: Dorothy Perkins Maternity (rolled up)
Bag: vintage (gift)
Shoes: c/o Lulu Hun (last year’s)