So, wow, this stage of pregnancy – the 35 week mark – is where it really starts getting Not Fun then! The days are disappearing into a haze of backache and medical appointments, all while trying to do normal things like go to work still. However, only two more days of work to go before that’s it for a year… Which feels very, very surreal to someone who went straight from school, to college, to university, to work with no break inbetween. If the baby comes on time, I could have four weeks of entertaining myself while I wait, a hippo marooned on a sofa… At least, that’s how I’m picturing it’ll go because mobility is definitely decreasing at this point!
It’s hard to remember the days when the blog was consuming my spare thoughts, probably evident by the fact I’m posting less than I have ever before – but honestly you just run out of energy physically and mentally by this stage! It’s not all feeling sorry for myself with my three sprained ribs, inability to walk without feeling like I’m going to wet myself and feet so humungous they prompted a hospital trip, though, there are some small good parts! One of which was my baby shower the other week, which was absolutely lovely. Good food, great company and adorable gifts. It was definitely an opportunity to focus on the good side of this whole pregnancy thing – and one of the best bits is how happy for you everyone is 🙂 Arguably, everyone else is far more positive about it than grumpy ‘ol me is, but honestly sprained ribs are the worst.
Anyway, back to the outfit. This isn’t a maternity dress, it’s just a size up in a standard jersey maxi dress from a supermarket, of all places! But when I saw it, I couldn’t get over how similar the print was to the palm print Collectif sold last year. And then I remembered Sainsbury’s make maxi dresses that aren’t too long for us little people and I bought it before I could think about it. Fortunately, I then had a reason to wear it as I hadn’t got that far when I hit the buy button. It is super comfortable, it’ll take me to the end through any more hot weather we have and I just adore it. Sadly it sold out online really fast but honestly if you’re in the UK watch Sainsbury’s summer dress range like a hawk because they’ve had some fab stuff this year. And in-store you might still find it as I only bought it about two months ago.
So, these pictures would have been from week 33, and baby is still growing… I have, I hope, at least one more outfit set in me before the end for another super cute – but not actually maternity – dress 🙂