Ok, I’m definitely at the point where this whole pregnancy thing is Not Fun anymore. It really is just my luck to hit full term just as we get a heatwave in the UK – the first I can actually EVER remember experiencing. I absolutely love summer – it’s by far my favourite season and I was looking forward to waddling around in our usual low 20 degree heat (if we’re lucky) in cute summer maternity dresses. But the reality of facing every day at nearly 30 degree sunshine is feet so swollen it’s genuinely painful to walk on them. I don’t actually mind the warmth, but being stuck in my house with huge feet and sprained ribs and no air conditioning…
I figure as I turn 39 weeks I’m allowed to whinge more, right? It’s not all doom and gloom though, sometimes I brave the car journey (the number 1 agitator of my back pain) to go somewhere that’s not my house! Usually, it’s to see an osteopath, midwife or go to my pregnancy exercise class, but one day I actually did something that was nothing to do with the incoming human..! B and I didn’t get the opportunity to celebrate our first wedding anniversary because he had to work the whole weekend, so two weeks later he used some of the lieu time he’d earned to take the afternoon off for a picnic in a local country park.
Yes, my feet and ankles were huge and the car set my back off, but it was worth it. We sat in the sunshine with our food and a box of postcards from our wedding where people had left messages to be read at our first anniversary and it was a lovely afternoon together. I’m aware we won’t have many like these anymore as our lives are set to change so much in the very near future, so I even had a new dress on for the occasion. Because I’m still spending my money on sensible things like yet more maternity clothes when I’ve got a few weeks left…
What can I say, old habits die hard… But this dress isn’t maternity, so I figured it may be handy to have around next summer too 🙂
Hat: New Look (brand new but already out of stock – check stores)
Hair flower: Alternate Normality
Dress: Peacocks (also brand new but already out of stock – check stores)
Bag: Ollie & Nic (old)
If you’re thinking my feet don’t look that bad, just believe me they are and for some reason they never look as bad in photos. These shoes were also a new purchase as pretty much none of my existing shoes can still be crammed on my feet these days (I just won’t wear flip flips – I won’t!! Ugliest shoes in the universe).
I’m currently finishing up a guide to how I’ve shopped for clothes this pregnancy, which may or not be the last post before the baby shows up. We shall see!