YogaBellies

I went to a physio class a while back in Lagan Valley Hospital and the one thing the physio kept reiterating was to try and exercise throughout pregnancy. Labour is meant to be like a marathon and apparently exercising is meant to keep the body strong and best prepare it for the big day. Continue reading

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Review: Feeling all Zen

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I’ve had a good bit of back and hip pain recently and just generally feeling stiff all over but of course, like we women do, I tried to get on with day to day stuff and just took it as being part of pregnancy. Continue reading

Maternal Guilt

As I mentioned in my last blog post, once we came back from Spain, we had a friend’s birthday drinks to go to pretty much as soon as we arrived. It wasn’t a big night by any means, just some lovely drinks with a group of about 10 of us in Woodworkers in Belfast.

I don’t know about you lot, but did you ever feel maternal guilt over anything that you shouldn’t really? On Saturday night I felt guilty about the smallest things, such as being in a bar full of loud music. I kept worrying it was too loud for Baby D and pictured him covering his ears to try and block out the sound.

Then at one point I got really hot and had to go outside but of course once I was outside I felt guilty about standing in the drizzle and being surrounded by smokers. Of course what else popped into my head but all those reports about how second hand smoke can be just as damaging as smoking yourself!

I voiced my concerns to my friend who told me to stop being so silly and I relaxed a bit but it just kept nagging at me until I wanted to head home before midnight.

Please tell me some of you have felt this guilt? I mean, I love going out with friends and enjoying myself, but there’s just something in me that makes me feel like I have to be more responsible and Baby D isn’t even here yet!! I’m going to have to chill out or I’ll be one of those frantic mothers who worries non stop!

Did any of you feel like this when pregnant? I’d love to hear some tips on how to get over it!

T x

Shopping Mad

So I’ve become one of those mothers that can’t help but buy clothes for their child, however I’ve started before Baby D is even born!!

We went out shopping today and decided we just HAD to buy a little Spanish outfit to bring home, even though he already has a stupid amount of clothes that will do him right up until he’s a year old. Here are some pics of just a few things he has already… Continue reading

Heartburn’s a B*tch

Ah how nice! Another dreaded pregnancy symptom has crept it’s way into my life: heartburn. I’ll be honest right now and let you all know that I got a bit cocky and thought I had escaped this particular symptom but it wasn’t to be. In fact, the other night has to be the worst I’ve ever had heartburn. It was god awful. Continue reading

Twinkle Twinkle

I read the other day that now babies can hear in the womb, it might be good to start playing nursery rhymes to them at night time before you go to sleep. Apparently they can feel Mama relaxing and therefore begin to realise that it’s time for them to sleep. This then carries on once they are born, as it’s thought babies can remember stuff from in the womb for the first four months of their lives. I’m not so sure if it’s true but we have decided to start playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star every night from YouTube. Continue reading