Fashion · Pregnancy

Maternity Bras {that are actually ok}

Nothing strikes horror in the heart of a pregnant woman than the maternity bra section of a clothing store. Unless, of course, you happen to like unpadded, wire-free, floppy, wide-strapped, full-coverage beige-coloured granny bras that are usually on offer. I have bought so many bras for pregnancy and breastfeeding over the years and very few… Continue reading Maternity Bras {that are actually ok}

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31 Weeks {Pregnancy Update #6}

Craving: Lemons, mostly. I was trying to be good and moderate myself but I’m back to putting slices in my water glass and eating them after all the water’s gone….Also using lavender oil and cleaning with products that smell good! I didn’t even mind the other day when my brother skipped out on doing dishes… Continue reading 31 Weeks {Pregnancy Update #6}

Fashion · Pregnancy

Maternity clothes: the basics 

These are the basics – the building blocks of a casual maternity wardrobe. They’re items I’ve worn during all of my pregnancies and that I’ve invested in or replace with each baby. It’s taken me three pregnancies to figure this stuff out, so here goes….. Remember a few things: 1. If you’re tossing up between… Continue reading Maternity clothes: the basics 

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Pregnancy Skincare Products

I’ve had oily skin for as long as I can remember, aside from a bit of dryness caused by hormones after giving birth, or during the first trimester of a pregnancy. This time around, it’s the opposite – very oily during the first couple of months, and now dryer than the Sahara. I was applying… Continue reading Pregnancy Skincare Products

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Favourite Bath & Body Products

These are my current favourite body products. They’re natural, non-toxic, gentle on your skin, and safe for use during pregnancy. Gaia Body Wash, 250ml for $12.95 These are my favourite body washes, ever. They’ve spoiled me for anything else.  Sulphate-free and non-drying, the Pink Grapefruit & Jasmine is fresh and clean, and the Lavender &… Continue reading Favourite Bath & Body Products

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26 weeks {Pregnancy Post #5}

I’m 26 weeks and a few days as I write this, and it’s the last day of October – kind of exciting that November is so close, and I only have a few weeks left in the second trimester. Looking forward to Christmas but not looking forward to getting bigger and slower (especially in hot… Continue reading 26 weeks {Pregnancy Post #5}

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22 Weeks {Pregnancy Post #4}

I had my first face-to-face appointment at the hospital earlier this week. I was reminded, again, of how much I don’t like that hospital. I like the midwives and doctors that I see for appointments. I hate everything else. I’m just glad it’s a public hospital because it would be intolerable if I had to… Continue reading 22 Weeks {Pregnancy Post #4}

Motherhood · Pregnancy

The Nappy Bag

This morning I embarked upon an epic quest to….find a new nappy bag. Of course, you don’t *need* a specially designed nappy bag. They’re often ugly and overpriced, because these days making something for pregnant women or new mums seems to be an excuse to slap an extra $100 on the price tag. Most nappy… Continue reading The Nappy Bag

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20 Weeks {Pregnancy Post #3}

20 weeks today – the halfway point. I’ve had my first appointment with the hospital (over the phone), which was just a bunch of questions about family health conditions and whether I have depression or a violent boyfriend. I know they’re all standard questions, but you’d think they could fill in some of them using… Continue reading 20 Weeks {Pregnancy Post #3}

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19 Weeks {Pregnancy Post #2}

I didn’t intend for this to become a pregnancy blog, but when you’re pregnant, there’s not much else you want to talk about…. Plus we’re entering the more exciting phase, past the dying-of-morning-sickness-and-feeling-fat stage and into the actually pregnant-looking bit with scans and regular appointments and baby kicks. (I’ve had fluttery movements for quite a… Continue reading 19 Weeks {Pregnancy Post #2}