The hospital bag checklist

Why does no one tell you what to pack in your hospital bag?

Overdue and ready with a small case and a second medium-sized bag, i’m still wondering whether I have thought of everything.

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My top 5 tips for avoiding maternity clothes

For the last four months I’ve been living in five outfits, because I refuse to buy maternity clothes.

Ok, that’s not entirely true, I have two pairs of maternity jeans that are literally the best pregnancy purchases I’ve made (even better than the pregnancy pillow!), but apart from that it’s been floaty dresses all the way.

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The joys of maternity leave… not

Wow… maternity leave is pretty boring.Ok, so i’ve only just completed my first week, which is technically using up annual leave, but bloody hell i’ve been bored.

The highlight of my week was witnessing a man win £10,000 on Tipping Point with his last counter, and a guy on The Chase racking up £10,000 in his quickfire round. Not to mention many lie detector tests on Jezza Kyle, with bitches cheating all over the place.

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Yay for prenatal pilates

In my second trimester I hit the ‘holy shit I’m not doing pilates yet, how will I ever deliver my child?!’ stage.

So since I can’t handle in-person prenatal exercise classes (hypnobirthing and breast feeding class will be weird enough) I bought a prenatal pilates DVD, specifically the 10 Minute Solution with Lizbeth Garcia.

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Things no one tells you about pregnancy

Let’s not deny it, whenever you speak to any woman about pregnancy all you hear are their disgusting stories about how traumatic their labour was… tearing, emergency cesareans, infections, what the pain feels like… I don’t think I need to go on.

But what no one really talks about are the nine months leading up to that. So when I became pregnant for the first time I had no idea what to expect, other than the fact that I would put on weight, and it would be mostly on my stomach. Yes, that was literally all i’d considered.

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Trying to exercise when pregnant

I don’t think anything can prepare you for the amount of energy you lose when you become pregnant. I know so many people who’ve had kids… why didn’t they tell me?! Maybe it’s just me.

There I was, about three days pregnant and feeling absolutely knackered.

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