Yep, I’m now fully into my third trimester (30 weeks now!) and this pregnancy feels very real. Saying that, I’m already in the final stretch and have managed to get away without purchasing too many new items of clothing (and I am working on a video to show you exactly what I bought/used – coming soon).
Most items here are old, except the maternity trousers. They’re essentially pull on cropped pants – no real design details, but at £18 they are so comfortable and once worn with a good coat and trainers, make me feel a little smarter than my jeans uniform.
I’m always striving to only buy items that compliment my existing wardrobe, in that often futile attempt at more of a capsule wardrobe. And I try to only shop ‘maternity’ when I have to – amazingly, a few pairs of my lounging tracksuit bottoms (remember those famous Gap ‘comfy pants’ I found?) still fit so that has been a pleasant surprise.
Oh and the hat is new, as well (notice that pregnancy has made me avoid actual shopping? I’m much more prone to online at the moment, and then I can have a try on at home without the effort of wiggling out of all those over the bump jeans in a tight changing room) – after not being into hats at all, I’ve gone for them big time. Again, this adds a bit of fashion flair when my sartorial statements are a bit more subdued at the moment.
All in all, I’m still feeling great. A bit achey in the mornings and every now and then my stomach feels like I’m on a huge rollercoaster but so far, so good! We’ve just signed up to antenatal classes and it’s all beginning to feel a bit real – here’s to an exciting 2018 (and only a few more months of work left for a while!).