William Wordsworth once quoted, “Child is the Father of Man.” My own interpretation of this saying is this: that children often end up teaching the parents and adults as much about life as they (the adults) teach them. My little one is yet to make an arrival but I have already learnt a thing or two about virtues like patience, equanimity and most importantly to let go of any negativity and negative people. I have also found a new-level of confidence, poise and comfort in my own skin.
One of the reasons I decided to share my pregnancy style and other bits related to pregnancy was to really explore the wonderful feminine form which I have felt is more than numbers. Imagine housing a tiny cell, making a conducive environment for it to develop into a full-fledged human being and finally bringing it to the world. It is an experience beyond incredible which often takes a toll on your body and spirit. Hence, I firmly believe that men and women should have greater respect and appreciation towards my gender. And yes we are not the Weaker Sex if at all We are the Stronger Sex.
I also feel pregnancy and motherhood does not mean we have to put our dreams, our aspirations and individuality to the back burner because after all our kids eventually learn these important qualities from us. So here I am, sharing the top 20 styles from my 40 week journey–a journey that has left me more in awe towards my body, a journey that has given me greater respect towards my own abilities and a journey that has hopefully made me a better person.
Week 4: On a Prowl
After peeing on the stick some hundred times; the sweet truth is established–I am pregnant. Yes, there is another life growing inside me. Our happiness knows no bounds.
Week 7: Furry Creatures
A visit to Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) “officially” establishes pregnancy. The baby, we are told, is smaller than a rice grain. What I remember the most from that week: hubby’s eye sparkling and his face dancing. I had never seen him happier. To celebrate we take off to Amsterdam.
Week 10: Being a Goddess
First trimester pregnancy tiredness at its peak but I still manage to channelise my inner Goddess for our special anniversary date night.
Week 13: The Black Jumpsuit
First trimester almost over and energy is slowly coming back. Baby is as long as a pea pod.
Week 14: Monochrome with a dash of colour
Still no sign of a “bump”. But baby is the size of nectarine.
Week 19: White Haute
A little bump is developing but it looks like I had too many cookies during the holiday season. Can feel baby’s initial movements called flurries. Counting and feeling these movements have become our favourite hobby.
Week 20: Polka Dots+Floral
A cocktail of hormones running through my body. Tiredness still a major part of daily routine. Baby is the size of a banana.
Week 21: Baby on board
Half way through pregnancy (yipee) feeling incredibly great, awesome and energetic.
Week 22: Comfy
Comfortable clothes and foot wear becomes a pivotal part of my wardrobe. No need for maternity clothes yet.
Week 24: Pastel Mania
Feeling rather “pink” in health and spirit; I decide to combine my favourite colours: lilac and pink.
Week 25: Something blue
A nice round bump developing. Baby is the size of a zucchini; baby also has fully formed fingerprints and nostrils are starting to open. Maternity clothes slowly piling up in my wardrobe.
Week 26: Green
Seventh month started; bump is visibly bigger. Baby is the size of an egg plant. Eyes are fully formed and baby can now blink. Movements getting stronger. Feeling the baby’s kicks is the sweetest experience of the day.
Week 28: Minimalist Monochrome
To keep my pregnancy spirit high, I continue with regular exercise–walking and pregnancy yoga.
Week 29: Sports Luxe
Comfort has become the most deciding factor when it comes to choosing an ensemble. Rocking the uber-cool sports luxe look here.
Week 31: Crop top Mania
We decide to head to Cotswolds to enjoy our last holiday as a couple. I get a bit daring and try the crop top look taking a leaf from Kerry Washington.
Week 32: Ringing in Spring
Baby is now the size of a Bok Choy. Movements have increased greatly sometimes we can even the baby poking its fingers or toes. Sleep, on the other hand for me, is slowly reducing.
Week 34: Vitamin C
Getting exhausted easily, difficulty in sleeping and perpetual aches and pains. The silver lining: just six more weeks to go.
Week 35: Big girl you are beautiful
Visibly bigger (and better) baby is the size of a Honeydew. Count down has begun.
Week 37: White Jacket
Tiredness taking a toll on me. Feeling antsy and anxious almost all the time. Keeping myself occupied by blogging, writing and exercising.
Week 38: Kimono
Anxiety and insomnia at its peak but enjoying hubby, mum and dad’s full attention, pampering and love. The only thing that is keeping me sane. Baby is the size of a Leek. Cannot wait for the little one’s arrival and hold her in my arms. <3 <3
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