It’s so important to keep a sense of yourself when your pregnant.
In the first trimester I felt so shoddy I couldn’t be bothered to do my make up and none of my clothes fit me. It was horrible. I’ve rarely had such a crisis in style and self esteem. Pathetic really!
I wasn’t sure if I could have my hair dyed so I just left it until I had two-inch roots in my highlights. It look limp, lifeless and greasy.
I was literally the opposite of “glowing”.
Fortunately I discovered organic hair dye and got my hair sorted (back to brunette). That helped. I felt a bit better about myself after that.
Then I got a couple of maternity tops and felt almost elegant again! Who knew a top could make such a difference.
Make up made a reappearance on the morning routine when – at 16 weeks – I finally managed to drag myself up before 8.30am!
This weekend Chuck and I hit up H&M and I bought two pairs of maternity jeans, a new blazer and a maternity tee. I felt cool again! I’ve been living in leggings and yoga pants from American Apperal.
I also purchased a brand spanking new pair of awesome Nike high-tops.
I feel officially less “harassed pregnant person” and way more “back to my old self but plus a gorgeously dressed bump”.
I know these sort of superficial things probably shouldn’t have such a pronounced effect on my mental state but, seriously, you can’t imagine the joy of looking in a dressing room mirror and seeing yourself pregnant, wider than ever before but looking awesome.
It’s my Gok moment.