This weekend it snowed! Perfect excuse to stay indoors and get some of my maternity sewing done.
And so I tackled my very first piece of clothing without a pattern! I must admit I didn’t really know what I was doing and had to rip it apart a few times, but I’m quite proud of my accomplishment.
Voilá my first maternity skirt:
Oops, didn’t notice I still had some pencil marks in this pic…
It took me an afternoon to do this. Now I’m looking forward to making more clothes! Can’t wait to find out if I’m having a boy or girl to start making stuff for little sprout as well. 2 more weeks… Yay!
And I guess it’s a good time to show off my new skirt AND my bump!
Sorry for the poor quality pics. Dark house and auto-timer don’t help much.
And yikes, talk about bad hair!
I’m now 19 weeks pregnant, almost halfway through and I already managed to put on 4kgs… I’m going to be so BIG!
Yesterday I went to my first Aquanatal class at my nearby pool, the Poseidon and I got to try on my sexy swimsuit.
Class started at 6.30pm and, of course, as usual, I was running late and left the office past 6pm already. I still had to go home (by metro), grab my things and dash to the pool. Amidst all this confusion, I managed to get in my bathing-suit at home, stuff towel and slippers into a bag and make a run (or drive) to the pool. Since this was my absolute first time to the pool, I still had to buy a swim-cap, find my way around and get a €1 coin for the locker. Of course I was late… But at least I wasn’t the last one.
The class was nice, not very challenging physically, which is understandable, but it felt good to be moving around in water. I must say though, at a certain point I started to feel cold.
Now, I don’t know what’s wrong with me (besides my fear of deep water), but I’m totally awkward in water! while everybody seemed to be doing their exercises in place and not moving while floating, I managed to be all over the place! Can anyone explain? Really? I mean, I kept bumping into others constantly… I’ll have to figure that out.
Anyway, out of the pool, quick shower to get the chlorine off and then change. When I realised… Oops!!!! I forgot to bring a change of underwear!!! Can you believe that? What a geek! Anyway, I dried up and put on my clothes over my wet swimsuit and shivered my way home. I also ended up not knowing if they have hair dryers available… Hmm, I hope I’m more organised when I’m a mom!
Since I’m not planning to be a stay at home mom, the search for daycare for after the baby is born has already begun. And let me tell you: it’s not as easy as you’d think!!!
I was in Italy for work most of last week, at the Beautiful Peschiera del Garda near Verona. I had to get the above pic off the Internet though because unfortunately the weather was terrible… rainy and dark the entire time. And wouldn’t you figure that it was nice and sunny in Brussels? Who’d guess?
This was my first flight since discovering I’m pregnant (although I did fly to and from Portugal early in the first trimester without knowing). All went great, no hassle with the travel as my bump isn’t quite that big yet. I did get support/flight socks for the trip because I was afraid to get all swollen up due to pressure changes. That was my first adventure: buying the socks! In Portugal, you can get them at any pharmacy, but here you apparently have to order them in advance unless you go to a specialist shop (bandagiste). Of course, as always, I only went to buy them at 5.30pm the Friday before I left, with a holiday the next day (which in Belgium = everything is closed!). After going to a few pharmacies and not finding an open “Bandagiste”, I tried the department store. Fortunately they had them (ridiculously expensive), although only pantyhose and nothing specific for pregnancy. I ended up buying a size bigger than usual so I wouldn’t squish my belly and they were actually comfortable, although it took ages to manage to get them on!
I didn’t manage to see much of Italy as I was locked up in a hotel in meetings for 3 days! Plus, I had to wake up at 3.45am on Monday, travel, work, have a working dinner… I was dead! This was definitely the most tiring trip I ever had and I don’t think I would have managed during the first trimester (please excuse me while I take a nap!)…
Anyway, got back to Belgium Wednesday evening and after working on Thursday (my b-day, sniff, sniff) I had a nice long relaxing weekend to recharge my batteries! Hurrah!