We're just putting together a feature for the magazine about food and beauty Dos and Don'ts at Christmas time.
Would love to hear from anyone who's experienced Christmas with a bump - how did you get through it? Did you actually enjoy it MORE than usual? (An excuse to pamper yourself and get out of the washing up mountain for example?)....
Or, if you're about to experience it for the first time, what are thoughts on whether you'll enjoy it as much (or more) as usual...?
All anecdotes will be much appreciated!
not last christmas but the one before I was pregnant with isabelle and I loved all the fuss I got from family!!! Mum and Dad were showing the scan photos to anyone that would look!!and the fact that I couldn't drink did not bother me in the slightest.The best bit was eating for two and not having to do the whole january diet thing!!
Last christmas I was breastfeeding,still no alchohol and Isabelle had a major growth spurt on xmas day and was glued to my boobs for most of the day,much to anyone who wanted a cuddle's disgust!!!! It meant though that she took away all the calories I consumed over christmas and I was delighted to go to slimming world and auctaully found I has LOST weight over christmas!!!!Just A shame im not feeding her this year!!!!
I will have had 3 of my 6 pregnancies through Christmas and have really enjoyed the fuss and the family trying to cook dinner etc!
This year I am pregnant through Christmas and will be 27 weeks with the inlaws coming to see us, as they are in their 80s I dont mind doing all the cooking etc, a glass of wine will be missed though!
My youngest are 6 years and 3 years old and are going to be over excited but thats what Christmas is all about.
I have started looking at Christmas presents already and trying to plan ahead, lol!
My way of thinking is: It is not the end of the world if Christmas Day isn't like the pages of a magazine, as long as everyone is happy and healthy then a great time should be had by all, I hope! And Next Christmas we will have a 9 month old baby crawling around to add to the wonderful chaos of it all.
Rileys was born 8th dec and the fuss was nice. We spent just over a week at my mums for the xmas period which was nice as it was easier for the rest of the family and friends to visit us there rather than bombard us at home, plus it was easier for them as they all live near my mum rather than me.
My sister will also be a xmas baby mum as she is due on 24th dec,so not sure if she will be at me mums for xmas or in hossy.
I havent experienced christmas being pregnant although not last christmas but the one before that i was very newly pregnant i think. If i was then it would explain why i felt so weird, i wasnt sure what was wrong just that i didnt feel right and was burning up.
Last christmas i had the same as Jen where my baby was attached to my boob because Hollie who was 3 months old was also going through a growth spurt. This year will be nicer as she will be older and will enjoy things a bit more and we wont be glued to the settee.
Ill be 16weeks by crimbo with my 1st, Im workin in the morning but the afetrnoon im not lookin forward to not drinking and boxing day not drinking =( . shame but guess its worth it?
Oh and misssing out on good old prawn cocktail
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