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  • 19 weeks pregnant nz mango-pregnancy size
    journal,  pregnancy

    19 Weeks with Hyperemesis Gravidarum & Third Pregnancy

    Baby is the size of a: Mango Cravings: Bacon & egg muffins & mandarins  Symptoms: Unfortunately I was diagnosed with hyperemesis so I have severe vomiting on random days mostly every morning, and sometimes from about 4pm onwards.  My husband would probably say I have severe mood swings as well haha! I’ve been feeling: a little down honestly. Overwhelmed? Busy with two kids, a job, and a household to maintain. I never thought I’d take this pregnancy easily, but I didn’t think it’s be this hard.  I’m most nervous about: going from 2 kids to 3. Haha! and that’s about it. I am most looking forward to: my youngest becoming…

  • 31 Weeks-pregnant-winter-squash-pregnancy-size-nz
    journal,  pregnancy

    31 Weeks Pregnant – PCOS & Second Pregnancy

    This is my second pregnancy. My first pregnancy took about 5-6 months (which is completely normal timeframe, but felt like forever), when we decided to try for our second, we thought it would likely take similar time frames for things to happen. We were very lucky and fortunate it happened first try. Which also very much surprised us. We had obviously made the decision and were trying but we had not completely got our heads around things! So took a little time for the wonderful news to sink in. I felt very nauseous for the first trimester and into the second, it was a constant nausea that was there in…

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    The Best Pregnancy/Maternity pants and Breastfeeding Clothes

    I’m almost half way into my second pregnancy, and honestly, I’m spending at least 16 hours a day in maternity wear, so I may as well share my advice. I get asked about what I love and why I choose it often, so here are my thoughts on the best to buy while pregnant and also breastfeeding. The comfiest underwear for changing bodies It’s hard enough not fitting any of your pre-pregnancy clothes, without having your underwires and elastics digging into your growing body during pregnancy. The most important feature of comfortable underwear (besides elastane!) is a wide band that doesn’t dig in. Calvin Klein offers the most comfortable wide-band underwear I’ve tried,…

  • F45-pregnancy-postpartum-exercise-fitness
    postpartum,  pregnancy

    Adapting F45 while Pregnant (and Returning Postpartum)

    It’s only now that I look back on my pregnancy, labour, and – perhaps most especially – the ‘fourth trimester’ (three months postpartum) that I truly appreciate how staying fit and healthy helped me along that journey. I’ve had a lot of messages on my personal instagram about how I ‘bounced back’ so quickly, and a continuation of messages about my journey with F45 while pregnant, as well as the choice to return to exercise just a few weeks after having Teddy. I should start by saying, I did not experience severe morning sickness during my first trimester, but I was completely and utterly exhausted from the sixth week of…