*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, however my experience with breastfeeding two children for more than a year each, taught me a lot and placed me in a position of giving advice to those who seek it from me. I have offered breastfeeding support for lactating mothers, and if you feel like you want to learn from what I went through then this post is for you. If you are however, here to judge breastfeeding mothers or in any way feel this is an attack on formula feeding mothers, then obviously you have no any idea that I am all about accepting other parents’ choices, hence I invite you to exit this page, there is no room for negativity or judgement.*
Anyone who has struggled with weight gain and loss over and over again is no stranger to the frustration of the added kilos, and the delight of those lost.
Some people have metabolisms that help them burn their calorie intake quickly, and I envy those people, because what is better in life than food? On the other side of the spectrum where I belong, I constantly watch what I eat, and God forbid I feel like enjoying a well deserved meal or snack once in a blue moon, I find that I gain at least a kilo the next morning. Depressing, right?
A few months ago my husband and I chose to go on a roughly 2 week long babymoon to Paris to relax a while before the arrival of our second baby. I was in my 2nd trimester of pregnancy which is ideal for travel because the nausea and fatigue of the 1st are more or less gone, and the pain and heaviness of the 3rd trimester are still far away. I travel light because its all about the experience for me and never about fashion, so I packed a couple of sweatpants, tops and comfy shoes, and was set to go with only 1 carry on handbag and nothing else! Although I had planned a minimal effort trip with site-seeing spread out as to not exhaust myself, I found myself thirsty for this city, and we were touring like crazy from early morning to past midnight on a daily basis!
Yesterday was my daughter’s 1st birthday. I am writing a personal post to tell you about my journey relating fashion to motherhood.
Pregnancy and childbirth are joyous but draining experiences. They leave you with a bundle of mixed emotions. Freedom and sleep seem a distant memory yet you are happy. You start to see things through a child’s eyes and everything has new meaning.
Our bodies drastically change, and to top it off, one day you are at home in your pjs enjoying your maternity leave, the next you are back to work and socializing when you find that nothing in your closet suits you anymore. It is at this time that we should embrace our bodies and accept them the way they have become.
If you are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant one day, or if you tend to gain and lose weight a lot, read on for my tried and tested tip to avoid stretch marks.
Stretch marks happen when the skin is expanding but is too dry and loses its elasticity. Some types of skin are more prone than others to develop them, and once they happen it is near impossible to fix them. I was fully aware of this when I began my pregnant journey. I don’t exactly remember where I heard that almond oil is more efficient than any type of cream, so I went ahead and bought a bottle from the pharmacy. I had previously tried it for a short period of time when I was on my pre-wedding diet.
Pregnancy is a time of major changes in a woman’s life. Its a transition into a new phase and the physical transformations take a toll on an emotional level. I have been there myself, and its hard to find maternity wardrobe that doesn’t make you feel like a whole other species. The good news is, designers have become aware of this fact, and frumpy, formless clothing are a thing of the past. I searched for some new maternity styles that flatter your bump while still being comfy, and found some tops and blouses at PreMaman shop that I would like to share with you.