Baby versus Bloat…

I’m about 8-9 weeks now and my tummy has started popping out. According to the many various pregnancy blogs online this isn’t supposed to happen until at least the 12-week mark, and even then (according to mum’s on Instagram) their bump is miniscule. So, what’s the deal here? I usually wake up quite bloated, but…

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‘Your baby will look…’

Suddenly, my unborn child’s appearance has become the point of conversation amongst some friends and family members. My husband is Malaysian and I’m Australian, so it’s understandable to imagine what our baby is going to look like – will it have my fair hair and dark eyes? or perhaps his dark hair and my blue eyes?…

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A few things people don’t tell you about being pregnant…

Here they are so far: Your boobs always hurt… But they also grow. Morning sickness is a lie – it’s more like all day everyday sickness. Most of the time you won’t vomit, you’ll just dry heave. You’ll dry heave so much that your stomach will start to hurt and you’ll panic that something has…

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I’m terrified of gaining weight…

Hold your judgment. Before you assume I’m some kind of vain monster that cares nothing about the health of my unborn child and only about my appearance, let me let you in on a little history. I developed anorexia when I was 14. I was down to 36kgs and was hospitalised. I nearly died. It took…

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