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Shopaholic and baby (week 18)

I've reached the point where my trousers are getting a little snug. Nothing too constricting but when I lean forward I can feel the button on my flies dig into my tummy a little.

It was time to go shopping. I figure I'm going to want some at some point during the pregnancy so I thought I might as well bite the bullet and get them now and get a bit of wear out of them. I haven't bought loads of stuff, just a few key items for a capsule wardrobe to keep me going until Little One joins us.

I have been a little bit disappointed with the stocks at the shops in Liverpool One for mat wear but I have found a few bits and the internet has been pretty useful in getting clothes that will flatter my bump and as I get bigger will hopefully make sure I always look pregnant rather than just fat!

Oh my god how amazing are maternity jeans? 

They look like jeans but feel like jogging bottoms. No buttons, no zips just super comfy. Brilliant!
I don't know why they don't also get marketed as good Christmas lunch clothes.

Clinical Comment

 Simon Mehigan Consultant Midwife

I'm afraid fashion advice is not my strong point (so says my teenage children!) so for this week I truly have "no comment"

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