March 19, 2013

I have to admit I am finding it slightly difficult to dress up everyday being pregnant. At 6 months, I think I’m only halfway and the third trimester is going to get more challenging with an even bigger me!

And being in the fashion industry, the pressure is immense to always look your best. I told myself I won’t be one of those pregnant woman who lets herself go and just stops trying to look good. I still need to look good for my husband, pregnancy is not an excuse to neglect ourselves! But of course, it’s easier said than done.

If you’re the lucky type whose weight gain is just at the bump area (think my annoying SIL), then you’re super blessed! But for the most of us, hello Double Ds and Fs and double thighs and double everything else. And it doesn’t help that your husband won’t let you wear heels so there’s no extra height to help you cheat on the slimness effect. For a short person like me, heels have always been my best friend so just watching them from afar sometimes depresses me.

At this stage, I’m still counting my blessings. Apart from the obvious twins that are just super-not-subtle-almost-embarrassing, I haven’t actually gained too much weight in other areas because of this pregnancy. In total, I’ve gained about 5 kg so far. Not sure if I’m on the right track or not, please do advise!

Even so, pregnancy does change a lot in your body and your lifestyle, and I definitely feel it. Some people go through depression during pregnancy, so let’s not drown in that pit!

From what I have experienced, the only thing you can do is to embrace this change in a positive manner. Always keep your spirits up, occupy yourself with your work and of course, it really helps to have a wonderful and supportive husband who lies to you and say you’re the skinniest pregnant woman he’s ever seen.

(I really have high respect for single moms going through pregnancy alone. May God bless you amazing women and give you abundance of strength and pahala!)

So to all my pregnant homies, smile and keep that chin up.

Oh, and always take frontal shots ONLY.


Wearing The Lace Tale cardigan and this necklace by Cangkuk from FV.