What NOT to say to a pregnant woman.

My  V L O G on what not to say to a pregnant woman is out now! The minute a woman gets pregnant it’s almost like the rest of the population gain a free pass to comment, advise and accidentally insult the pregnant woman. From speaking to other mama’s at least I can live with the thought that I am not the only one and that it happens all around the world!

However, that does not mean it should happen, does it? So in my vlog posted below I give a few tips from personal experience and from others on what NOT to say to a pregnant woman! If you like the video then please don’t forget to like/share/subscribe, thank you!

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Week 26

This week, the nerves in baby’s ear are developing to become even more sensitive, which means baby can not only hear what you have to say, but even people who you may be making conversation with too – poor baby having to listen to Ayan’s toddler problems when he has them!

This week after 6 long weeks and a little bit of unnecessary weight gain (it is SO HARD being pregnant during the Christmas period) I have finally returned to the gym! Although I’m taking it easy as I obviously don’t want to push it after a long break (this is very important guys) I am sooo excited about this. Hopefully I won’t have fallen too far behind, although anyways this week I will be starting super light, mostly cardio just to get back into the flow and of course, I will be posting the workouts on the blog 🙂

In other news, I know it varies from woman to woman and of course for each individual pregnancy, but for me this week I’ve had an incredible burst of second trimester energy, which I’m so not complaining about as I do have so much to do, it’s great being able to get up early be running around all day, off to the gym, with some clients and then home again. I believe one of the things that majorly helped in achieving this energy is R O U T I N E. I totally cranked up my routine this year and try to for the most part stick to it strictly and it really has made a MAJOR difference believe it or not.

So enough about me, how are you all feeling this week?

WEEK 24

Can you believe that from last week to this week baby has gained 4OUNCES. Although being almost a foot long means he doesn’t look so chubby yet. Happening this week; baby is making surfactant – an important substance to help baby breathe once he’s born and gets his first gulp of air. Also baby’s brain is developing quickly so try and eat ‘brain food’ if you want an intelligent baby (as legend  my mum says.) What is brain food you ask? I’ll make a list out for you, because even if brain food doesn’t necessarily mean baby will be more intelligent, it does mean that it will help replenish that pregnancy brain of yours if you are suffering from it (I know that I am).

WEEK 22

At almost 1lb  baby is looking more like the little newborn he/she will be in a few months time. So much that in rare but beautiful miracle cases, women who have gone into labour at around this time have given birth to babies that have thrived. Although it is waaaay to early to even contemplate a safe and healthy labour it is still awesome to hear the survival stories as it really puts into perspective how human our little babies already are! Nothing really great happened for me during this week, except for the fact that I flew to London, ate waaay more than I should have been eating and did no exercise, so week 22 was one of unneccesary weight gain for me…sigh!

Week 8 

Now we’re at 8 weeks, baby is about 2 cm long, although that may not seem very big, remember back to just a few weeks ago when baby was just a ball of cells, now that’s A LOT of growing! It’s not going to stop there, from now onwards, baby will grow about a millimeter PER DAY! That’s not all on the growing part, the amniotic fluid in order to keep up with baby’s rapid growth will increase by about two tablespoons per week.

Now that baby is growing so quickly and has evolved a lot since those first tiny days, baby can now officially be called a foetus (which means offspring), a foetus with an astounding heartbeat of about 160 beats per minute. Whilst that little chamber of love is pumping blood around the body, the lungs are now beginning to form and develop, with the breathing tube extending from the throat to the lungs.

And how about you mummy? How are you feeling? At 8 weeks pregnant you may not be looking pregnant but believer it or not, your uterus is already double the size! At this point your fatigue is maybe worse than ever and you may be feeling more exhausted than you’ve ever felt, don’t be hard on yourself if you’re not getting as much done as  you’d like, it is important to try and rest as much as possible during this period, I mean your body is growing another human and look at how rapidly too, so if possible try and get as much rest as possible. Morning sickness will still be lurking around with no end in sight, I tried nearly every concoction and potion I could try to help ease this, although not one actually cured the sickness, I made a list of the best relievers for the sickness and will be posting this on the blog soon for you guys!

And how about me? Well this week seems as just as much as a blur as all the rest of the ‘first few weeks’. Although technically this pregnancy in itself is ‘easier’ than the first, it seems way harder due to the fact i now have a toddler on my hands, oh and a puppy! So life is a little crazy in the Moldovan household, but thank God for my husband, a true modern day superhero (no joke guys, I wouldn’t have survived the pregnancy without him. Also this week I GOT A NEW CAR. A little surprise from my husband to celebrate the new baby, all because I needed a car that was safe, big enough for two car seats, yet small enough for me to drive around on a daily basis with all my mommy duties. Well, he found the perfect one, a BMW 3 series. When I saw her outside my house, it was love at first sight and I think it was for Ayan too as he refuses to go in his daddy’s car now…oops! And of course as a dedication to my blog, my ongoing projects and my loyal readers, the number plate has a special dedication, take a look down below!

So my next blog post will be my WORKOUT for Week 8 amongst all the chaos, I still tried to go to the gym and fit in a little bit of movement, even if I only managed to go twice, better than nothing huh?

See you soon, O X O