8 Apr 2013

Maternity Mondays: The bump at 16 weeks

So, the sister who is abroad, has been nagging for more bump layouts or pics. Even though she has seen my vast girth via skype - I prefer it when it is on a layout!

So here is my 16 weeks layout:

This layout was largely completed using American Crafts Dear Lizzie range. I created a paint frame for the photo mat - a technique I picked up from watching one of Shimelle's many online tutorials. A lot of my recent layouts feature paint effects as once i have a certain supply out I tend to use it more often. I even painted the little Studio Calico wood veneers - cute huh?

Now for some musings, or mumblings, about pregnancy in general from an almost 27 weeks along pregnant lady:
  • Why, oh why, is the maternity section always on the top floor of the shop? Don't they know that pregnant ladies and stairs are not a great combo?
  • Why, oh why, have so many high street stores confined their maternity wear to online only? Don't they know that we like to try things on and see how stretchy they are?
  • Why, oh why, have I got lots of little spots undcer the skin on my face? I have always had a good complexion and suddenly it is blotchy and enflamed. However my hair is doing very well and I am not having to wash it as often as it is shinier and healthier looking in general - win!
  • Why do people think its funny to call you chubby or say that you are looking fat? 
  • Why do other women think I want to hear their nightmare stories of childbirth?
  • Why does everyone want to rain on your parade by telling you all the negative things about having children?
  • Why don't men, or husbands more specifically, understand that you after working a full week its normal to fall asleep at 8'o'clock in front of Question of Sport and then sleep in till 10?
On a more positive note though I can now feel the bubbs kicking a lot and I find that quite reassuring and I am  really excited to see the little human being that we created in about 13 weeks or so. Yay!
More recent bump pictures to follow.
Feel free to add some of your own pregnancy gripes...


  1. I'm the same re skin!I usually have such a clear complexion!My hair too has gone from easily greasy to going two or three days unwashed. My main gripe is when people think it's okay to touch my stomach!!xxx

  2. Did i read "vast girth" lol! you have a lovely neat bump there. I was hideously huge with my first!! enjoy your pregnancy x

  3. You are looking good girl...that is not vast at all! Cannot add to you list as it was a while since I experienced it...I only remember the good bits now.

  4. you look awesome and adorable!!! lovely layout too :)

  5. Very pretty page and photos - you look the picture of health! I'm keeping my nightmare stories to myself!

  6. I love all the numbers behind your pic...and of course that it's on a polka dot background! That is quite silly about all the maternity sections being on the top floor, that's not well thought out at all! They were telling horror stories at the baby shower I hosted this week too...I'm not even pregnant and they were annoying me so I can imagine it's not fun at all for you! xxxx


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