In contrast to my last pregnancy, this time around I decided to have some lasting memories of the time little lady and I have spent as one. I am big on all things nature and so, of course, had to go woodland and etherial with the style of photoshoot; I had a vision.
I have alway been a bit of a social butterfly and even through pregnancy and breastfeeding I like to still try and spend time with friends; but if you are a great lover of having the odd tipple it is often hard to see everyone else around you enjoying their alcoholic beauty while you have to be shackled by the usual fizzy or squash… life can get a little stale. There are many non-alcoholic alternatives on the market but some just aren’t very exciting; well Botonique has you covered!
However many times you have been pregnant I think there are alway going to be slight differences , but between your very first and your second those differences seem to be more apparent and much more major. From the differences in your own body and how it copes the second time round, to your lifestyle through a second pregnancy; there are some major things that come as quite a surprise when you initially think “Oh I’ve done this before I know what to expect”!
Now before I begin I have realised this may come across as a negative or warning post of some sort; but that was not my intention! I have just found that there are some major differences I had not considered… but in no way does it lessen the magic of having a second child!
After spending an afternoon wth my ‘very near to popping out a sprog’ friend, I realised that on reflection, society loves to inadvertently scare “Mothers to be’ with warnings and condescending comments about how terrible life will be for them after they give birth. This is definitely not right! I don’t think in all cases it is intentional and merely meant as innocent jibes. But these pokes of fun at a new Mother’s expense could really scare ‘Mothers to be’ and make them feel more overwhelmed that they actually need to be! We should be supporting them instead of poking fun surely?