Smiles All Around

Mothers are a blessing. Specially in times like these. My mother came to visit us and has been showering me with her love, affection and her countless amazing delicacies.
Now that I am in my second trimester, I am actually enjoying food. I know I was absconding from the blog all through my initial months of pregnancy which is why you would have no idea how my initial 3 months went. Well, in case you were wondering my first trimester was kind of OK. Here’s how it all went –
– Thankfully I did not puke at all, though I became quite averse to a few fragrances (like vanilla) and some food items (like chocolates, pesto sauce etc.) and perfumes with sweet undertones. I just to stash away half of my (and husband’s) perfumes.
– What I really (like REALLY) struggled with was the taste of my mouth. It was super metallic all 24 hours of the day. No matter what I ate, when I ate, I simply could not enjoy food because everything tasted metallic/bitter afterwards. I kept looking up pregnancy blogs for remedies, but nothing helped much other than baking soda gargles.
– Another (substantial) issue was my facial skin. I had to deal with the worst acne of my life and this is not an exaggeration. The acne kept popping up on the cheeks all way to my neck (yes neck!). The pimples were red, painful and kept turning in to white heads. My midwife suggested me to simply wait it out and let the hormones do their thing since nothing much could be done about it. I remember being home bound for weeks since I did not feel like dressing up or going out at all. Acne really challenges your self-esteem.
– One more thing, I started feeling the need of a nap during afternoons which was quite unusual for me because since my childhood, I never liked taking that mid-day nap since I thought of it as a waste of time. Oh how times change. 😉
Other than these, all went fine. I was good! Pregnancy is such an unusual feeling. The idea of a life growing inside you can’t be explained in words. Though I am yet to feel any flutters or kicks, I am simply bombed at the idea of meeting my young one! By the way, the baby is due in early December.

On the outfit front, I am yet to buy any maternity wear and have been making use of my regular dresses which have a little more room to accommodate my growing belly. Though I have packed my skin fitting dresses and high waisted denims in a box. Oh yeah, and I am still growing out my hair, so excuse the wild hairstyle going on there!
P.S. Throwing in a few pictures with the familia just because I can! We are all happy and excited!!

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Dress: Loft | Sandals: DSW | Watch: Fossil | Bag: Gifted

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Author: Ritika Sahni

Wife. Blogger. Coffee lover. Fitness Freak. People watcher. Beauty admirer. To sum up - I'm high on life..!

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