Pregnancy

Beautiful Bumps

Everywhere I go I see beautiful Bumps:

Turning the pram into an aisle in Waitrose *BAM!* (don’t worry – I didn’t bash into her) there’s a Bump…

Swimming in the local open air pool *BAM!* another…

Taking a stroll in the sunshine *BAM!* Bump, ahoy!

I always smile at these ladies (and usually receive an odd look back – especially if I don’t have Busby with me… “Uh-oh! It’s that crazy, smiling woman again!”) as I think they look so beautiful. I miss having my Bump! Even the times when I felt huge, or earlier on in my pregnancy when I just looked like I’d had a big lunch and felt very self-conscious. Oh, and yes, even the turtle-stuck-on-its-back look. I miss that.

I wish more people had come up to me when I was pregnant, especially on the days when I felt like a whale, and told me that I was beautiful. It did happen. Usually on the bus or waiting for the bus. Lots of smiles and “congratulations, you’re blooming!”; kind words bestowed upon Grape and I. Luckily I never experienced stroking though… I draw the line at stranger-Bump touching.

Anyway, Readers I would like to set you a mini-challenge if you’ll oblige? If you see a pregnant lady out and about, tell her she looks beautiful. She may give you an odd look, and I definitely wouldn’t approach a pregnant lady who looks like she might whack you, but if you see a pregnant lady who looks stable and in need of a boost, please let her know she’s amazing.

Because, when you think about it, carrying a child, growing a baby inside of you, really is the most amazing, freaky, fantastic thing in the world, and we deserve all the love, support and kind words we can get.
Hannah

ps. Yes, I am horrendously broody. Still. What the hell is wrong with me??

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10 Comments

  1. Izzie Anderton

    19th July 2013 at 7:38 am

    This is such a wonderful idea – will see who I run into in town later…
    When I was pregnant with my twin daughters, I’ll never forget being told I was fat by a couple of teenage girls…when I pointed out that I was in fact pregnant with twins – they did at least have the decency to apologise!!

    1. Hannah

      19th July 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Oh gosh that’s awful! Even if they did apologise, who tells someone else they look fat? Mean!

      Let me know how you get on πŸ™‚ xx

  2. Carrie L

    19th July 2013 at 9:51 am

    I must admit I have bump envy too…Ever since we’ve agreed to start trying in the New Year I’m hunting out every bump and mama around!!

    1. Hannah

      19th July 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Oh congratulations!!

      Yup – loving the bumps πŸ™‚ xx

  3. mummymakescakes

    19th July 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I know so many people who looked fabulous when pregnant, I really did look awful! I loved the end result but the actual pregnancies I hated. Lovely post, popping over from pocolo

    1. Hannah

      19th July 2013 at 10:03 pm

      I’m sure you looked beautiful really – we’re always our own harshest critics πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the comment love πŸ™‚ xx

  4. Lauren

    19th July 2013 at 10:30 pm

    If I can I will always tell a pregnant lady she looks great. I think it’s really important to give someone that little bit of confidence and to put a smile on their face xx

    1. Hannah

      20th July 2013 at 7:48 am

      Definitely πŸ™‚ There were certainly days when I could’ve done with the kind words! xx

  5. Tori Wel

    21st July 2013 at 2:25 pm

    What a fabulous idea – I love it. I completely associate with how you feel too – majorly broody, pregnant women everywhere and I too am crazy smiling lady! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x

    1. Hannah

      24th July 2013 at 8:47 pm

      I’m so glad I’m not the only crazy, smiling loon πŸ˜‰ xx

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