Last year I turned the big 3.0 and got married - I thought that was my milestone year. As it turns out, 2009 quickly overshadowed 2008 when my husband and I found out we were pregnant. I'm going to be experiencing everything for the first time as a woman and an expectant mother which is why I'm calling this my year of firsts. I'm senior editor for Marie Claire South Africa.
Everyday it amazes me how the body just learns, painfully, to adapt to this 2.5kg baby it's carrying... I never thought my pelvis could accommodate such a load and when I'm turning over in bed or changing positions, I sometimes forget that I have to go easy and slowly as I hear my bones clicking in places they've never clicked before. I got such a fright the first time it happened (it was rather loud and sent chills down my spine) I thought I had perhaps accidentally dislocated something. But the body remains resilient!
I bought myself a pair of blue flannel pyjama drawstring bottoms and a button up cotton shirt for the hospital... it had to be done! Sexy or not! Comfort comes first