How I Dealt With The Stress of My Approaching Due Date

Of course I knew that being a mom is almost like a full-time job. Actually scratch almost. It’s a full-time job. I’ve been aiming to share with you how I coped with the stress of my approaching due date, but it’s difficult to plan blogposts (or anything else) when you have a newborn at home. But with Sofia-Malou now taking a nap next to me, I have some time to share with you my secret.Near the end of your pregnancy you might be way too exhausted (and just tired of growing and growing) to do anything else but sleep, watch movies and read the occasional mommy read such as ‘How to Parent’. But while engaged in doing this and that at home and actually ‘nothing’...
   

A Few Things I Will Miss About Being Pregnant

The first trimester – oh my! The morning sickness, the uncertainty that comes with the whole pregnancy thing, the bouquet of emotions that make you feel like something is very wrong with you… If you’d asked me back then whether I enjoyed being pregnant, I’m pretty sure the answer would’ve been negative. But now mulling over the last 9 months – I do feel a little bit nostalgic and I can’t get my head around the fact that I had thoughts like ‘Is that ever gonna end? I just want to get back to feeling myself and just go on to enjoy my life as a first-time mommy’. Well, near the end of my pregnancy my thoughts changed, in fact my...

My Birth Plan: Positive, Calm and Natural Birth

In an hour I have to head over to my midwife for, fingers crossed, my last appointment with her. My due date is tomorrow (or the 19th) I have two documents with two different due dates on them so we shall see. But as far as I’m concerned, I can feel my body preparing to go into labour. I have ticked most of the boxes – starting from very intense and regular Braxton Hicks contractions that leave me completely out of breath and give me painful heartburns – to having mild period type of cramps. Am I anxious? Less than before. I’m mostly curious when it’s gonna happen. I do take my time, of course, to sit and just breathe in...
   

Stage Fright, I mean Labour Fright

As I was having my morning fruit platter I clicked on my ‘What to Expect’ app (by the way it’s incredibly useful so if you’re expecting make sure to download it) to see ‘6 days left’ written on the screen. Gosh, there’s less than a week until my due date. My heart skipped a beat and I felt overwhelming joy and excitement that we finally get the chance to meet and kiss our little one. And then the anxiety. Will I make it? Am I really capable of delivering a baby? Having such thoughts sounds a bit mental, but my mind can’t really comprehend how the female body can actually do it – I mean cater for and give birth to another human being....

My Number One Tip for Staying Fit When You’re Expecting

Near the end of my pregnancy I thought it’s finally appropriate to give you my top tip for staying fit and healthy during those 9 months of hormonal insanity. With less than two weeks left until my due date (OMG!) I have a good enough overview of whether my main pregnancy strategy has actually worked – it has and I’m more than happy to share it with you. So let’s talk numbers first. I’ve gained almost 12 kg (I’m 160 cm tall and I started my pregnancy at 46-7 kg). Now I weight just below 60 kg and back in the day I’d think that I would like a massive whale if I was to ever gain so ‘much’. Here,...

Okay, Now It Feels Like I’m Really Expecting

Time has flown by and in around three weeks I’d back to wearing my non-maternity clothes. Not that I’ve worn a lot of ‘maternity’ pieces during these 9 months but still. If there is something I miss like hell – that’s wearing jeans and high heels. There are these outfits that just don’t go with flats… but anyway… (more maternity outfits here and here). The pregnancy exhaustion finally hit me. I’ve spent so many months on my feet, being constantly on the go that I seriously didn’t think that such thing as pregnancy tiredness and apathy actually existed. Ohhh, but it does and it suddenly hits you like a wide wave that takes you down and makes you feel it’s impossible...
   

My Thoughts On Being Pregnant Abroad

Now thinking back – only a year ago my thoughts on getting pregnant were still a little seed far away from being planted. Pregnancy was something I had never previously considered and my only goal in life was getting my career back on track and finding a way to settle down in Denmark. But fast-forward a year and here I am – 9 months pregnant from the person who stole my heart. I do feel a little bit anxious from the thought of having a baby, but the excitement does make up for all the worries I have. And I do have to start getting used to the idea that in about a month time I will be walking around with...

A Sneak Peek At My Surprise Baby Shower

One of the best days of my life. Literally! It turns out that Philip had suggested to my friends to throw me a baby shower, something that’s not trendy in Bulgaria at all. In fact, he wanted to make sure that I could see all of my girlfriends together, having in mind that I no longer have the chance to meet up with them as often as I’d like. It was our first Sunday in Bulgaria and Philip and I went to have our nails done – yes, I managed to force him – but it turns out he actually liked it! He-he! Anyway I did find it a bit weird that after a night out he had the energy...

Joining Lala Berlin’s SS17 ‘City Jungle’ with an On-Point Outfit

#CPHFW SS17 is officially over – but in comparison to last year when my life literally revolved around it – joining all the events and making sure that I ticked off all the shows and showrooms –this year things weren’t quite the same. As much as I wanted to get all excited and even stress about the outfits I was gonna wear – it didn’t really happen. I had no energy to run from one show to another and enjoy the crazy fashion vibes (CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?) as my mind and body were somewhere else. Roll Neck Skinny Rib Jumpsuit (here) //  Espadrilles Ca’Shoot Copenhagen here  or alternative ASOS JELLY BEAN here // Dior Mirrored Sunglasses (here) Hopefully, when Sofia-Malou is finally in...
   

Third Trimester Maternity Style: The Holy Playsuit

If there is a piece of clothing I cannot live without at the moment – that’s the playsuit (a.k.a romper) or in other words anything one piece. Since my bump has taken the shape of a melon, I can’t imagine myself wearing anything but comfy attire. The maternity pants have already tightened up a lot around the bump (and bum which has also doubled in size) and all I want for my body is to feel unrestrained and free. Also, the rompers and jumpers are something you can wear even after the day of delivery so investing in them (if you don’t already own a few) is much smarter than in maternity pants or any type of maternity clothing. The only thing is – now I’m back...

The Day I Became ‘Jeppson’

Just a day before Philip and I flew back to Bulgaria – guess what – we got married. Yes, I’m officially a Jeppson and luckily a month later nothing feels weird or different. All the stereotypical warnings that a potential marriage could change our relationship and make us feel chained to each other is nothing but a massive exaggeration. I still can’t help but call him my ‘boyfriend’, even though he is officially my ‘husband’ – is it because I can’t accept that I’m THAT grown up? Maybe. Actually, I was hesitating whether to share photos from our day, because it was OUR day. We had only one witness from Philip’s side and noone else with us. We didn’t feel like being with...

The Countdown Has Begun: 7 Weeks Left

It feels like yesterday when I found out I was pregnant and here we are only 7 weeks before finally saying ‘Hi’ to Sofia-Malou and giving her a thousand kisses. Looking back I have to admit – it’s been a crazy, mind-blowing journey with me finding it incredibly difficult to accept that new life’s been growing inside me (hence my ongoing hyperactivity over the last 8 months that now I’m finally trying to tone down). But beside the overwhelming joy that the thought of becoming a mother has brought me, it’s also made me quite anxious. I’ve spent a great deal of time envisioning Philip’s and I mutual life after becoming parents, with my mind bombarding me with questions like ‘Are we ever gonna be the same?’,...