Dee is FitBumpMum-to-be of the month - congratulations!

Hi Dee! First of all, congratulations on being FitBumpMum-to-Be of the month!


Tell me, how many weeks are you now and how are you feeling?

I’m 31 weeks and feel great apart from being considerably more tired now I’m in the third trimester.


What aspects of pregnancy are you enjoying?

The best part for me so far has definitely been feeling baby move, especially when he seems to be responsive to mine or my husband’s voice.


And the not-such-fun bits?

I really struggled in the first trimester with sickness which felt like it was never-ending! Though thankfully for me it did end and by week 14/15 I felt so much better. I still have off days where the queasiness comes back but it’s never as bad as before.


What’s been your favourite pregnancy gadget?

My maternity pillow. It’s really helped me to sleep on my side and not my back. Just that little extra support has made sleeping a lot better.


You do your pregnancy fitness with me but have you always been active or is this new?

I love being active and can’t wait to be able to put my full energy into getting my fitness back to where it was pre-pregnancy.


Are you into healthy eating? What’s your all-time favourite dish?

I would like to think I have a pretty well balanced diet. My main ethos is to make meals from fresh ingredients and not pre-processed products. I try to have a really varied diet and love tasting new things. I think my favourite dish would be Ramen or a basic stir-fry using loads of fresh ginger, garlic and a bit of soy sauce with crunchy veg, prawns or turkey and brown rice.


How do you find combining pregnancy with work?

At first it was hard, especially when no-ones knows! As a graphic designer I’m unfortunately sat at a desk most of the time which isn’t great. Though, now I am more tired it’s maybe a blessing in disguise. Everyone at work has been so lovely and really supportive.


Are you looking forward to maternity leave?

Yes definitely. Even so, I am feeling a little apprehensive about leaving work and being out of the loop. Though I have been told that I’ll soon forget about this when baby arrives!


And what about the birth? Thinking about it or a case of bury your head in the sand?

I haven’t had my NCT classes yet which from what I hear may be a bit of a reality check! At the moment I’m not really worried about it, what happens will happen.


What are you most looking forward to about motherhood?

Getting to know our child’s personality and watching him learn and discover new things.


We all need a bit of “me time” when we’re mums. What will you be squeezing into your “mummy me time”?

Spending some quality time with my husband, catching up with friends or doing something active like a bike ride through the country lanes.


Thanks Dee - looking forward to hearing your news soon :)

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