And just like that, we are at the midpoint of 2015. I look back & realised how much things have changed overall, yet everyday routines stay the same. Since the pregnancy, I feel a shift in social norms & dynamics in my professional, social & personal surroundings. Friends who recently had babies, or had family members with newborn babies gave invaluable advice while others feel more distant- not quite knowing how to act around someone pregnant. At home, G has been such a great sport, always so caring, considerate & ensuring I’m comfortable in every possible way- even reading up on pregnancy without me asking him to. Both our families have been so supportive- especially with the hand-me-downs. We also start to picture how to accommodate a new family member in our small bedroom since we have not yet moved out into our own home. Professionally, I start to realise, I’m no longer working just for my hedonistic ways, but for something so much bigger than just having a house or (insert other materials). Personally, not a day goes by when I don’t think of her. It just feels surreal when you realise that you no longer think of yourself… Is this what ‘selfless’ mean? Now with my 2nd trimester in full swing, I feel great, with my energy returning & still not experiencing any of the downsides of pregnancy like nausea or extreme backpain (oh there was this one time…) On the downside, I am stuck in that awkward phase where I can’t fit into my normal jeans or my favourite outfits (those favourite boyfriend ones!) Social norms were broken, inviting unanswered questions like is-she-pregnant look from strangers since you could not differentiate my bump from someone who just ate a big meal. And those who know would usually blurt out that labour is going to be so painful (no shit). I’m finding shopping around for maternity wear difficult since most of the stuff readily available are either daggy, or cater for mom-to-bes that are about 30 weeks pregnant?! Thankfully, my tops can still be salvaged as most are pretty loose anyway. The more trendier items can be found online like ASOS, Pea in a Pod, SeedOther than that, one of the best advice I received was to always keep active & try to catch up with friends as much as possible before she arrives. That being said I’m glad to have great supportive friends who still make time to catch up over dinner or coffee- like old times. You know who you are :) Until then, another half a year until I can once again fit into one of my favourite outfits like below. Have a good weekend! x

IMG_1020.JPG IMG_1014.JPG IMG_1011.JPG IMG_1023.JPG IMG_1012.JPG IMG_1022.JPG IMG_1010.JPG IMG_1013.JPG IMG_1021.JPG[Photo credits by Delinda B. Outfit: ZARA playsuit similar here, Portmans wedges similar here, Louis Vuitton Murakami, bracelet from AVGVSTA, Hat from Urban Outfitters]