It’s Christmas and you’re feeling tired and your bump is getting bigger by the day. To top it all you can’t even have a glass of Bubby to celebrate. Don’t feel down about it there are plenty of ways you can enjoy Christmas this y
ear when you’re pregnant, just have look at these ideas to keep you cheerful.
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There’s absolutely no excuse not to dress up at Christmas. The shops in the High Street and online are have some gorgeous outfits you can wear while you’re pregnant. If you look good, you’ll feel good too, so splash out on something stunning.
Okay so you have to give the prawns a miss, but there’s still plenty you can eat. Make the most of your clothes with elasticated waists to enjoy crispy roast potatoes and fruity mince pies. Enjoy every mouthful and forget about putting on weight for a few days.
If you don’t feel you can face office parties or crowded restaurants invite your friends round for a pre-Christmas get together. Order a takeaway, swap pressies and have a good old chat in the comfort of your home.
Get online and have a look for some creative mocktail recipes, like these on Town & Country website. Choose some that are colourful and tasty. Fill a large glass and enjoy yourself knowing that you can drink as many as you like without getting a hangover!
The last thing you want to do when you’re pregnant is to stress yourself out looking for a parking space, fighting your way through crowds and waiting endlessly at checkout queues. Don’t do it. Instead, make yourself comfortable and shop online. If delivery spots are filling up, then click and collect and get your partner to pick up the shopping. You can get your Christmas shop and your presents all with the click of a mouse, stress free.
This Christmas you should be taking it easy, so if you normally do the cooking for a gang of family and friends put the word out that you’re looking for a couple of volunteers this year. While the cooking gets done by your helpful family, you can concentrate on the table decorations and what games to play after lunch.
Everyone understands that pregnancy makes you tired, so don’t push yourself too hard. Even if you have guests round and you feel like you need a nap, go and have one. You’ll feel more refreshed afterwards and you’ll cope better with the extra people around the house.
While this year might feel stressful, just remember that soon you’ll have a baby to look after and next Christmas you’ll be unwrapping cute baby clothes and thinking about toys for your new arrival.
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