Kingsley: 9 Months Ago

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Dear diary,

Today I feel nostalgic. Parenthood is by far the best road trip I have been on; playing Mumma to Kingsley cannot be compared to anything I have ever experienced, so good is the feeling. However being pregnant with Kingsley was by far, hands down, the very best nine months of my life.

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Knowing that I was growing inside of me our beloved baby near blew my mind. Everyday. But I kept it together, and remained a healthy woman, and for nine months I felt beautiful and fit and overwhelmingly attractive! My hair was never so luxurious, skin never so clear and eyes never as bright as during those blissful months. So much so I went around bearing my belly or at most in a bikini when not in the office.

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Darling Erroll took it all in his stride, embracing my increasingly extravagant behavior, and encouraging me to eat a lot and healthfully, all in the name of reducing my needy anxieties and thus producing a happy stress-free environment for our unborn baby to grow in. Nine months ago I still was pregnant (and gladly bearing lots of skin)…

25 weeks pregnant: Rixos Hotel, Palm Jumeira

25 weeks pregnant: Rixos Hotel, Palm Jumeira

26 weeks pregnant: The Seychelles, Constance Ephilia resort

26 weeks pregnant: The Seychelles, Constance Ephilia resort

31 weeks pregnant: at my baby shower, The Greens, Dubai

31 weeks pregnant: at my baby shower, The Greens, Dubai

35 weeks: at the Anantara Resort, Palm Jumiera, Dubai

35 weeks: at the Anantara Resort, Palm Jumiera, Dubai

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36 weeks pregnant: bridesmaid to Camilla’s wedding

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36 weeks pregnant: at Saadiyat island, Abu Dhabi

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36 weeks pregnant: at they Hyatt on Saadiyat island, Abu Dhabi

 

38 weeks: Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Ras Al Khaimah

38 weeks: Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Ras Al Khaimah

38 weeks: Desert Palm Resort, Dubai

38 weeks: Desert Palm Resort, Dubai

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38 weeks pregnant: hair and make-up for Rio’s wedding

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Barely a week before going into labour: the four bridesmaids – Trisha, me, Camilla and Emma – at Rio’s wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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