Week 18 of My Pregnancy – On holiday and loving it!

I’m in North Cyprus!! WOOHOO!! The first thing I did was jump into the sea! It felt so great to feel so weightless and the sea salt was doing wonders to my skin.  On top of that I felt fantastic. My skin had started to glow, my hair felt soft and thick, but most importantly, my appetite was back with a vengeance. Before the smell of meat used to make my stomach churn but now the smell just made me crave a Turkish kebab. My family in Cyprus hadn’t seen me for about five years so everyone greeted me with hugs and kisses and patted my belly in appreciation that I was adding a member to our family. Hubby fitted in really well too and soon the family kebabs, drinking and evening dips in the sea felt second nature to him. I still didn’t feel little Boxer yet but I could feel that he was growing inside me. I felt so protective of my bump. The maxi dresses were perfect for the heat and they allowed air to get to my bump so little Boxer wouldn’t overheat. If I had to pass on any advice to my pregnant gals right now I would say GO ON HOLIDAY NOW! The second trimester seems to still allow you to have fun without feeling too heavy and, well, pregnant. Oh and buy a noodle. They are perfect to keep you bobbing around on the surface of the pool and the sea and they are also great fun A fun fact – The baby is about 12cm now!

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Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 6. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/