I’ve been rather confused about my hair lately. You see, it’s been a while since I sported the beanie-and-locks-look so I kinda miss it. A lot. And all of those braids on the runway don’t help my cause either. So at my last trim, I instructed my Toni & Guy hairdresser to keep the length but just thin it out. The result was great, until recently when the crop grew to be an annoying length. It wasn’t tie-up-able, and would get in the way of me examining my animal patients. So gritting my teeth, and being consoled by the fact that my hair grows ridiculously fast, I opted for the chop again. What do you think? Should I keep it short or let it lengthen?
Lately it’s come to my attention that people can be really strict about their views on pregnancy (especially when the people in question are Asian aunties). I’ve heard comments such as “Oh my, you’re pregnant now, well wave goodbye to your figure, it’s all downhill from here…” “Have you started getting maternity clothes?” “You’re pregnant? Then why are you still wearing heels?” “Aww, there goes your travel plans for the next __ years…” Someone even told me that I should stop jogging now that I’m with child. I dutifully obeyed and stopped for 2 months. During which I overindulged in cakes. No surprises there.
But last week I had an epiphany. I’ve realised that being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to throw your hands up and admit defeat. Thank God, I’ve been so blessed to be completely spared of all symptoms of baby-growing: morning sickness, cravings, fatigue, mood swings, ‘preggy brains’ and the urge to stay at home in tracksuit pants. Oh wait, I may have succumbed to that last one… But really, I have no excuse to give up on my fitness, eating habits and appearance. So lately, I’ve started jogging again. Ok so far I’ve only done it once. But it was the best thing to do to regain my clarity and confidence.
And to conclude that once a lady is pregnant, there goes her style? Well we only need to google Miraslava Duma, Jessica Alba or Victoria Beckham for adequate visual rebuttal! As you know, my motto is that “Everyday is worth dressing up for.” Whether I’m pregnant or not. In fact, perhaps even more so now that my figure is undergoing radical changes that are not remotely within my control. Plus, this sweet Leonard St frock is the perfect accompaniment for an early bump.
So tell me lovelies, which pregnancy rules are worth breaking and which would you swear by?
最近我注意到一件事，很多人对孕妇有许多限制（特别是亚洲的阿姨们）。他们发表很多意见，如 “噢你现在怀孕了，告别你的身材吧！”“你开始买生育的衣服了吗？” “你怀孕了？那你为什么还穿着高跟鞋呢？” “以后你就不能去旅行了！”甚至有人告诉我，我应该停止跑步。我尽职尽责地服从了，停了2个月没去跑步。在这期间我倒吃了蛋糕。 ：）
有些人做结论说一旦一个女人怀孕，她的风格就完全不见了。那我们只需要在网上查Miraslava Duma, Jessica Alba 或 Victoria Beckham就会找到足够的视觉反驳！正如你所知道的，我的座右铭是：“每一天都值得打扮。”无论你怀孕与否。其实，孕妇更需要打扮，因为我们的身体正在发生无法控制的改变。因此，这条可爱的Leonard St 裙子与我早期的凸是个完美的搭配。