Having just spent my second Christmas with a baby on board, I’ve decided being pregnant at Christmas sucks.

The last time I was pregnant at Christmas was six years ago when I was only just pregnant, so unable to tell anyone and I somehow muddled through in the throes of morning sickness and feeling yuck.

5 reasons being pregnant at Christmas sucks

This time though I’m just weeks away from the end of my pregnancy, when you’re no longer consumed by sickness and are gasping for a proper drink. Or I am anyway.

Which basically makes being pregnant at Christmas suck.

5 reasons being pregnant at Christmas sucks

1. There’s nothing to wear. I went into Topshop looking for something glam for Christmas Day only to be met with the most underwhelming wall of maternity tops I’ve ever seen. Right next to display upon display of gorgeous sparkly, sequinned party numbers. Instead I made do with shoe horning myself into last year’s Christmas jumper.

2. You can’t have a proper drink. No Buck’s Fizz for breakfast, no sherry at midday (I do like a sherry at Christmas), no fizz with lunch (ok I might have had a teeny tiny bit) and definitely no flopping on the sofa with a nice chilled glass bottle of Pinot in the evening. Instead I sought solace in a box of chocolates.

3. You’re forced to watch everyone else have a proper drink. I watched Misery Guts enjoy everything from Espresso Martinis (he made his own sugar syrup and everything – at least it put a smile on his face I suppose) to a rather nice looking bottle of Muscadet to my all-time fave, prosecco. Instead I got to ‘enjoy’ some alcohol free sparkling wine (don’t bother) and fizzy water.

5 reasons being pregnant at Christmas sucks

4. You can’t eat proper cheese. Brie, camembert, anything mould-ripened – and basically tasty – are off limits. Instead you can have cheddar, more cheddar or something spreadable. So boring.

5. You spend ages cooking the Christmas dinner and then you just don’t fancy it. Maybe it’s to do with seeing the giblets, maybe it’s to do with stuffing the bird, maybe it’s to do with hormones or maybe it’s a combination of all three: either way that Christmas dinner you looked forward to all year just isn’t the same. Instead you’d be quite happy with a bowl of cereal. Again.

Have you been pregnant at Christmas time? Did you find it the worst time of year to have a baby on board?

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  1. BabyAcorn 27th December 2016 at 12:30 am - Reply

    I am 36 weeks pregnant and am hating the festive season. There is no magic, I’m fat and sober and my husband is drinking every day. How can anyone like being pregnant over this period?!

  2. RachelSwirl 29th December 2016 at 12:45 am - Reply

    I remember being preggo at christmas twice very well, it did indeed suck a little x

  3. Helen 30th December 2016 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Aww I’m with you on this one – I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant and this is the third Christmas in a row I’ve not been able to have mulled wine. Firstly I was pregnant, then breastfeeding and am now pregnant again! I’ve seriously contemplated buying the frozen vegetarian camembert tarts and eating them in June once I’ve given birth….desperation! haha #TheListLinky

    Helen x


  4. One clueless mumma 30th December 2016 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Oh I totally sympathise! I’m 26 weeks pregnant now and definitely over compensated for the lack of vino with crazy amounts of food! #TheLinkyList

    Hayley x

  5. Madeline (This Glorious Life) 31st December 2016 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I’ve had 2 pregnant Christmases, and I think I actually still quite enjoyed myself. But then both times I was in the nice end of 2nd trimester/start of 3rd trimester stage. So past the morning sickness but not quite at the huge and uncomfortable bit! x #TheList

  6. Liane 1st January 2017 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    My first two pregnancies fell over Christmas. The first I was 34 weeks and I had the same problems as you. My second I was 8 weeks and felt awful all day. Cooking dinner that year did not help my morning sickness! My third pregnancy I planned it right haha! He was born this October.. I still didn’t get a drink this christmas though!

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