The Bump Chronicles #3: On tour, first clothes and the start of the baby disco…


As you might know from my previous post, Little O and I are on tour… unfortunately without Mr O who is working. It’s been some time since I’ve travelled on my own and I have to admit that I found the prospect quite daunting. Let’s just say there were lots of tears at the airport (not just from me). I have a suspicion that pregnancy hormones were involved but even if you’re not pregnant, two weeks away from your partner is a long time.

When I booked my flights I didn’t know I would be pregnant when I was travelling so. I thought nothing of a three leg journey from London to Cape Town with stop overs in Nairobi and Johannesburg. All I can say is that it was very long and very lonely and that my constant pregnancy appetite was not thrilled when my flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town was brought forward 45 minutes, I had to sprint through the airport and was forced to eat a particularly grim, overpriced plane sandwich.

With the journey done for now being with my dad and his partner, Pat in their beautiful Somerset West House has been lovely and extremely relaxing and I’ve been loving our scenic morning walks with this beauty. Apparently dogs can sense pregnancy. I don’t know if that’s true but Billi never leaves my side.


My family is very excited about Little O, this being the first grandchild and all, which is a good thing since my bump has suddenly expanded over the last couple of days. I have also started feeling Little O move. It’s kind of like little bubbles popping, mostly on the right side of the bump. At one point this afternoon it felt like there was a little baby disco going on in there so I can only imagine how lively it’s going to get.

So far we haven’t bought Little O any clothes mostly because I’ve been very nervous about miscarriage but when I caught up with my brother and his partner, Nikki, yesterday they had bought him/her the most adorable little outfits. So now Little O has his/her first ever clothes. Can’t believe how tiny they are!


  1. jmount43

    I am so happy for you, Abbi! You’re so beautiful and such a sweet woman and I just know that you’re going to be a great mom. Teach your child the essentials (Dr, Seuss and naps) and you will be just fine. We may have never met and are thousands miles away from each other but I can still say I love you my friend because I honestly do. Even if you don’t feel the same I wish you all the best.

    1. abbiosbiston

      Oh bless you! You are so sweet! There will definitely be Dr Seuss. I grew up on Pup on Cup and Green Eggs and Ham.

      1. jmount43

        That is good to hear; good to hear it is.

  2. jmount43

    Oh and tell your husband good job on getting those little swimmers to hit the target.

    1. abbiosbiston

      I will do!

  3. Happy New Year to you and I hope your return trip is calm and uneventful.

  4. I read your bump chronicles and wanted to congratulate you on the wonderful news! I hope you have a wonderful trip and a great new year’s celebration. Xo

  5. Abbi, I have actual tears in my eyes reading this because I’m so happy for you! Success stories are always better when they involve someone I genuinely care about.

    And you’re right, two weeks apart is a long time indeed, even when it’s spent with friends and family.

    1. abbiosbiston

      Thank you so much! I know you understand what a tough and often seemingly hopeless journey it can be. It means the world to me to have your support.
      I really do miss Mr O a lot but now that I feel this little one moving about it helps with the loneliness. That and the magic of Face Time.

  6. ABBI!!! When did you get pregnant?!?!?! Lol. I’m so out of the loop! I forced myself to not read blogs for a month as things were too hectic with home & work life. What else have I missed?! 😉 Congrats to you & Mr O! Your lives will never be the same again. But it’s SO worth it. 🙂

    1. abbiosbiston

      About 15 weeks ago now 😜 Reading everyone’s blogs is like s part time job sometimes. We are all way too prolific. I’m excited for change. We’ve wanted this for so long and now that I can feel the baby I’m really starting to bond with the little rascal.

      1. Good thing you’re ready for a change. It’s a VERY big one! 😉 But the best thing I’ve ever done. 🙂

  7. Baby disco xD I love it hahahaha! Are you and Mr O going to find out the gender beforehand, or wait for it to be a surprise? Man, two weeks is one hell of a long time :/

    1. abbiosbiston

      I was initially reluctant but I think we are. As I’m bonding more with Little O I kind of want to know everything I can about him/her.

      1. That’s really too sweet!

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