Having initially received a mixed bag or reactions from horror, surprise to hysterics from the community around work. We now seem to be very much accepted now and regularly receive sympathetic smiles. I was even offered a chair when I was in the local printers.

Some of our providers from London had flown in for a meeting with us. I had not warned them that we would be looking a little larger than normal. Once again, after the initial bemusement they actually said that they had almost forgotten that we were pregnant by the time they had left. That may have been the Cognac in their coffee at lunch though.

I certainly seem to be feeling more at one with my pregnancy suit now, I think my body has got over its initial protest and has been forced into submission.