Charlotte

#30weeks

Charlotte Kewley is a freelance fashion stylist, editor and writer. Age 33 she lives with her husband Jonathan in East London and is already mother to 20-month-old Isabella, she looks forward to welcoming another addition to the family! She gives us an insight into pregnancy the second time around.

Girl or boy… do you find out or keep it a surprise?

Surprise. I think it makes you push harder through labour as you can't wait to finally find out if you have a son or daughter. I really don’t mind what I have, I have a little girl already so another would be nice as they’ll be close in age but equally it would be lovely to have a little boy in the family! As long as they’re healthy that’s all that matters to us.

You crave… strawberries or an extra large steak?

Neither. I’m more anything sweet or chocolate. It’s really bad! I’ve found that my bump is much bigger this time around so I’m trying not to go overboard on the cake and biscuits but it’s so hard!

9 months of pregnancy… too long or short?

To long at the beginning, the early days of morning (sorry, I mean all day) sickness really drag but then once you get past the 20 week mark and then finally into the third trimester time flies and suddenly there’s no free weekends to decorate, shop, nest! Panic.

If you could have anything that’s forbidden right now, what would it be?

Poached eggs! I love poached eggs. My standard breakfast when eating out which I love to do. And I’d quite like a few glasses of prosecco too.

What’s the most beautiful thing you hope to pass on to your baby?

From my husband and I… my husbands laid back nature and sleep patterns would be nice. My daughter definitely has my slightly more erratic temperament and isn’t a great sleeper… I just hope I can raise both my children to have good values and be nice, kind, genuine people.

Baby aside, what’s the most important fashion item for you?

Whilst pregnant it’s been the EDF maternity dungarees. I love them dressed up or down! Apart from that I love a nice handbag. I carry a Sophie Hulme when I’m not ‘being Mum’ and otherwise a black quilted oversized changing bag from new British brand Tiba + Marl.

If someone asked you to describe Envie de Fraise, what would you say?

A refreshing, much-needed take on maternity wear for everyday. It has also fitted really well throughout my pregnancy. It sounds obvious but I think it’s hard to achieve when bumps and pregnant women’s bodies vary so much.

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