having a bump at the allotment

November 26, 2011 at 6:04 am 19 comments

”I don’t have any pictures of me with a bump at the allotment so if I go down by the shed can you can take one?” I asked Mum.

”But you’ll just be a speck if I take it from here” she replied.

”Exactly! I don’t want to be able to see me just my big bump!”
…well she snapped a cheeky one as I walked back towards her…
… then  I joked about at least looking like I was doing something
(oh look, here’s me picking sprouting)…
… which proved to be so tricky bending over my big bump that I could hardly straighten up for laughing so much!
So there you have it.
Proof of my ineptitude as a gardener this year but happy none-the-less.

Entry filed under: allotment tales.

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Catherine  |  November 26, 2011 at 10:36 am


    Such a lovely post, and the weather where you are looks amazing, too!

  • 2. Sarah Gilbert  |  November 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Love it! 🙂

  • 3. itiseasytobegreen  |  November 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    hurrah for your big bump! was loking forward to seeing a pic of you. isn’t it just amazing how your body changes, and then changes back! allotment looks great by the way, you timed it all perfectly! i wont even take a photo of ours, we haven’t been for a month… yikes. x

  • 4. Ruth  |  November 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    you look FAB xxx

    • 5. A Latifa  |  November 26, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      AT LAST !!! a piccy of you pregnant 🙂 me happy !!! xx hope to ‘see’ you also. much love!

  • 6. Choclette  |  November 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Lovely to see and by the look of those greens you’re ineptitude paid off handsomely 🙂

  • 7. Johanna GGG  |  November 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I think it it lovely to have photos of you looking so happy with the bump – and I hope that the little bump will love seeing them one day

  • 8. nic@nipitinthebud  |  November 29, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Catherine – we have been really fortunate to have such a mild Oct/Nov. Perhaps I may yet venture to the allotment again if only to sit and breathe in the fresh air and sunshine

    Sarah – you wait until you see the real thing – the camera doesn’t lie in reflecting just how round I am!

    Emily – pregnancy really is a marvel and I’ll take your word for the ‘and changes back’ again part.

    Ruth – thanks, can’t wait to introduce you to the bump properly at Christmas

    Anna – it had to happen eventually. I do love being bumpsome just not such a fan of having photos taken.

    Chocolette – which reminds me … more of that sprouting will come through in the next month so perhaps a cheeky visit will be in order.

    Johanna – that’s what I realised in the end, the pictures are part of the baby’s life story so it’s as much about capturing the changes for him/her than for anyone else. I’m really glad I did post this now as my laptop has died and I’m waiting anxiously to see if G can resurrect it (if not everything will be lost including all my photos of the baby/pregnancy/allotment this year)

  • 9. Bilbo  |  November 29, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Both of you look wonderful!

    Sorry to hear your laptop has died, fingers crossed G can get it working again. Otherwise, perhaps it would be worth taking to someone ‘knowledgeable’. Unlikely your files have been lost, probably the FAT is corrupted (file allocation table) which means the disc can’t “see” them. This is salvageable but don’t go to PC World or the like, find a small, local firm who know what they are doing. If all else fails, we have one nearby (in Workington)

    • 10. nic@nipitinthebud  |  November 29, 2011 at 10:22 am

      thanks Bilbo. G’s hopeful the hard drive is ok and that he’ll be able to retrieve everything (it won’t boot up to even try and read anything). We have an old Mac we can transfer it to once he gets his start up discs back from a friend. I probably have a lot of unneccessary tat on my computer but there are some photos and videos that are irreplaceable and I would be upset to lose.

      At least not having a computer is giving me more time to work through my long list of books to read and things to do before the baby arrives!

      • 11. Bilbo  |  November 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

        but there are some photos and videos that are irreplaceable and I would be upset to lose

        Which sadly is a horrible way to be firmly reminded of the importance of backups.

        Especially when two becomes three …. remind me when you’re due?

  • 12. Jas  |  November 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Nic – thank you for this wonderful post! So great to see you in full bloom! Dal & I were only talking about you the other day and wondering whether there were any new pics up. You look great xx

  • 13. nic@nipitinthebud  |  November 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Bilbo – you’re right of course! Baby is due in a little over 5 weeks (6th Jan). Saw the midwife today and she’s very happy with progress and we’re very proud of little bean who’s behaving so beautifully (head down and ready to go)

    Jas – thanks lovely – you can’t see the bags underneath my eyes in these pics but yes I do feel great. We’ll have to arrange a catch up soon x

  • 14. Janet/Plantaliscious  |  November 30, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    That’s a good looking bump – and a good looking set of plants. Good luck with the most important “harvest” of your life…

  • 15. Shaheen  |  December 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Ah its not just the vegetables at the allotment are growing. Thank you so much for sharing your little bump with us – you look blooming marvellous young lady. x

  • 16. nic@nipitinthebud  |  December 2, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Janet – thank you, growing a baby is as exhausting as all the preparation and hard work that goes into growing veg!

    Shaheen – I love you, you’re the first person to call it a ‘little bump’ (and me young!)

  • 17. greg becker  |  December 17, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Sorry this comment has come so late but I think these photos are great. There is something right about the combination of pregnancy and allotments. Nice shed too!

    • 18. Nip it in the bud  |  December 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      thank you Greg :o) We’re very much looking forward to the combination of little ones and mucky hands and faces at the allotment in the years ahead.

  • 19. greg becker  |  December 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    And I will look forward to the photos – you could retake the ones above only with a little one instead of the bump.


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