Taking a trip down memory lane, Rosanna Davison’s mum Diane recently dug out some of her favourite maternity clothes and passed them down to her daughter.
Rosanna, who’s expecting twin boys this November, tried on some of her favourite pieces from her mum’s wardrobe – and instantly fell in love.
“Mum used to wear this vintage Betty Jackson shirt when she was expecting me. And that was a long time ago,” Rosanna laughed.
She styled the bold print shirt with a simple black top, leggings and biker boots for an effortlessly glam look.
These staple pieces have been key for Rosanna throughout her pregnancy, as she recently told VIP Magazine.
“My body is changing at such a rapid rate that keeping up with what does or doesn’t fit has been tricky,” she said.
“Cotton tank tops and comfy black leggings have been great so far. Anything light, stretchy and comfy. I’ve just bought a couple of pairs of maternity jeans from H&M and ASOS too, and find them great.”
Rosanna says that she also loves any loose-fitting tops and dresses, which fit comfortably over her growing bump.
“I’ve been wearing lots of kimono style tops and smock dresses. Plus big cosy jumpers too!”
Rosanna and her husband Wes already have one daughter named Sophia, and can’t wait to add to their brood in a matter of weeks.
After 14 heartbreaking miscarriages, Rosanna believed she’d never carry her own children, but to her delight, fell pregnant earlier this year.
“I was told that I would probably never be able to carry my own baby due to a suspected immune system dysfunction, which numerous different medical treatments failed to rectify.
“So for this to just happen naturally, and to have twins too by complete chance, is an absolute dream come true for us,” she said.
“My doctor can’t offer a medical explanation for why I have been able to sustain this pregnancy and it will probably always remain one of life’s mysteries.
“However, we found out I was pregnant after the first month of lockdown when I was far more physically relaxed than I’ve been in years and enjoying the slow pace of family life at home, despite the anxiety and sadness in the outside world. So perhaps that time out from the stress of busy everyday life made all the difference.”
The pair learned of her pregnancy in mid-April, but kept it completely private for a few weeks.
“We held onto our lovely secret for a long time because our past fertility challenges have taught us not to get excited about a positive pregnancy test,” she said.
“Losses at any stage of pregnancy are traumatic and can make it more difficult to really believe that your family dreams might come true.”
She continued, “Over the past couple of years, I had done a lot of work on myself to make peace with the idea that I was the girl who would never be able to carry her own child or that I may never even have a family of my own, so the last few months have been a process of reversing what I thought I knew and had accepted about myself. I actually think we’re still in shock.”