Copenhagen: The Pregnant Mermaid

 

If all goes to plan, two weeks today I will be having a baby here in Denmark. It’s our second child and, to put it mildly, has been a long time coming.

Photo bump mermaid

I think the Bump enjoyed it.

 

Over the past eight months, I have kept up my swimming – averaging between one and two kilometres a week. As the bump has grown, this is the one sport I have felt able to do that hasn’t put too much strain on my body.

Mermaid pic

Feeling weightless

 

 

Today, thanks to my Monday swimming group led by an inspirational woman called Sue, I became a mermaid. OK, so I’m not exactly Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid, but a Pregnant Mermaid, yes.  The weightlessness of swimming under water with a tail is just magical. Obviously I didn’t try all the moves the other mermaids were perfecting but I gave it a damn good try!

So with just 14 days to go until delivery day, I intend to keep up the swimming. And I hope I will be able to return to the water as soon as I’m allowed. I took my son swimming from just a few weeks old and I hope I can do the same again.

charlie swim 2

Charlie the Waterbaby!

** With thanks to Sarah-Jane Elsey and Elisabeth Godin for the photos and video taken today.**

10 thoughts on “Copenhagen: The Pregnant Mermaid

  1. Simply astounded, it looks so tempting, do you think that you could get up much speed, Are you restricted to the swimming pool or can you go in the open sea. Annabel says ‘what, with a tail on?’
    I said it is obvious because real mermaids do it all the time D&Axxxx.
    PS Is it against EU regs to catch mermaids or is there a quota system….. another reason to get out of the EU maybe

  2. Dear Alex
    Fantastic pictures, first time I see a pregnant mermaid !
    Will be thinking of you the next few weeks, let me know when you have your little Danish citizen. Good timing , Denmark has finally allowed dual citizenship.
    Love
    Inga

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