So yeah as you can probably already see from the title. We are having a baby boy ❤
It’s been one hell of a rough pregnancy so far. We’ve had a fair few complications for the mere 23 weeks and 5 days that I am. From being told that I have low hormone levels, extra scans and appointments, an amniocentesis, and recently being told I might have to deliver baby as early as 32 weeks. It’s safe to say that I am well and truly stressed! As I’m writing this, baby is kicking away as he has done on and off all day. Honestly, it’s the best feeling ever. ❤
When we first started talking about starting to try for a baby. I cut down on the amount of alcohol I would drink (not that it was a lot anyway) I cut down on coffee (this was a challenge and a half) I started eating better and exercising more regularly. I took pre-conception tablets. I literally did everything I could think of to better our chances of getting pregnant. Once we found out in early October that we were indeed pregnant, I continued to nurture and love my body as much as possible. I would like to add, not that I regret any of this. BUT, I can’t help but feel a bit devastated that I’m having quite so many complications, even after doing everything to make the pregnancy go well. I kind of have this element of guilt, like it’s my fault, like it’s my body thats failing. I know it’s not, everyone keeps telling me that it’s just how it is and there is nothing I could have done to prevent these problems. I guess I feel responsible as it’s my job to grow a healthy baby.
The hospital will be closely monitoring myself and baby. My next scan is in 3 weeks so I’m hoping that baby grows on schedule. I’m just trying to stay focused and positive. Everything is just so uncertain at the minute and I’m finding that hard to deal with. I feel like I can’t focus on anything else. Right now, nothing else matters as much as bringing our little baby into this world safely.
But you know what, despite the stress, the heartache and the uncertainty, I can’t wait to meet our little boy. We are going to love him so much!
It’s been such a long time since I’ve written a post on here, I’ve really missed it! A lot has happened: – I’ve changed jobs, (yes, again!) – Josh and I decided that we would try for a baby. – Josh and I found out we were pregnant in October. – In November we moved out of our small 1 bedroom apartment to a beautiful house. – We spent Christmas in our new home.
I’ve decided that I want to re-start blogging again. I’m kinda anxious about getting back into it but I’m sure I will feel right at home in no time.
So tell me, what type of content would you like to see from me?
I’ve been kicking October off with fluffy slippers, cosy blankets, nutty lattes and autumn scented candles.
Sounds divine, doesn’t it?
I wanted to take part in Blogtober this year but life has kinda got in the way. Plus, I’ve been uploading new videos on my YouTube channel. *happy dance* I will however be doing Blogmas like last year because OMG that was so much fun!
If you are taking part in Blogtober this year please do send me your blog links I would love to add them to my reading list.
Hello hello! Today I want to share with you these awesome products that I have not only been loving but I have also been using them every single day.
They are everything I need in an eyeliner and mascara. For a long time I’ve struggle with applying eyeliner. I started off by using pencil eyeliner from Rimmel, which I still use on my bottom lashes actually. I’ve used quite a few liquid eyeliners but I’ve always found them difficult to handle. When I received this one for Christmas I instantly feel in love with it. It’s so easy to use and it stays on all day. I tend to apply a thin line on my top lashes. One day I will learn how to put a proper cat flick!
As for the mascara, I like to have one that really draws attention to my lashes without being too much. I like them to be defined! I have quite long natural lashes so it’s only right to flaunt them lol! I feel that this mascara is just everything I need right now!
Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend and are feeling excited and ready for a new week. I certainly am!
I tend to go through stages of wearing lipstick and just sticking to lip balm. With the weather warming up it’s inspired and motivated me to experiment a bit more with my make-up.
Late last year I purchased this high shine lip crayon from Primark. When I moved house I rediscovered it. It’s a strong pigmented pink and I love how it looks on my lips. I have been reaching for this lipstick more and more over the past couple of weeks. It’s going to be one of my favourite lipsticks this spring!
What lipsticks have you been reaching for this Spring?
Today I want to share with you a few of the products I’ve been loving to use before I go to bed. There is nothing better than getting into bed having done a full pampering session on yourself. A few weeks ago I picked up this Clean and Clear blackhead clearing daily scrub. I tend to get a fair few blackheads around my nose area and it makes me feel quite self-conscious. After using this for a few days I could already notice a difference. It’s also worth mentioning that this product is oil free. (hands up if you’re an oily t-zone person) I like to do this scrub in an evening time as i can let my skin breath overnight rather than putting makeup over the top straight away.
There is something so therapeutic about putting a face mask on, lying down on your bed and reading a good book. I know it’s recommended to leave the face mask on for between 10-15 minutes, but I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that it’s likely I leave it on for 30 minutes.
That enough about your face eh? Lets move on to body! I’ve been using (yes I know) another Soap and Glory product. What can I say! They have great products. My boyfriend’s mum bought me this as a Christmas gift and I have to tell you, it is one of the best body moisturisers that I’ve ever used. It smells amazing and it leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft.
I would love to know what products you use for your daily night-time routine.
It’s nearly mid April and I’m sure that a lot of you are thinking the same as me “lets get my body ready for summer!” It can’t be just me?
I used to be quite good at pushing myself to exercise as I loved the feeling that I got when I did an intense workout. However I feel that I lost that discipline over the winter time. With all the cold weather, wintery foods, and chocolate it’s safe to say that I put weight on. It’s really difficult for me to not dwell on the weight that I’ve gained but I’m proud of how I’ve been handling it.
I’ve been getting back into regularly exercising and one of the things that I’ve been focusing on is my arms (I hate them if I’m honest) so that brings me to this weeks Must Have Monday.
These weights! Honestly I’m so happy that I picked them up. They do wonders for toning my arms. I’m starting to feel more confident in myself already.
The past few days have been amazingly sunny and I’ve been trying to take full advantage of it.
Nothing builds confidence more than a bright, sunny Spring day. I love the feeling of putting on a summery dress a pink lipstick.
✨ It makes me feel confident.
✨ It makes me feel positive.
✨ It makes me feel body-confident.
Recently I have been looking up spring inspiration on Pinterest. I want to change up my style this spring. I’ve been loving my natural curls but I want to change my hair colour a little, maybe some blonde highlights. I also want to learn how to plait my hair. (Any tips on how to do this would be greatly appreciated)
I also want to experiment more with my makeup. I have a greeny colour eyeliner so I’m going to be learning how to apply that, I think that it will look great with my eye colour.
We all have those days where we have had a relatively good day but for some reason we end up feeling a bit meh.
Today was one of those days for me. I had a great day at work, I came home and had a snack, I watched some Netflix then before I knew it I didn’t feel great. I’m not sure what made me feel like that. I picked myself up and did a little bit of yoga. I always find that doing yoga allows me to stretch out my stresses. I’ve been feeling quite body conscious recently and doing yoga today has helped me feel a bit more at ease with myself.
On those days where yoga just isn’t enough I find that writing down the positive things in my life really helps.
Here are 10 things I that I tell myself when I’m feeling down:
✨ I am enough.
✨ Things will get better.
✨ I have overcome so much. I can overcome this too.
✨ I am my biggest investment.
✨ Keep being me.
✨ I have achieved so much.
✨ I am worthy.
✨ Take time to love myself.
✨ Do more of what makes me happy.
✨ Treat myself how I would treat others.
So those a just a few things I try to tell myself when I’m feeling down. I feel that by telling myself things like that on a regular bases really helps with my self-esteem and my confidence.
As of this week (I’ve seen a few bloggers do this and I wanted to try too) I will be starting a new series where I will pick one product that I love and would love to recommend to you. None of these posts are sponsored (thought, in many ways I wish they were) unless otherwise stated!
It’s certainly no secret that I’m a through and through coffee lover! It’s only fitting that I have a selection of various syrups in my kitchen. I would say for the past four months I’ve been absolutely loving adding vanilla syrup into my coffee’s.