Welcome to La Vida Fresa!
I'm back with a little update and overview of how my first trimester went and I found this tag on Anne Saccone's blog so thought it'd be good to document my weekly progression!

How far along? 15 weeks 5 days
Total weight gain: After having a pretty horrible bout of morning sickness in my first trimester, I've actually lost 1.3lbs and no gains yet :(
Maternity clothes? I bought my first maternity jeans yesterday! It's been a struggle the last few weeks but I've got by with my favourite Zara leggings and elasticated waistbands. I decided on the H&M ones and love them, great material and fit quite nicely, shame they're far too long though (short girl problems!) 
Stretch marks? Unfortunately have quite a few already even though I have been applying lotion twice a day! My thighs and hips have a few but I'm hoping they go in time.
Sleep: Up and down, starting to get quite uncomfortable falling asleep, but once I'm asleep I don't wake up too much except toilet breaks.
Best moment this week: Feeling baby a little more. I can certainly tell that its getting much bigger in there now but can't wait for the constant feels.
Miss anything? Occasionally I wish I could drink cider again, but thankfully there's non-alcoholic options so it isn't the end of the world! 
Food cravings: Mash potato and curry sauce - not together! Mainly mash potato and anything dry. I've gone off most of the things I used to love and fell out of love with food altogether for 8-10 weeks so I'm glad my appetite is returning.
Anything making you queasy or sick? The cats mainly, as they're indoor cats right now their smells can be quite nauseating! My bear like smells are also decreasing meaning I don't throw up or gag at every single thing I smell. Also, travel sickness is becoming increasingly worse which is a problem when we have to travel over 3 hours to see our family!
Gender: Early guess is a boy - but we will soon find out!
Labour signs: Nope
Symptoms: Morning sickness is definitely disappearing - hooray! Back pain has started to become a problem and getting out of breath easily too. 
Belly button in or out? In
Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy! But some things can easily set me off emotionally.
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender next week in an early scan! I can't wait to know what baby is so I can buy more colourful things!

La Vida Fresa Week 15 Pregnancy Update Tag

I've finally decided on my changing bag too, it's from Storksak and it's the Noa version, not sure on the colour just yet - we'll wait and see! After a loving shopping trip yesterday catching up with my boyfriend, we also bought baby its first toy from The White Company. It's unbelievably soft and I wish I had one too!

I was thinking of creating a separate blog to document my pregnancy but since starting my blog, the direction in which my blog is going has changed dramatically and beauty will still be featured, just not as much.

So that's it for this week, my belly is certainly growing but since moving house I'm yet to find my tripod/have someone around to take pictures. Once I've got this set up I'll be sure to update the post with pictures of the bump!

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Hey everyone! It's been a while and I've really missed blogging! As you've probably guessed by the title, I'm back with an explanation and announcement as to where I've been!

Like most people when they announce "something", they usually guess at a few things, marriage, babies and new house. Well, I've got 2 of those new things to announce!

First up is moving house, a few weeks ago I moved again for the second time in one year, a little further into the South West to Wiltshire. As much as me and my boyfriend loved the area we lived and needed to stay closer to his military base, we fell in love with a house further afield, that has more bedrooms. This can only mean one thing and you've guessed it, we're having a baby!

Pregnancy announcement. Beauty blog.

It's been so difficult keeping it in to all of our family and friends for so long, let alone my blog when I've seen so many fellow bloggers also expecting this year! This means that my blog will naturally take a new direction as I've loved reading pregnancy tags/posts and thus will do these more when I feel 100%.

We've had a couple of scans so far and I'm just over 15 weeks, everything is perfectly fine and healthy and we're so excited for the new arrival! I've been sick for the last 8 weeks but gradually getting better so hopefully normal blogging activities will resume shortly!

I'm loving watching pregnancy vlogs and blogs so please recommend any that I may have missed!

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Top Lip Balm Products La Vida Fresa

If you've been a long time reader, then you may already know I suffer from really bad dry lips year round. I guess it ties in with my dermatitis which I mainly suffer with on my scalp, but also get dry skin as a result. I've tried countless, and I really mean countless, lip balms over the years and these are my favourites.

Nuxe Reve de Miel. Ah, I've sung praises for this product a couple of times before on this blog here and here. I can't say more than my previous reviews say except I just bloomin' love this product! As an overnight treatment, it really does work wonders when I wake up and makes lipstick apply much smoother. I've also got this in stick form which is great for on the go (no hygiene issues re putting finger in the pot!)

Burts Bees Beeswax Original Lip Balm. Back in one of my first posts in 2012, I posted my lip balm collection here which featured this product (cringe) and I have re-purchased this a good 20 times since. I have one in my car, bedroom, handbag, coat pockets, you name it! It is the one thing I swear by that really does help restore my lips moisture. I don't rave about this enough, but the re-purchasing alone shows how much I love it. I buy it off Ebay as it's quite a bit cheaper and includes free p+p.

Caudalie Lip Conditioner. Out of the 4 this is maybe not one I reach for as much, but if I can't find any of the others, or it's closest then I'd happily reach for this. It feels pretty luxurious and creamy, but I find it doesn't give me as much moisture as I personally need. I first bought this back in 2013 thanks to Gemsmaquillage and posted my first impressions here.

The Body Shop Aloe Lip Care. I bought this due to bloggers raves and my love of The Body Shop. I've tried nearly all of their range and love it, this lip balm is no exception. As much as I'm not a huge fan of the tube itself, sometimes you can squeeze too much then you end up eating it, not ideal! The lip balm itself is quite thick and is good to lather on in the evening.

So these are my favourites, that don't seem to be budging anytime soon. Which are your favourite lip balms? Do you have any recommendations maybe I haven't tried?

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