Wednesday, 25 March 2015

17 & 18 Weeks Update

As in my last post, time is absolutely flying by now and I can't believe I'm 19 weeks already! Nearly at the halfway point, so close. There's definitely been a big increase in the size of my bump as well as gaining weight finally this week - not that I'm complaining too much!

Girls stick together :)
How far along? 19 weeks & 1 day.
Total weight gain: 1lb.
Maternity clothes? Still just the jeans so far, wearing bigger sizes I can get away with right now.
Stretch marks? Stretch marks also pretty much the same, a few on my sides and my inner thighs.
Sleep: Pretty terrible over the past week. I've been so exhausted most days yet I just can't drift off, or find myself waking up tons in the night :(
Best moment this week: Feeling more movements of baby girl & hearing her heartbeat at my midwife appointment.
Miss anything?  Coke, lots of it and not worrying about what I eat so much. Oh, and sleeping in weird positions.
Food cravings: Chocolate it seems this week, which isn't ideal!
Anything making you queasy or sick? The smell of hot food alongside the usual kittens smells.
Gender: It's a girl! :) 
Labour signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Back pain intermittently, shortness of breath and severely congested at night.
Belly button in or out?  In.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Our 20 week scan next week (but also very nervous!) and the exciting times to come.

I can't wait for more movement, but I'm already worried about the lack of sleep I'm getting without being kicked in the ribs! I have restrained from buying any cute clothes for a while but Zara kids clothes are just irresistable! Overall I'm feeling great, if a little tired.

If you have any maternity wear recommendations for the upcoming Summer months, please do let me know your favourite brands!

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

16 Weeks Update

I can't believe I'm already going into my 17th week of pregnancy! It's crazy how quickly time is going and it's so exciting! This week was quite momentous as we booked a private scan to find out the gender as we're way too impatient. Thankfully after a lot of poking to get baby moving in the correct position, we found out the gender!

La Vida Fresa 16 Week Pregnancy Update
Baby's first present!
How far along? 16 weeks and 6 days.
Total weight gain: 0 lbs, back to pre-pregnancy weight after my morning sickness weight loss.
Maternity clothes? Still the same as last week, just the jeans so far. 
Stretch marks? Stretch marks also pretty much the same, a few on my sides and my inner thighs.
Sleep: Up and down. Some nights I sleep great, others not so much. Ollie works different shifts so it depends. When he works nights I never sleep as well.
Best moment this week: Finding out the gender of our baby! Also going home to see our families. We bought the pram and car seat this week too. Very organised.
Miss anything?  Drinking copious amounts of hot chocolate, chocolate in general and runny eggs this week weirdly.
Food cravings: Chinese food. Not sure if it's pregnancy related or not as I used to crave a lot of various foods but this week in particular it's been chinese!
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Again, the same as last week, generally just the cats right now and gone off food.
Gender: It's a girl! :) we were both positive it was a boy so it was a huge shock but I'm delighted either way, girls clothing is much cuter! An all girl family on my side now.
Labour signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Back pain and a bit of kidney pain too when I don't drink enough, it's a hint to drink more!
Belly button in or out?  In.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Seeing our baby again at the 20 week scan and buying more pretty girls clothing.

That's it for this week, I think I'll update next time when things have changed a little bit as most things are staying the same right now. Spring is just around the corner and I'm loving these sunny days! Let's hope it gets warmer very soon. I hope you're all having a fabulous week, halfway to weekend!

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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Spring Wishlist


As the weather slowly starts to improve and tease us with hints of spring, I'm itching to get rid of coats and leave the house with less layers! This also means injecting more pastel colours into my wardrobe and in this case, on my feet.

1. Cute maternity bras for larger breasts just do not exist unfortunately, but after browsing the entire net, I found this cute bra on ebay from an unheard of brand called Lupoline which I believe is a Polish brand. So tempted to order this!

2. I've still not managed to order a nice iPhone 6 case yet either! I always use this seller to get my phone cases as I love the feel and fit of them. This malteser one is right up my street!

3. I can still fit into normal tops and I'm determined not to buy any maternity tops, at least not into my late pregnancy! I love this lipstick top from H&M, and it's currently at 40% off. Bargain.

4. I spotted this H&M bag in store a few days ago and wished I'd picked it up then. The colour is deceiving but it's still really light, not good for stains/babies/cats though! It comes in black too.

5. Now I'm not a huge fan of Miley Cyrus but since I spotted her lipstick by Mac I knew I needed it. Of course I need another pink lipstick...Their prices just keep going up and up, this is priced at £15.50.

6. How cute are these flat pointed shoes by Oasis! They're a little different to my usual style but I love them. I'm in need of spring flats so I may have to purchase these!

What do you think of my picks, will you be picking any of them up?

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

15 Weeks Update

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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