Mat Leave Edit.

So the time has come and I’m finally on MAT leave. Let me tell you its the most surreal feeling ever, I feel a little in limbo & a little lazy. I think you’ve been so programmed to working or having things to do it’s just very, very strange. I literally counted down hours until this time at the end, but it’s odd. You’re on your own, you know your life is about to change and you have absolutely no idea how and yet all you can think is…. “shit I really need to clean the light bulbs in the spare room?!” πŸ˜‚
I have cleaned all the windows inside and out, bleached my bloody front door, gutted the kitchen, bathrooms and every possible drawer of clutter, skirtings, light fitting & made a Christmas cake…. it’s been 6 days! Oh I’ve also had a manicure and got my brows done! Wtf am I supposed to do for the next possible 4 weeks?!

Everyone I speak to (especially my Mum) keeps telling me to rest and enjoy the laziness well you still can. Nap and watch TV, but you can’t just do that everyday I’m constantly so anxious, like “oh was that a contraction” or “has she moved today?!” 

Not only that but my waistline will not allow for another 4 weeks of sitting and binging on Scandal – Ive never had an appetite quite like it. πŸ™Š I’m eating quicker and more than Jamie at the moment & that’s no easy task πŸ˜‚

I’ve recently taken back to yoga – just super easy moves and a tiny bit of meditation, apparently you can breathe yourself into labour. πŸ€” Don’t worry I’m not going to start wearing clothes made of wheat and only eat things that have fallen from trees! But, I will try anything to make the next few weeks as bareable as possible! 

Anyway weekly catch up; 

Symptoms – Insommnia 😴 Averaging 4 hours a night & 58 pillows. I think Jamie may end up sleeping on an air bed soon. 😬

Also, aches and pains everywhere. Like I’ve done a super hard workout but I haven’t – I think it’s just the sheer weight of me now me legs have just given up. 

Bambino – Now I think she’s dropped. Last midwife I was measuring smaller than my weeks because she said her head was in my pelvis. Her movements are still there just a lot bigger I guess because she’s a fully grown baby that should just come now so we can meet her & stop taking up valuable room for her Mum! πŸ˜…

New Purchases – Ummmmmm…. people who know me know I’m a little bit of a shopaholic! So for me, I’ve purchased some new “I need these over the knee, flat boots to jazz up my post preggo wardrobe” & a “this coat will see me through the winter jamie, it can be oversized in the new year purchase” 

For babe – no new Purchases. We do need to get a monitor, sleep pod thing and of that pre made bottle ideal temp thingy OH & a baby bath seat! 

Weight – Ok , truth time. I’ve piled it on. I was sitting at a good 2 stone 2lbs up. Now I’m like entering Kardash town… oh gawd. I have bulked up – total weight gain 2 stone 8lbs. 😰it’s alright tho, I have gym trousers and tops on my Xmas list! 

Things I’m missing – Sleep & the normal thought process of a human without thinking “that was defo a contraction- this is it…..” or “I hope I don’t die in childbirth” 

that’s it from me…. peace x


The Body EditΒ 

I think the one thing people forget to tell you about being pregnant is how much your changing body surprises you. One day you’re walking around in your skinnies the next day you can only wear Lycra & joggers. πŸ™„

Now I absolutely appreciate that I’m growing a human and it’s amazing and it’s so clever (like legit still think it’s weird how there’s an actual person in there) BUT I wish I’d been more prepared about how I’d feel about my changing shape. Everyone I’ve spoken too about this seems to be the same, it’s just so HARD! I’ve always been someone who has watched my weight through massive binging to serious crash diets. So nothing could have prepared me for my MASSIVE boobs, the ongoing threat of an outie belly button & huge belly. (I can’t even sit up without like rolling back now πŸ‹) I’ve tried to keep up the exercise but it’s hard because you’re tired and feel grim, I’ve also tried to eat healthily throughout with the exception of an occasional *packet*biscuit. 

Having said all of this I have decided I have 5 weeks left and I am gonna enjoy the crap out of this experience! I have started to do a bit of “hurry this babe out yoga” and that’s made me feel great to actually stretch a bit. The scary thing is it’s going to come so quickly I’ll probably actually miss my bump & her rolling around sooo I’ve decided to be a bit kind to myself, chill out, take it easy and continue eating biscuits guilt free! (Because I’m gonna eat them anyway &&&& I’ve now taken to eating them dunked in Reeses spread #LTD) 

Onto babe though ; 

Symptoms – Not so many this week, I’ve been extremely tired and I’m getting new aches and crampy pains. But aside from that I’m all good! 

Weight – I’m still 2 stone 2 lbs! 

Bambino – She is moving LOADS she’s also totally in the pelvis and ready to come out now apparently! She also has hiccups about 15 times a day, which is cute! 

New Purchases – For me …. a stretchy midi dress just so I don’t feel like I’m constantly living in bloody leggings! For babe….. not so much! πŸ˜‚

What I’m missing – Let me set the scene…. Christmas tree, Home Alone, Mulled wine, BOURSIN & a massive tub of Camembert. 😬😬😬

Not a lot else from me this week… however I’ll have a special midweek Bumpdate from my amazing gorgeous baby shower.

peace x

The Husband edit.Β 

Soooo this week we had our first visit from the Health Visitor – she came over and gave us “the red book” spoke to us about the after visits of labour and basically scared the crap out of us!! 😩 

So I thought maybe this week I’d pick Jamie’s brain and ask him for his POV on this growing a baby malarkey. No one really ever thinks about them, but it must be totally weird for the guy. You’re getting big and feeling kicks and he’s like “how are you eating so much?!??” 😰 so here’s a little Q&A for the papa to be; 

1. What has been the most exciting thing in the past 32 weeks

Hard to pin-point most exciting thing, probably between first finding out, the first scan or 20 week scan. However each one has been full of fear as well, when we found out it was ‘please be ok’, then same again before the first and 20 week scan. I’ll say 20 week scan as we announced her to the world and brought some cute little shoes πŸ‘Œ

2. What are you finding the hardest? 

I miss getting drunk with you but hardest thing is probably not worrying e.g. Every time you ring me, instant thought is panic and that’s something wrong. I think this will only get worse as we get closer to due date. Oh and keeping my own weight down, you and your bloody sausage rolls, chicky nugs and biscuits!!! 

3. What are you most scared of? 

A million and one things but the biggest one is being useless during the birth and after…I’m CLUELESS!!! So please bear with me, I’ll get there I’m sure. 

4. What are you most looking forward to? 

I’m just looking forward to our little baby girl arriving and I can’t wait for our visit little trip out, with us 3 and Ziggy.

5. What do you actually think of the bump

The Bump is incredible, been amazing watching you and the bump grow. The first kick was obviously amazing and so surreal. For some reason I still have to remind myself that there is actually a BABY in there! X 

6. Do you honestly think you’ve made me enough breakfasts in bed? 

Ha, cheeky! Probably not but the way you have marmite on toast is so peculiar and weird, it baffles me! I’ll make you a deal between now and the birth, you can have one breakfast in bed per week. 

7.Last one… Prediction time. Due date? 

Seeing as her mum loves the month of December so much I’m going for December 1st xxx

Thanks for the above Jimbob – don’t worry we’re both totally clueless BUT we’ve totally got this πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Now for the weekly baby shiz; 

Symptoms – Back ache, my shoulder blades BURN 24 hours a day! I was actually ill at the beginning of the week too – fatigue is kicking my ass! I’m legit ready for bed come 12 o clock!   Also – my skin is really bad, I’m breaking out like mad! 😩

Weight – I’m 2 stone up again exactly! I have been walking daily still to try and and keep it down a little. I’ve also been trying to do some leg & bum exercises as my thighs legit look like cottage cheese BUT…. if I’m honest I literally cannot be bothered πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’d rather just eat a custard cream (we’ve moved on from chocolate digestives!) 

Bambino – So I’ve read from this point her movements are supposed to reduce a little because she’s such a chunk. Howevs, she’s moved more than ever this week, you can feel her actually tumbling around in there, it’s very strange. 

New Purchases – πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆ Whopps more for me! I brought 2 extra large massive jumpers from Primark. I brought a size L and it’s in the pic below. They are dreamy & I can totally wear them after!  I also purchased some comfy socks for the hospital and some maternity pads (which is nice 😳) on that note I read an article this morning on going to the loo after birth… that was a delightful Sunday morning read! 😩

For bubba: I think we’ve finally narrowed down her leaving hospital outfit. It’s from H&M and blummin’ lovely. (Pics below) 

What I’m missing – Sleeeeeeep! I’ve had to pull a few all nighters on the sofa this week, I genuinely cannot get comfy until 7 am on a work day then I’m perfectly comfy and could sleep for hours πŸ™„ I did contemplate waking Jamie up to go downstairs but felt a little mean!! 😏

I think that’s it for this week, next week we have our first birthing class at the hospital which I cannot wait for & hopefully our bloody Moses basket will arrive! 

peace x 

The wedding guest edit.

I thought I would write a post about surviving a wedding as a sober pregnant lady! Just my tips and tricks to help you get through the day. 

Obviously a wedding is so much fun and you always feel honoured to be apart of it, however when you are 11 hours into a day , your husband and well EVERYONE else is hammered and you’re sat there looking at your swollen feet contemplating ANOTHER slice of cake and drinking your 55th glass of pineapple juice the enthusiasm slightly wears off! 
Anyway my tips for preggo survival. 
Be Prepared – Pack snacks, lots of them. Salty ones, sweet ones and maybe even a ribeena. As a guest you have no idea when the next meal is, can you eat it… Is it pate or soft cheese?! It’s a minefield so cover yourself ladies and take food! I mean we could get quite serious and say take a cool bag, you’ll be driving so you have somewhere to store your months worth of supplies. Also let me tell you, these snacks will also be handy for when the drunken other half falls into the car when you’re leaving too. 
Sensible attire – Now I take a wedding beauty regime seriously. Spray tan, hair done, new outfits and jewels (obvs) However, when you are pregs something about this build up loses a bit of its fun. Why??? Because you have the choice of about 4 dresses on ASOS because everyone assumes you want to dress like a dowdy Granny when you’re pregs so heaven forbid you would actually try and look nice. My advice, stock up on jewels, fun bags and shoes (albeit them being slightly lower than normal) still get your hair & make up done and just go to town on accessories. It made me feel so much better about having to wear a tent all day! 

Drunk people – This one can be tricky, the more people drink the more they want to touch your bump, give you parenting advise && depending how late you last things get DEEP! 

My top tips – 

1. If there is anyone else pregnant there. Cling on. Cling on for life. Luckily for me I have 4 other ladies all going through the same thing (& we’re all about 3 months apart too so it’s going to be megs fun!) 

2. Stay away from the bar. You think you can still be mega lols when you’re sober and don’t get me wrong you absolutely can. However, when everyone else is on their 11 th jΓ€ger your Limit for the Lols just disappeared. 

3. Sit near the buffet table. You have immediate access to food, you are social as people will come to you to chat because you are near the food & well FOOD! (Duh!) Also drunk people tend to avoid food mid sesh so you’re safe!! 

Dance –  Have a boogie. It’s solves all kinds of troubles. I mean you can’t slut drop anymore BUT you can do a mean side step and mimic the words dance “Winning!” It makes you feel better and it’s totes acceptable to take off your shoes for a few songs too. So literally everyone wins. 

Be unofficial photographer –  Not only will the bride and groom appreciate this when they return from their honeymoon BUT you have evidence of how wasted people are! πŸ˜‚πŸ™Š

HAVE FUN & remember it’s an honour to be part of someone’s wedding day. They actually want you there. Don’t be the grumpy pregnant one in the corner moaning about their feet & drunken Huzz. (Although I totes may have done this for maybe 5 minutes BUT! In hindsight I’m hormonal πŸ˜‚) You can save all that for the next day when you’re feeling smug because you’re hangover free & can remember everything. 

Thanks for reading. I’ll do a pregnancy update in a few days. We have A LOT to report. 

peace x

It’s still my Birthday Edit.

Ok ok so I think I’m the queen and have now been celebrating my birthday for an entire 11 days! 

Sad to say it, but enough is enough! I have to stop as I’ve been eating approximately enough for a small village for too long and the scales are NOT my friend anymore! 😩

We have just got back from a lovely trip away to Devon for a little BabyMoon with the little pig (Ziggy, the dog!) it was marvellous. Sunshine, chippy and cream teas… PERFEC! 

However, it’s been the first time I’ve really noticed how much pregnancy is taking its toll! I was soooo tired, fresh sea air and carbs are a lethal combo when you’re mit baba.

I think I’m still so in a state of denial about what’s happening to my bod that sometimes I actually forget that it’s completely OK to be tired after walking for 7 miles. 

I’ve been so hard on myself throughout these past 28 weeks… Watching everything thing I eat, still trying to do as much as I did, weighing myself to make sure I’m on track and finally I have succumbed to the fact that it’s just not possible. I do need help lifting things now, I do also have to sit down from 7pm onwards and sleeping with 28 pillows is just my life now! 

Anyway. Babe updates; 

Symptoms: SAVAGE bleeding gums. I mean SAVAGE. The other day I looked like I’d been in a fight, I hadn’t even brushed my teeth I was just watching “The Night Of” (you all have to watch this, it’s like Serial but for TV & if you haven’t listened to the podcast Serial DO IT NOW) and I’ve never experienced anything like that before was horrid. Aside from that and the tiredness I’m all good.

Weight: *coughs* I’m 22lbs up! ….next.

Bambino: She is a little wriggler, from about 8pm onwards she doesn’t stop! It’s odd now because it’s like a weird pressure when she turns, I can’t explain it & I really want Jamie to be able to feel what it’s like. I’ve tried to show it on him but I just end up pressing too hard & just hurting him 😬

New Purchases: Well we have now semi finished the nursery! So we’ve done a lot of buying there! We’ve just done a last order today so as soon as it’s all delivered I’ll do a blog post dedicated to the most expensive room in the house πŸ™Š Spoiler: It’s just the right mix of dreamy IG & Pinworthy light box heaven! 

Oh and for Me, we have a wedding on Saturday so ASOS saved the day again with the most goregous beaded smock dress. 😍

What I’m missing: SLEEP & being able to bend over. It’s becoming a bit of a pain now πŸ™„

Thanks for reading & I’ll update you in the week when our new purchases arrive! πŸ™Š

peace x

The Birthday Edit.

I am now in my 30’s.. WTF?! How am I married, a dog owner, pregs & 30!!! I’m officially a grown up 😳

Basically just wanted to have a little brag about how amazing my celebrations have been … JOKES! I was actually a bit bummed out about having such a monumental birthday when pregnant!  We had planned to celebrate in Ibiza before bump arrived so I thought it would be a bit crap now I’m front heavy!!!! 

BUT I’ve literally had the best few days and now I’m smug as you like hangover free on Bank Holiday Monday πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

So just a little post if you’re struggling for ideas on what to do when you can’t get steamo! 

The Spa Break –  All hail the Spa. My Huzz deserves an award for this one! Not only did he book me a Mama to Be Spa package – he booked it at Cowley Manor! & no jokes it’s legit the coolest place I’ve ever been! 

If you’ve never had a massage when you’re pregnant DO IT IMMEDIATELY! The lay you in a big preg pillow so you’re so comfy & they literally just massage your worries away. I felt back to my old self (albeit briefly) after as nothing ached or pulled anymore. It’s a MUST! 


They even left you brownies by your bed before bedtime, now IMO that’s done it for me! I felt like I’d made it in life!! πŸ˜‚ 

The Dinner –  Jamie organised for all of my closest friends to have this amazing 3 course dinner in my very own private dining room at a local M Starred pub, The Red Lion in East Chinsenbury.

When you walked in it was Insta Gold! Champagne on ice, amazing wall tiles, the bathroom floor was dreamy, an old Victorian toilet & table name tags! 

The food was absolutely insane, the company was just perfect & my cake…. Well, judge for yourselves! 

Triple layered (said Mary Berry style), double chocolate & topped with macarons. SAY NO MORE! 

The Day Out- Harry Potter World!!!
I’ve never been before & it was just soooo magical! I absolutely loved it, I was a bit worried we’d look a little odd rocking up with no kids, but as soon as we saw the tour bus full of adults dressed in their Hogwart gowns we felt right at home! 

A few things to mention though… Butterbeer is literally the WORST thing you will ever drink. Don’t buy it!! Also, everything in the gift shop is ridic expensive (if you already have kids, I’d blindfold them when you walk through or you’re going to have to remortgage your house for the sake of a wand & souvenir tankard!)

But seriously it’s just been the most amazing few days with my fam & friends. The Huzz spoilt me rotten (except for a few items from H&M maternity, which did make me question if he even liked me… They were gross πŸ˜·πŸ˜‚) 

But who knew you can have fun when you’re not drunk!!! 🀘🏼

I’ll post another with some actual baby shiz in the week! Thanks for reading! 

peace x 

The Nursery Edit cont.Β 

Ummmm sooo hands up if you weren’t as productive as you planned this weekend πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ™‹πŸΌ (my bad!) 

I honestly wanted to get the nursery finished this weekend, but that wasn’t life’s plan! πŸ˜‚ Life did however decide that I needed to order 3 new dresses and a swimming costume instead. It would seem that every single one of our lovely friends has decided either to get married, have a christening, engagement party or birthday (it’s mine, but whatevs) all when I’m pregnant and the size of a small bungalow! Soooo I needed to shop as I didn’t wanna duplicate the same tent (I mean dress) at any said events!

But not to be discouraged on the nursery we have decided on all of the above which will all be on order before the week is out!! So fingers crossed I can update you all with the finished room soon!

Now for the weekly preggo updates;

Symptoms: My gums legit bleed all the time, which is mega annoying as my grilled cheese sandwich tasted a bit like blood today (so that was gross) & I’m knackered all the time …still πŸ™„

Weight: …..moving on. 19lbs up! BUT I have been to the gym twice since Friday so it’s probably muscle… It’s absolutely defo NOT the brownie, bag of munchies, pizza and sausage roll I have consumed in the past 2 days! 

Bambino: She’s moving LOADS. We played a game yesterday where we played her different music to see which one she kicked the most too. Thankfully, Jamie’s weird shit didn’t win hands down, I couldn’t cope if she loved The National I’d have to move out. Scarily she didn’t react well to Jason Derulo either. 😳 

New Purchases: Nothing for bubs. But lots for me! 😊 ASOS πŸ™πŸΌ

What I’m missing: B O U R S I N!!!! 

That’s all from me, I’ll update you midweek as I’m having my first preggo spa as a birthday treat! 

peace x