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PREGNANCY UPDATE - 24 WEEKS & COUNTING

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
It's been so long since I last posted - soz guys! I have been a bit all over the place for the last four weeks with trying to move house & getting increasingly more pregnant. At the moment I am at my sisters living with 6 other people including Harper and Justin, as you can imagine finding time or space to sit and write without distraction is proving difficult. I miss my blog so much.
As I write I am almost 25 weeks pregnant, and definitely feeling it, so today I am just going to pour all my pregnancy feels into my blog and hope that you enjoy it. 


STILL LOSING WEIGHT & CONFUSED...
Although it was never on the agenda when I found out I was pregnant, I have been more conscious of my weight. As I am on the chubby side of the spectrum, naturally, pregnancy can be slightly more difficult. I weighed almost 4 stone less in my first pregnancy however due to 18 months of horrendous post natal depression and anxiety. I basically ate all my feelings, worries and anxieties until I was 5 stone heavier and starting to notice it. So far in this pregnancy I have lost 2 stone 1 pound and although this kind of weight loss isn't recommended during pregnancy, I haven't really had a choice. As with my first pregnancy food is really hit and miss with me, some days I wake up and I am able to eat all day, other days I wake up and I can't keep a single thing down or have an appetite for anything other than flamin' hot monster munch - today is one of those days. Like I said above I am now nearly 25 weeks pregnant, and although it is almost unheard of to be suffering with nausea at this stage, I am definitely still in that zone.


A BOY BUMP...
As my midwife told me, I am more likely to show more, quicker than I did with my first, because my muscles have already done it once. I definitely look about 30 weeks pregnant. My bump is really high like last time, but I definitely notice the difference in my bump in comparison to my daughter. My bump is definitely wider, with Harper it was very neat however I feel like an explosion this time. Also my bump came out of nowhere, literally felt like I woke up and he was just there sticking out over my toes. My bump hasn't grown I feel like I am growing into it since about 20 weeks, but I am definitely feeling like I need to get some maternity clothes now, everything is getting a little short.


THE LAST ONE...
Since I found out I was having a boy I have felt complete, one boy and one girl - it's everything I dreamed of as a little girl and now I have it, my kids make me feel so blessed. So blessed that I am feeling like I am done when it comes to creating a family around me. Obviously I am 24 years old, I need to really think about the fact that we all grow as human beings and circumstances change all the time, I could still want another one. I mean, me and Justin have discussed it and he says he would have the snip now if I was really 1000000% sure and at first I was up for it. I have now had time to think about it and I could never ever do that to him, like I said before things change and life changes, I have to be realistic that we're still young and have literally no idea where our future will take us. Right now though I am pretty sure, this will be it. 


CRAVINGS? Chicken Caesar Salad, Monster Munch & Diet Coke
MOVEMENT? He is moving all day every single day but can only feel him kicking really low, we haven't felt him move on the outside yet, but everyday he's getting stronger & I can't see it being much longer before Justin and Harper can feel him.
NAMES? I do have a few names we're playing around with but nothing is set in stone, I don't really like any wild names for boys, and I am finding it much more difficult to connect with a name like I did with Harper. I think we will be keeping the name a surprise until he is born. 
PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS? I have started to experience phases of heartburn and acid reflux, my nausea and sickness has calmed but i'm still being sick up to twice a week and I am peeing like crazy, literally, every minute of the day.
APPOINTMENTS? I have my glucose test coming up & a scan at 28 weeks for growth purposes, due to Harper being so small. I also had suspected preeclampsia and obstetric cholestasis in my first pregnancy so I am consultant led to keep that extra eye on the baby. Lots and lots of appointments coming up.


That's all for my pregnancy update, I will be back with my final update around 34 weeks, if any of you have any boy names you can suggest, please do in the comments below, we would appreciate the help! Also if anyone has any tips for getting rid of heartburn in pregnancy I would really appreciate the suggestions too! 








JULY PAYDAY WISHLIST

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
I am seriously trying to get my blogging mojo back, so currently I am writing post number two of the day, and aim to write at least another two, a girl can dream to be THAT productive right!?
So I really love writing wish list posts, just because it makes me excited for payday and it makes me excited for new things that I have been lusting over for weeks. 
I have been scrimping for a few months because we've had a lot going on, so this month i'm 1000% treating myself and I am literally counting down the days.
So if you're trying to save and be sensible I suggest you click away now, if you can't resist then enjoy these little payday gems. 






It's no secret that I am a long time love of the brand Olivia Burton. I already one of their beautiful rose gold watches and after stumbling upon this little beauty on ASOS, I am officially sold. The quality of these watches are second to none and add a real touch of class to any outfit. 




I am a total sucker for all things mustard and all bags tote so naturally I need this in my life, right now. I feel like this bag will also really be a great little autumn statement bag as well seeing out the end of the summer. 



I'm planning this month to go back to contact lenses this month so whilst I wait to have my eyelashes done semi permanently, these Rosie Bea lashes are my go to for falsies. These particular ones are the perfect natural everyday lashes called Fling, the Rosie Bea collection is forever growing and I am absolutely in love with the whole collection.





I have been forever loyal to the real techniques miracle complexion sponge and I always will be and would always recommend it to those on a modest budget. However, now the beauty blender that the likes of Kylie Jenner has hit UK drugstores, it is impossible for me to ignore it. 




Yes, I am in love with this summer's "basic bitch" sunglasses and I don't even care. I saw the girls on Love Island wearing them and started searching everywhere for them. Etsy UK have pairs for a ridiculous £12.99, i'm sold. 



That's all for my July payday wishlist, I would love if you could leave me a comment below letting me know some high end beauty purchases I should be making this payday as I am totally out of the loop over here. I hope you've enjoyed the post & I haven't dented your bank balance to deep.