Wednesday, 18 December 2013

I'm Pregnant!

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting things I have ever experienced. It is also one of the scariest experiences of my life. There are so many people who will be only too happy to share their advice and experiences on how you should be feeling and so many websites with information about pregnancy. Sometimes you can feel absolutely overcome with information. That's why I have started this blog. It's a way for me to share my experiences with others who will be going through similar things.

When I found out I was pregnant I was told that morning sickness wouldn't last long and that during my second trimester I would bloom.

Well....I'm now 23 weeks pregnant and I am definitely not blooming. My morning sickness is still going strong. This just shows that pregnancy is different for all of us. Don't assume just because your tired and sick that you are doing something wrong! That was one of the first things I learnt as I watched mothers coping fabulously with no morning sickness at all whilst I was slumped over the toilet.

When I found out I was pregnant I was so excited. I've been in a secure relationship for 8 years and have wanted children for a few years now. As always though, there are other things to consider - financial security has always been my primary concern. 

Seeing the two blue lines was the most exciting thing I have ever saw.

Fast forward 23 weeks and even though I'm completely exhausted, the joy of feeling my little boy move makes it all so worthwhile.

I'm going to be a Mom - the tiredness will leave me (eventually!) but the joy and happiness our little jelly bean provides will last forever.

This blog isn't about providing an instruction manual for mothers to be. Let's face it we all trundle through it doing the best we can. It will however talk you through my thoughts and feelings on pregnancy and parenthood, whilst reviewing products and digesting all that information we find out there.

Please follow my blog for all things pregnancy and baby related. 



Sunday, 15 December 2013

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Saturday, 14 December 2013

25 things about me

I've been trying to decide for a while what to write about in my very first blog post. I've thought about writing about some of my favourite things including beauty, hair, lifestyle items and my new favourite topic babies. What's the point really though when you know absolutely nothing about me. 

I'm going to write about me! Just 25 things... Let's go!

1. I'm 24 years old.

2. I'm from a town called Walsall. No one usually knows where that is, so let's just say it's near Birmingham.

3. I'm six months pregnant with my first child - it's a boy!

4. I got engaged in 2008 but as the world's (I've got to be) most unorganised bride I'm still not married.

5. I'm a Music Graduate and play lots of different instruments.

6. I am terrified of flying - you do not want to be the person sitting by me on a plane during take off.

7. I sometimes eat chocolate..... for breakfast.

8. I can appear shy when you first meet me but trust me your opinion will change.

9. I love waffles and potato smilies - BEST FOOD EVER!

10. I'm a massive football fan. Girls can know the offside rule.

11. I'm terrible at playing sport - besides frisbee which I'm sure doesn't even count as a sport.

12. I love Disney films. Don't judge.

13. I'm a fussy eater and know what I definitely don't want to eat.

14. I really want to travel so probably need to get over my fear of flying sometime soon.

15. I'm counting down the days until my maternity leave.

16. I've been secretly writing (for my eyes only) for a year.

17. I'm addicted to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram... Basically just the computer.

18. For someone who likes these things, I'm not very good at using the computer.

19. I drift off into my own world all the time. So I'm not ignoring you, I'm just in my own place.

20. I prefer giving presents to receiving them.

21. I love One Tree Hill and The OC.

22. I'm pretty clumsy and have more bruises on my legs than you would think is possible.

23. I misplace things all the time.

24. I tend to say what I think but would never mean to upset people.

25. I like to think I'm a loyal person to those who have always been there for me.


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