Thursday, 30 July 2015

Girl, Boy or Surprise?

Usually, around halfway through pregnancy, and even a little earlier, when you have announced your pregnancy, you get asked ‘do you know what you’re having?’


Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Changing and Taking Shape


Whenever we think of pregnant women, we think big belly, possibly how a woman looks at around 8 or 9 months of pregnancy. 


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Almyra BabyMoon in Month 3

MrL and I had booked our week away to the Almyra in Paphos, Cyprus, well before we knew I was pregnant. In fact a pretty expensive lesson I learnt this year, being the incredible planner that I am, is to NOT book all of your vacations for the year, at the beginning of the year. 2015 was the year that I had planned to experience Istanbul, relax in Cyprus and become a Mal-diva… I have and will be doing all of that, but they now evoke different feelings. Istanbul was the last trip where I could have drank if I wasn’t #CleanAndLean, Paphos was the first time I slept through a holiday (and in the sun) and the Maldives has been renamed ‘usual November anniversary trip’ to ‘BabyMoon in September’, or how others have affectionately called it ‘the last hurrah!’


Jacava London, 9-Free Nailfie


Jacava London, Lincoln Street Nude Nail Polish

I recently received the above nail polish at a baby shower event, and couldn’t wait to try it. I am terrible when it comes to nail maintenance, but being pregnant, I have become more conscious of how my nails look, and how they could potentially look to anyone who catches me rubbing my belly! I am even more conscious of anything that I use potentially harming my unborn child, so keen to learn of safer options.


Monday, 27 July 2015

Sleeping Edit

In my first trimester, I think all I did was sleep! In fact according to my Jawbone, I slept on average 12 hours and 20 minutes a night...which in other words is a lot! Pre-pregnancy I couldn’t even imagine sleeping for more than half a day, usually getting around 7.5hours sleep nightly, but I soon learnt that it takes up a lot of energy being knocked up.
When you’re sleeping that much, being the perfectionist that I am, I wanted to ensure that I was sleeping ‘correctly’; I had read that in the second trimester, sleeping on your back could make you feel faint due to the pressure on the major blood vessels (Okay, no sleeping on my back, check!); that I should become a habitual left side sleeper , maximising the nutrients that my baby receives (Got it, swap from my usual right side, to my left, check!) and buy a pregnancy pillow which ensures that you sleep on your left side, check I need a pregnancy pillow too!  
Lots of advice, lots of reading and lots of things for me to modify.
MrL and I made the trip to John Lewis to purchase the DreamGenii, and that was that. I don’t know where I had read that I needed a £48 pillow to ensure that I slept on my left side,  but I bought into it and bought it! In my defence, I have used it for well over 100 days now so the cost per use has vastly decreased…



Sunday, 26 July 2015

Magazines, Blogs and Apps edit: What to expect, when you’re expecting

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A continuation from an earlier post, see a few magazines, blogs and apps that now supplement my usual reading of Tatler, CN Traveller, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s...well, you get the gist!



I have always been fairly active, from waterbabies to 100m sprinting, to pole fitness. Since moving from Canary Wharf to the opposite eyot, I have found a new love of walking. Walking is brilliant exercise, not just for pregnant women but for all; you get the cardiovascular benefits without putting too much strain on your knees and joints. Living in SW London with the office on Oxford Street, means that I can ‘walk-commute’…and what a beautiful commute it is! Along Kensington High Street, through Kensington gardens and Hyde Park, and lastly through the smells of Soho!


Prenatal Vitamins

Wheatgrass, Chlorella, Baobab, Spirulina, Bee pollen...

These were some of the superfood supplements that made it into my morning green smoothie. Baobab kept me energised, wheatgrass promised me healthy skin, spirulina supported my immune system and so on. Pregnancy happened, then a trip to the GP changed everything, and I couldn’t find anything on the internet that said I could keep up with my supplements at all. The advice was conflicting and I couldn’t put my first child at risk, so I popped along to Boots to make a purchase of the ‘UK’s no.1 pregnancy supplement brand’ Pregnacare.


My Pregnancy Skincare


Whenever you think of a pregnant woman, you think of a beautiful glowing woman, and I hope for those that have seen me recently, I am not my usual shiny combination oily self? 


Books and Movie edit: What to expect, when you’re expecting


What’s the best way for first time mothers to educate themselves? Download 7 pregnancy apps, buy a ton of books to download onto their kindle, start reading every pregnancy blog and magazine, following every mummy blogger and watch movies about having babies and being pregnant… enjoy!


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Announcing Mini L...S & N sitting in the tree

MrL and I are expecting Mini L, arriving this December, I am pleased to announce!

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