BEAUTY: HOW TO FAKE IT THIS SUMMER WITH RIMMEL



The summer holidays are nearly over, just a few more weeks left and Autumn will be back. I'm quite excited for summer to be over as next month is my birthday, I will be turning 25 and I am also having my baby shower next month which is super exciting! Our little bubba is due end of October/ first week of November which I'm really excited about so i've been counting down the days of summer. 

My favourite thing about summer is looking sunkissed, I love going crazy with the bronzer and highlighter to create that holiday glow! Today's post is all about how to fake that summer glow using some fab products from Rimmel. 

If you are not going on holiday then you probably won't get a sunkissed holiday glow unless you are going to fake it as the weather in the UK right now is all over the place. Here's a few tips and products you can use to achieve a gorgeous glow. 

The Rimmel Radiance shimmer brick is a really good all round product and such a bargain at just £5.99* The multi-tonal bronzing powder creates a healthy glow, it shimmers so is perfect for a sunkissed summery glow. I love that you can use a big powder brush and sweep all over for a gorgeous bronzed look or use a smaller brush and use it as a contour, using the bronzer to create the glow and highlighter to set the look and to amplify the cheeks. 

The Rimmel Insta Duo Contour stick* is another one of my favourites this summer, it's super easy to use and makes contouring so simple. One end is contour and the other highlight so you can define and enhance your facial features. Really easy to blend out and comes in 3 shade options. 

The Rimmel London Sculpting palette by Kate* is another must have this summer. This 3 in 1 kit makes that subtle summer glow super easy to achieve. Step 1 is highlight, use this to catch the light on your cheek bones, brow bones and down the bridge of your nose Step 2 is contour, the darker shade is used to define and recede areas that you don't want to emphasise like the jaw line, hair line and finally step 3 is the shimmer powder blush which adds that pop of colour. Leaving you looking fresh and healthy.

Finally for that all over glow grab yourself a tube of Sun Shimmer instant tan,* I haven't tried this yet as i'm not very good at applying tan, and honestly i'm just too lazy but the reviews on this one are really good, I like that it's a matte finish and it's water resistant so perfect for the warmer days. 

What are your must haves for that summer glow? How do you create a sunkissed look? Have you tried any of these Rimmel products? 












* this post contains pr samples, the post is honest. I have not been paid for this feature

GIFT GUIDE: GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM


In a couple of weeks Clint and I will be celebrating our 4 year anniversary. We always get each other a gift so i've been looking at what to get him. I find Clint quite easy to shop for as he's always grateful and happy with whatever I get him, I think this year he would love the new blues top as his one from last year hasn't washed great and the sponsor is coming off, so he could do with a new one. I thought i'd share a few gift ideas incase you have a Birthday or occasion coming up and need some gift ideas.

I know Clint has been looking for a new mens trimmer and this Panasonic one looks really good. This 3 in 1 trimmer allows you to shave, trim and style. It's cordless and easy to use. You can choose from 20 different cutting lengths so you can create the perfect style for you using the different attachments and functions.

You can't really go wrong with fragrance, although some people are very fussy when it comes to scents. I find it really easy to buy aftershave for Clint and my dad, they tend to like similar things. Clints favourite is Invictus by Paco Robanne which smells so good. A few of his other favourites include, Davidoff Cool Water and any of the David Beckham aftershaves.

Next up I saw this sock subscription on notonthehighstreet.com and I think it's such a good gift idea. Clint actually really likes getting socks for his birthday or Christmas. You can choose how long they receive the subscription for, I think its a really unique and cool way to gift socks.

Clint loves a Corona and would be very happy with a few bottles of his favourite beer for our anniversary. We will probably order a take away and i'll get him a couple of bottles of beer and have a chilled night in, that sounds like a perfect way to spend our anniversary.

I wanted to get him a cute gift and I spotted this key ring and I thought it would be cute to get something personalised. It's so easy to personalise gifts now. I was thinking of getting the date of our anniversary printed onto the keyring ( he can't forget the date then) or I thought getting our babies due date would be really cute, I could either put her name or we've been calling her petal so it's personal to us.


I really love buying gifts for people and have really enjoyed putting this gift guide together, do you struggle to buy for the men in your life? You can see my fathers day gift guide here for even more gift ideas for the men in your life.









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FASHION: BRITISH SUMMER WISHLIST


Today's post is a British summer wishlist, we've been having some rubbish weather the past few days so I thought i'd pop a few warmer pieces on my wishlist and share them with you. As you may or may not know i'm pregnant so some of these bits are maternity wear however some bits are not and just normal sizing.

I'm loving this blush pink colour right now and I love this pink skater maternity dress from Topshop. It's just a pretty colour and would be very easy to wear, you could even wear it with tights and a cardigan in the Autumn months.
I've included this Tiba and Marl changing bag/ weekend bag as I really like it and have been looking for a nice changing bag, I like that it's black and would go well with everything. It's a really good size so would easily fit all my bits and pieces for baby inside and would be a great hospital bag. 
Next is this really cute top from New Look, this isn't a maternity style but it would go over my bump and this top is a steal! It's only £7.99 so if you like it go and order it because it won't be around for long. 
I need some new maternity jeans so i've picked out these ones from Topshop as I don't have any blue maternity jeans and I like the ripped knee and distressed look of these and they are in the sale. 
How cute are these little sandals from New Look, the look so easy to wear, maybe not weather appropriate for all the rain we've had but so cute for those warmer days. 
Another blush pink item I know!! This cardigan from Asos is so cute though, I love the colour and it looks so snug and comfy perfect for those colder days, it would be easy to throw on over some jeans and a cute t-shirt. 
Finally, it's coming up to my birthday and I usually ask for a new watch, I haven't been wearing my watches much recently but this Olivia Burton one is so cute, I love the little bee's and the grey strap is very versatile and easy to wear. 

So that's my wishlist for this month, I will be putting together another wishlist next month for my birthday month! Let me know what you think of these bits and send over links to your wishlists. 


PREGNANCY: MY BATTLE WITH ANXIETY



Today's post is very personal and a bit different but it's something that i'd like to document and I thought I might be able to help someone in a similar situation so today's post is about Anxiety, specifically my anxiety during pregnancy.


I was diagnosed with Anxiety last year, I was having problems with my blood pressure and they thought it may have been down to my contraceptive pill, I was taking Microgynon which I had been taking for many years I was put onto a mini pill called Cerazette and I really didn't get on with it. I found it made me feel abit down and sad so I stopped taking it. Around this time I was having my blood pressure checked and then I started to get other symptoms like my chest would really hurt and I was getting pain in my neck and shoulders. After a few weeks I went to the walk in and was diagnosed with Anxiety, they now think that my blood pressure was also a symptom of my anxiety. I didn't realise that Anxiety caused physical symptoms. The doctor prescribed me a beta-blocker which is a tablet to reduce your heartrate which didn't do anything so I just put up with these physical symptoms for a few weeks/months. This was a very stupid thing to do because all that happened was it all got worse. I would get myself into such a state leaving the house for work that I would feel sick and panic. I actually started having panic attacks then I knew I needed to do something, I got signed off work for a few weeks and just stayed in bed, I stopped seeing friends and wasn't myself at all.

I went to my doctors and I asked for help, I was recommended CBT which is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I really didn't want to go onto medication, I don't have any problems with medication but I wanted to try talking to someone or a type of therapy before just going onto pills. Healthy Minds is a service within Birmingham and they provide a CBT course, this does mean that you have to sit in a room with other people but the wait for one on one sessions is so long on the NHS and I don't have the money to go private. I felt the course was brilliant, it was a 6 week course and each session was 2 hours. You didn't have to talk if you didn't want to, you could just listen but my group was really easy to talk to. I learnt ways to deal with my anxiety and why I was feeling like this and that it's normal to have some anxiety. If you are struggling with anxiety i'd say have a look into CBT and see if there's a similar course in your area, or even if you can afford to wait for the NHS or go private check out CBT before taking medication.

I felt alot better once i'd completed the course,  I felt like I had more control over the way I felt and I stopped having the physical symptoms. I honestly felt that because I could look at it logically and I knew that what I was thinking was probably never going to happen or my chest was hurting because I was getting myself worked up and I wasn't going to have a heart attack.

I found out I was pregnant a few months ago and i've noticed my Anxiety creeping back into my life, I had a meeting with a mental health midwife pretty early on and she was happy that the way I was feeling was completely normal and the level of anxiety I was showing was normal for any first time mummy-to-be. As the weeks have gone on i've found myself getting worse and again I didn't want to talk to anyone about it, I thought if I ignore it then it will just go away but it hasn't.

I find myself worrying about every little thing which I know is normal to an extent, i've never been pregnant before this is all new and different. A few examples include, the night before the scan I was tossing and turning, unable to sleep because I was that scared that they was going to tell me that there was something wrong with the baby or even that I wasn't actually pregnant. I've pretty much got myself worked up before every scan. I'm scared that something will be wrong but that hasn't been the case, shes been fine, wriggling and perfect in every way.

I finally told the Midwife a few weeks ago, I think it was at my 24 week appointment that I was struggling, that I was worrying about things being wrong with the baby. I think it's gotten worse since i've started feeling movements. My placenta is anterior which means I can have reduced movements, this has worried me a lot and i've gotten into quite a state on a few occasions because she hasn't moved for a while. We've had a few trips to the labour ward to get her checked over and each time she's been fine ( if you are pregnant and you are having reduced movements, even if you have an anterior placenta or not you should phone your labor ward/ midwife as soon as you start to worry and they will get you checked over, its better to be safe than sorry and they will check you, don't feel like you are being a nuisance or putting someone out the way. You will feel 100% better once you've heard that little heartbeat and they tell you that everything is ok)  If something is wrong this way they can monitor you and make sure you get any help you need.

After talking to my midwife we agreed that I would see her at 26 weeks instead of waiting till the usual 28 weeks, I knew that hearing the baby again in a few weeks instead of 4 weeks would make me feel a lot better and then if I had any questions etc I could ask her. At our 26 week appointment she measured my bump which they usually do between 26-28 weeks and bump measured small so she sent me straight for a growth scan which showed that she is measuring a little small. Since then we've had an appointment with a consultant who talked us through the scan and explained that we will have a few more scans and they would be keeping an eye on baby and myself. Today we had another scan so they could check the fluid around baby and the blood in the umbilical cord which is all looking good, they are going to keep an eye on this and we have another growth scan next week which will tell us if baby is growing ok, it's nerve-wracking but i'm glad they are keeping a close eye on us.

I am now seeing my midwife every week up until the birth or until I need to help with my anxiety and so she knows whats going on. She's really easy to talk to and i'm really lucky as I am very comfortable with her. I would say if you are struggling to talk to your midwife then do something about it because you need to be able to ask questions. You can phone your community midwife office and they will give you the details for a different midwife, it's very easy to sort out, (i've actually had to help my sister change midwifes and it's all sorted now and she is getting much better care.)

I am still struggling with anxiety and I know that talking to my midwife about my worries is helping, I am having another appointment with the mental health midwife and hopefully she will help abit, but the main thing I would say is have a good relationship with your midwife, talk to her about how your feeling because just having those extra appointments has helped me because I know I don't have a long wait until I next hear babys heartbeat or I can just ask the midwife next week if I have a quick question. I have also reduced my hours at work to 3 days a week which is such a big help and I've talked to my manager and she now knows how i'm feeling and I've been texting her about my extra hospital appointments etc so she knows exactly whats going on.

I hope that once baby arrives that my anxiety calms down again, I've looked back through my anxiety CBT course papers and i'm trying to look at everything logically and not jump to the worst possible conclusion and it's hard but i'm trying. Just talk to people and make sure that your doctor and midwife knows how your feeling, don't keep it all bottled inside because anxiety is hard and it's not nice but talking helps.




I really hope this post has helped or allowed you to understand more about anxiety throughout pregnancy, everyone is different and anxiety can be different to everyone. If you have any questions or need someone to talk to, i'm happy to help just send me an email or leave a comment. I'm not a doctor and i'm no where near qualified as we are all different. I just wanted to document my battle with anxiety throughout my pregnancy and hopefully this will help someone who is struggling to come to terms with their anxiety and they might seek the help they need.


REVIEW: BRAVADO BODY SILK SEAMLESS NURSING BRA



Today's post is a review of these Nursing bras from a brand called Bravado* who specialise in Maternity and Nursing bras. To be honest I wasn't very sure if these would fit me as I have very big boobs but was happy to give them a go and I thought they would come in handy for in the house and through the night if they were a little snug.

Before I was pregnant I was wearing a 30FF and i'm now 27 weeks and already wearing 34GG, i'm still wearing wired bras and having them regularly checked at Bravissimo but finding towards the end of the day they are feeling uncomfortable and I just want to take my bra off. I have been reaching for these non-wired bras whilst i'm at home so that i'm getting a little bit of support.

I opted for the Seamless nursing bra in Latte as this is a very nude shade and I though this would work well under lighter colours which it does. I like that the cups are very smooth and seamless so they are really easy to wear under t-shirts. These have nursing clips which will be perfect for when baby is here as I plan on breastfeeding. In the mean time i've been wearing these around the house on my days off or when I get home from work as they are so comfortable. The straps adjust really easily so you can tighten or loosen them to your desired length. The material is really soft and stretchy so it moulds to your shape.

I've also got the same style in the grey Yoga version which again is so so comfy and really easy to wear as it sits smooth under my clothes. You get a little lift and a nice round shape which I like as sometimes with non-wired styles I think the shape can be pointy.

I've been wearing both styles at home and i've been shopping and to my parents wearing them and honestly they are so comfy and give a little support. My boobs are big so I'm still wearing my wired bras for work and if i'm out for a while as I feel like I need that bit more support but these are great when I just want to be comfortable.

When your boobs are fluctuating it's good to opt for a non-wired bra as it's safer so towards the end of my pregnancy and when i'm nursing I will be wearing non-wired bras all the time and I would recommend the Bravado ones as they are really comfy and easy to wear. They have a good selection of colours, I would say they are practical and not that pretty but most nursing bras are very plain anyway.

Overall i'm really happy with these, the material is really soft and I think they will last well. I will probably buy a couple in the next size as I'm wearing the L and they fit me well now but I expect my boobs will get bigger towards the end of my pregnancy and when baby is here and my milk comes in properly. Based on their size chart I only needed a M so I would say to size up as I went for the L and it fits perfectly. Obviously as baby isn't here yet I haven't been using the Nursing clips but i'll let you know how I get on when i'm using this style for nursing.











* Pr sample

FASHION: VIONIC NALA SANDAL REVIEW



I was so excited when I received an email asking if i'd like to try a pair of Vionic Sandals*. I'm pregnant and my feet are very swollen and I was finding most of my shoes were feeling uncomfortable! This email came at the most perfect time, i've been wearing them for a few weeks now so thought i'd share how i've been getting on. 

I picked the Vionic Nala Sandals as I wanted something I could wear to work, I work in retail and with it being summer i'm wearing alot of maxi dresses so I thought a pair of sandals would be perfect. The Nala style is a classic design, I went for the white ones which are really versatile, they also come in Red and Black. 

Vionic also stock heels and wedges, sneakers, loafers and flats, slippers and much more so theres something for everyone. 

The Nala Sandals feature a Midsole which absorbs shock and reduces the stress on feet, ankles and knees. An Outsole, which is  a durable rubber outsole with a patterned tread to provide traction and the Footbed FMT Technology to designed to hug your arches and support your feet. 

Honestly at first I didn't think they were working for me, they were quite uncomfortable and were really hurting my arches. I thought i'd continue to wear them and see if once i'd broken them in a bit if they were more comfortable. I'm glad I was persistent and gave them a chance. I'm used to wearing very flat shoes which I why I think they were hurting my feet. After a few days wearing them at work I noticed they were no longer uncomfortable. They are really comfortable and I can wear them all day at work with no problems. I've had lots of compliments on them and a few people have actually mentioned how comfortable they look. A few of the girls at work had actually heard of Vionic and were happy to hear that I think they are very comfortable.

I think £70 is a bit steep for a pair of sandals and I probably wouldn't spend that much but I'd be happy to pick up a pair in the sale. The Nala style is actually on offer right now so you can grab a pair for £50 which is more reasonable. I know a lot of people that would be happy to spend £70 of pair of shoes if they were comfortable. 

I went for my usual size, as I said my feet are abit swollen right now due to pregnancy but i've found that my normal size fits perfectly and my feet don't look like they are bulging out which is lovely. 










* this post contains a pr sample, i have not been paid for this blog post and it's honest and my own opinions.

INTERIORS: HOW TO CREATE YOUR PERFECT BATHROOM?

image: pinterest

image:pinterest


We've been making some changes to the apartment and we will be painting and giving the whole place a fresh new look. I've started already with the living room by adding some new accessories and changing the colour theme. We are going to do the bedrooms next and then the bathrooms ( we have an en-suite aswell as our main bathroom)

Our bathroom suites are white and we are going to freshen up the paintwork, keeping it all white and fresh. I want to add some new accessories to give the bathrooms a complete makeover.

I love this huge round mirror, it's from Habitat and is gorgeous, it's on trend and will make a big difference.

I'm loving these copper bathroom accessories and think they will add a really nice addition and refresh the whole room.

I really like this Blush Pink colour right now so might pick up a few towels and accessories in this colour, we have blue towels at the moment so this will make quite a big difference.

This long mirror radiator from DesignerRadiatorShowroom.co.uk comes in a Rose Gold colour which would be so cool and would match with my colour theme perfectly. You can actually head over to the DesignerRadiatorShowroom.co.uk website to enter a competition to win £250 to spend on making your dream bathroom into a reality.

Check out my Pinterest board here with lots more bathroom inspiration and ideas to create my perfect bathroom.


REVIEW: BROADWAY CASINO RESTAURANT



 A few weeks ago, Clint and I were invited along to Broadway Casino in Birmingham for dinner. We were really excited to go along and I thought i'd share our experience with you .

We arrived and headed to the bar and got ourselves a drink and then walked round into the restaurant.
The Restaurant is modern and clean with lots of seating. Plenty of room for big groups as well as smaller tables for couples and a few booths too. It was very comfortable and cosy, you can see the casino floor and they have a piano too. 

We were greeted by Roberto, the Restaurant manager who went through the menu with us and told us the specials and helped us with our food choices. The Restaurant is an authentic Italian eatery and Roberto has a wealth of experience in the restaurant industry as he's worked in Top hotels in Italy
 before coming to Birmingham over 20 years ago. 

We started with some bread and olives which was really tasty, Roberto told us stories all about the bread, and we ordered our mains. 

I was torn between pizza and pasta and the menu has so much to offer, there's alot of choice and everything sounded good. They also have a seafood section and mains such as steaks and chicken. 

I opted for the pizza in the end as I really wanted to try it and Clint went for Lasagna. I chose the Pollo Parmigiana pizza which was soo good. They base was thin and classic, the edges were crispy but the actual base was soft and so tasty. The chicken was really nice quality and tasted really nice, and well seasoned. The Mozzarella was perfect, it was such a tasty pizza and I really enjoyed it and managed to eat most of it (I filled up on bread)  I liked everything about the pizza and I would happily order it again. 

Clint's Lasagna was massive, such a big portion. It was really meaty and looked very impressive. He actually said it was the 'best Lasagna he's ever had' Clint really likes Lasagna and orders it alot when we eat out so I was very impressed that this topped all others. 

We shared a pudding as we were both very full as our mains were so big! We opted for the Monterosa Cheesecake which was sooo good! It's a sponge cake with cream cheese and strawberries. It was really light and refreshing, not too heavy and was just perfect after our big meal. I actually ate most of this (sorry Clint)  as it was very delicious! 

Overall we were really impressed with the whole experience. I would have never thought of going to a Restaurant in a casino before. The service from the whole team and lovely manager Roberto was amazing, they were all very friendly. The food was perfect, I couldn't fault a thing! It was very tasty and the whole menu is very affordable and a great value for money. You get amazing quality and the prices are very reasonable. The atmosphere was very cosy and relaxed and we would definitely go back again. 

If you are looking for somewhere to eat in Birmingham for an occasion or just a really nice Italian meal I can't reccommend Broadway Casino Restaurant enough. There's something for everyone and we had a great time. The location is great as it's not far from Broad Street where Birmingham's main nightlife is.  Broadway Plaza also has a Cinema and Bowling and more so there plenty to do you can hit up the Casino floor after a good meal, it's perfect for everyone. 

Here's a link to their website, where you can check out their menu and book a table







* We were invited for a complementary meal, the opinions and review above is honest and my own. I have not been paid for this review/ blog post.

PREGNANCY: WRITING A BIRTH PLAN



I've started doing a lot of research into labour and planning what kind of birth I want to have. I am trying to stay vague as I don't want to plan everything down to the last second and it all get thrown out of the window! I know chances are I won't have the birth I have planned but I thought it would be good to write a few ideas down and share some of the research i've done. I am only 24 weeks so I have a long way to go yet and this birth plan could change depending on how the rest of my pregnancy goes.

I am considered a low risk pregnancy at the moment, I have a history of high blood pressure so this could change should we see a spike in my blood pressure. So far throughout my pregnancy it's been amazing, very well behaved. This means I can technically have my baby at Solihull hospital which is the closest hospital to me however this is a midwife led unit and there's no doctors so if myself or baby was to have any complications I would have to go in an ambulance to a different hospital. I don't like the idea of this so i'm looking at Warwick hospital as this seems more like a Midwife led unit but they have doctors nearby should we need any help.
I want the birth to be as natural as possible, I would like to have minimal pain relief and I don't like the idea of them checking me every 10 seconds. I know this could all change once we get started as this is my first baby.

I have researched positive birth techniques such as Lamaze which seems really relaxing and chilled and sounds perfect. I don't want to be bed-ridden, I want to walk around and move as i've read this can help with the pain. I love the idea of a water birth so will ask for this if its possible. I have already decided Clint and my mom are going to be my birthing partners. I think having my mom there will help me alot as I do get anxious but shes had two babies so knows what shes doing. I think she will help Clint too, as this is his first baby too and I think he will feel better knowing shes there.

My fears right now are pain and something going wrong, i've watched One born every minute and see on many occasions women who have planned a natural birth being rushed for a C-section and this scares me! I am going to spend the next 3 months looking into this, more knowledge means less surprises.

I'm hoping the antenatal classes will help with breathing techniques, I am going to start watching some youtube videos too. I'd love to pay for private antenatal classes, they also do pregnancy yoga in my area but we can't really afford it right now.

A few months ago we also visited The Baby Show and learnt all about stem cells and how companies like Smart Cells collect stem cells from your babies umbilical cord and use these to protect your family from over 80 conditions and diseases. You can find out more in this infographic via the Smart Cells website.

My friend gave me a book all about positive birthing and i've seen a book called the positive birth movement that I want to check out, i'm going to spend the next month or so doing lots more research and then will draft my birth plan together. The main things I want is a relaxed calm atmosphere, with music if possible. I want to walk around, not be strapped to the bed. Minimal pain relief and prodding and hopefully there won't be a need for medical intervention but I know they are nearby if I need them.

PREGNANCY: MY 24 WEEK PREGNANCY UPDATE


Hello! I thought i'd do a 24 week update as I want to document this pregnancy so I have it all to look back on and I know it will be helpful to others who are expecting or planning on getting pregnant.

If you didn't know I was pregnant you can see my pregnancy announcement post here

I've found pregnancy so far quite difficult! My first trimester wasn't too bad, I had some sickness and nausea but it wasn't too bad. I had extreme tiredness but again this wasn't too bad and I managed to carry on as normal most of the time. 

Now i'm well into my second trimester I thought i'd share how I've found it. 

The tiredness hasn't gone away at all, i'm so exhausted all of the time and it's affected me quite bad. I feel mentally drained as well as physically drained. I'm still working but just part time and even that feels like too much. I've dropped down to 15 hours which is about 3 days a week and i'm hoping this will help. I've got a week off next week so i'm hoping to get some blogging done and just chill for most of the week and catch up with some friends as i've not seen much of people over the last couple of weeks. 

My mental well being has taken a turn for the worse, my anxiety is back. I'm just always worried that something is wrong. I mentioned briefly in my last post that we have been to the hospital a couple of times to get petal checked out as i've had reduced movements. I have an anterior placenta which means my placenta is attached to the front wall. This can restrict my movements however as bubba has been moving a lot i've got to know her patterns and I know when she tends to move alot. She has on a couple of occasions not moved so we've had to get checked over at the hospital. I have got myself into a right state, crying and getting really worked up because of this. As I mentioned above i'm still at work and finding it very difficult. I work in retail so i'm on my feet all day and theres alot of running around involved. I find it hard to drink a lot and I don't really get a chance to rest except on my break so I haven't really wanted to go to work. 

I've got a week off next week and i'm really looking forward to that and will hopefully have time to rest and get back to normal a bit. I have another midwife appointment in two weeks for a check up as I mentioned my anxiety so getting to listen to bubba again will help. We are also going to be booking another scan so we can see the baby again as our 20 week scan feels like forever ago! Clint's just got back with the moses basket which is making everything feel real! 



 




OUTFIT POST: ANOTHER HOT DAY, ANOTHER MIDI DRESS!

DRESS: H&M // KIMONO: BOOHOO* // SANDALS: PRIMARK // BAG: ACCESSORIZE // NECKLACE: PRIMARK 

I know!! Another outfit post! Whats going on? Honestly I was feel so rubbish about how I look and don't feel very confident about my body right now. I know i'm having baby and i'm going to get bigger and really need to get over that but I feel like i'm putting weight on everywhere, not just my tummy. I haven't been eating great but i'm planning on eating more healthier for the rest of the pregnancy. 

We had a bit of a scare on Thursday, I hadn't felt the baby move since the Wednesday morning so was worried and didn't really know what to do. I have an anterior placenta which can mean I can have reduced movements as my placenta is basically in the way. I had been feeling the baby quite alot, especially at night time but I hadn't felt her. I phoned my midwife but she's on annual leave so I phoned the hospital (which was a right palarva) and they told me to go in to get checked over. 

We arrived at the hospital and was told to go to delivery suite, when we arrived on delivery suite we were shown to a bed and the midwife went off to get the things she needed. She came back with a Doppler and used this to find her heartbeat. She didn't find it straight away and said she was picking up my placenta, and then we heard it. Her little heartbeat was strong and beating away perfectly. She said her heartbeat was normal. She wanted to check me over so they checked my blood pressure, urine and temperature to make sure i'm all okay which I was and a few hours later we were aloud to leave. 

I really want to start documenting more things like this on my blog for me to read back over in a few years when shes growing up. 

We took these photos yesterday we went to town to have a look around the shops, we were also invited to review the food the the Broadway Casino, it was really good and a full review will be up next week.