Important Announcement!

Hello my beautiful readers.
Just need to give you an update of what is happening.

As you well know, I constantly update my blog template, but seen as it is a bit 'meh' because I edited it myself, I am getting a professional design where I do need someone to create it for me. As it is close to the end of 2015 (time flies!) I am going to stop doing blog posts until the new year as I will be tweaking my blog template. What's the word for it?? Refurbish?

Fail Blogmas | Pregnancy Diary Entry

Here's a picture of my face because I am such a failure when it comes to Blogmas.
You know when you start getting into the routine of doing your shit, then writing about it at night and publish it at almost midnight so you have only just made Blogmas that day? Yeah, well that was me until the 18th when I FORGOT to blog.

Blogmas #17

For some weird reason, and it's happening to a lot of Bloggers who use this platform, Blogger is causing issues with HTML and the placing of writing and pictures. Everytime I edit my post I have to go from "compose" to "html" so that I can change the text-align to justify instead of centre. This isn't just once, this is on every single paragraph - ballache!
Ugh!

Blogmas #16 | Falling into hair dye

As I get bored of the same look so easily, this year I have gone through three different hair colours; pink, purple, and blonde. Seen as it is the festive season, the winter chill has begun and christmas spirit is high, I thought it would be fun to do a 'snow queen' kind of thing. Which meant dying my hair BLUE, because i'm a chilled person like that *drops the mic* i'll leave the room now...

Blogmas #15 | Twins comparing bumps

It's not everyday you see sisters pregnant at the same time, but it is even rarer to see twins pregnant at the same time! I have wrote about our pregnancy stories here back when I first found out i'm pregnant in August, as Hayley wanted me to keep her pregnancy quiet until she was ready to announce her news.

Blogmas # 14 | when i was little I believed...

When i was little i believed that:

1.  black and white films and pictures were actual colours of the world. Like literally thinking the world was black and white until we created colour

Blogmas #13 | Exciting Day! | 4D Scan

Whoever knows me well will know that I hardly ever get out of bed before 12pm, but this morning I was up, dressed, and ready before 7am - why? - Alexander and I booked to have a 4D Gender Reveal Scan. Remember on Friday when I said that I went for my anatomy scan but they couldn't measure the heart properly or give me 100% Gender? Well we decided that we would book a 4D so we could get 100% confirmation and to see what our little bundle of joy looks like so far at 19 weeks 4 days!

Around 08:30am I arrived in the centre of Manchester to meet Alexander before we head off to the place we would have our scan; it was absolutely freezing! A quick pop into Costa did no harm plus I needed a second dose of a cup of tea to help fill my bladder *wink* any old excuse eh? The clinic was only a ten minute walk from Market Street which was really good; this place has been recommended by many with 5* reviews. 

On Friday the baby was lay face down with the legs crossed so I couldn't get a clear view of the Gender, the sonographer didn't make much effort to help move my baby into a good position and gave up so I was hoping the baby would be in a good position today with a clear view of the genitals, however, when I turned up at the clinic today the baby was in the same position - TYPICAL. 

After lying on the bed, turning my body left & right, lifting my hips and doing the "shakira shake" but also having the sonographer tapping on my belly, my little one finally revealed the genitals. 100% GIRL. GIRLY GIRL GIRL! 

Everyone, I would like you to meet 
RHEA-JANE 
("Ray-ah Jane")
Chubby cheeks and button nose
How cute it Rhea-Jane? I love her so much. I haven't stopped staring at the picture all day because she is so cute! At 19 weeks and 4 days, I never thought her features would be so clear; she definitely looks like Alexander, however, my Mum says she looks like me.

What do you think?

Paying for a certain package, I received a 2D and 3D/4D scan, two prints of my choice plus a DVD of the rest of the photos taken. She was definitely worth waking up at the crack of dawn, travelling to the centre of Manchester, and having/paying for the scan. I highly recommend 4D scans, it is such an amazing experience to go through.

After posting this photo on my FB, my sister and her friend both messaged me asking where I had gone to get a scan. Obviously I told them because they were so excited to be able to experience it themselves - I want to see what their unborn babas look like, too!

Typically, once I knew 100% what the gender is, I went shopping with my Mum to get a few girly things for Rhea-Jane; I had been waiting ages and admiring all the cute outfits. The urge to buy things was huge, so now I could finally go crazy! I may do a baby shop haul soon, would you be interested??

So that was my day, how was yours?





Much love,

Blogmas #12 | baby scan photo and cute baby shoes

I never really got a scan picture of my baby because she wouldn't cooperate and smile for the camera, or even budge an inch so some of her measurements weren't able to be taken. Hence why me and Alexander are going to the repeat anatomy scan next Friday. 

For weeks we were so excited about being able to find out the Gender and see her properly on the screen, but as she was face down and crossed her legs like a buddha, we couldn't even see her clearly. Hopefully next Friday when she is a little bigger, we get to see her very clearly; here's to hoping, eh!

The only scan picture I could get was this one (below) of the baby putting her thumb up to us. 
"Hey Mummy and Daddy, i'm okay!"
How adorable is this little arm?! Even though we couldn't see her face or even get a good scan picture of her face, in the end we had been given a little cute thumbs up. As normal, she was moving her arms and legs and drinking the water, and all the measurements we could get were normal. Her stomach and heart were in the right place and she is growing perfectly to date.

I never showed you, but below are some adorable socks and shoes that my old neighbour gave me for the baby (before we even hit the 12 weeks mark) because she was too excited not to buy us something. Bless her, these socks and shoes are perfect! 
I told you they were adorable!
Seeing mostly everyone buying pink for their baby girls is so cliché, I prefer choosing the unorthodox. So having an animal theme is more cute than the typical pinks; there is a wide variety of outfits and shoes for babies, I can't resist such things! If anyone knows where I can buy decent-priced and great quality baby clothing in animal print/theme then send me some links please!

The price shouldn't be extortionate, as you well know, I am a bargain hunter but obviously it has to be great quality and worth the money. 

Comments are welcome especially with links to sites that sell adorable and affordable baby clothes/items.



Much love,

Blogmas #11 | Gender!

Do you know what really pisses me off?
When the Blogger App REMOVES MY POSTS ON ITS OWN.
So yes, my Blogmas #10 post seems to have vanished and I am extremely annoyed; it was an honest, good, and open post - GONE. As I posted yesterday and there is proof on my Twitter of the link and promotion of that post, I haven't actually failed Blogmas. If you say I have, I say Fuck You. I have managed to blog every single day for Blogmas and made sure I published in time.

Yes this may have started off as a rant-y post, but now for some good news.

Alexander and I are having a 
GIRL!!


Obviously it's not 100%, but then it never is. We get to have a repeat anatomy scan next Friday because our little girl was lay in an awkward position so the sonographer couldn't measure and look inside her heart, we also get to see the Gender again to make sure we are still having a GIRL.
No matter how many times I tossed and turned to try and get her to roll into a different position was crazy, I even had to go on a 15 minute walk and go for a piss to see if it worked. Even after all the effort, she didn't budge an inch.

Everyone is now saying she is taking after me; lazy and stubborn. I am not disagreeing - I totally am lazy and stubborn. THAT'S MY GIRL.

EEEEEK! GIRL!
How many times have I mentioned Mother's Instinct and knowing, myself, that I am having a girl?
How right was I??? 


Much love,

Blogmas #9

19 weeks pregnant today!
Today was actually pretty eventful, to the point where i almost forgot to update my blog for blogmas (bad blogger!) To be honest, I went for a carvery for dinner with Hayley and a mate of ours but it wasn't all it was cracked up to be - i've had better. The 20 minute wait for a table was annoying seen as when we got in there, tables were available anyway!

As a typical mum-to-be, i needed to go shopping afterwards for some bits and bobs; small things like vests and socks - big things i get with Alexander. He trusts my judgments with clothes and other props and so he should!

Alexander ended up coming to mine later than planned but he got here im the end, and as the typical people we are, we headed to the local pub to watch Hayley and the pool team have a match against another pub. We lost, but only by one game; taking part that counts? Pffft we're just losers (haha!)

We're still here now playing doubles (me &Alex vs Hayley and her mate) and I have just typed this via the Blogger app which explains the format and font and the lack of photos. But hey, I didn't want to fail Blogmas this year!!

Dedication or what *wink*

Much love,

Blogmas #8 | Christmas Gift Guide for Boyfriends, Brothers, Husbands and Lovers

You see many types of "Gift Guides" but you rarely see gift guides for different personalised men. what I mean is, there are different types of guys; gamer, fashionable, geeky, sporty, outdoorsy, musical etc. So here is a Christmas Gift Guide for Boyfriends, Brothers, Husband and Lovers.


Christmas Gifts for Boyfriends, Brothers, Husbands, and Lovers
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People always say that women are hard to buy for, but in my experience, it’s the men that can never make up their damn minds. If you’re unfortunate enough to be buying for a picky or choosey chap this Christmas, commiserations of course, but not all is lost! All you need is a bit of time to figure out what kind of guy you’re buying for. Remember, this is different to simply knowing your man well; you could have been married for 100 years and it wouldn’t make a slight bit of difference!
I’ve found the best way to decide on suitable gifts for the men in your life is through categorisation, believe it or not. Men, whilst diversely beautiful in their strange interests and hobbies, all fall into certifiable cultural subsets. Here I’ll do my best to identify them; watch closely for any that could broadly apply to the men in your life.
Geeky Guys Geek is chic these days; people like Zuckerberg in their infinite wisdom have given credence to the mantra that ‘brains is better than brawn’. As such, buying for a geeky guy has never been easier. Does your man enjoy any particular geeky odyssey? This includes the likes of Star Wars or, heaven forbid, Stargate with its hundreds of episodes, spin-off films, and particularly crazed fan-base.
Geeky gadgets are also set to be very popular this Christmas, with phone gadgets especially on the radar of most enthusiasts. In particular, VR has been making big strides over the past few years and is set to make the leap to popular consumer-electronics product imminently. Pre-empt the craze with a mobile powered VR headset; simply insert your smartphone into the front of the kit and hey presto, an instantaneous VR experience that’s available on the go.
Sporty Guys Whilst often considered at the opposite end of the spectrum, sporty guys are just as crazed and passionate about their respective sporting institutes as geeky guys are about Battlestar Galactica. When seeking success for the satisfaction of a sporty bloke this Christmas, you’ll need to do a bit of snooping and find out more about the team he supports (as if you didn’t know already) and spoil him rotten with related merch, memorabilia, tickets, and anything else vaguely related to that particular team.
Alternatively, there’s gifts related to the sport itself such as kits, balls, bats, and other related equipment. The main problem with this is that it solely relies on the gent himself having any interest in participating in the sport. For example, he may just enjoy watching and have no physical prowess or desire whatsoever; I will let you yourselves be the judge of this!
Fashionable Guys A well turned out gentlemen takes his fashion very seriously. Purchase an ugly Christmas sweater for him at your own peril, because these guys won’t find it funny at all and will instantly point out your failure to understand good attire. In other words, the joke will most definitely be lost on them.
The solution? Get them something that will actually compliment their sense of style. Despite falling out of favour with the fashion-forward men of the world, the watch has made a strong comeback over the past few years, establishing itself as a sign of maturity and good taste. Investing in a watch means you’ll also be able to stuff his stocking full of accessories and extras come Christmas time, including watch winders, docks, storage boxes, straps, and much more.
Outdoorsy Guys For those who do have some physical capabilities, the call of the outdoors is usually too strong to resist. Whether you enjoy accompanying your man on these outdoor trials or would rather stay at home, something to ease or otherwise assist in the journey would be warmly welcomed by any rugged outdoorsman.
In these scenarios, it’s always best to get something that will actually be helpful. My top choice would be a reusable water bottle, free from the constraints of poor-man’s plastic and into the sterling territory of glass and metal; these will not only last longer but keep your drinking water fresher on long hikes. Second choice would be a pair of quality hiking boots, the ones that last for years on end if he doesn’t have some already. These are a great investment and should last your lucky fellow for a very long time!
Musical Guys There’s plenty of choice when buying for musical guys; before you start buying, you should also factor in the relative musical skill of your lucky recipient, as this will help you decide what sort of musical gift you should be aiming for.
For the more hands-on musical guy, get him something that will be useful to the pursuit of his instrumental perfection, no questions. If your particular man loves playing the guitar, there’s plenty of practical accessories you can invest in for him, including straps, strings, plectrums, tuners, bags, polish, stands, and much more. For the not-so-musically skilled music lover, there’s plenty of great listening material out there; why not go back to basics and buy him some CD’s or vinyl? This may sound strange, but vinyl is now the most popular music format behind streaming and there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction holding a record in your hands.
Thanks for Reading
Whilst of course I acknowledge that there’s plenty of other types of man out there, and that all these sub-cultures probably bleed into each other in some way, and also that hoarding men into a particular subset based on interests and hobbies alone isn’t very efficient, it just seems to work very well for Christmas shopping. Good luck ladies and gents out there!


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Much love,

Blogmas #7


I have never heard an unborn baby's heartbeat before until today. My sister's 25 weeks check up meant her listening to her son's heartbeat which sounded like 100 galloping horses. Cute!

As I am only 18 weeks 5 days pregnant today, I have a good 6 weeks before I hear my little one's heartbeat for the first time. However, in only FOUR days me and Alexander find out the gender of our baby. Girl or Boy; what do you think?

I think GIRL!
Alexander thinks BOY!

We'll see! Another first today was seeing little thumps on my lower stomach of the baby kicking. Normally I can only feel kicks, but I saw a couple good hard kicks. It may be a small thing but it means a lot to me, even if you don't think so yourself. I think only pregnant women or ones who have been through pregnancy know what the feeling is like that I am experiencing right now. 

Not much happened today as you can probably tell, all I did was go see the midwife with my sister, come home and have a couple hours nap, eat, watch the baby kick, and watch the soaps. My day was shit.

How was your day??




Much love,

Blogmas #6 | Pregnancy Dreams


People say that dreams can tell you your future, and to me, I believe this. Why? Because only a few days before I found out I am pregnant, I had a dream that I was breastfeeding my child. As crazy as it may be, dreams can sometimes give you hints about the next day, week, month, or year. Think about some crazy-ass dreams you've had recently and try and piece what it is saying to you.

Recently I have been dreaming really nice, pleasant, and not-wanting-to-wake-up dreams. Some where I have given birth to a little girl and been pregnant with a little boy; some where I am just enjoying life; some dreams where I just never want to wake up because it seems my life is so bloody perfect in my sleep - my, hopefully, future life.

However, last night I had THREE weird as fuck dreams that I can remember in pieces, except the first, I can remember that all too well as it was short and sweet and I forced myself to wake up because it was cross between scary and fucked up. Let me tell you all about these dreams of what I can remember...


1. This dream felt so real that I had to force myself to wake up when I realised that I was in fact just making all this stuff up in my head. Okay, so me and Alexander were peacefully sleeping on the couch (first realisation I was dreaming; I sleep in a double bed) and I woke to see a little mouse playing around the room, but then I noticed a huge adult sized rat at the door. 

As I looked up to watch the rat, I saw a shadow of a man standing on the stairs playing with a leaf (weird, eh?) and he slowly came down stairs, turned to face me whilst standing at the door with clothes that looked like they were worn by Lenny off Of Mice Of Men. Punching Alexander in the back, I tried to wake him up, yet as Alexander typically does, scooted further away from me and  snored. 

This Lenny look-alike charged towards me and threw me in the air - trying to kill me - grabbed my arm again and threw me at the door, however, I managed to slowly drift through the air and grab hold of the door myself.

I woke myself up because I was so confused. I told you it was short and sweet (haha!) I then looked around my bedroom and then realised that I probably woke up as I was busting for a wee. After doing my business, I lay back in bed and drifted off to sleep again....


2. Now this dream I can remember bits a pieces so bear with me and try and make sense of it. From what I recall, the start of the dream I was stood in my front room pregnant and talking to my sister about some random old crap, next thing I knew we had two little boys that were already in their rockers; a chubby little baby boy called George which was my sister's son, and another little skinny baby boy called Jack in the rocker next to George, which was my baby. Neither of these names we had picked for our babies.

I picked up Jack, walked downstairs and told my Mum: "look Mum, I had a baby boy, meet Jack." Okay then Lauren... I then walked into the kitchen to see my Grandma stood there, but the Kitchen wasn't actually a kitchen anymore; it now looked like a yellow bricked garage with a random wooden block in the centre of the room. 

Next, I remember walking up the stairs outside of my house to be greeted by a little girl (was she my daughter?) the guy who plays Vincent off Eastenders and his wife. After we all went into the car and I was breastfeeding little baby Jack whilst holding some McDonald's fries and telling Vincent not do go somewhere. I think he was delivering drugs, but I really can't remember anything after that.

After waking up because Alexander had to work and I always have a kiss goodbye, I slowly drifted off back to sleep...


3. All I remember is walking up to a huge park bench whilst watching basketball, up to a guy that was supposed to be Alexander except he had a big ginger curly wig on, and his eyes were bigger (wtf!) When I got to the bench, Alexander disappeared and there was a blonde girl next to me talking about the watch I was wearing, and another girl next to me that kept drinking out of a water bottle that had a slit in the lid. As the girl with the bottle put the bottle on the table, I looked through the slit in the lid and saw animals.

Penguins were swimming near the lid and further inside the bottle were some seals relaxing on the sand, in the back was a cave. The more I looked inside this bottle, the more the bottle grew to human size. That's all I remember. What does all this mean?!


So there you go, three dreams I had last night. Pretty weird, eh? I have had weirder dreams. I wish I wrote them all down now because you seriously should make horror films or some shit out of them.


PREGNANCY UPDATE: My breasts have started leaking colostrum already and I am only 18weeks and 4 days pregnant. I obviously Googled how early you can be to start producing milk and it is 14 weeks; still shocked either way though!





Much love,

Blogmas #5


Do you ever feel so lost that you have no one or nothing to turn to except that dark spot in your room?

When you're pregnant you expect so much but see so little; your boyfriend now lives with a friend; you are back home living with your four siblings, one of which is pregnant too, and two parents; your boyfriend works but you don't see the money going anywhere useful; you dream of having your own little house waking up every morning to your boyfriend and your new baby.

Yeah, this is why i keep my expectations low. I am constantly disappointed. I don't know if it's because i think one thing will happen and then it turns into something else, or if i am just being stupid and these pregnancy hormones are going crazy.

When you are on a low you want to turn to your loved one to talk about how you're feeling and what the plans are for the future, but what happens when your loved one doesn't want to talk about it and would rather make up an excuse to get out of this topic.

What happens when you cry yourself to sleep so much that you just wish things were different? You wish your boyfriend was more understanding; that you can sit him down and tell him straight about how you feel and what you want to happen; plan where your life is heading and how you want to bring up your child.

I will never regret my baby, this baby means the world to me and with all the trying and disappointments, this baby is the best thing i could ever wish for.

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After a night of feeling so shit the other day (what I wrote about above) Alexander and I decided to sit down and talk about everything. We just needed to clarify what is happening and being brutally honest was the best option for us; yes there were tears, but there was also strength.

Our relationship isn't all plain sailing, and you don't see our relationship all over my blog because we do like to keep things to ourselves. This post was just a vent and because it is blogmas, i thought i might mix it up and give you an insight to how I have actually felt.

Here's me in the wide open.



Much love,

Blogmas #4 | Diary Entries

2nd December
You never knew this but me and Alexander both decided it would be such a fun idea to get an early gender reveal scan, which involved seeing the baby 2D, 3D&4D, and HD Live, so that we could surprise our family with the news of what gender our first baby is. Thing was, I booked the scan for Tomorrow, but the bloody clinic rang me TODAY (yes, the day before the scan) to tell me the "machine is broken and won't be fixed for a week" so that means the next available appointment would be next Tuesday.

This proper pissed me and Alexander off. Especially because the scan was supposed to be tomorrow and we were both already hyped up about finally knowing what the baby's gender is. Okay, so I got onto the phone with other clinics for a last minute booking as they were advertising them on their Facebook pages, turns out there were no available appointments until the following Tuesday - what is it with bloody Tuesdays? My original hospital gender scan is on the 11th so what's the point in getting an early scan on the 8th? 

I gave up with the idea of the early gender scan idea. Plan was ruined. My hype was gone. I can wait another 9 days to find out; no biggy.

Today marks 18 weeks exactly in my pregnancy. I think that's the only good thing to tell you in the entry because after this it all just went downhill; on Sunday a friend of the family and a local at the pub was hit by a car and around 8:30pm today he passed away as his injuries were too servere. He passed away peacefully and painfree. RIP ♡


3rd December
What I never expected was ANOTHER call from the same clinic that told me the machine was broke and had to wait until Tuesday for an available appointment. This time, the woman told me that the "people coming to fix the machine won't be coming in until the 11th to fix the machine," so I cancelled my appointment and told her that what is the point when I have the same kind of scan on the same day? 

Being pregnant and being messed about really gets on my tits; even Alexander was surprised at how stupid I was to book an appointment at that place in the first place. 

Things aren't going so well these past few days and to top it off me and Alexander had a bad conversation and was close to breaking up. I reckon it was down to what had happened this month so far and my hormones - I wasn't coping too well. We spoke via text but also on the phone and I cried myself to sleep! Today was not a good day!

The highlight of my day was when I was eating my tea and the baby was kicking the plate to stop me from eating. Either the baby was really excited that I was having chips and gravy, or the baby hates it. 


4th December
When you have no Christmas Tree up and your house isn't very christmassy, you don't really get into the Holiday spirit. As this month so far has been shit, this entry probably will be too haha! 

This morning around 10am the delivery guy was at the door but someone had moved my keys, I went to the door to shout and tell him that I can't find my keys and to hold on a second. By the time I found them (where I never put them, a family member did) the delivery guy had wrote a note that I needed to go to the depo. Luckily, when he turned to face my door I had opened it in time; he told me "my son is a fireman you know, and the biggest killer when there is a fire, is people losing their keys and trapping themselves inside to die." 

THANKS MATE. That's a real good story to tell me in the morning *hooks keys to my skin for the rest of my life.* 

Seriously, this is the most boring entry ever. My bad.






Much love,

Blogmas #3 | Don't wish your life away


No one knows what the future holds, but as a child you believe you can be anything; astronaut, fire-fighter, a princess, or even a spring chicken. However, you are never warned that in reality, the world can be a shitty place to live in, especially if you were not born with wealthy parents that hand you everything in life on a plate.

Being a child, you explore different foundations and platforms of what is out there and your mind is filled with creative and adventurous goings on. The world is at your finger tips and you could imagine the world being a pretty amazing place. Remember when you wished to be an adult because adults could do whatever they wanted with no rules? Yeah, I wish I could go back to that time too because being an adult sucks - big time.

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't wish for my pregnancy to go. This is what I have wanted for a very long time, and I am grateful for what I have; a healthy baby growing so soundly inside me. That's the thing about babies and small children, the only thing you have to worry about is what you are going to eat next, or what entertainment will keep you occupied for hours on end.

You never had to worry about Grades, Jobs, Houses, Rent, and other Bills. Screw this world - it's going downhill. War and crime sickens me. Everywhere we go, we see people wishing for "world peace" but no one acts on it. The government is screwing us over and countries are fighting each other. This world will never have peace and it's frightening.

Have you ever just wanted to turn back time to where you were a carefree child roaming the school yard hoping that the next game of Tig wasn't going to suck as much as the last because you were too slow to tag your friends? I'd love to go back to the time where all I worried about was colouring in and playing with toys and who's toy I was going to get next. Life goes so quickly.

Remember when your parent's told you that you shouldn't wish for your life to go quicker because it will be over before you know it and to enjoy the time you have as a child now? I wished for it. I wished that I was an adult and old enough to go out drinking with my friend. Oh I wish I didn't want to grow up so quickly.

At 20 years old, I realised how much time has gone by and how much I miss High School. Telling my little sister to just ignore all the hate and bullies, to just enjoy herself whilst she can, seems to go through one ear and out the other. Parent's know best - I should have listened.

You really shouldn't wish for time to go quicker, as you will be old a frail before you know it. Do what you have planned; go travelling, build up your own business, sail the seven seas, ride a motorbike, go crazy! You only get one life, live it to the full.

My baby is my life. I wouldn't change him/her for the world. 
I hope he/she listens to me and takes my life advice seriously, but kids never do! Life is precious. Don't waste it.





Much love,

Blogmas #2 | Things they don't tell you about pregnancy


1. Wearing lace underwear when you are prone to 'leak' is your worst nightmare.

2. Doing "doggy style" during sex makes you feel and look like this:
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3. Your boobs will look mouthwatering to your partner, but he might as well wrap barbed wire around your nipples.

4. The feel of sexiness goes out the window and you constantly feel like a bag of spuds.

5. You have to warn your partner that you have a bad stomach, so you will either keep running to the bathroom with the shits or you will gas him out with your toxic farts. Either way, he doesn't win.

6. Lying outside naked in the 10°c hurricane weather seems like heaven when you are 'glowing' brighter the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

7. Chewbacca ain't got nothing on you when it comes to stomach hair.

8. Put salad, mustard, ketchup, onions, gherkins and bread on top of your areola and you have yourself a Big Mac.

9. That sometimes when your partner is the mood for some fun, you're just lay there thinking about the double cheeseburger and large fries you had for breakfast. Sorry pal.

10. You will pee for England; all day, all night until you see the midwife and have to give a urine sample  * insert cricket noise*




Much love,

Blogmas #1

How's my logo? You like?? Very festive! 

So Blogmas for me is going to just be my December Pregnancy Diary entries done on each day, but I don't want to just bore you with updates, so I am also going to do my usual posts underneath some of the diary entries. 

Hopefully I will keep up Blogmas this year, seen as I know what I am going to be posting about every day!


1st December
Today marks seventeen weeks and six days into my pregnancy, and every week around this point my belly seems to grow a little bit. The baby has moved up my stomach so I can feel more kicks and swimming going on. Yesterday, I didn't feel any kicks as the baby was being stubborn - a quiet day? But this morning I woke up to feeling little kicks every few seconds for a few minutes; the relief that knowing the baby is fine was such an amazing feeling.

Not much happened today, and even if it is the 1st of the Christmas month, I still don't have my Christmas tree up! Though I am Twenty, my Mum still got me an unorthodox Advent Calender. What I mean is, instead of those boxes with doors on (my brother and little sister has them) me and Hayley have little stockings hanging on the wall with two small chocolates in each. Cute, right?

When is the right time to put up the tree - the twenth?
So yeah, today wasn't eventful, it was just a day of sleeping, eating, watching TV and Alexander coming round to stay and watch more TV & eat with me.






Much love,

Pregnancy Diary | November


4th November
Can you believe that I am FOURTEEN weeks pregnant exactly today?! How time flies, honestly, I am actually shocked at how quick pregnancy goes. People complain that it drags, but I am feeling like before I know it, I will blink and there will be a baby in my arms.

Today, I felt a little hand or leg drag across my belly whilst I had my palm on my stomach. I'm not going to lie, I kind of shit myself a little (metaphorically) and my heart began to beat faster. Had I really felt my baby so early on? Once I had calmed back down, I re-placed my hand back on the same spot and felt the baby move again! There's a little alien inside me! 

I don't think I mentioned that Hayley had her anatomy scan when I had my first scan - she is having a BOY! I have a nephew on the way!!! You have no idea how excited I am.


6th November
On the 4th I mentioned being able to feel a little arm or leg drag across a small part of my stomach and it creeped me out a bit, so today I remembered that Alexander gets freaked out by the tiny things like this... it was time to see his reaction!

So later tonight, I placed Alexander's hand around the place where I thought the baby was, waited a little while, and quicker than I expected, Alexander looked up at me with the facial expression of shock and happiness whilst moving his hand away fast. He loved the feeling of the movements so he went to feel again. I think he was as shocked as me but excited to re-feel the baby. You should have seen how excited he was, it was so cute.


14th November
15 weeks 3 days today! Not much happened during the day so I just wanted to update you that I felt the baby properly - KICKS! I felt small kicks around eight times in my lower abdominal area. Sadly, Alexander was asleep next to me and there is no waking him when he is out of it; if you do manage to wake him, there is no chance he will remember what happened the next morning so there was no point in disturbing him. I got to feel the kicks and enjoy it to myself - little selfish. Oh well! He said, hopefully, he will catch the baby kick next time he comes to stay again.

I still suffer from headaches and sore breasts - mainly in the nipple area. TMI.


16th November
I have been complaining lately about not having a proper bump when I am almost 16 weeks pregnant. Now today I woke up and my belly "popped" as women say!



18th November
It doesn't happen often, but the baby kicked whilst Alexander was awake and he actually felt them. Believe me, I thought the kicks would be too light to feel, also, that I thought that the kicks were only felt on the inside, but NOPE, he felt them! The baby is the size of an AVOCADO today. 

Late today, as well as feeling kicks, we noticed my belly had gotten bigger too. Apparently the baby has had a growth spurt, I am not complaining, keep growing baby! By Christmas I should be huge, but Alexander still calls me beautiful everyday. 


21st November
For the first time in MANY weeks, I had worked a shift at the local pub; it was a leaving do so the landlord asked me to help out so she could get drunk and enjoy herself at her own do - of course! She deserved her last weekend free to drink and have fun at her own party; I have bar experience; I needed the money.
I worked from 8pm until 1am, and Alexander decided to take advantage of the cheap-priced beer and me being barmaid and got a little drunk - I didn't mind. When the shift finished, Alexander told me how proud he was of me and called me caring and beautiful. *blushes* well I do try. After the hours working, and not doing much for the past couple months, my body was really actually starting to ache so I was glad to have finished and get home to sleep.


25th November
Never thought I would wake up to see the baby all curled up on the left hand side of my belly button.  The baby was in my right hip for days playing music on my nerves - so painful - it was good to have a change and to see where my baby was sleeping. You should have felt it, it was like a slightly squidgy rock, that eventually slipped to the centre of my stomach and stretched out. 

It really is amazing what happens inside a woman's body when there is a baby growing inside. Alien comes to mind when you feel something sliding/swimming inside you, but it's also a magical feeling to have. You are growing a happy little baby that plays, kicks and sleeps inside you so peacefully.


27th November
As a dedicated reader, or a new reader, you should know that I love to eat and go out; today was my cousin's 18th Birthday and she decided to have a meal out in a world buffet. FOOD! Being pregnant, I wasn't really feeling up to it, but I couldn't let her down, I struggled to find a good outfit, and I even went out and brought some thigh-high boots, therefore, I had to go. 

Remember my favourite black and white skirt from Boohoo.com? Yeah, well I actually squeezed into it even with a baby bump! BONUS. My outfit was short and sweet, kind of cute actually. Not going to lie, my feet we killing at the end of the night but it was worth every single pain. How cute is my bump in this outfit though?


28th November
Just wanted to give you an update on what happened this morning. I got my first lying down bump! Normally when I lie down, I don't even look slightly pregnant or even feel the baby inside me, however, today I saw I had this bump and I could feel what seems like a rock which is the baby! 

Excuse the underwear, just concentrate on the bump!


Month summary: I never thought that such dramatic things would happen so quick. The change from a small hand/foot dragging across my belly, to popping out, to then feeling kicks from the inside and then out! The speed a baby grows is incredible, and scary at the same time, a lot can change in a short amount of time.




Much love,

Christmas month is here tomorrow, so for BLOGMAS this year I am going to do my December Diary every single day. Is that cheating? OH WELL. Blogmas is Blogmas!
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