The first trimester of pregnancy can be really tough. Whilst some ladies breeze through it, others have minor bursts of symptoms here and there and then there are those who are hit with a brick wall of placenta making side effects that can literally suck the life out of you. I was the latter. When I wasn't sleeping, I was sleep walking. When I didn't have my head down a toilet, it would be in a sink, a bush or scarf. Yep that happened- twice. But even in my worst state, I constantly reminded myself that this was all a good sign that Baby Bean was cooking away, nesting smugly in his/her hammock.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015
...Was the Hubster's reaction when I showed him a couple of transportation systems for our precious little growing bean. This was shortly followed by a few words (one beginning with the letter F, that I can't really disclose here, I wouldn't want to lower the tone) along with a lot of head shaking as he walked out the room.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
This post has been sitting half finished for some time now. Way back before the fertility gods decided that it was finally our turn. I've since then realised just how much I relied on little pieces of advice and guidance from others to keep me positive and most importantly, sane, whilst plodding along the TTC (trying to conceive) process. Now I'm not claiming to be an expert on fertility here, I'm simply sharing a few tips and pointers that I picked up along the way that made me feel like I was doing something to help our fertility process.
Friday, 13 March 2015
There are times when I have so many little things that I'd like to share on the blog that I can't really stretch over a full blog post. So during my time in solitary confinement, I've been thinking of ways to collate these 'little things' into one regular feature. Similarly with my Fabulous Friday features, I fancied a new place to share my week's peaks, treats and even trials that have most importantly made me smile. Introducing my very first Life, Love & Laughter post...hashtag one.
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Yes it's Mother's Day this weekend. I know, it kind of sprung up on me too. But fear not. Whilst you might have left it a little late to order those personalised gifts and cards, (unless you're loaded and can afford a super speedy delivery) I've put together a few ideas that you can arrange before Sunday to show your dear old mums just how much they mean to you this Mother's Day.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Now that I've got my blogging mojo back, I've been revisiting all my old haunts to see what I've been missing out on and getting back up to speed in the world of social media. Whilst mooching around Pinterest, I stumbled upon a post that really grabbed my attention- '14 Things to do when you find out you are pregnant'. Ooh, I thought, how intriguing...let's see what things I did, or didn't do, wish that I had done etc...apparently the guilt train is inevitable for all parents, so why not jump on board from the get go.
Keeping a pregnancy journal, taking your vitamins and making a doctors appointment is all very good and sensible, but reading the list made me chuckle as I thought back to the day we found out we were pregnant. However much we worked for it, tried for it and wished for it, I don't think I was entirely prepared for it. So I thought I'd compile my very own version of the list, just for a laugh. I promise I'm taking this pregnancy lark seriously!
Friday, 6 March 2015
So you may have noticed that life has been a little quiet on the blog. At first I blamed my poorly computer, which coincided with a super busy festive period, followed by our trip to the forest with zero wifi. But I soon ran out of excuses as to why my poor blog has been so neglected over the last few months and had no choice but to abandon it, leaving it to get dusty somewhere in cyber space. But I'm finally ready to share some very exciting news and tell you why I've been AWOL...