I recently wrote a post about how frustrating pregnancy can be, but I thought it was only fair to talk about some of the awesome things that have been happening to me as well. Pregnancy is a stressful time, but there’s also loads of amazing things to enjoy, and now I’m in my third trimester, I’m reflecting on how much I’ve actually enjoyed being pregnant!
Now I’m well into my third trimester, the reality of labour and birth is really starting to hit home. Instead of thinking about the next stage of pregnancy – the next trimester – I’m thinking about the inevitable end bit, where baby koala makes an appearance. Needless to say, my anxiety levels have been gradually increasing as the number of weeks to go has gradually decreased.
There is a tonne of stuff you could run out and buy when you find out you’re pregnant – and I’ve certainly treated myself to some new bits and bobs – but I’ve discovered there are some things worth your pennies, and some things you just don’t need. Here I’m sharing my first half of pregnancy favourites – the things that got me through the first and second trimester (yeah I know that’s more than half – so sue me).
Pregnancy is such an exciting time, but it is also incredibly stressful – something that not a lot of women really seem to speak about. It feels blasphemous to say that there is even a small part of pregnancy that you don’t enjoy, particularly in the second trimester, which is when you’re meant to be glowing and blooming. I’m through my second trimester now so thought I’d share some of the unexpected surprises pregnancy has thrown my way.
Last year, I started a totally new beauty treatment – going a bit more invasive than I ever had before. I wrote all about why I decided to have laser thread vein treatment here and how I chose to go to Aspen Beauty in Stannington for it. Now I’ve had my first appointment, I thought I’d report back on what actually happened.
It’s been over a year since I wrote about my daily skincare routine, and actually quite a lot has changed since then. I had this idea in my head that I was pretty loyal to skincare products, but my current stash tells quite a different story! I switch between three different cleansers, depending on how my skin feels when I wake up, and I recently bought a new serum and night cream to try. Clearly, I like to try new things… so imagine my joy when I got to try a whole new skincare routine from Liz Earle.
Ahhh the first trimester, my old friend. Where to begin? Quite frankly, it was mostly ghastly. Want to know why? Read on!
So, a funny thing happened. Before I knew I was pregnant, Andrew and I had a cleaner come round and give us a price for cleaning the house twice a month. So this lovely lady comes around with her Mum, who is also her business partner, and I showed them around our house. Going from room to room, I could kind of see them trying to put a brave face on it… you see, our house is just full of stuff. And I’d never really noticed before, until I saw it through their eyes!