Happy new year everyone, I hope you have all had a great start to 2016!
For my first post of the year I wanted to do a quick life update and share some exciting news. I haven't posted for quite so time so though it would be good to explain what has been going on. As you can probably guess from the title I am pregnant!
I have wanted a baby for quite some time so was thrilled to find out I was pregnant at the beginning of November! The first time I saw our little one was at the 5 week scan, unrecognisable as a baby the little bean was simply a white flashing dot on the monitor which we were told was the heart beat.
I have really been rejecting my website and social media accounts for the past couple of months, sadly I had been really sick since November. So I pretty much spent all my time laying in bed or asleep... My first trimester wasn't quite how I imagined. I was one of the unlucky women to have hyperemesis gravidarum, meaning I was being sick a lot and felt sick and dizzy almost all the time, even when I was laying down. I ended up being off work for over 7 weeks and spent the majority of the time laid in bed feeling awful, it was such a depressing time especially when I had really been looking forward to this amazing experience.
I know this is something so many women go through but you really don't realise how hard it is until you are dealing with it yourself. My mother had the same sickness as me in her pregnancies so it was comforting to have her help and know it would get better in time. I was lucky enough to have great support from my fiance and family, really don't know what I would have done without them!
I have only gotten over the sickness these last couple of weeks which has honestly felt so amazing. I had forgotten what it felt like to have some energy and feel 'normal' even for a few hours. For the first time I have now been able to start enjoying my pregnancy!
We recently went for our 13 week scan and saw our baby forming nicely looking like an actual baby! I'm sure all the mothers out there remember seeing their little one on the monitor, such an amazing experience :-) I have to say now the sickness is over I feel so blessed to be lucky enough to have this amazing human growing inside of me.
This is my first pregnancy so it's all new to me. I would love to connect with other parents and moms to be, feel free to message me or share your experiences on here!
I will be posting updates throughout my pregnancy and plan to keep up with my normal fashion/beauty posts where I can.
Thanks so much for reading, much appreciated as always!
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