Hey beauties, how have you all been? I seem to have been neglecting my blog lately so I do apologise for that... I have just been so busy with work and mum duties I haven't had the chance to sit down and write. But anyway it feels so good to be finally getting up a new post up for you all.
I have been thinking about writing this post for quite some time now, but I really wasn't sure what the response would be. But after asking you guys if you'd be interested in reading a long term breast augmentation update on my Instagram and many of you said YES :-) here we are!
A little background...
From a very young age I always loved the curvy look and big boobs so I knew as soon as I could I wanted to get a boob job. As soon as I tuned 18 (in 2009) I went ahead and had a breast enlargement.
For me personally, I just really love that hourglass shape and to be honest the look of fake boobs haha.
I believe pre op my natural boobs were around a full B cup, I was happy with my natural shape I just wanted them bigger. I went for 560cc size inspira implants over the muscle (which has made my cup size around a DD). If I remember correctly I think this was the biggest size my surgeon said I could get with my size/body frame. Any bigger would have been too wide. This particular brand of implants came with a lifetime guarantee and I was told I should never need them changing unless I wanted to.
Ezra Francis Hillier - 6.7lbs - born 28/06/2016
Where to start...I am finally a mummy! This post is a very special one close to my heart that I wanted to share with you all. The most special day of my life, the day my son was born!
Choice of hospital and delivery
Lets start with my choice of hospital and delivery... I always knew I wanted to go to a private hospital for maternity care rather than use the NHS healthcare available in the UK. This was mainly because I wanted the option to choose my own consultant and have much more control of exactly how I wanted my birth experience to be. After doing some research I narrowed my choices down to The Portland Hospital in London and the Kensington and Chelsea Wing. Both hospitals have very good reputations, being 2 of the top hospitals in the UK. After speaking with both hospitals and taking a tour I decided The Portland Hospital was for me. I found the staff extremely welcoming and helpful, as well as having fantastic facilities and high levels of staff. I just got that feeling it was the right place to have my son!
The Portland Hospital have a list of consultants you can choose from as well as a midwife led care package if you prefer. I contacted a few consultants and decided on Mr Chilcott. Your consultant is then available for you 24 hours a day if you have any issues or questions. This high standard of continued care was exactly what I was looking for. I found it so useful being able to call or email my consultant at any hour and he'd be there to help with any concerns I may have. It's also nice to have that consistency with care from the same person who knows about your pregnancy.
In terms of delivery I originally planned to have a vaginal birth, however further along in my pregnancy I found out my placenta was low covering the birth canal which would mean it was likely I would need a c-section. Although in the last few weeks of pregnancy my placenta did move up slightly, I decided to still go ahead with the c-section as I had already booked this and felt prepared for it now. I must say I am very happy I went ahead with this choice.
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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