It’s Been a While…

First and foremost, hello! It’s been an awfully long time, I’ve missed writing up blog posts  but as some of you may know, my life has changed a little bit since my last update.

If you follow me on Instagram (where I am still very active!) you’ll see that my feed has been taken over by a tiny little critter called Anushka… My husband and I have had a baby! She’s now 7 months old and I still can’t believe she’s ours. When I found out I was pregnant towards the end of 2016, I wanted to tell the whole world and thought I would be writing weekly/monthly posts on here updating you all on how things were going. As it turns out, I didn’t tell the whole world and I wrote exactly ZERO blog posts about my pregnancy.

I can summarise my pregnancy for you:

My first trimester was spent feeling extremely anxious, tired, nauseous and vomiting (weeks 9-11 were particularly bad, I had to go on mute on a conference call at home so I could vomit. Professional, I think you’ll agree).

8 weeks pregnant
Around 8 weeks pregnant & ironically the slimmest I’d ever been!

The second trimester was pretty nice overall! The first few weeks of it I still had morning (all day) sickness. My bump was growing nicely, I no longer fit into my lovely clothes I’d bought after losing weight. We found out we were having a girl at our 20 week scan and were over the moon. We told our families and close friends before Christmas but then decided not to make an announcement on FB.

BUMP!

A little way into the third trimester things got a bit tougher. My blood pressure started creeping up around week 28 and I had regular check ups at the RVI to monitor it. Week 35 was my lovely baby shower organised by my sisters at the gorgeous Blagdon Parlour. By week 38 I was slowing down considerably and after a check up at the hospital they decided to induce me. The induction failed and I had an emergency c section. Our beautiful girl arrived safely at 6:38am on the 12th June, 10 days earlier than her due date!

Just casually posing in front of pretty personalised bunting
My bump is considerably larger than a jumbo bag of crisps
A few hours old
Just a few hours old

So, that was seven months ago! I’ve had a lovely maternity leave getting to know my little lady, hanging out as a family of three, not washing my hair as often as I’d like, attending baby classes and spending time with the amazing ladies (and babies!) I met at NCT classes (I’m certain I will mention NCT in more detail in a future post). I’m back to work very very soon and Anushka has started nursery. As cliché as it sounds, time really does fly. I won’t bore you with any more details today but I’ll be back soon with more baby talk!

Pre-baby NCT cake and coffee catch-up!

Thanks for reading. It feels nice to be back 🙂

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Yeah! Lovely to have you back. Always love it when Cloud in a Teacup pops into my inbox x Congratulations againxx

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    1. Thank you so much Sam! I’ve really missed it, I’ve also got no idea how parents have time to do anything other than survive! X

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  2. gotmeghan says:

    OH!!! Congrats! I was wondering where you went! My sister is pregnant too, she found out in October and we found out what she is having in a couple of weeks! I’m so excited! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Meghan! Congratulations on almost being an aunty 🙂

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      1. gotmeghan says:

        You’re welcome and thank you! 🙂

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  3. newgirlintoon says:

    So glad to see you back! She is SO beautiful, can’t wait to read more about your baby adventures x

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    1. Ahh thanks Chloe! I’m glad to be back 🙂 x

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  4. Kayleigh says:

    Lovely post! So glad you’re well and lovely to have you back! She’s absolutely gorgeous, I can’t believe she’s 7 months old already!! Xx

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