Friday, August 31, 2012

Last Pregnancy OOTD?!

Maternity dress/Benetton, Leggings/GAP, Ballet flats/LoveClothing, Bag/Love Moschino

Watch my Last Pregnancy OOTD video here! :)

Could this be my last OOTD with a bump?!  Eek!  They say today is a blue moon so maybe I will go into labour...ha ha ha!  But for now we are still waiting patiently on little Emilia's arrival.  Unfortunately she didn't make it out on time to say goodbye to her aunt :(  My sister is leaving for Germany today!  So she won't get to see her till after she's born which kind of sucks but I told her she could watch it all online the next day...ha ha ha ;)  

Anyway, this is the dress I promised you guys I'd show -- the one my mom got me from Benetton and probably the last maternity item I'll get till the next time around!  I feel a bit stupid buying clothes with only a few days to go...even if it does mean I'm repeating outfits over and over again!  I also made a very open-ended hair appointment for next week probably not smart given the dates but what's a girl to do?!  I badly need my roots touched up & ends trimmed so I took the risk...my doctor does say there's a 60% chance in his opinion she'll be late so we'll see!  If I don't go into labour before the 13th, that's most likely the day I'll be induced so in the meantime I might book a few more pampering sessions before baby comes ;)  I'm thinking a mani-pedi might be a nice treat!  

But then again you never know...these things might never even happen because she might come before then!!  Oh, it's so exciting not knowing!!  Usually I'm such a planner but I actually love the unexpectedness of it all...ha ha ha :)

Hope you all have a great weekend! 

Stay Stylish!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday!

Watch my What I Ate Wednesday video here! :)


Breakfast (9:30am)

Same as always!  Porridge with light soy milk, 1/2 banana, blueberries & cinnamon.  I also took an iron supplement & my prenatal vitamin and downed two big glasses of water!


Lunch (12:50pm)

A Caprese sandwich!  One of my favourite lunches...the Food Doctor wholegrain pita bread with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil & salt.  Soooo good!  I also downed another big glass of water!

 

Snack (5pm)

I didn't have my snack till a lot later because we went out that afternoon to get ant spray (ughhh...we have an ant problem in our kitchen!!) and raspberry leaf tea because we've been reading that it softens the cervix and is supposed to help naturally induce labour!  I drank a cup with my snack and forgot to take a picture of it...it's pink and actually tastes good!  Like raspberries (duh)!  Needless to say it didn't work though it did make for a very refreshing drink, ha ha ha :)  For my snack I had a bowl of red grapes and an Alpen apple & sultana bar...we just bought these this week and so far I am loving them!  


Dinner (8:30pm)

This has become a staple dinner of ours -- baked salmon with sunblushed tomato dressing, boiled new potatoes and baby spinach & tomato salad with olive oil & balsamic vinegar dressing (homemade).  The fish we get is from the brand Saucy Fish Company and it is so good!  You get a little sachet of dressing with it to pour over and it only takes 20 mins to cook in the oven.  I am obsessed with salmon and Jofus is a huge potato fan so this dinner really works for both of us!  I also generally try to sneak spinach into a lot of our meals just to bump up the iron in my diet and so far the hubby seems not to mind ;)  With my dinner I also drank another big glass of water.


Dessert (10:30pm)

I've really been craving all kinds of pretzels lately!  Chocolate covered or plain, it doesn't matter...I love them all!  These were the Penn State Original kind and they are super yummy and not very high in calories either so they made for a great evening snack while watching some crappy TV (Grimm & Perception...I don't recommend either but they're helping to tie us over till Dexter returns next month!!).  Another snack I've been loving lately is Kelkin Lo-Pop Micro popcorn!  It's the lighter, low fat version of their regular popcorn, it actually tastes amazing and a whole packet is only 306 cals...it's Jofus' new favourite snack!  He's lost so much weight recently and really looks amazing IMO, I am so proud of him :)

With my pretzels I drank another tall glass of water and that completed my 2L goal for the day!  If I've developed one healthy habit during this pregnancy it's definitely been drinking more water.  I was NEVER good at this...there were days when I wouldn't drink more than two glasses which is horrible!  But now that I keep a 2L bottle in the fridge and fill it up every night before bed, it helps so much to keep me on track.  I have been consistently drinking about 2L a day for a couple of weeks now and I feel great!  I think my skin looks better, I feel healthier and never get dehydrated or feel as tired anymore.  Also since this pregnancy began I basically stopped drinking ANY Diet Coke.  I mean, we hardly ever bought it for the house but occasionally I'd have some at a restaurant...now I don't touch the stuff.  

I hope you guys enjoyed this WIAW, feel free to link yours below or tell me what you ate today!  I would love to hear from you guys ;)

Stay Stylish!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to School Giveaway!


Well if this picture doesn't frighten you away, I don't know what will...ha ha ha! ;)

I do actually happen to be super excited today because I am giving away a really cool (in my opinion anyway!) gift to one of you lucky lovelies which just happens to be the PERFECT back to school/autumn accessory!  Noooo it's not a laptop...but it is a laptop case!  This particular case is hand-crafted and made from recycled materials.  It also comes all the way from Brooklyn NY!  It's called a caseable, comes in tons of different designs and colours, plus you can even design your own if you're feeling creative!  Clearly I went with a very subtle and understated design...ha ha ha! ;)


My caseable is the 15-17" laptop case in a leopard print design with a hot pink zipper and stitching.  I think it's so much fun!!  I cannot wait to use this next time I travel, and I do intend to take it with me to the hospital :)  I have a pink Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop and this fits very snug all the way round with just a little room at the top.  I really like the spongy material of the caseable and the zipper is very good quality.  The inside of the case is plain black.


If you want to enter this giveaway but you don't have a laptop, don't worry!  Caseable also make these for all kinds of electronics like iPads, e-readers, Kindles, iPhones and much more.  They are based in NY but they do ship internationally (yay!) and the shipping is very reasonable.  Another cool thing about these caseables is that they are actually super affordable!  I was so surprised...my particular case was €49.90 and shipping to Ireland was €9.90 which put the grand total at €59.80 which is pretty good considering this laptop case will last me a long time!  

I almost wish I was going back to school just so I could use this caseable...ha ha ha!  Imagine how cute it would look in your backpack!  So, if you'd like to be in with a chance to win here are the rules of the giveaway: 

UPDATE: Caseable has kindly offered a 25% discount code available to you guys from now till Sept. 13th 2012!  Enter code "thestylediet" and receive 25% off your order! :)

- Must be a follower/member of AnnaSaccone (hit the "join this site" button on the left-hand column of this blog) All you need is a Google account! 
- Like caseable on Facebook
- Leave a comment on this post telling me which design you'd pick if you won (or describe how you would design your caseable if you want to do that!) Don't forget to go to caseable.com to check out all the different designs!
- Share this post either on your Facebook or Twitter

And that's it!  Super easy and quick...I wish you all the best of luck!  Check out my giveaway video where you can enter there too if you'd like to be in with a better chance of winning.  Both blog & video comments will be counted as entries.  Only one entry per person.  Giveaway is international and open to all ages.  The winner will be announced next week.  

Yes, I am going back to school at 39 weeks pregnant...ha ha ha ;)

Stay Stylish!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Week 39 Bump Update!

Ooh, we never take them this way! ;)  

Watch my 39 Week Pregnancy Vlog here

How far along?  39 weeks!  I reeeally would love it if Emilia made an appearance this week because my sister is leaving for college in Germany before her due date so she won't be here if she's on time or late :(  But I understand if she's not ready to come out and I don't mind so long as she's healthy -- it'd just be nice for my sister to see her before she goes!

Total weight gain/measurements: 24lbs!  Lost 2lbs this week.  I know what you guys are thinking..."that means you're going into labour!!!!" but I don't know, I think I just fluctuate naturally!  I asked my mom about it and she said that she had heard of that too (the fact that a lot of women lose weight right before going into labour) but she wasn't sure.  I guess we'll wait and see but there's been no progression yet!  Still need to take measurements this week.

Maternity clothes: No new ones but I've been living in maternity tees, leggings, sweats and maternity jeans.   Anything that's comfortable really!  The dress I'm wearing in these pictures is the one from Benetton my mom got me.  I absolutely love it!  Will probably feature it in this Friday's OOTD post as you can't really appreciate it here.

Stretch marks: Yeah...same as last week!  Just those few around my belly-button!  As Jofus would call them, "little feckers!"  Ha ha ha :)  For the record I am still using Palmer's Cocoa Butter.  I honestly still love it and think it was key in preventing more stretch marks than this!

Sleep: I really can't complain.

Best moment this week: The puppies had their first proper day at the groomer's!  We dropped all 6 dogs off at our local groomer's Paws for Thought and Albi & Sina got a wash, blowdry & brush-out, the puppies got a brush-out and cut around their eyes.  And they all got BOWS!!!!  They looked so adorable when they came out :)  We couldn't get a picture of the 6 of them altogether unfortunately, but they did look so cute.  Emilia is so lucky to have 6 fluffy brothers & sisters!  (Seriously, I would have done ANYTHING to have that as a kid...I was never allowed to have a dog!)

Miss anything? Not really!

Movement: Her movements are still sometimes pretty crazy but she has slowed down a bit.  I got a little worried yesterday when I realised her movements had decreased slightly but I read that that's normal at 38/39 weeks because there's not a lot of room in there for her to move anymore.  I am seeing our OB tomorrow for another routine ultrasound so I will let him know that but I'm pretty sure it's fine.  I'm still counting at LEAST 10 movements a day so I'm not worried.  

Food cravings: Got a strange craving for scones all of a sudden when we were in Tesco one day!   Bought a pack of 8, ate one and then was totally over it.  Now I have way too many scones in my fridge and absolutely no will to eat them...ha ha ha! 

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.

Gender:  Girl!

Labour signs: Ugh...not really :(  I feel like I've taken a step backwards sometimes!  I really didn't get many Braxton Hicks contractions this week compared to the last.  I bet she's going to be late!!

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks (not a lot)
Lightening crotch (again, not a lot)
Lots of pressure
Heartburn
Low appetite/feels like my tummy is squished and I have to force myself to eat
Out of breath all the time!
Uncomfortable at night (but not enough to complain about!)
Stretch marks!!!

Belly button in or out? Same as always...half in/half out!  Last night I thought it popped but this morning it's back to being a little weirdo again...ha ha ha :)

Wedding rings on or off? On.  

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Meeting Emilia...come on already!!! I can't wait to dress you in all your cute little outfits! ;)  Oh, and getting our changing table.  I think it comes in this week...so maybe it's better that she's late then, hmm... ;)


Only 1 week left!! :)

Stay Stylish!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

OOTD: Super Casual Saturday!

Shirt/Heatons, Maternity tee/Mothercare, Maternity Jeans/Mothercare, Shoes/New Look (v.similar style), Bag/Modalu London, Earrings/Accessorize

Watch my Pregnancy Style OOTD video here

This is just a super casual Saturday outfit for you guys!  I got quite a few compliments on it when I wore the same look last week in our daily vlog so I thought I'd feature it on here and let you know where everything's from!  Sometimes it gets really hard to come up with new looks or different outfits at the end of your pregnancy, because all you want to do is feel comfortable and you end up recycling the same 3 comfiest looks over & over...ha ha ha!  Or at least that's what happens to me anyway.  I had totally forgotten about this shirt and because all of my pre-pregnancy tops are now too short to fit over my bump and make me look like a hillbilly, layering it over a maternity tee is the best way to get use out of it!  


This whole outfit is also very affordable!  I got my jeans on sale for about €30, the shirt couldn't have been more than €10, the shoes were €4 last summer and the t-shirt was buy one get one.  So discounting the bag this entire look comes to about €50-€60!  (I can't remember how much the earrings were...I got them a long time ago!)  

On my lips I'm wearing Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee and on my nails I have OPI's Red Lights Ahead.  I am really enjoying short nails recently!  They're so much easier to maintain and sadly, low-maintenance has become something I find myself striving towards more and more as I approach motherhood...I'm probably going to have to get my hair cut soon too because it just takes SO long to wash & blow-dry :(  I promise not to go too short though, something shoulder-length would be great!  I just think of when Emilia's here and I wonder how I'll cope with this much hair, ha ha ha!  So something a little shorter would be easier to maintain.

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! :)

Stay Stylish!

Friday, August 24, 2012

August Glossybox 2012!


It's that time of the month again!!  Here's what I got in my August Glossybox!  This month's box is called "International Superstars", which features products from around the world.  As always I'm excited to try new things and different brands I haven't heard of or used before so I think this concept is quite cool!


So what's in my box?

Alessandro Pro White 
This is a clear nail polish/base that claims to whiten your nails and get rid of yellow staining.  Definitely something I'm interested in trying out as yellow nails are a huge pet peeve of mine!  When I used to keep my nails long and unpainted they were so white and pretty but unfortunately with regular polish they always get a little stained (especially if they're longer :( )

Valentino Valentina Assoluto Eau de Parfum
I haven't even smelled this yet...ha ha oops!  It looks quite nice though and I'm happy to try it out and let you guys know what I think next month!  

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil 
This hails from Japan and claims to be an amazing make-up removing oil.  You're supposed to apply it to dry skin with dry hands and just let the oil do its job at removing all the make-up, dirt and well..grime from your face...ha ha!  I'm really interested in this, I hope it's good!

Vera Valenti L'ombre a Paupiere Margarita
This is the only product in this month's box that I was a bit "meh" about.  Although at first glance, this eyeshadow palette looks cool they don't seem like very exciting shades that I would use or pick out myself.  Oh well...we shall see! 

Lipcote
This is a lip product that looks like a nail polish and is supposed to seal your lipstick/gloss and make it last longer.  I had heard of this product before but never tried it and I'm curious to give it a go!  I think that if this really works it could be a great product...I hate having to reapply lipstick all day long!


Glossybox Lipstick in Glossy Pink
This looks very pretty and shows up as a rosy/neutral pink when swatched.  I can't wait to try this!  

Onto my review of last month's July Glossybox!  Here are my thoughts: 


HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette in Vamp
Pros: Amazing pigmentation, compact, great staying power, surprisingly matches virtually any skin/hair colour.
Cons: None!  Originally I thought the dark brown would be too dark for me as a blonde but it worked really well!


Jelly Pong Pong Lip Frosting in Irish Cream Pavlova
Pros: Pretty Barbie pink lip colour, smells/tastes amazing, nice formula (not sticky).
Cons: The colour is a little out of my comfort zone as it's quite bright and I tend to favour neutrals but I received a lot of compliments from you guys when I wore it in a video so maybe it's a sign I should branch out!

Clynol Salon Exclusive Enrich Colour Shampoo
Haven't used it yet.  Will probably do so whenever I'm travelling or possibly even pack it in my hospital bag.

Monu Golden Glow
Haven't used it.  I'm a little scared to!  My Dove Summer Glow works so well, I don't want to ruin a good thing :)


Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion SPF 15
Pros: Lightweight & hydrating.  Very refreshing on the skin, non-greasy formula, perfect for my skin type (oily/combination).  Didn't break me out!
Cons: None (too little product in there...I couldn't get enough of it! :)

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Line
I still haven't gotten a chance to use the Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser or the Optimizing Skin Serum however I did see this line being promoted in Debenhams and I'm eager to check out the full size versions of these products judging by how well the moisturiser worked for me!  This is what I love about Glossybox...I never would have tried this if it weren't for them!

If you'd like to sign up to Glossybox you can do so for £12.95 a month here.  They do ship to Ireland and now also to the US.  If you do subscribe to Glossybox and you also received this box, let me know what your thoughts are!  As always, I would love to hear from you guys :)

Stay Stylish!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday!

Watch my What I Ate Wednesday video here! 

Sorry this is a day late but my posts & videos are all out of whack since we missed Monday...anyhow, here are yesterday's eats! :)


Breakfast
Same as always!  Porridge with soy milk (again, chose this over almond milk as I thought it was making me feel sick...but I think it's just nausea/morning sickness) 1/2 banana, blueberries & cinnamon!  A couple of people wanted to know what I make for Jofus each morning so I did show you in the video ;)  I've been making this breakfast for him ever since we got back from Sorrento!  I make him a fruit salad with 10 grapes, 4 strawberries, 1/2 banana, 2 heaped tablespoons of natural yoghurt and the juice of 1/2 a lime! :)  He absolutely loves it and Jofus has NEVER been a fruit person!


Lunch
I went for something super quick and easy because we were literally on our way out to our doctor's appointment so I had a tuna sandwich with cucumber & mayo on wholegrain Food Doctor pita bread.  Yum! 


Snack
I had the worst heartburn all day long but I still forced myself to eat something that afternoon even though I felt like crap! :(  This is a big fat juicy nectarine with about 3 heaped tablespoons of natural yoghurt!  I ate it while reading the Benetton Baby Fall 2012 Catalogue, ha ha ha :)


Dinner
I had actually planned on making spaghetti bolognese (veggie version) for dinner last night but our plans changed as we purchased our very first microwave oven!  It's so cool...we just had to use it :)  So I had prawn & sundried tomato linguine from The City Kitchen.  It's one of Tesco's "healthier" microwave meals and I had never tried it before.  It certainly doesn't come close to any homemade prawn linguine I've eaten but it hit the spot!  Plus it was fun to use our new toy :)


Dessert
I am officially OBSESSED with these!  They are new (at least in our grocery shop!) chocolate covered pretzels by Cadbury's and they are surprisingly low-cal for such a naughty treat ;)  I can't remember the exact calorie count but I think it was about 330 cals for two servings.  Not bad considering a serving is 1/3 of the bag!  And no, I don't normally lay out my treats on this cupcake dish...ha ha ha, I just did that for the purpose of this blog post! ;)

So that was everything I ate yesterday!  I hope you guys enjoyed my "menu"!  What did you eat today?  Feel free to leave your What I Ate Today links below!

Stay Stylish!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Most Worn Summer Things Tag!


Watch my Most Worn Summer Things Tag here! :)

I was tagged by the lovely BeautyCrush aka Sammi to do the Most Worn Summer Things tag!  I actually have really enjoyed watching other people's versions of this video as now I have a long shopping list of products I need to buy or try out!  Here are my most worn things for this summer...keep in mind that our Irish summer was totally crap, ha ha ha!  So some of these may not seem very summery.


Most Worn Nail Polish - Zoya "Barbie"
I did change my nail colour quite a big over the last three months but I would have to say that this is the one I reached for the most, particularly in the beginning of summer.  It's such a pretty barbie pink, I don't know what I'd do without it!


Most Worn Scent - White Musk Sun Glow by The Body Shop
I am not a White Musk fan by any means, so when I was sent this fragrance in a press pack this spring I did not think I would like it!  To my surprise it's actually very nice and I ended up taking it with me on holiday as well as wearing it almost everyday since.  It's a very beachy, warm, summery scent.  


Most Worn Hair Product - GKHair Leave-In Conditioning Cream
I didn't do a whole lot with my hair this summer as you guys probably noticed...I have a LOT of hair and taking a curling iron or a straightener to it when pregnant and feeling like I'm housing a mini oven just didn't seem like a lot of fun like, at all.  Ha ha ha!  However even when I didn't use heat on my hair I did consistently use one extra product aside from the usual shampoo & conditioner and that was this leave-in conditioner!  It makes my hair feel very soft & nourished as well as shiny and healthy looking!


Most Worn Bag - Modalu London Keira Satchel 
This was by no means a new purchase...I got it last summer and it ended up being my most worn bag that year too.  It's just the perfect summer bag in terms of colour, quality and style.  You can wear it so easily over your shoulder or across the body and I always take this with me on holiday!  It fits a lot of stuff, doesn't get too heavy and suits most of my outfits!


Most Worn Shoes - LoveClothing Qube Black Ballet Flats
*Sigh*...not very summery I'm afraid but when it's raining almost everyday cute sandals or flip-flops just don't work out.  You might be thinking "ballet flats don't work either..." but I point blank REFUSED to wear socks this summer being that I wear them the other 3/4 of the year so these were my best option!  I really did wear them a lot though, they are so comfortable and still look cute.  I also love the big fabric bows!


Most Worn Accessory - Gold Scorpio Necklace
I would class this as a year-round "most worn thing" but hey, I really did wear it a lot this summer!  Almost every day in fact!  I get soooo many questions about this necklace...unfortunately I can't tell you guys where it's from because it belonged to my dad before me and I inherited it from him.  He was a Scorpio too -- I was actually born the day before his birthday...I was his birthday present ;)  My mom was going to be induced on his birthday but I arrived one day early!

Most Worn Clothing Item - Topshop "Leigh" Maternity Jeans
I don't have a picture of these right now, but you guys have seen them in plenty of OOTD posts.  They are kind of a boring item but I did get a lot of use out of them and they are very versatile & easy to wear!  I especially liked the lighter denim...I'm usually more of a dark denim kind of girl but this was a refreshing change for summer!


Most Worn Foundation - Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
I actually didn't wear foundation this entire summer!  Yay! :)  Instead I wore a much lighter coverage BB cream and it worked out great...I really hate feeling caked in makeup during the "warmer" months so this was perfect for me.


Most Worn Blush/Bronzer - P2 SunLove Sunny Moments Blush in Summer Flirt
Unfortunately this is only available in Germany (as far as I know!) and is limited edition :(  But it is by far my favourite blush especially for summer as it gives a wonderful golden/peachy glow to the cheeks.  I love it!


Most Worn Lip Product - Revlon Lip Butter(s) in Sugar Frosting & Creme Brulee
I'm totally cheating with this one as I've picked two but I just couldn't choose.  I used up Sugar Frosting in the beginning of summer and just recently picked up another shade, Creme Brulee (worn above) to take me into autumn.  I really recommend the lip butters, they are super moisturising and soft on the lips plus you don't need a gloss on top!


Most Worn Mascara - Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara in Black
This has sadly come to the end of its life now as I've finished using it but I was really impressed with how good it was!  I didn't expect much as I am a big fan of CoverGirl Lashblast and other more volumising mascaras however this one didn't disappoint and really does what it claims to do -- it gives a lot of length!  Not my favourite mascara but one I did use religiously all summer long.


Most Worn Eyeshadow - Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Again, cheated with this one but I couldn't just pick one!  Also this was one of my favourite makeup purchases this summer and one that I definitely recommend as I've used it almost everyday.  My top eyeshadows from this palette are Bootycall, Verve, Tease and Half-Baked.

And those were my most worn summer things!  I tag all of you to do this, whether you make a blog post or a video...feel free to leave your links in the comments below!  And tell me if you found any great new makeup or beauty products this summer -- I would love to hear from you! :)

Stay Stylish!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Week 38 Bump Update!


Watch my 38 Week Pregnancy Vlog here! :)

How far along?  38 weeks 1 day!  Sorry this is a day late, but we were super busy yesterday and got held up at the phone shop for almost the entire day (no joke) so my filming/editing routine was shot!

Total weight gain/measurements: 26lbs! Gained 2lbs this week!  Measurements are almost the same, Waist - 31 1/2", (up 1/2 an inch!) Tummy - 40" (stayed the same).   

Maternity clothes: My mom did actually just buy me a maternity top from Benetton today...she brought it over this afternoon so I didn't get time to snap a pic but I'm sure I will be wearing it soon! (I'm running out of things to wear!!) My belly is so huge now, it's impossible to wear my regular tops anymore without looking like a hillbilly...lol!  I also picked up the Bamboo Belly Bandit from JellyBean to use postpartum and I am so excited about it!  

Stretch marks: Okay, so in my pregnancy vlog I had declared the usual "still no stretch marks yet...I'm still using Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion..." blah blah blah, same as I say every week, right?  Well turns out I hadn't really "studied" my belly in a few days because right before we went into my room to take the bump shots I looked into the mirror and what did I see?!  TWO stretch marks right beside my belly button!  :( 


Gross ;( 

Don't mind the freaky, weird half in/half out bellybutton!  At first I thought they were veins and although my veins have become very dark around that area, they are definitely stretch marks.  But anyway here's the hilarious part of this whole story...this is actually my face right after I discovered the stretch marks.  Jofus managed to get it on camera: 


Ha ha ha!!  I look pretty upset...to be honest I'm not that bothered by them.  I thought I would be a lot worse but I don't really mind :)  It's all for a good cause!

Sleep: A little uncomfortable, but on the whole it's good.

Best moment this week: Probably buying Emilia's changing table...it's like the final piece of the puzzle, now I feel like we're ready!  (This is the one we got, if any of you were interested.  It's the matching set for her crib :)

Miss anything? Not really.

Movement: She moves like crazy!  We even caught some of it on the vlog yesterday!  

Food cravings: The only thing that springs to mind is still fig rolls!!  They are delicious :) 

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.

Gender:  Girl!

Labour signs: Yes!  This week was when the Braxton Hicks contractions started in a major way!  I don't get them every single day...about every second day and as much as they're uncomfortable, they aren't painful and just basically feel like my tummy's about to burst with pressure.  (Okay that doesn't sound very nice, but I promise it's not that bad!)  They always seem to stop or go away when I get up or move around.  This is also how I know it's false labour!  

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks, like I said above!  Also lightening crotch...ughhh that's the worst because it hits when I least expect it, ha ha ha!  I'll just be going about my day and then suddenly cry out as she hits a nerve or bounces her head on my bladder...lol!  Jofus definitely thinks I've dropped this week but we won't know for sure till our next OB appointment next Tuesday.  I'm still getting heartburn although it's not as bad as it was before (possibly a symptom of her dropping??). I feel a lot heavier and get super tired from standing in one spot for a long period of time...also I get breathless a lot for no reason and have to sit down.  

Belly button in or out? As you can see in the picture above, it's still a very weird little in-between belly button!!

Wedding rings on or off? On.  

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Meeting Emilia! :)

Stay Stylish!