Busy mornings at nursery & ballet for Emilia mean more one-on-one playtime for this monkey! Eduardo loves to crawl into his tent and hide until I come find him which is when he always gives me this mischievous little grin! These pyjamas are age 6-9 months, far too small (from John Lewis) but I love them so much on him I can't bear to part ways just yet! Monday mornings are always absolutely crazy in our house so I try to spend as much quality time with Eduardo as possible. Now that he's dropped his first nap I'm trying to find some baby groups to take him to!
I also managed to squeeze in a gym session yesterday in an attempt to balance out all the cupcakes consumed over the weekend! I'm trying to get in about three workouts a week which is harder than I expected, especially when I've never been a regular gym-bunny in my life! I just keep telling myself it will be worth it by the summer ;) Ha ha...we can hope! (My gym outfit is all Victoria's Secret Pink and I definitely need new trainers, let's be honest. Mine are about 500 years old.)
Later in the afternoon I got my nails done! Two weeks ago I got my first gel manicure (that wasn't done by myself) which was a decision I made based on the fact that I'm trying to grow them healthy & strong again. My nails are SO different to how they were before being pregnant with Eduardo! They used to be so strong and long with minimal effort, now they split all the time and I wonder if it has something to do with breastfeeding taking all my nutrients!? Now that I've stopped I'm hoping to get them back to where they used to be. I heard that gel nail polish will help them grow & protect them from so much breakage so I'm willing to give it a shot! Last time I went for red so of course this week I chose the complete opposite! I got a clean, natural nude pink called Bubble Bath from OPI's Gel Colour range. Part of the reason I chose this colour was because I've been feeling quite bridal lately! I know it's already been mentioned on the vlog but in case you didn't already figure it out, last week Jonathan upgraded my wedding/engagement rings! It was a big surprise and something I wasn't expecting. This month marks 8 years since we first met which is crazy to think about! I am so grateful to Jonathan for this beautiful present (though he still won't wear a ring himself...I tried! But this man is stubborn when it comes to wearing jewellery!). I'm not actually wearing my new wedding band in the picture as it was being resized and hadn't come yet but I received it today so I'm really happy to have the full set!
Before ending this post I just wanted to say that initially I was not going to share a picture of my new ring, as I was apprehensive about the backlash/criticism I might receive...but then I got so many questions and comments from people begging me to put a photo up that I gave in. I also feel like this is my life, my blog, my social media and whether I have 1 follower or 1 million, it's a photo I would want to share only because I'm proud and happy about it! Ultimately material things are not really what matter in a relationship...if Jonathan & I had an unhappy marriage but he gave me a shiny new ring it wouldn't mean anything and I probably wouldn't feel like sharing it at all because it would feel fake. I'm a girly girl and of course I like shopping, clothes, shoes & jewellery as much as anybody else but those are not the things that will make you happy - it's the relationships you have with yourself and those that are closest to you that are worth so much more than money can ever buy.