Monday, 29 July 2013

Pregnancy - week 13: The one where I hate on maternity clothes!

Hiya! So I know I said I would blog more.....but I was just sooo tired last week  and I wasn't feeling great. I had a nice, relaxing time at my mum's house in north Wales - here are a few snapshots to show you what I got up to:

That should be Betws-y-Coed...ooops. A beautiful town on the mountains :)
Trout for lunch at the pub and a beautiful house and church.
I can just about still get into some of my clothes and I crocheted my first baby bootie!
My bump is starting to get a little bit bigger so I went to the hassle of looking for some maternity clothes. That proved to be a depressing experience! After trying some ill fitting jeans in New Look and several shapeless dresses, I decided to put the effort in to order some Topshop jeans to the local Topshop store.

Topshop doesn't seem to carry maternity clothing in any of its' regular stores but if you pay an extra £2, you can get your online order delivered to the nearest store (where you can return it too!)
I ordered the Leigh skinny maternity jeans and a blue t-shirt dress (which was hideous) and found the jeans to be super comfy and a good length (you can get a 30inch leg...)

They are expensive at £38 (plus the £2 to order) but I'm planning to wear them all the time. The New Look skinny jeans I tried were rough and baggy on the legs - and generally annoying.

The selection of maternity clothing in high street shops is truly awful and as I'm not a fan of online shopping, the situation is a little desperate!

Anyone got any tips??

Thursday, 18 July 2013

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius...

Hi there! So there is a bit more of a reason as to why I've been so quiet recently.....

I've been busy growing a baby. I didn't want to say anything until I knew there was actually a baby in there this time around.

I've been feeling pretty tired so most evenings after work have been spent napping on the sofa, and this sudden heat wave has not helped at all! I'm out of the horrible nausea stage (felt like that would never end...) so now I'm just suffering with back ache and indigestion.

My clothes are getting quite tight so I've picked up a couple of cheap maxi dresses from Primark so far. In another couple of weeks I will have to invest in some maternity jeans etc but I'm putting it off until I'm a bit bigger. Maternity clothing is pretty horrible!!

I'll try and blog a bit more from now on as I've got plenty to talk about....although I will be heading to my mum's in north Wales on Monday for a much needed holiday!

Speak to you soon x

Friday, 12 July 2013

Instagram catch up

So, you haven't seen much of me here's a quick catch up via the wonderful world of Instagram. Lazy, I know. Deal with it.

I picked up my wedding ring the other day - only 68 days until I'm a married woman!

I had my first bbq of the year - and ate lots of perfectly toasted marshmallows.

We had to buy and make a bbq first though! This one is currently £20 from Sainsburys.

I fell in love with this display in John Lewis. Orla Kiely is my idol.

We reached the "free whole chicken" level on our Nandos loyalty card. Nom.

Summer means salads. I made this one all by myself.

Wedding supplies are starting to arrive. The stars are for favours version 4 and the bags are for our candy buffet.

What have you been up to? Enjoying the sun? Suuunnnn......