Cravings, stretch marks & Mummy work outs!

Hey loves,

I'm gonna dive right into my pregnancy update! I can't actually believe how fast its going, I'm already in my 3rd trimester with less than 11 weeks to go until my Prince is due. The time has flown & I'm sooo excited!

I'm so grateful to God, I feel so well & other than a little pregnancy insomnia & back ache's I'm doing brilliant! 

Throughout my pregnancy I've been trying my best to eat healthily, I'll admit that this is made much easier being married to a very health conscious athlete lol. If it wasn't for him I'm sure I wouldn't be eating as healthly but because we were already in a routine of eating fresh, healthy meals before I was pregnant I guess it's made it easier to continue doing so throughout pregnancy.

I've had a whole heap of cravings from gherkins, ice cream, (not together lol) & pizza to grapefruits & marshmallows. Some of the cravings I give into & others I will do my best to ignore. I'd say I allow myself to have a cheeky treat every few days but I won't just go crazy & indulge in all my cravings as I want to look after my body & growing bubba.

Now, onto stretch marks... I was opening up to a friend recently about the struggle I had with accepting my ever changing body. I always thought I would take after my petite Mum & miss out on the weight gain & stretch marks, but boy was I wrong! So far I've gained 2 & a half stone & have gone from a size 8 to a size 14. I have found it difficult but I'm trying to embrace my fuller figure & remind myself that it's all about my baby right now & not me! As long as he is growing healthily thats all that matters! So, with that I've packed all my skinny jeans & popped them in the loft! I'm now living in maxi dresses & comfy leggings.

Along with the weight gain I've got new stretch marks, I had some pre pregnancy but now I have a new lot to add to my collection lol. I've been using pure coconut oil which has kept them away from my growing tummy but should some come, I will embrace them too!

Sadly, I've never been one of those girls who love fitness, I actually find it so boring lol. I wish I could say since falling pregnant I've turned into a gym bunny but the truth is I just do pregnancy pilate videos lol. I've found pilates really helpful with my back aches & I also I know they will help further down the line with delivery so I'm doing my best to do 30mins every other day. 

So there you have it loves, my little pregnancy update! 

Hope you're all well & having a fab week so far.

Lots of love,

    Sia β™₯ 

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My first Mummy blog!

We're having a...

If you follow me on social media you will probably already know that my hubby & I are expecting our first bubba! We are beyond excited & I can't wait to blog along my new journey of Motherhood! 

A lot of people have asked me whether the baby was planned or a beautiful surprise so I thought I would share our little pregnancy story with you all. 

John & I both absolutely love children & starting a family was a convo never far from our lips but early on in marriage we decided we would wait a good few years. *Random moan* It's really annoying when people (usually lovely Christians lol) put pressure on married couples to have a baby, I'm sure we heard the "Isn't it about time for a baby now?" line over a squillion times in the first month of marriage lol! Lovely people, please give couples as long as they need without adding pressure, there could be complications you aren't aware of or perhaps they just want to wait a few years. Ok, sorry guys, rant over I promise.

So, back to our story. After  4 & a half years of marriage, travelling together & generally just enjoying each other John & I felt ready to start our little family. There were & still are a few things that don't tick our 'ideal boxes' like living so far from our family & loved ones but thats just life. We prayed for Gods will to be done & that l'd fall pregnant in His right timing, well the first time we said goodbye to contraception I fell pregnant!!! Wooooooooo!

Fast forward & I'm now 5 & a half months & being kicked daily by my little love. My bump is showing more day by day & soon we'll start baby shopping which we can't wait for! As well as an overwhelming sense of excitement I guess John & also feel this huge sense of responsibility. We want to be as prepared as possible for our bubba & want to of course be the best parents we can... Thats meant our prayer life needs kicking into gear, along with some practical prep which I will blog on soon!

Now I'll stop waffling & tell you that we are expecting a beautiful, little, wonderful, precious, amazing & incredibly loved... SON! Yep, IT'S A BOY!!!! We are unbelievably excited to meet our baby boy & my heart just melts at the thought of watching him play football with his Daddy in years to come! 

Now I'm off to listen to the second half of this awesome parenting teaching by Voddie Bauchum. Check it out HERE & look out for my next blog 'Cravings, stretch marks & Mummy work outs!'

Lots of love,

Sia β™₯

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