Apparently I don’t like Mondays? Every Monday I tell myself I am going to write a post about how my life is changing, how things are glorious, how the glow is taking over (even if it is a glow of constipation), how I am going to make puking sound easy and show pictures of my growing bump (and I guess my growing everything else) too. Who knew you could grow a baby in your bottom? Thanks for pointing that out to me Aoibhie! She really is a Little
Sadly Monday’s pass by in a blink of an eye so it would seem (how does 4 weeks fly by) I don’t know but I feel 100% heavier since writing to you all 4 weeks ago. 23 weeks and ready to fill you all in….
How far along? 23 weeks.
Size? As per my Ovia App (if you are pregnant click here to get app) Baby is now the size of a BARBIE. Yes this really did excite me! I LOVE BARBIE! I cannot wait to show the girls this after school. Granted the baby is probably more pink then Barbie is right now but regardless… This is super exciting for a house full of girls!
Symptoms? Heartburn. I keep eating way too much pasta with red sauce and yesterday it was like a volcano erupted in my esophagus all night. Also still nauseated, although thankfully a lot less.
Am I Sleeping? I have been smothered with a flu for a little over a week now and truly felt like WHY? Why me? I know.. I know dramatic. I am sick of being sick though and would love to feel like I can breath again! Vicks Vapour rub is getting me through this horrible ordeal!
Best moment this week? Tonight is the Time Out Kids Awards and I am pretty excited about it. Excited in a nervous want to throw up in my purse all day type of way!? Looking forward to getting dressed up and hoping the makeup artist can hide the fact that my nose looks like ive been doing something illegal all week (shh there is nothing wrong with snorting vicks vapour rub) and if there is – I don’t want to know whats right!!!
Miss anything? Get ready for a cringey comment… My Husband! I miss him so much and looking forward to the weekend to see him again as its been far to long.
Any Movement? Kicking all day long (thankfully) it really is such a great feeling!
Food Cravings? I am obsessed with a little café in the local gym called Nathalies. Yes it means I am venturing into a gym daily. Oh and I know Im not going there for the work out. The food though? Delicious! Honestly it is one of my best finds! I am addicted to their smashed avocado on rye with brie, walnuts, honey and pomegranates!
Looking forward to? The weekend. Such a cop out! I just cant wait to have a relaxing weekend with my family!
1 thing I am currently having trouble with? At 23 weeks Hypermesis is still kicking my but! I wrote a post on HG which I will attach the post link here for those who did not see it! But to say “I am over it” is an understatement!
In other news – I was asked to be a pregnancy model for a gorgeous new maternity brand in Dubai and WOW… The clothes were to die for! The brand is called Mummyista and once the photos are ready I will share as much as that makes me shudder! I never thought Helly and Model would go in one sentence but it has happened and the brand, photographer and make over team made it super chilled and easy. Well as easy as it could be… I have a new found respect for models 🙂
Might give you a laugh! On this above occasion I was racing back to collect Littlest Love Aoibhie from school. I threw my hair up in a bun as I knew people would be Judging. Partially in a “Who does she think she is looking like that on a school run?” kinda way. Also in a “Ive never seen that woman look clean” kinda way “and now she’s like one off to a ladies night and its only lunch time!”
Either way it was embarrassing to see people double, triple, quadruple take me!
Not so funny was my newly 5 year old triple taking me and then screaming “What have you done to your eyebrows? They have grown so big they will scare me and my friends!”
Out of the mouths of babes…. Cheers Aoibhie!
Love, Helly xx