Thursday, 7 November 2013

Just A Little Update… Pregnancy & Life Overall.

I've been AWOL for a while, and had lots of scheduled posts up. I doubt this will change much over the next few months or so, as between 5-8 weeks I could be giving birth to my little boy! I thought I had so much time left, but after a recent hospital admission this week, my eyes have been opened to the fact that I really don't have that much time left at all!

I'm now just over 32 weeks pregnant, and was taken in hospital at the beginning of the week with suspected pre-eclampsia as I had high blood pressure and a lot of swelling in my hands (I struggled to high heaven getting my engagement and wedding rings off!) but everything is fine and I'm back home on bed rest, again. Although when I went in, there were no beds left on the labour suite and I got popped into the induction ward, lets say that was an experience I will never forget. At least I've seen the true side of labour before it happens to me! I'm not scared about labour now though, although with having gestational diabetes I know I have to have more monitoring etc, but I feel now I'm coming round to the idea that shortly I will have an actual person who will rely on me fully. 

I began my fifth module at the Open University last month, creative writing, so I've been trying to delve into that and get most of it done before little one is born, although saying that I really haven't put a lot of time and effort into it that I could have done. I think being stuck at home 24/7 is slowly starting to send me crazy, apart from my antenatal appointments and seeing a few of you lovely ladies occasionally, I'm driving myself mental. I've decided that to encourage myself to be proactive, I'm going to head off into Costa Coffee one afternoon a week and make sure that is strict 'study time'. Although I'm sure I will end up popping into a few stores whilst I'm at it. 

(Sorry about all the selfies! Also, I'm addicted to this Sleek lipstick!)

Last but not least, I've had a drastic change to my appearance. I think some of you might know that I dyed my hair black before my wedding in March (from bright red) in order that I didn't need to keep dying my hair when I was in China (because the MIL kept telling me it would give me cancer) and have really struggled to get it back to any kind of colour since. When I got back from China I booked myself in the salon in April to have my hair lightened to a really nice orange shade (think Paloma Faith) only this didn't work, at all. I found out that night I was pregnant and that was the reason! Ever since then I've wanted to go back to my pastel hair colour, so over the past 7 months I've been gradually lightening my hair. I went for a drastic chop last week and had all my hair cut off again to my standard asymmetric hair cut, probably what I've had for the past 10 years (most of which you won't have seen!) and began bleaching again. So, one week later, I have gone from this, to this. 

I couldn't be happier! Please ignore the pout, my husband somehow managed to throw a crab claw into my eye when we went for a meal, but… 
I will be doing a proper post on how I achieve pastel hair/platinum hair shortly. 

Erm, thank you all for reading this slight bit of a rant. I'm sure tomorrow you'll be seeing lots of photos of Costa Coffee cups as my mum has said she'll help me into town tomorrow to pick up a few bits and pieces from Boots and Superdrug. I have quite a bad pregnancy waddle now, and do struggle being mobile on my own, it's kinda terrifying really. I hate feeling so vulnerable! 


  1. Can I just say the words 'Chocolate Orange Mocha Latte'. Now go enjoy your writing date! Kisses to you and Dumpling xxxx

  2. I need to see your how-to on your hair, seriously! When I tried to lighten my hair from the purple I ended up with light blonde at my roots and mint green at the tips. I tried lightening it again to get rid of the green and just made more of my hair (the darker bits) go bright green. I got fed up and just went with a reddish brown. :'(

    Your hair looks fabulous! And I am well jealous of the creative writing course, hope you're having a blast. x