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Atomic Cat Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen (similar on sale) // Skirt: Lindy Bop // Tights: Primark // Patent Shoes: Black Irella by Bait Footwear // Skunkboy Posey Pink Glasses: Bonlook

As I'm awaiting my baby boys arrival any day now, I found this post in my drafts that I didn't get around to posting last year. I thought seeing as my next few posts will possibly be baby related that I'd post this for you. 

My day has been a pretty chilled out one and getting the last few bits together for my hospital bag. I
got up early, made myself breakfast and a cup of tea. I chilled out in my room for a bit with Pumpkin whilst watching the last few episodes of Season 7 of Gilmore Girls. It's been a Netflix day to say the least.

I've been taking it easy the last week or so, as baby boy is laying on a nerve in my back which has become horrendously painful!! :( Thankfully it's not so bad today and keeping my fingers crossed the pain stays at bay. I know I have a lot more pain coming my way but being able to move about would be ideal.

Baby's boys due date is fast approaching and I already have my 40 week midwife appointment this coming Monday, if he doesn't make an appearance by then. Please don't be too late little one! :)

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Highlights of 2016

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It's been a while since I have opened my MacBook to sit down to write a blog post, I have good reason for being so MIA the last 6 months. I'm pregnant with our first baby, a boy and due any day now. As my clothes started not to fit me, my confidence went out the window. Thus not posting much due to not feeling comfortable. It has been quite a roller coaster but so excited to have my little one in my arms! I mean newborn cuddles are the best right?!

I'll be doing in depth post of my whole experience with my pregnancy. The good, the bad and the things they don't tell you about!

For the time being here are my highlights of 2016

Starting the year reviewing some of my favourite accessory brands Luxulite here and Femme De Bloom here



Posting about my favourite Pinup Girl jenny skirt before I couldn't fit into anymore due to growing bump! ha!


Sweet n Sour Vintage
Being sent a stunning handmade dress by the lovely Natalie of Sweet n Sour Vintage.




Pumpkin
After years of trying for a baby and luck not going our way, we decided to adopt our sweet little Pumpkin. He's a dapple mini dachshund and was born on 18th February 2016 in France. (We collected him beginning of June, as we had to wait for him to have all his jabs and passport first.) Bonjour!


Pregnancy Announcement
The following month we found out we were expecting our rainbow baby due January 2017. We announced it in the Summer, after making sure everything was OK with baby. Definitely the best moment so far during 2016!


It's A Boy!
Finding out at our 20 week scan we were having a boy!! Feeling overjoyed and grateful to be having a healthy baby we'd longed for.


Baby Shower
Having a beautiful Autumnal pumpkin themed baby shower organised by my bestie Claire. Spending time with my favourites, receiving lovely baby gifts and enjoying delicious food at Nannas Kitchen. Finished off with homemade spiced pumpkin cinnamon rolls!

My handmade baby shower invites made by yours truly :)

 
 

Tiny but Mighty
My Aussie friend Donna gave birth to her beautiful baby boy Oliver at 24 weeks due to complications. Our boys were due at the same time so this has been something that I hold close to my heart.

I set up a Go Fund Me to raise money to support them travelling to visit Oliver and to make sure they had everything they needed. Amazing generous peeps managed to raise over $11,000 Aussie dollars in 2 months. Truly grateful for everyone's support for my baby boys best friend!

He's now a healthy weight and although there's still a long road ahead, Oliver will be going home in the next few weeks!






Favourite Season
Halloween being my favourite holiday and wearing all the pumpkins themed accessories. I had to document feeling pretty that day!
 

Walks with Pumpkin
Walks with my mini best friend up until the last week or so, as I can't walk far due to my awfully painful back ache!
 
 

Bump progression
Watching my bump grow every week and morning sickness finishing. Thank goodness. That was not fun and definitely not just in the morning. They should rename it all day sickness!!

28th August - 20 weeks


18th September - 23 weeks


9th October - 26 weeks


16th October - 27 weeks


23rd October - 28 weeks


30th October - 29 weeks


13th November - 31 weeks


 4th December - 34 weeks


 25th December - 37 weeks on Christmas Day!


1st January - 38 weeks and 4 days!


And now we wait for baby G's arrival with his due date being in 11 days. I'm feeling excited, nervous and in pain but all will be worth while! Now hurry up baby we want to meet you!!


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