Pregnancy: It’s A…

    It's A Baby Boy! | The Beauty Collective

    I’ve wanted to sit down and share some updates a few times during my pregnancy, but I found it really hard to do so which is something I wasn’t expecting. Being extremely ill from the get-go was very unexpected and I actually took a break from everything completely for over three months. It was debilitating and very hard to live my day to day life, something you don’t really think about. I don’t want to focus on the negatives as this is such an amazing and exciting time for me and my fiance, but I also want to come back and read this in the future and want to keep things real. My pregnancy hasn’t been easy and I still find myself struggling, but slowly my health has been getting better bit by bit and I have been able to start doing the things I love again. My passion for writing, photography and many other things is starting to come back and I couldn’t be happier.

    I am now 23 weeks pregnant, quite a jump from my last post, and I can’t believe the 6 month mark is only a few days away. On one side it feels as if it has gone by slowly due to how poorly I was feeling, but then on the other hand it feels as if it’s gone by fast. In just a few short months I’ll be holding my baby and a new chapter of my life will begin. It’s truly surreal. Something I was anxiously awaiting for (and our families) was finding out the sex of my baby, and last Friday I finally did. I had my suspicions from the beginning, and just had this feeling deep down that I knew what it was. How could I possibly have known? Surely that’s impossible, right? But I called the doctor, and after her looking at my scans she gave me the confirmation that it was, as I suspected, a baby boy.

    It was so great to be able to tell all of my family and friends over the Thanksgiving weekend that my fiance and I were bringing a lovely baby boy into the world which made it all the more special. He is a very active little one and loves to kick, poke and make himself known. My belly is growing bigger and bigger by the week and I am finding it much harder now to do normal everyday activities with ease. I also get quite tired, so thank goodness for little afternoon naps!

    My fiance and I have a name in mind that we really like, but we still aren’t cemented on it. I knew deciding on a name would be hard, and in turn we’ve been quite indecisive, but I know in the end we will have chosen a name that we absolutely love. After finding out the sex of the baby I couldn’t wait to do some shopping, which I did a bit of this weekend. I picked up a few clothing items from newborn and up to 12 months that I think are just the cutest. I mean, look at those cute baby H&M jeans!

    So I think that is pretty much everything that I have to update you on! I hope to do some more updates in the near future that are a bit more in depth, and wanted to take a second to thank everyone who’s been so supportive and kind to me in the past few months. I truly appreciate it!

    Have a lovely week! x

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