Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Spring Is Here

Hey my dolls,

So this week I finally feel like myself again, I bought some dresses and thankfully with the weather we are having I'm getting to wear them. I feel so much more comfortable in them so from now on dresses are the way forward. I was in town today and spent the day drinking coffee, enjoying my first salad from Chopped ( which was divine) and chilling in the sun in Trinity college. It's so beautiful there. Myself and Lauren came across a fab area with the nicest cherry blossom tree so took advantage of the amazing weather and shot some looks for our blogs.

I love this shirt dress, I wore it the weekend to an event with leggings and I thought it was perfect today with these thigh high boots from River Island. You can buy the shirt Here I bought it in a size too big to fit over my mini bump because it isn't maternity. It is perfect for this time of year and I will be investing in some more. I want to stay as stylish as possible during this pregnancy but I now know the importance of comfort. I hope you like it.

My bag is Caris Closet
My shirt dress is from Vestida
My boots are River Island

Hope you like the look

Love Grace xox

Friday, 15 April 2016

I Feel Fat!!!!

Hey dolls,

If you've watched my snaps this morning you'll know I haven't been feeling great.  Today is the first day I've felt any negativity being pregnant. I love being pregnant, don't get me wrong, but today I just feel fat!!! The past couple of days I've been going through my wardrobe and each day everything seems to feel a little tighter. It's so disheartening but also very uncomfortable to feel this way.

I am still at the stage where I don't really look pregnant. I look chubby and as if I've put on a few pounds. I can't wait until I actually get a bump and am able to wear maternity jeans. I've started wearing maternity leggings from H&M which are so comfortable.

I know some of you are probably feeling this way too. I know so many of you all are pregnant too and at some point might get to this stage where you just don't feel comfortable in your skin. I've spent so long trying to keep my weight down and know having it creep back up is something I wasn't ready for.

I say to friends, family and Chris that I don't feel great and that I feel fat and I get the same answer, Yes but your pregnant. Sometimes its hard to except that your body is going to change in such a short space of time. Coming to terms with your new body and embracing it is probably the biggest thing I have to face during this change.

I suppose this is me just venting my feelings and hoping that some of you are feeling this way too. I hate talking negative about the whole experience because I wouldn't change a thing and I love being pregnant but when you can't find anything to wear it just gets to me.

I hope this helps some of you to know your not alone.

Love Grace xox

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Spring Look

Hey dolls,

I wanted to share a little outfit post with you that I shot for this months Stellar Magazine. Lili Forberg took the pics and I love working with Lili she is amazing. I pulled the look together myself, I absolutely love the yellow  skirt and think it will be huge this spring/summer. 

I look quiet pregnant in these picture even in my face :) but I'm only going to look bigger as the months go on so it is time to embrace it and go with it. I bought this skirt in a size 14 to give me that extra bit of space and comfort. 

I hope you like the look and I am pretty sure the items are still available.

Skirt - Here
Shirt - Here
Shoes - Here
Check out Lili's website here 

Love Grace xox

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Slimming World Green Curry

Hey dolls,

You may have seen I had a delicious green curry last night on my snapchat. My cousin kindly made me the paste and you all seemed really interested so I thought I would share the recipe with you  today. It is Slimming World and contains 4 syns.

Green Curry Paste
4 green chillies, deseeded & chopped
2.5cm piece root ginger, peeled & finely chopped
2 stalks of lemon grass, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
grated rind and juice of a lime
1/2 tbp coriander seeds, crushed
1 tsp cumin
1/2 black peppercorns

I chopped the veg, carrots peppers and onions and fried my chicken. I then added my curry paste with a half pint of chicken stock and some coconut cream.

It was so yummy and also very low calories, the perfect fake away.

Big thanks to my cousin Jennifer for making the paste for me.

Love Grace xox

Monday, 4 April 2016

Baby Wish List

Hey Dolls,

This morning we had an appointment with our consultant, everything is looking good and all my bloods came back clear. We had the most amazing surprise with a mini scan. I didnt think we'd have a scan during this appointment but when the mid wife asked me to pop on the table I was so excited, baby is waving and kicking like mad, although I cant feel anything yet. She said the baby is measuring the size of a 17 week old baby and that my placenta is quiet low but she said that is normal and all should fix it self out. She also advised I stop talking folic acid and wait until I am 20 weeks to start talking pregncare. I've to visit my GP in 4 weeks and have my 22 week scan in May. I cant wait to see the baby again. My bump us starting to form now and I am loving it. That is it for the baby update now I want to share some of the things I love to get for the baby.

I absolutely love this moses basket, it is the nicest one I've seen to date and its from Mothercare

I am obsessed with this pram, Ive seen Eimear Varian Barry got it and I love it. Its from Mamas & Papas

I love these baby bean bags, two friends of mine used them and thought they were amazing. you can buy it here

I want the baby's room to be white and grey with a hint of pink or blue depending and I love this sleigh cot from Bella Baby

I hope to breast feed so I really  want one of these nursing rocking chairs, I dont want to feed in bed as I will be more likely to fall back asleep so theses chairs are ideal. This is from Bella Baby

I also really like these pillows for when I am up and feeding, it keeps the baby in a good position and keeps them comfortable. This is from Mothercare

I really like this plain white dress that is also a changing table too.  This one is from Bella Baby

I think I have the basics cover for now and I am sure I will spot more things as the weeks go by. Myself and Chris are heading to the Baby & Pregnancy fair so I will see lots I want to pick up.

Hope you enjoyed.

Love Grace & Bump xox 

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