Thursday, 28 April 2016

Maternity Must Haves

Since finding out I was pregnant, I started looking at maternity clothing. My usual daily outfits consist of skinny jeans and a top, but even at the start (6-8 weeks) of my pregnancy, I was finding the skinny jeans uncomfortable as they would push on the middle of my stomach.
I was pleasantly surprised one day on Instagram to see a fellow pregnant blogger who was wearing leggings from Yours Clothing. So, I popped over to their website and had a look through their Bump It Up Maternity range (visit here)

So my first thing to look at was some black leggings, as these would be useful for day to day use, including for work. I came across a few lengths of leggings, but for work, I needed the standard full length ones.

Being just over 6 feet, I was a little concerned these wouldn't be long enough for me, but actually they are pretty perfect. The comfort panel is a great size and they stay up really well, even after 5 hours on my feet at work. I have now bought 3 of these in black and one in the Charcoal Grey colour, just to mix it up a bit. They also have leggings in shorter lengths which I will be buying ready for the summer, just in case we actually get some nice weather! I like that they do each style in a few different colours, including black, navy blue, charcoal grey and a light grey.

Next up, I liked the look of their vest tops, which include secret support and are lovely and long. At the moment they only do them in black and white. Again, I knew that the black would come in handy the most, so bought that one first. I wear one under my work polo shirt just to keep my ever expanding tummy covered! I have now bought 2 more black and a white one too.

The Bump It Up Range seems to be growing each week, and I am sure I will be making more purchases soon!

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Catch Up

Well hello! It's been a while..... quite a while infact. This year has started out busily and very excitingly for me and my family, so blogging and other things I enjoy seem to have taken a back seat unfortunately. So I have found myself at home, on a Saturday, children away and hubby doing some work in the garden, so I thought this is a time to get on the blog!

So as I mentioned in my new year post, I have been on Slimming World since January, and in total now, I have lost 2 Stone 4lbs :) I am so happy with how I've done so far, I was a little sceptical about how much it was actually going to work after doing diets in the past, but I was pleasantly surprised. For me, it has taught me how to eat more fresh food, and also cooking meals from scratch, such as Spaghetti Bolognase. In the past, I would just cook some mince and through in a jar of pasta sauce. I've learnt about cooking with fresh ingredients and simple dinners that take not too much longer than my old ways.

Then, on the 1st March, we found out I was pregnant! My goal all along was to lose weight so that hubby and I could try for a baby. We had been trying for a few years without any luck, so I thought a change in lifestyle, and health may play a part in us conceiving. And it looks like it worked! I am now 13 weeks pregnant. Still feels weird saying it! We have been trying for so long, I kind of gave up hoping, which I guess could have also helped us, Not worrying or stressing about getting pregnant.

So, I am now in the process of buying maternity clothes and bits and pieces, so I want to share my views and experiences when I do :) When I did start looking a potential clothes, I couldn't find many stores that did plus size, but I will be bringing some information and hopefully reviews when I get some bits.

So now I am going to get writing some posts and sorting pictures, maybe once I'm looking a little less tired - I am suffering from fatigue during this part of the pregnancy - but hopefully that will be ending soon!