OOTD: Birthday Blessings


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This is absolutely my best birthday ever. Not because I’ll be turning up in grand style or receiving a lush set of gifts. No. Even better. God has blessed us with the best gift anyone could receive…

We’re having a baby! I feel so different. I don’t think it’s sunk in yet but we’re so thrilled!

What has sunk in however, are the effects of the worst morning sickness I could have ever imagined. I’d heard of severe sickness but I didn’t expect to have my head shoved in the toilet every half hour. I threw up about 8 times a day. Some days I couldn’t even make it out of bed. Outfits and blogging were the last thing on my mind. I looked a right mess. The nurses kept saying it does get better after 12 weeks but I didn’t trust them… I felt like hell. The worst part was dragging myself out of bed every morning for work. I was constantly rushing away from my desk to the toilet to throw up. I would throw up by the side of the road with no care in the world. By  my 7th week I couldn’t even make it to work. I was dizzy, hungry, constipated and very sick.  I took a week off and spent all of it in bed. I went to see a doctor about it. They ran some blood tests and said I was slightly anaemic. I was also losing weight rapidly. I was administered anti-sickness drugs. They didn’t seem to make a difference. By weeks 8-9 I was determined to improve.  I’m amazed how babies make it past the first trimester. I couldn’t stomach a single thing.

A lot of women go through severe morning sickness and I have a new found respect for them.

On week 9 I found out I could stomach hot chocolate and I’ve been living on it ever since. The extra sugar also helped me get through my day.

Mathew has been so supportive. Every weekend he’d say; ‘Let’s shoot one of your outfits. It might make you feel better.’ I wasn’t even having it. Getting my hair and make up done and dressing up were just the absolute last thing on my mind.

I’ve been willing myself to feel better before my birthday and I really do feel a new burst of energy.

Then last week miraculously, I said to Matt: I’m ready to do a look for my blog. I’ve never seen him so excited before. hahaha! I was finally starting to feel better about myself.

Guess who had forgotten to apply her makeup? Yup, me. I  knew I was sinking into a deep dark hole when I applied my blush before my foundation. I was like ooookay. Obviously I’m way out of practice here. I needed to get my shite together.

Also my brows looked a mess. No amount of concealer could sculpt them into something even close to presentable. I grabbed my purse. Marched into Superdrug and bought myself a full eyebrow threading and face waxing voucher. Mama was BACK! LOL.

This story could go on forever… My appetite isn’t back fully yet but I’m in high spirits and I can’t stop being thankful.

OUTFIT: ASOS maxi glitter ribbed dress, Barely there Parallel sandals

Fun Facts 🙂

The biggest shocker was… Losing weight that fast. I went from 65 to 57kg real quick. Lost 7kgs in total. But I ain’t holding my breath because I’m sure I’ll be double my weight in the blink of an eye.

My biggest craving right now…is a hot chocolate. I grab a large at Costa every morning before work. Can’t live without it. I also had a tub of ice cream for lunch at work yesterday and one later in the evening…so I guess that’s a new one.

It’s bad for me right now but…I have had the worst coca cola craving. I limit my intake to 2 cans a day but every sip is savoured and immensely appreciated.

The only downside is…my super sense of smell. Every thing I couldn’t smell before now smells so strong! It’s so frustrating. I haven’t been able to cook because of this. Mathew has cooked every single meal for the last few months, bless him. I haven’t been inside a restaurant in two months. It would be pure torture. Getting on the train daily is hell. People chomping down Big Macs, snacking on chicken and chips…urghhh.

The moment that made it all worth it…was seeing our little one for the first time. Shit got REALLY real. The sonogram made me go, okay, there really is someone in there! Our little bean was happy go lucky as a lark which made me smile as a part of me was a little worried that I was starving it. But nah. Baby actually kicked and played around the whole time and I teared up a little. Lol.

My wardrobe…hasn’t changed at all – yet. I’m guessing it’s the weight loss. Some of my trousers have actually needed a belt. My boobies on the contrary are experiencing a steady growth spurt.

My skin…has been great! Not a single pimple since I got preggers. A lot my breakouts were around my monthlies so now that I ain’t getting no periods I guess my skin is breathing. We thank God.

All I want to do is…sleep and then wake up and sleep again. Lawd.

My mummy instincts…are telling me it’s a boy! I’m super excited coz I feel I am right. But time will tell 🙂 Feel free to guess 😉

Enjoy your weekend and stay prayed up.

PS: YASSS I inserted the pictures at the end because I know most y’all plan to scroll right past all that back story I just provided. Hahahaha!

Lydie xox

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