little things

I just thought I’d start the weekend off with a little snapshot of the little things that made me happy this week and that I’m looking forward to.

I’m looking forward to buying every single piece of the Spring/Summer Sonnet James collection. When I think of the type of mum I hope to be, the first word that comes to mind is playful. I think this is a genius collection of dresses that are simple and comfortable, and suitable for so many occasions!

Here are my favourites:

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Having the chance to visit my favourite cafe as often as I like for a yummy coffee and a cinnamon bun is pretty much one of the best things about maternity leave.

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a little cup of sunshine from fika swedish kitchen

Remember when my gorgeous friend Emily did this? Well, it worked! Because over the weekend I will be attending blogcademy to get a bit better at this blogging business. I’m hoping to find a bit of direction for this little blog of mine so that it’s not always so disjointed and, well, about nothing in particular. Most excitingly it’s hosted by three amazing bloggers – Gala Darling of Gala Darling, Shauna Haider of Nubby Twiglet and Kat Williams of Rock n Roll Bride (which was a frequent source of inspiration during my wedding planning some 4 years ago!), I’m incredibly excited to meet them and pick their glorious brains for inspiration and advice on One Simple Twist.

I’ll post a little recap on my experience after the weekend.

I’d love to hear all about your week and any plans for your weekend!

update

I realise it’s been a hideously long time since I last posted (again). But seriously, I can’t make this stuff up!

Three days after my last post about putting it all out there and getting excited about making it to 24 weeks in my pregnancy…I ended up in hospital with a threatened pre-term labour.

I spent about a week in a hospital bed, hoping to whomever would listen that this baby would stick around for a little bit longer. Because while I knew that at just over 24 weeks, this was now a viable pregnancy, this little one would have a slim chance of survival being born so early.

I pretty much lost my mind. Sitting in a maternity ward so early in my pregnancy echoed my experience right before the death of our twins. It was pretty awful. I didn’t want to be there, but at the same time, I didn’t not want to be there. I was terrified that leaving the hospital would catapult me into labour and the result would be a very tiny, very vulnerable little baby.

The next couple of weeks I spent pottering about the house returning to the hospital every few days when I thought things were going pear-shaped again.

So far, we’ve been ok.

We even managed a little get away in the form of a destination wedding for my gorgeous sister-in-law and her lovely new husband.

a perfect destination for a delightful wedding

 

Our little trip away, surrounded by family, really hit the reset button and helped me come to terms with the decision to begin my maternity leave early.

take me back here please

 

Now, I’ve reached 31 weeks and while I’m tired and hot and dealing with third trimester heartburn – I love it and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m desperately hoping that I make it to full term with this little bundle, but I am also aware that I have no control over when this baby arrives…and that’s ok.

Sitting here now with the little one wriggling about in my belly, I’m excited and so incredibly in love, and while I can wait for baby’s arrival – I’m so looking forward to meeting my little human.

a weeny little nappy

 

 

*it took me a long time to hit publish on this post. My anxiety around the potential for things to go wrong as a result of me being too confident, happy or putting things in writing had me crippled. The logical me knows that it is not possible for me to lose this baby as a result of something I’ve posted, the anxious me is far louder than the logical me and thinks otherwise.