Wednesday, 30 January 2013

What I ate Wednesday

Today's WIAW was a bit of a failure as it was Tom's birthday so it wasn't really a usual day!

Breakfast - I forgot to take pictures today as I was busy getting things ready with presents but in any case all I had was toast and honey. Two slices.

Lunch - As pictured above ^ We had a wee birthday spread complete with cocktail sausages, cheese and pickles!

Dinner - I have absolutely zero energy this evening so dinner was very unexciting and consisted of chicken Kiev and beans! Highly nutritious haha.

So there we go - a very uninspiring food day full of not the healthiest choices!

Sophie XoX


Bump watch wk 18 &19

How far along? 19 weeks

Total weight gain/measurements? This is a weird one as I feel like the bump has grow but when I measured it was 37.5??? Maybe it mis measured last time or maybe I have lost weight. Really need to get myself on some scales!

Maternity clothes? Nope not yet!

Stretch marks? Still none to report but my tummy has all that fuzzy baby hair all over it, attractive!

Sleep? This has gone right down hill over the last few days, I have had a lot on my mind so maybe that is what is up and it has been very windy at night which wakes me up. I just can't get comfortable anymore - I want to s,eep on my tummy!

Best moment this week? Feeling lots more movement and some good strong kinds, this pregnancy has suddenly got real.

Miss anything? Still pâté, and having some beer cravings of late!

Movement? Yes a fair bit, mostly when I am sitting or lying down but I am feeling kicks and that rolling sorta thing too!

Food cravings? None really - apart from the beer thing and I really wanted Guinness the other day!

Anything make you queasy/sick? Lack of sleep!

Gender? One week to go!

Labour signs? None!

Symptoms? I have been feeling tired again but that's due to the sleep thing! Boobs are still sore now and again and feel really heavy. My bump has been aching quite a lot and getting some lower back pain. Also getting sore pains down my thighs which I had with Rosie and is unpleasant! Skin is still bad!

Belly button - in or out? In.

Wedding rings - on or off? Would be on.

Happy or moody? Hmmm this is a hard one, definitely felt a bit low over the last week but that is not really pregnancy related.

Looking forward to? Tom being able to feel some kicks, and our next scan!


Sophie XoX



Friday, 25 January 2013

What I ate Wednesday

I am always so curious to see what other people eat on a daily basis and love all the foodie Instagram pics, so I thought I would start doing these as a regular post.


Hope you enjoy the 1st instalment!


I always like to mix my breakfasts up as I seem to get bored of them easily. Normally I mix it up between porridge, toast, scrambled eggs and yoghurt.

Today's choice was toast and scrambled eggs accompanied by a big cup of coffee.




It was a cold, bitter day so some soup was needed. In this case Heinz Tomato - a classic - accompanied with a buttered roll.


So it's obvious that today was not one of healthy choices and I just had to indulge with some mini eggs.



A warm comfort dinner was needed and in this case it was chill con carne and a jacket potato. It was a super easy dinner too as it was a left over freezer portion! Yum!


As you will have realised this post is named what I ate Wednesday but it is now Friday. I am a couple of days behind this week due to.... Well, life! Things will be back on track next week!


Love Sophie XoX




Sunday, 20 January 2013

Baby kicks

I felt the first actual baby kicks today. Tap tap ones and not just the fluttery bubbly movements! I am 17 weeks and 4 days, hopefully they will get stronger over the next few days. Feeling the wee bub is totally the best bit of pregnancy, there is nothing else quite like it! <3


Love Sophie XoX


I love these products.

These little gems have been saving my life recently. Well life might be a bit of an exaggeration but let me explain a little. For the past year I have been suffering from terrible acne which has had a big flare up of late. I want to do a more in depth post on this but in the last few weeks I have really struggled to cover it up and as a result haven't really wanted to venture out in public. Just as I reached my wits end, I discovered these products...


Effaclar Duo

This product has been plastered everywhere in the blogosphere at the moment and that is how I stumbled across it. After spending hundreds of £'s on all sorts of lotions and potions I decided I might as well give this ago. I have been using it for about 5 days now and I am definitely seeing results. My horrible acne patches are not as raised and angry looking and my skin just looks a lot calmer and feels smoother. I will give it another week or so any then post some before and after shots. It was around £13 from Boots


Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion

I have been interested in trying this for a while now and I had just ran out of my current moisturiser. My skin has been so dry and flakey around my acne patches and no amount of moisturiser has been helping, until now. This moisturiser is quite thick and hydrating without being heavy or greasy. It just seems to sink right in and although they haven't totally gone my dry patches are certainly better and as a result my foundation hasn't been caking as much and clinging to the skin. Again this was from boots and was around £9. Which leads me on to my next product....


Dermablend Corrective Foundation

Until I discovered this I was using a combination of Mac Face and Body and collection 2000 concealer but it was taking me ages to cover up my acne and I just don't have that sort of time on a daily basis. I had tried to use my Estée Lauder Double Wear but my dry skin was just not having it. It looked horrendous and clung to every bit of dry skin. I decided to give this a go after reading some positive reviews and have not been disappointed. As you can see from the pictures below it covers the acne up no problem. The only thing that is visible is the bumps but hopefully the other two products mentioned above will sort this out! This was around £15 from boots.




Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in "Airy Fairy

Strictly this product has nothing to so with skin care and hasn't been as much as a "life saver" as the other products but it has been a lovely little treat. It's a lovely nudy pink colour - sort of my real life colour but better. I am wearing it in the after picture above. This lipstick has a lovely creamy consistency and actually does last. The only down side is you can't get it in the UK but on the flip side I managed to get it from Faith cosmetics via Amazon and it was about two or three quid!

So that's it for now guys. I hope this post has been useful and if you have got any other tips or tricks for acne suffers then please share them in a comment below.

Love Sophie XoX

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Saturday, 19 January 2013


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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Pregnancy week 1 - 16

This is going to a bit of a ramble as I have a bit of catching up to do but my aim from now on is to do a weekly pregnancy round up. I have borrowed the questionnaire that Anna Saconne Joly used (someone that I love!).

How far along? This is just a round up of weeks 1 - 16

Total weight gain/measurements: I am not entirely sure as I haven't weighed or measure myself recently but I was around 10st 4lbs to begin with and then at my 12 week scan I had actually lost 5lbs. I put this down to the horrible morning sickness and loss of appetite I had suffered!

Maternity clothes: Still fitting in to my jeans at the moment although they are starting to get a bit snug!

Stretch marks: none so far!

Sleep: Sleep has been up and down - for the first few weeks I just couldn't get comfy - I was shattered but just couldn't sleep. I was however absolutely shattered - I felt like I had a constant hangover and just couldn't get the energy to get off the couch! It has got better but now my sleep is broken by a toddler trying to climb in bed!

Best moment this week: Best week out if week 1 - 16 was definitely getting to see the wee bambino at the 12 week scan. We got to see so much and for some reason I was much more aware that I had been with Rosie!

Miss anything? Weeks 7 - 15 I just missed not having to be sick!

Movement: A few wee flutters around week 13/14

Food cravings: I have had quite a few, mostly to do with ice such as ice pops and ice lollies etc

Anything making you queasy or sick? Plenty! Up until week 14 I couldn't really cook without heaving, brushing my teeth made me sick as did a lot of strong smells.

Gender: No idea!

Labour signs: Nope

Symptoms: Quite a few - the first few weeks I had quite a bit of cramping and pulling in my abdomen. A lot more than I think I had with Rosie. Week 7 saw the beginning of the lovely morning sickness, again something I didn't get with Rosie! I just found myself suddenly getting all queasy and then blurgh. I also lost practically all of my appetite which meant that I was sick bile. Not nice at all! This was then joined by a horrible vile taste in my mouth, really acidic and I just couldn't get rid of it. It was made worse by sweet tasting food and although it went by about week 15 I do still get it when I have sugary foods.
Feeling sick all the time is not nice at all and I found my only rescue was travel sickness bands that didnt leave my wrist from week 7 till week 13!
My boobs got a bit sore in the first few weeks but nothing much and I didn't notice them get any bigger until the second trimester when they did get painful and are definitely much fuller.
I think one of my biggest symptoms was my loss of energy - this happened really before I knew I was pregnant. I just felt so sleepy and could easily nap in the afternoon. Most things wiped me out - hard when you have a 2 year old to run after! I couldnt even gather the energy to do simple house work, it actually took me a whole day to clean my bathroom as I had to stop every 10mins or so! Luckily this lifted at about 10 weeks.

Belly button in or out? In!

Wedding rings on or off? I don't actually have one but If I did I would say it would be on.

Happy or moody most of the time: A total mixture. Frustrated at lack of energy and def more emotional than usual.

Looking forward to: feeling some kicks!


Love Sophie XoX


So I thought it would a good idea to kick off this blog with a wee introduction post and provide a bit of background.

My name is Sophie, I am 28 years old and have a wonderful boyfriend named Tom. Together we are responsible for our bundle of joy, Rosie, who is 2 going on 12! We recently found out that we are expecting our second baby who is due in the summer!

This is actually my second blog, I felt I just outgrew the first one and thought it would be easier to start afresh. The blogs I most enjoy reading are mostly lifestyle so I expect this one to be much the same - a bit of beauty, fashion, family life and the such like.

Anyway, a big thank you for dropping bye and if you are interested to read more then please subscribe. Please feel free to send others along too!

Love Sophie XoX