I'm sorry it's been a while (once again, oops), but things have been really hectic here..
I went through a really poorly phase where I had an ear infection, a virus and awful hayfever!
And on top of that I've been going through some personal things (probably why I was so ill in the first place, I was really run-down), but things are settling down a bit now which I'm grateful for - I think the last thing you need when you're pregnant and hormonal is additional stress.
Anyway! So I had my 12 week pregnancy scan last month and it was dramatic to say the least!
The baby is a lot like Oliver was, in that he or she really didn't like being prodded or poked in the slightest and made it very difficult to see, and for the sonographer to get the measurements she needed!
We even saw the baby shaking its head from side to side with its hands up by its face as if to say "nooo!", haha - it was too cute.
Anyway, after a long time and lots of jumping around by me, we got this picture of my baby..
Everything looks okay so far so that's good, and I'm having another scan on the 11th of August so I can;t wait for that - hopefully we'll find out if we're having another boy or a girl this time too :)
I really don't mind, although everyone is convinced it's a girl.
My belly is getting rather round and it's happened a lot quicker this time..
Here is a pic from when I was just over 11 weeks pregnant (I'm 14 weeks preggy now and the bump hasn't really changed).
So, in other news..
I'm a strange girl, I'm slightly allergic to summer (and not just because of the hayfever!) - I always seem to feel weak and generally grotty in the heat and I think a lot of that is down to the fact that I burn really easily, and here in London we don't get nice breezes and the nice smells of summer that you might do in the countryside or by the sea.
So being sticky and breathing in hot pollution isn't fun, haha!
Because of that, I haven't been going out tons and so shopping has been put on the back burner :(
However, on Thursday my dad offered to take myself, Oli and my mum to Lakeside so I naturally jumped at the chance!
We hopped in the car and off we went :)
It was really nice, we had lunch at "Italian Kitchen" which was scrummy and I got Oli some lovely bits and pieces from the Disney Store, Primark and The Works ♥
We also went to Boots and I was in heaven, as they had so many more brands than they carry at my local Boots - I went on a mini splurge and got my mum a couple of treats too as she always thinks of me and Oli when she's out and treats us to things.
One of the things I got that I'm most excited about is an eyeshadow duo (that's no surprise really, I'm obssessed, haha) by Too Faced called "Lovey Dovey"
It's described as a sable brown and fawn shimmer, which I personally think makes it sound somewhat boring! But really it's not at all, and I love how these shadows look on the eye - I have a few of the Too Faced eyeshadows and the consistency and pigmentation of these little beauties make me keep going back for more (I've got my eyes on another as we speak!) :)
I also picked up a Shadow Insurance and because I spent over £20 I got a free gift, woohoo!
It was a little leopard print furry case with pink trim and inside was a mini Shadow Insurance, another eyeshadow duo in Totally Toasted and a mini Lash Injection mascara - bargain!
I actually think it's worth spending the money to get that little lot alone, haha :D
Amongst other things I really wanted to get my hands on the lipstick everyone's been talking about - the 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in "Beehive" - I swatched it in the shop and loved how glossy it was and the pretty pinky nude shade so I grabbed it.
I also got an eyeshadow and because I had spent £6 I got yet another freebie!
This time it was a little box containing a travel kit - a nail polish, a lip gloss and a mini waterproof mascara, hooray..
The only downside to this was the fact that on the drive home my lipstick melted and when I tried to apply it, it broke off!
I have heard a few people saying this has happened to them so I don't feel quite as silly as I did at the time, but I'm not letting that little experience put me off and I will using it up and also will get another one as a back up, seeing as though they're so popular.
Another couple of things that are making me happy right now (as if I haven't waffled on for long enough!) are..
♥ Reading: I've always been a real bookworm and before I had Oliver my nose was always stuck in a book!
But my days are much busier now, so I don't get the chance to settle down and have a good read as often as I used to.
However, since I got pregnant again I've really felt the urge to get back in to it, so I bought a few new reads online and was so excited when they arrived!
Since then, whenever Oliver is napping and I haven't got anything important to do, I always try to sit down and read a chapter of something and it really settles me :)
A bit of escapism and education is good for the soul, haha..
♥ My laptop: I've had SO much drama with laptops in the past, I was convinced I would end up getting a desktop computer and that would be that.
But my other half convinced me that I should give the laptops one more chance and got me my current love, my hot pink Sony Vaio
Since I've had it, I've had no problems, no worries, it's been a little treasure, haha :D
I think part of the reason I love it so much is obviously the colour which just isn;t showing up in the pics I've taken of it *sigh*
It goes from an almost cherry shade, right to a pretty fuchsia colour and it's gorgeous!
I had been determined to get a more bubblegum pink one, but I'm glad I got this now.
Right, so that's it for now lovelies, I will try to be back soon.
Hugs for anyone who reads, please feel free to leave a comment because they really do make me smile!
- Nikki xoxo