It’s been a while since I’ve posted a pregnancy update, and my, how we’ve grown!

If there’s one lesson that I’ve learnt since we’ve fallen pregnant that stands out the most, its the value of time. Time goes by so quickly, and I can hardly believe that we’re 5 and a half months in. Scary, daunting but oh so exciting! Next Christmas, we’ll be a family of 3!

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Realising the value of time, for me, always ties in with appreciating the season that I find myself in. Making a conscious decision to savour every moment, is an effort that I pray God gives me the wisdom on how to carry through, for the rest of our lives.

Every kick that I get to share with my husband, every movement that I silently enjoy, every (smiley) scan, and these last few months that Darren and I get to spend alone together before we welcome our baby – I wish I could bottle it up and keep it close to me forever. But I will just have to trust my not so competent memory bank to store those up for now lol

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The passed 2 weeks have been scorchers here in Johannesburg, but I am certainly not complaining. I could not wait for Winter to be over, and I am enjoying the much warmer weather so much. Even though being pregnant during this time makes it extra warm for me, I’m grateful for the dress and skirt weather, because at this point, only 2 pairs of my jeans fit me, and those too are extremely uncomfortable.

I’m not sure what possessed me to wear a velvet top to church yesterday, because it made me feel extra hot, but I guess its because I wanted to feel extra pretty! Miss Boss Couture never disappoints with their beautiful creations – and I’m really glad that I got my hands on this one.

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Choker: Rogero Style. Cold shoulder top: Miss Boss Couture. Skirt and shoes: Mr P. Hand bag: H&M. Sunglasses: Cotton on

Ok so pregnancy update: we’re 22 weeks along now, (eek!) and I feel good. Though, when I’m on my feet for too long (like an entire day), I feel tired, and my bum cheeks are sore (yes, bum cheeks), but other than that, baby and I are both well, thank God for that.

I’ve gained a total of 4kg’s so far, but I’m not feeling it, so I sleep well most nights – besides a few evenings of insomnia. It’s actually very strange, my body is exhausted, but my mind is wide awake – but nothing helps quite like throwing all those thoughts into a journal.

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blurry pictures is what you get when you’re shooting in the street and it feels like 40 degrees

Also, can we talk about how AMAZING the preggie pillow is?! I’m not sure what its official name is, but its amazing for my back. It usually finds its way to the lounge when we’re relaxing, and Darren and I usually argue about who deserves it more, (I mean, me, obviously!) but we usually end up sharing because, I’m selfless like that (lol!). I don’t like using it in our room, because it literally gets between us, and I need to be cuddled.

I must send a shout out to my incredible husband, he has been amazing during this time, and he treats me like a queen. He carries my makeup bag to the car when I need him to, he helps in the kitchen, he rubs my feet, lets me cry on his shoulder for absolutely no reason and gives me time to rest. I am incredibly blessed! Thank you my Lover.

Thanks for stopping by, and reading my babbling – you’re amazing too!

Arlene.

 

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