Wednesday, 7 August 2013

30 Weeks Pregnancy Update


I'm now three quarters of the way through the pregnancy, I can't believe how close it's getting! Symptom wise, the exhaustion I experienced in the first trimester has returned full force, so I've re-welcomed a much needed daily nap into my routine. Braxton hicks have now become a regular occurrence, with a few painless contractions each day. Sleep has become more elusive, as this is when heartburn most often makes an appearance and it's a struggle to get comfortable. 

I've also found that now the baby is bigger and my stomach has been squished, I have almost no appetite, so mealtimes have become something of a chore rather than a pleasure. Although I always have room for a sweet treat, which is my current craving. Cornetto's, doughnuts, cupcakes, chocolate bars  - if it's sweet, I want to eat it! Which is the opposite to my first trimester when all I wanted was salty fries!

We've now painted the spare room to prepare for a nursery. After swatching six different pale greys, (who knew there were so many variations - some looked purple, others looked blue) we finally picked one - Clouded Pearl 3 by Dulux, which was recommended to me in my last pregnancy update. It's light and fresh, and will look lovely paired with pastel pops of colour.

The dress I'm wearing is the gorgeous Isabella Oliver Urban Ruched Dress, which I was recently sent to review. I love the vibrant cobalt blue colour. It's made from a luxurious jersey fabric which makes it ultra stretchy and comfortable to wear, as well as being accommodating for a growing bump. I'll be wearing this throughout Autumn too, paired with some tights and boots. Isabella Oliver have a beautiful choice of maternity tops and dresses, I have my eye on a few other pieces as I'm rapidly running out of clothing options and need some new things!


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    1. You look so pretty :). I wish you luck :)

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  2. You are looking so beautiful Amy! That dress is lovely. It is so soon now :) xx

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  3. Beautiful dress! Sorry to hear your symptoms aren't so pleasant. Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy :) x

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  4. You look beautiful! That dress is amazing on you.

    I've made a note of your paint choice - I'm moving house later in the year and I'm already mentally decorating it :)

    All the best for the rest of your pregnancy; enjoy those cornettos!

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  5. Perfection! I want to see the baby now! You are beautiful! Congratulations xx

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  6. You are sooo gorgeous ! I am so happy for you :)
    That dress is wonderful too.

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  7. You look beautiful!! I really like your dress :)
    Congrats - I wish you the very best :D

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  8. You look beautiful. If I look half as good as you do if/when I'm pregnant in the future, I'll be pleased :) Good luck for the rest of your pregnancy, I hope it goes smoothly xx

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  9. How exciting :) genuinely really pleased everything is progressing how it should be for you all!
    You also look so pretty in this dress :) can't wait to see more blog posts, you have such an engaging way of writing, I think that's why I'm so happy for someone I've never 'met,' hehe!

    Sam xx

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  10. Aw so glad you liked the paint colour I recommended, I thought you would it's a gorgeous colour :) Really glad everything is still going well xx

    Emma
    Handbags To Change Bags - Mummy & Lifestyle Blog

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  11. You look beautiful Amy, the epitome of glowing :-)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Congratulations! I love that colour on you!
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  13. You look wonderful Amy! I can identify with the sweet craving! Unfortunately for me it's still in full force even though my daughter is almost 17 months old! xxx

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  14. You look amazing! I love that dress on you!

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  15. amy, you look absolutely beautiful, I'm so happy for you :) Can't wait to see the nursery I bet it's going to be just perfect! xxx

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  16. I have the exact same symptoms. I'm in 29th week and sleep is such a luxury. Baby is kicking all the time and mostly in my sleep (when I actually sleep). Trust me..things are easily when you are expecting and you don't have another toddler in the house...! It's exhausting.
    And sweets!!! I only feed by them. Lol!!

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  17. You are looking beautiful! I am with you on the tiredness, 28+4 here and just woken up from a 2 hour nap! I'm not looking forward to those Braxton Hicks :( we painted our nursery at the weekend too, we went for String by Farrow & Ball. And I have that IO dress in black, it's so bump-flattering :) I love these updates, especially as we are so close in dates. Take care of yourself Amy

    rachael @ madeupoflittlethings.com xx

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  18. I'm exactly the same at 28+4! Barely sleeping, needing regular naps, some serious back pain and craving nothing but sugar! Saying that, I still consider myself extremely lucky to be in this position and am trying not to complain too much. Think my husband has gotten bored of me being so useless now and I think he's looking forward to the end more than I am now.
    You look absolutely stunning in that dress. That colour in amazing on you. Can't wait to see some nursery snaps. Bet it's as beautiful and chic as the rest of your house
    xx

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  19. You look amazing, dear! I wish you the best, Hun! xo

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  20. You are looking beautiful, Amy! Not long to go now! x

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  21. You look so amazing! Sorry to hear you're going through some uncomfortable symptoms but at least it will all be worth it! Good luck with the next few weeks! xx

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  22. That dress looks great on you and the tummy has definitely grown.

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  23. You look so gorgeous! I love that colour on you. And that bump is coming along nicely! :) Isabella Oliver clothes are so beautiful, when I'm a pregnant lady I have dreams of wearing IO for 9months straight! ;)

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  24. You look gorgeous! That dress is beautiful xx

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

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  25. Beautiful! Argh! You must be getting so excited now. Just a few more weeks.... xxx

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  26. You look amazing! I wish I'd blogged throughout my pregnancy, this will be so lovely for you to look back on in years to come :)

    Tor xx That's Peachy Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  27. I love the dress and your bump is so cute!! Wish i had blogged my pregnancy i didn't start my blog until my due date ha!

    Kerry xx

    www.ohsoamelia.com

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  28. You look fabulous, Amy!

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