Saturday, 2 April 2011

14 Weeks Pregnancy Update..

This week the baby has more defined facial features, it can now turn its head and wrinkle its brow and may even be sucking its thumb. It can now respond to external stimulus by actually moving away when the doctor feels the abdomen. The baby is now roughly 9cm and weighs around 60g.

My baby bump is a little more prominent but people still can't actually tell I'm pregnant, they just assume I'm a little chubby. I have been wearing my 'Baby on board' badge, and 1 person did give me their seat on the tube! *hooray*

I have been taking the Pregnacare vitabiotics supplement since I found out I was pregnant for those who are wondering. It contains all the essential vitamins and folic acid. I sometimes take their omega 3 tablets too. Currently my eating is still a bit crap, but it's improving. I have been put off every single strong smell with the most disgusting scent being fish *bleuuuuurghhh* I go for anything plain and just a whole bunch of fruit. Fruit is the best.


I have been rubbing all sorts on my belly ranging from 'Body Shop' body butters, Neal's Yard 'Mothers Balm', Cocoa Butter 'Miracle oil' as well as 'Bio oil' all to keep my tender bits moisturised and supple in a bid to avoid stretch marks, so far so good but it's still very early days.



The Body Shop 'Body Butters' have been my favourite to rub all over my body, I stocked up in the Xmas sale and have almost every variation. I love how thick and moisturising the consistency is.



However, my absolute FAVOURITE which I have been rubbing over my belly, breasts and thigh area is the Neal's Yard 'Mothers Balm'.



It's a thick balm which is easily absorbed into the skin, it does leave a slight oily residue but that just lets me know how moisturising it is. I have read a few reviews that anyone who has used this whilst pregnant never got stetch marks so I wanted to put it to the test.



It contains coconut, apricot, beeswax, almond, and macadamia oil all of which is 100% organic. All good then, it costs just under £20 for 120ml which is a little expensive but worth it if it REALLY does keep me stretch mark free. Also a little goes a long way so it does last quite a bit.



I went to the Topshop maternity section to be disappointed and ended up finding this gorgeous green flowy top from their standard range. It will work wonderful on my bump during the summer with skinny jeans, and when I'm bump free with a nice waist belt. Price: £25




I spied these beautiful short wedge leather sandals also in Topshop and fell in love within a second. I have so many flat sandals but wanted one with a slight wedge for extra support and a tiny bit of height. The wooden wedge makes it ideal for causal outfits yet still summery and boho chic to go with glam outfits too.



The front panel is rather large which makes it quite interesting and cool in my opinion, I wore them today and can't even explain how comfortable they are, there's nothing to dig into the sides of your feet making it PERFECT for a pregnant lady who's feet may swell up. FYI: They look good with skinny jeans or a skirt. Price £45


I wont be doing pregnancy updates each week, just when I feel like it. Speak soon and enjoy the rest of the weekend! :) x X x

61 comments:

Livia said...

I can tell that youre really excited about your pregnancy, and reading this post makes me feel excited too! I hope everything goes well! :) xx

Rebekka said...

Awww,this is soo exciting! I am so very happy for you. I would love to see more pregnancy updates, if you can find the time! Have an awesome weekend! Much love!

fantastic said...

love it! it's impossible to find good maternity clothes! they are either all cinched at the sides, or look like huge bags :) hope you're well x

Muhsine said...

@Livia & @Rebekka Thanks, I just don't want to bombard too much pregnancy info and get everyone bored :) but if you like it then that's another story! :)

@Fantastic it's so hard, it's better just to look at the normal ranges and hunt the suitable outfits down :) xx

dani@callitbeauty said...

you must be SO thrilled! what an exciting time for you and the mister :)

Anna Saccone said...

OMG! Your bump is soooo cute!! And I love those shoes, gorgeous! <3

fantastic said...

i finally found some jeans--do you have pea in the pod over there? two pairs so far..may go for one more with the heidi klum line..

MartianDelights said...

Fellow mummy advice - when applying cream, dont forget breasts and the inner things to avoid stretch marks there too :)

MartianDelights said...

DUH I meant thighs !!! Off to bed methinks I need some sleep

Sami said...

Ahhh how lovely... I'm so excited for you! Keep us updated :-) xx

jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) said...

reminded me when my son was inside me! those shoes will be ok for now but you have to change to something lower (safer) and easier to wear in later stage (more difficult to bend down.) :P

beautiful top and beautiful bump!

Get Gawjus! said...

Aww hope everything goes smooth Mushine! Reading about the baby is soo exciting :)

www.vikki-gabrielleworld.blogspot.com said...

i think the pregnancy updates are a good idea as 2011 is definatley a baby boom!

those shoes are fab and awww at ur lil bump! x

Miss Esspi. ♥ said...

Bio Oil is awesome! It definitely prevented stretch marks on me. Don't forget to moisturize your upper thighs/butt area too because that area is prone to stretch marks as well. P.S. I think it's a girl!

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

curious to see how well thebody butter will work onyour belly!

Sana said...

Congratulations!! Try Mama Mio to keep stretch mark free :) xx

Houda said...

I cant wait to get married lol nd hv a baby just to use the neals yard balm lol, i luv ur pregnancy posts i love how u approach it carefully nd thoughtfully i hope inshallah u dnt get stretch marks xxxx luv the top

Sionz said...

I'm loving the fact that your pregnant, I will be 12 weeks on monday so we wont be far apart and nice to see what products work for you in pregnancy :) xx

Ella Pretty Blog said...

I've heard really good things about the Neal's Yard cream - my friend used it - and although her tummy got huge - she had NO stretchmarks.

I wish I had listened to her...I slathered on Bio-Oil twice a day (despite hating the smell)...but 3 weeks before my delivery, purplish stretchmarks showed up on my side :-( Being pregnant with twins - I don't know if stretchmarks were inevitable or not....still, after a year they faded to silvery marks which you can only really see up close.

Still - if I were to do it again - I'd use Neal's Yard for sure...and you can't go wrong by trying a bit of everything - as you're doing ;-)

andrea said...

Hey gorgeous girl!! I am so excited to hear your great news. Check out this website, http://www.mamamio.com I have never been prego, but a lot of people (and famous people) say the stretch mark stuff and the "boob tube" work miracles!!
Also, I wanted to tell you that I have been so inspired by your blog, that I am going to start my own blog! I am so shy and I feel awkward because people might make fun of me or if no one reads my blog, but not any more, I'm going to do!!! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll let you know when its up and running, I would love for you to take a peek!
Much love from Texas!!

cik chinta said...

hi =) good info bout all ur things to scrub at whole body, btw..i'm not married yet, bit still like to use all the things u said to rub my body..haha..x0x0

Policosmetics82 said...

So cute!:)) To tell you - Kandee Johnson had made a video about her favorite stretch marks cream - here is the name: it's from a site called mamamio, the cream is Tummy Rub! Hugs to you! :)

Kerrymarie said...

How have i missed this news?! I haven't had the internet for ages! Congratulations!! :)

sabina said...

aww such a cute bump!

u should try mamo mio tummy oil! it seriousry did wonders for my belly while pregnant.

shoe devotee said...

The baby bump, the top and the sandals are so cute. Apparently cocoa butter is also good for stretch marks. :)

CoralLime said...

what a lovely update post! congratulations to you both!
have a great weekend x

Aysh said...

Hey hun, love hearing the updates! So exciting! That top is so lovely too :) Trilogy do a product called Everything Balm which is supposed to be amazing used on baby bumps, I use it regularly on the cuticles, lips & body! Literally everywhere! Did a review on it love it that much! :)

Love Aysh xoxo

theVEROblog said...

Congrats! Wishing you a safe and wonderful pregnancy!

kirstyb said...

love the body shop products xxx

Cheated Hearts said...

Aww cute little bump :)

blushingpixie said...

I am so excited for you guys! Can't wait to see how those tummy creams work. Much love xoxo

Gracey said...

Glad to hear everything is going well! I'm excited for you :)

Catanya said...

Hi dear Muhsine!!
Thanks so much for telling me about your latest post via Twitter, I have been a bit absent this weekend!! I was really wondering how you both would be doing.
I can tell the picture of yours with the belly is pretty!! Love the striped top and the sunshine / light in the picture!!
I love TBS butters but I can feel the Neals Yards balm will be even better!
Have you checked that product for tired legs by Clarins I told you?
Lots of love from Spain,
Catanya

Marge said...

pretty baby bump for a pretty baby mama ☺♥

Andrea said...

You're wearing a badge so that people will know you're pregnant? To get people to give you a seat? Pathetic. I'm annoyed that such things even exist. You're pregnant, not disabled, I'm sure you can still stand up.

Bohemian Life said...

Hi, congratulations to your pregnancy, and especially be healthy with the little baby :)
I like your blog post, so now there will be much more new things to learn and read about :)

Dale said...

You have such great style and congrats on your pregnancy. Following you now. Just found your blog and I love it.

xoDale
I have a fashion blog here in San Francisco
www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

Tali said...

Great minds.. have that top! lol
Omg so exciting to be on bump watch! :)) xx

PinkSweetSz said...

So excited to be going on this Journey with you! Enjoy your pregnancy Huni! x

SWAGGER said...

Aw you look so cute mA! I'm 16 weeks and my baby bump is growing by the week too!

About maternity clothes..super hard to find cute ones, I always end up getting flowy tops from the regular lines at stores:-) I feel like maternity tops always look old fashioned or not as chic!

Love the top and shoes! And thanks for recommending that Neals Yard cream, I have to to out and get some!

Also please do more pregnancy posts! I love them! Maybe I'm biased because I'm pregnant too lol:-)

Take Care Muhsine! You look great!

Riham said...

Aw you look so cute mA! I'm 16 weeks and my baby bump is growing by the week too!

About maternity clothes..super hard to find cute ones, I always end up getting flowy tops from the regular lines at stores:-) I feel like maternity tops always look old fashioned or not as chic!

Love the top and shoes! And thanks for recommending that Neals Yard cream, I have to to out and get some!

Also please do more pregnancy posts! I love them! Maybe I'm biased because I'm pregnant too lol:-)

Take Care Muhsine! You look great!

Riham said...

Sorry just sent u a comment but was signd in through my hubbys mail:-)

Scientist said...

Congrats on your pregnancy :)
I'm so happy to see that someone still has the Papaya body butter, I'm so mad the Body Shop discontinued it :(

rskaliks said...

Hey Muhsine! Here is my new blog!!
http://sprinklesandstrawberryicecream.blogspot.com/
Please please go take a look, there is not much on there, but there will be soon!!

:)

eléna said...

uhh I really like The Body Shop, they have some great products!! Hope the baby's well so far: )

xx

Andy Vicious said...

Congrats hun!! I definitely recommend anything Palmer's baby belly related, and bio-oil! I used them all pregnancy long, as well as a few essential oils I read about (anything that penetrated skin deeply), and I never got a stretch mark! Keeping the skin nice and tight with creams also means getting a flat tight tummy very quick after baby! Excited to watch your belly grow, I just LOVE momma belly's, so beautiful!

EmmaHoldcroft said...

Such a cute bump! body shops got a sale on... Quick stock up on some more lovely body butter :D

I have mentioned you on my blog... hope thats ok, have only just started...
http://emmaholdcroft.blogspot.com

Take care xxx

SmolderPhloof said...

Hey Congrats on your pregnancy! I myself am 25 weeks pregnant with my first child. I suffered through the first 16 weeks. Puking, nausea and consistent bad mood. I didnt wanna go out and just felt miserable all the time. I didnt touch my makeup for about 4 months. The thought of putting on makeup made me wanna puke. But I'm feeling alright now, back to being my pre-pregnancy self.

Well, i hope you have a smooth pregnancy and good luck finding the sex of the baby. ^_*


rica,
smolderphloof.blogspot.com

B said...

Aww you look like you are blossoming with pregnancy! it really suits you! Hope all is going well and those Topshop wedges are beaut :) x

Summer said...

Ohmygod, I've been reading your blog for ages, but I had no idea you were pregnant!
Congratulations, you'll be a great mommy <3

M & B said...

My dear muhsine! I see you're getting LOADS of comments so don't know if you'll see mine. So happy to see you are pregnant, congrats!! I really wish you all the best! gonna be a beautiful baby. I've moved back to sweden :) xx Mirnesa

M & B said...

My dear muhsine! I see you're getting LOADS of comments so don't know if you'll see mine. So happy to see you are pregnant, congrats!! I really wish you all the best! gonna be a beautiful baby. I've moved back to sweden :) xx Mirnesa

Dee O. said...

Lovely blog, I really like how it's centered around your pregnancy. I think that is beautiful. And I really love the Body Shop!!

That GOOD GOOD Blog

Sana_A said...

I added a link to your blog under the list of "my favorite blogs" on my page! :)


xoxo
sana

p.s. please follow me!:)

Stasja said...

Congratulations with this big news! Very happy for you. I love reading these kind of posts so don't stop on our account. But you should enjoy this time as much as possible and only update if you really feel like it. Good luck with the pregnancy! :)

Lauren Jackson said...

Congratulations. I'm loving the clothes that you have bought. I think you're going to look lovely during your pregnancy and I'm looking forward to more updates.

Michelle said...

How exciting! i loved being pregnant, it really is a beautiful time, i say this as my 3 year old is causing havoc! :)
It is a time to treasure, congratulations..
Lingerie Of Desire

Michelle said...

Also i found red herring in debenhams good for maternity clothing..:)
Lingerie Of Desire

Marta. said...

ochh, your tummy is fantastic!:) This is exciting, and cute <3 I very like it :):):)

[THE BEAUTY DIARIES] said...

I do love Neal's Yard but best thing I've ever seen anyone use is Elemis' Japanese Camellia Oil. I used to recommend it to my pregnant clients all the time and every single one of them continued to use it even after pregnancy. Even better its safe enough to use on the baby too! If you give it a whirl let me know how you get on

Hope everything continues to go well for you and baby :o) xoxo

Legally Brunette said...

Have you tried the Body Shop's Buriti Baby body butter? It's amazing, and has no parabens or nasty chemicals!
xxx