Date night ootd at 30 weeks pregnant


Hi Cherubs!

Date nights don't happen much anymore... I actually think in the entire 18months of having Mina we've had around 5 max. But since it was my husbands 30th we thought we should treat ourselves and my lovely friend who has 2 kids of her own offered to help us out by watching Mina in the evening and also a day on the weekend so we could get some spa treatments. Luxury! 
It was honestly so nice getting away from being mom and dad for a few hours and I think were gonna try and do it at least once a month... It might be difficult once the new addition arrives though. How do you guys spend quality time with your significant others?

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Dressing the bump in the third trimester of pregnancy

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30 weeks pregnant date night outfit

In terms of date night outfits I'm clutching at straws here haha. 30 weeks pregnant and not much fits. I also don't want to spend anymore money on maternity fashion if I'm honest. My plan was to wear my polka dot Zara dress but it was raining and jeans and a nice top seemed more appropriate. These over the bump Topshop jeans are a bit of a lifesaver since the jersey band is black and means you can extend the life of your pre-pregnancy shirts like my beloved Isabel Marant floral number. Its definitely a special piece and elevates an otherwise standard outfit.

Top - Isabel Marant via Nordstrom (old)
Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Topshop (old)

Catch up on my previous post here

Love Sarah

Second trimester update | Baby girl number 2!


Hi Cherubs!

Second trimester is done! I have around 11 weeks to go now which seems so crazy and a little scary to me right now but there is never a perfect time for a baby so might as well just get on with it lol. Overall this trimester has been pretty mundane and easy going and for that I am thankful but adding a toddler into the mix definitely makes it more interesting and tiresome. Right lets get into all the nitty gritty!


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Selfcare, fitness and diet.

Right I'm gonna start off with fitness, I have only worked out a hand full of times this trimester but I have been doing daily walks with Mina and trying to hit 10,000 steps daily... sometimes I do it easily and then other times you'll find me doing laps of the apartment before bed to see if I can hit my target. I've definitely put less pressure on myself this time around with my work outs as its just not feesable with a toddler and being her primary caregiver day in and day out. Instead I just opt for things we can do together which has worked out great. My weight gain has been slow and steady, my doctor is so pleased this time around. All in all I've put on 12lbs so far this pregnancy and my goal is 25lbs in total and I think I can do it.
In terms of diet I've been as healthy as possible... I get biweekly Daily Harvest deliveries of delicious plant based smoothies and harvest bowls which I have for my lunches and for dinners I've been really into salads and adding a few naughty sides like onion rings but balance!
No cravings apart from sparkling water this time around which has probably helped my slow and steady weight gain. I feel pretty content with how my diet and fitness is going so far.
Since my husband and I are turning 30 pretty soon we have booked in a spa day in a few weeks time and I am so excited for my prenatal massage. I enjoyed it so much last pregnancy and it helped so much with all the aches and pains my body is soon going to feel with the final trimester. 
I haven't noticed any new stretch marks this time around which obvs I'm happy to report. I've been using a few things I thought I'd mention which I absolutely love and have repurchased throughout this pregnancy.

Cowshed - Udderly Gorgeous Stretch Mark Oil - LookFantastic - $24


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Mind and Body - How I'm feeling?

Lets start with hormones! Pregnancy does some crazy things but the hormones can be so intense sometimes. Overall I feel pretty happy but I am super sensitive and will cry easily. I also get irritated quickly too, its just another of those pleasant symptoms your loved ones have to put up with for a few months. 
My pregnancy with Mina I had so many back problems by this point probably due to the weight gain lets be honest but this time around I feel great. My back twinges sometimes if Mina is being clingy and wants me to pick her up constantly.. I've learnt to say no to her and deal with her crying at me for a few minutes until she finds a new distraction. The last few weeks of my second trimester have been a little annoying with having a stomach bug and then a never ending cold... I still have it now going on 2.5 weeks. I've lost a bit of weight due to being sick but I'm slowly getting my appetite back and I'm sure I'll make up for what I lost. My recent blood work showed I was anemic which is annoying and probably explains my lack of energy. Im taking some supplements now so fingers crossed that sorts its self out. 
Overall feeling great though!

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Preparing for baby!

Oh its so different this time around and way less expensive haha. I haven't had to buy too many things as we have everything we could possibly need and more. I've bought a few summer newborn and 0-3 clothing since my babies will be born in opposite seasons. I haven't had to decorate a nursery this time as I'm planning on the baby sharing with Mina when she's old enough. I did buy a bassinet stand for our Uppababy bassinet just because its easy to move around and I don't see the point of buying a separate bassinet when our stroller system came with one. Small apartment hacks! 
I've sorted through Mina's old clothes and everything is washed and ready, I actually really enjoyed doing this. It was nice seeing the tiny baby clothes again and getting to reuse it too. The only things I really have to buy this time is diapers but I have plenty of time for that.
Since we live over 5000 miles from home without any help from our close friends and family we've made some plans ahead of delivery so someone will be here to look after Mina. We've booked flights for my sister who is so hands on with Mina and basically worships her. We wanted family mainly because I found it too stressful trying to find a nanny and also I think its better for Mina to be with someone she trusts and knows. My sister is gonna love looking after her on her own for a few days. 
I will be having a scheduled c-section this time around since I had an unplanned one previous. I'm pretty sure it will be scheduled for 39 weeks so it takes some of the guess work out and means we've been able to plan my sisters visit. Obviously baby girl could come anytime from 37 weeks I pray she stays put till my sister arrives though but we will deal with that if we have to. 
11 weeks to go 😬

I hope you've enjoyed this update!

Feel free to read my second trimester update with Mina here

Love Sarah





Mommy and Me Style | 23 Weeks pregnant + 16 Month old Toddler Girl

Hi Cherubs!

This is a little spontaneous mommy and me style blog post as the photos we took over the weekend are just too adorable not to post here on the blog. I'm currently 23 weeks pregnant and my bump has POPPED! Its so nice having a little bump again and feeling all the movements. My little lady has just turned 16 months old but pretty much looks like a 2 year old already... I know everyone says it but don't they grow up too fast?

Anyways keep on reading for links to our outfits 💘

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I bought these dungarees around 14 weeks pregnant and they looked huge and ridiculous on me, but I finally tried them on again a few days ago and loved the fit. Easy pregnancy style and super comfortable too. Looks great styled with shirts as well as simple tee's. 

Mina is also wearing dungarees! I buy so many dungarees for her because they look incredibly cute and easy to create a put together outfit for her. I'm so happy we are expecting another little girl as all these gorgeous clothes I buy for Mina will have a second run.

Mom Outfit!

Tee - Topshop (old)
Dungarees - Macy's
Sandals - Vince (old)

Toddler Outfit!

Top - Nordstrom
Dungarees - Zara
Cardigan - Zara (old)
Sandals - Target

Catch up on my previous post here

Love Sarah






21 Weeks Pregnancy OOTD + Toddlers current daily routine



Hi Cherubs!

I thought today I could chat about Mina's current daily routine and I'm honestly kicking myself that I haven't done this style of post before. It would have been so useful to look back on especially now that I'm halfway through my second pregnancy with another little lady. Better late than never though, right?

Mornings usually start anywhere between 6:30am and 7:15am. Mina chats away to herself which is my wake up call. We've stopped morning and afternoon bottles now since she wasn't interested so I just change her diaper and put some cosy clothes on and give her a fresh water bottle. 
She eats breakfast which is pretty much the same daily, toast and fruit. Weekend treats are croissants or pancakes with fruit. Carbs are life!

Once breakfast is done its over to my husband whilst I shower and get ready for the day. At around 9am Mina allows me to brush her teeth (I always play 'brush your teeth by Super Simple Songs to make the process a little more fun) Then I dress her.

9:30am Mina will go into the kitchen and say 'snack' Its the sweetest thing! Snack choices are, Nutri Grain bar (shared with me) Banana, berries or crackers.

9:30am - 11:30am is playing/running errands/park/house chores time.

11:30am is when we have lunch. Early I know but I like her to have an hour before going down for a nap. I'm not complaining though because I'm usually starving by this point. Lunch choices are, eggs, toast, sandwiches, avocado, tomato etc Easy quick and simple.

12:30pm Nap time! This used to be so easy but she recently started to climb out of the crib so we converted to a toddler bed. It can take between 10 and 40 mins for her to fall asleep and this is with me putting her back into bed several times. If anyone has any tips please share. Once she's asleep though I get 2/3 hours to myself. I usually get chores done but I also have some me time and make myself a cup of tea and watch a youtube video before I clean the bathrooms etc.

3pm She doesn't always want a snack but if she does this is the time I give it her. Then we go for a walk and spend some more time outside which she loves to do. 

4pm Is when I make a start on her dinner and prep dinner for myself and my husband. If Mina is being fussy I let her watch Peppa Pig or Super Simple Songs for 30 mins whilst I get things ready.

5:30pm Dinner time for Mina. Dinner options are, pasta, roasted veg, steamed veg, tofu, fish etc.

6pm-7pm playtime with Dad.

7pm - Bathtime, bottle and brush teeth before bed. My husband usually does this routine and she's always so good at night probably because she's always tired and ready for bed. Whilst my husband does this, I clean up!

What does your day look like with a toddler?


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Onto the outfit. Comfortable is key with me especially as I have to run after Mina all day everyday. I love this stripe maternity top from PinkBlush, it is incredibly soft and will grow with my bump. I've found that PinkBlush clothing washes very well which is super handy as I'm covered in snot and food by the end of the day, anyone else? 
If you love a stripe top like me then you should check out their maternity clothes. Will I stop buying stripes? Probably not my friends..

Top - PinkBlush
Jeans - Topshop

Thanks for reading!
Catch up on my gender reveal post here
Love Sarah


Gender Reveal | Baby number 2

Hi Cherubs!

The time has finally arrived where I get to share my very exciting news that baby number 2 is a GIRL!!!! We are over the moon excited to add another gorgeous little lady to our gang and I can not wait for Mina to be a big sister. My 20 week scan went really well, I do have to have a follow up scan to get a few more pics of the heart and kidneys as baby girl wasn't in the best position and no amounts of walking or wriggling about on the bed would change her position. We also have a name picked out and I can not wait to share that with you guys when she is born. Ahhh its such an exciting time.

Keep on scrolling to find out where to find gorgeous maternity dresses like this one.

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Shall we talk about this super flattering dress I was kindly gifted by PinkBlush? Figure and bump FLATTERING! Cinched just about the bump but skimming the hips is my idea of perfect maternity clothing. The fabric is extremely soft which is paramount in pregnancy as skin changes all the time and can be sensitive and itchy. The length is great and it can be dressed up or down. I've gone for a more casual look here as thats much more my style teamed with my tan sandals for a contrast in color. 

If you're in need of some gorgeous clothes to dress your bump I would highly recommend PinkBlush, there is something for every style! 

Dress - PinkBlush* (gifted)
Sandals - Zara

I would love to hear what you think of my maternity shoot.
Thanks for reading

Love Sarah





Lookfantastic X Erno Laszlo Limited Edition Beauty Box

Hi Cherubs!

The double cleanse pioneers aka Erno Laszlo have teamed up with lookfantastic to bring us all joy in a beauty box. This collaboration is skincare goals. If you've ever wanted to try Erno Laszlo then this box is a well rounded introduction to the perfect skincare regime. Famously known for looking after the skin of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe and now those lucky enough to get their hands on this limited edition hero box. For a full break down of what products are inside carry on reading!

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Erno Laszlo Pore Refining Detox Double Cleanse - Full Size 100ml | Ok so this cleanser looks very intriguing and it caught my eye straight away. I've tried their signature double cleanse before and LOVED it, this one however is a perfect alternative to that. The capsules contain their potent black charcoal which draws out dirt buildup rather effectively. A great cleanser for smooth hydrated skin. Recommended for morning use. Have you tried this cleanser before? Let me know your thoughts. It retails at $55 which I think is pretty reasonable especially because I've never been let down by the quality of Erno Laszlo products before. 

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Erno Laszlo Exfoliate and Detox Hydrogel Mask - Single Mask | Who doesn't love a sheet mask?! I've seen these masks all over Instagram and the hype doesn't seem to be dying down either. I've read so many good reviews about how hydrating this mask is, so excited to try it out. Again charcoal is a key ingredient in this product to draw out all those nasties and leave you with a brighter complexion. $16 for 1 mask.. I guess for a treat its not so bad right?

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Erno Laszlo Hydra-TherapySleep Memory Mask - Full Size 15ml | Described as a mask but I'd probably say super rich moisturizer since you are advised to apply immediately after cleansing. After applying blot away excess and get some beauty sleep. This product hopes to replenish skins moisture while you sleep. Sounds dreamy to me. $43!

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Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream - Full Size 15 ml | This is my type of night cream as the consistency is lightweight which means it absorbs quicker. I like quick for my night time routine. A non greasy formula which promises to reveal plump youthful skin by morning. Great for filling in wrinkles as one of the main ingredients is silicone. I need that! $126 for 50ml 

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Erno Laszlo Light Controlling Lotion - Full Size 200ml | Never underestimate the power of a good toner my friends. This product promises to control excess oil and brighten your skin. Toner also prepare your skin for moisturizer absorption. Can't wait to try this out. $60 for toner does sound pretty steep, hopefully the product justifies the price.

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Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask - Full Size Pack | As soon as I saw this product I immediately tried it out. The eye masks are silky soft and infused with serum, easy to apply to the delicate area under eyes. Feels very cooling and relaxing. I really loved using these! A perfect start to the morning, whilst I sip some coffee and catch up with the news. Since I don't always get that much sleep I tend to have bags under my eyes so these are perfect for me. I noticed the puffiness was reduced by a lot and I looked liked I had a pretty good nights sleep which I hadn't! Also you get 6 eye masks in a pack for $35 which I think is a great deal.

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Thats all 6 full size products which are included in this limited edition box with Lookfantastic. The box costs $75 which is a steal! 

lookfantastic x Erno Laszlo beauty box*(gift) Available here

Incase you don't manage to get your hands on this box I noticed that SkinStore also have a collaboration with Erno Laszlo too, check out their box here

Thanks for reading!

Love Sarah



First trimester update | Baby number 2

Hi Cherubs!

So you've probably worked out why I've been neglecting my blog for the past few months.. Thats right we're expecting baby number 2 and final baby I might add! Its been a tough old thing to keep to myself especially with how horrendous the first trimester has been this time around. But I made it through and now I can hopefully enjoy the second trimester until my back pain starts to kick in. I know people always go on about how the second trimester is just so bloody wonderful but thats only because the first and third are awful. But for me second trimester is also pretty tough mentally and physically. With all the body changes and then I suffer with my back whether pregnant or not but pregnancy seems to exacerbate that. I'm going off tangent! Lets get into my experience with the first trimester with baby number 2.


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First trimester symptoms and finding out

I stopped breastfeeding at 10.5 months postpartum and we actually planned to start trying that month however I didn't get a positive ovulation test so we didn't bother. I didn't feel worried about not ovulating because I read a tonne of info online about your body taking some time to get back on schedule after breastfeeding, so just fyi if your trying to conceive whilst breastfeeding or just stopping. The following month I got a positive ovulation test so my body got back on track pretty quick. 12 days after I ovulated I got a positive pregnancy test too... Shocked doesn't quite cover it. With my previous pregnancies it took 6-8 months to conceive so this was a big deal for me. It kind of caught me off guard, like shit if this pregnancy is viable I'm gonna have 2 kids under 2. I didn't have very many early pregnancy symptoms other than major mood swings, I'm gonna put it bluntly I was pretty much a bitch for 2 weeks. I kinda thought if I'm not pregnant then something is seriously off with me. So glad thats over with now, my marriage is safe ha.

This pregnancy got off to a worrying start. From the positive test I started spotting, I knew it was normal but I had never experienced it with my previous pregnancies. At 6 weeks pregnant I had a lot more bleeding and I just couldn't shake this feeling that something wasn't right. I emailed my doctor and she got me in to see her the next day. My doctor wanted to check that the pregnancy was in the right place so she gave me an ultrasound, at 6 weeks you can't see much. A sac and a tiny little line which was the baby, the pregnancy was in my uterus which was a huge relief to us all. My doctor said she could see a flicker of a heartbeat but I couldn't see it to be honest. I felt a little reassured after the ultrasound but I did some blood work to see if my hcg was raising and fortunately it was. A few days after the ultrasound my bleeding stopped. Typical.

At 6 weeks is when the all day nausea kicked in and then week 7 I started throwing up pretty much 30 mins after every meal. It was so exhausting! It was just so hard to leave the house and enjoy myself at all. Gosh the first trimester is tiring. I think having a toddler to run around after probably helped me out really as she kept me busy and took my mind off of the nausea. I finally stopped throwing up at week 12 and then week 13 my nausea subsided. 5 weeks of throwing up everyday doesn't sound like a big deal does it? But when you're in it it seems like a lifetime, I complained so much during those 5 weeks. My hormones were crazy! I should also add that I've had the worst skin too, huge painful spots along my jawline and just when I think I've got rid of one another pops up. When will I get the pregnancy glowing skin please?  
My 8 week ultrasound went really well, it was reassuring to see some growth and my husband came along to this one and it just made this pregnancy feel real, scarily real! Like were actually doing this!

I decided to opt for the Nuchal Translucency test again which looks for abnormalities and trisomy 18 and Down syndrome. The test entails a first trimester blood draw, a 45 min scan around 13 weeks and finally a second trimester blood draw. My scan went really well, baby was measuring perfectly and so far I am negative for all the screenings. Fingers crossed for the last hurdle.

Thats everything for my symtoms so far. I would love to hear your first trimester symptoms too.

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Pregnancy cravings and aversions

The only aversion this pregnancy is nut butters... The smell turns my stomach and my husband has almond butter on toast. most mornings, its horrendous! Cravings have been pretty minimal this time around. I enjoyed spring rolls for a week or so but now I'm done with that ha. But I've been loving pickled onions, tomatoes, salads, ranch dip and crisps pretty consistently. Its been way easier to eat healthily this pregnancy and I've managed to keep my weight gain down. My pregnancy with Mina I think I gained 12lbs in the first trimester but this time only 5lbs. I'm so proud of myself and I'm feeling pretty motivated to start my work outs again in the morning and continue to eat pickled onions with every meal. 

I'm still in my jeans but only just! By the end of the day they do feel kinda tight especially with all the bloating I'm suffering with at the moment. I've ordered some new maternity jeans as I'm a little smaller this time around and my other jeans are too big (at the moment anyways)

So far so good, this pregnancy is going pretty smoothly and fast too. I'm so excited to give Mina a sibling, she is gonna love the baby so much I can already tell. She keeps patting my stomach which is v cute, obviously I know she has no idea whats going on but still cute!

Baby number 2 is due late July. My next appointment with my OB/GYN isn't for like 10 weeks now but when I see her we are going to discuss my plans for birth. I've already decided on a c-section though since I had to have an unplanned one with Mina. I just don't want to run that risk again. I know people have big opinions on planned c-sections but its a decision I've put a lot of thought into and I'm happy with that. We also have names picked out but I'm gonna keep quiet on those for now. 

Thanks so much for catching up on my first trimester. Leave a comment if you are due the same time as me, I would love to follow a long with your journey. I'm also gonna leave some links to my previous pregnancy updates.

Baby number 1 updates 

First trimester - here

Second trimester - here

Third trimester - here

Birth story - here

Love Sarah


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