Pregnancy Update: Week 26

‘Your baby’s eyes are beginning to open and they’ll start to respond more often to loud noises. You’re coming to the end of your second trimester and headaches may come more frequently as your hormones change.’
After seeing Ellis post about her pregnancy over at EllyBellyBaybee, I thought it would be a nice idea to include a weekly post too, letting you know the developments in my pregnancy. I haven’t been very good in talking about it so far, but I’m hoping by writing a weekly post, I can keep you informed of my progress and also have a record for after the baby is born.
As mentioned above, my baby’s eyes are beginning to open, and they’ll start to respond to loud noises. The latter has definitely happened! Our friend Dunk has been a regular visitor in the past week as we prepare for the move, and he can sometimes be very loud. I often find the baby kicking me when he’s round – much more than if me and Steve were spending a quiet night in on our own.
This week, I have had two appointments.
1) Gestational diabetes test
2) Midwife appointment at my local doctors surgery.
Let me tell you a little more about them.
Tuesday, I had my diabetes test. As those of you who follow me on Twitter may know, I was not overly impressed that I had to be up so early on my day off, but I knew that this was something I had to attend. Basically, I had to have one blood test when I arrived and there were two outcomes from the result of the first blood test: you either went home, or had to have another test.
I had to have another test. This involved sitting for two whole hours in the waiting room (thank god for Twitter to keep me sane!) after drinking a sweet glucose drink diluted with water. I was not allowed anything to eat (and hadn’t been able to eat since the night before) and believe me, I was hungry!!
I then had to have my second test – which was a nightmare for me, being petrified by both blood & needles! – before being allowed to go home. Although I know its bad for me, I made Steve drive to the nearest McDonalds just so I could get some food! *the shame*
I was told I would find out my results in a couple of days –  I’m still waiting.
Friday, I had a midwife appointment. I know its rare to see your midwife all the time, but I have seen about five different midwives during my pregnancy and it’s starting to grate that I don’t really know any of them, and I’m also feeling slightly unsupported by them.
The midwife I saw was the very stern, matronly type who checked my blood pressure, my stomach etcetera, but I can honestly say she helped me more in ten minutes than all the others have in six months!
I now have plans to go a local antenatal class which I hadn’t been informed about before, and also found out a lot more about tax credits and child benefits for when the baby is born. I can now say I’m feeling much more informed than I was this time last week.
I hope you have enjoyed my pregnancy update! See you next week (hopefully, if the internets up and running after the move!) for week 27 🙂

this is the closest thing to crazy I have ever been, feeling 22, acting 17.

Yes, I’m feeling a lot like my nearly 22 years! For good reasons though.
My gorgeous friends Karen & Lee welcomed a gorgeous little girl into the world this morning (as those of you on my Twitter and Facebook will have seen), and I definitely feel my age – I remember when their little boy was born nearly three years ago!!
Just means my babys coming along next – I can’t wait!
This is a bit of a random post, I’m just checking in really, amongst all the guest blogs and ‘Why Do I Blog?’ features – just letting you know I haven’t completely disappeared haha.
Its been a busy ol’ week, packing stuff up ready for my move next week, working, hospital appointments (look out for a pregnancy update post over the weekend), midwife appointments… It’s all been a bit of a mad rush!
How are we all anyway?
Hope you all have a great weekend,

In The Post: Giveaway Win from The Only Exception

In The Post: Giveaway Win from The Only Exception
Last week, I won the prize on Day 3 of Charlotte’s 3 day giveaway in collaboration with Funky Divaa.
I won the earrings, and heres a picture of what they look like:
How gorgeous are these little beauties?
Now some of you may be saying – ‘Well, we didn’t know you had your ears pierced, Bex’ and you’d be right.
I don’t.
But I want to get them done, and now I have a reason to – to wear these pretty little things.
I adore them.
Also, Charlotte being the lovely person she is, included a little extra in the package too!
Knowing how much I love lipsticks, she included this:
This is a Constance Carroll lipstick in Raspberry! Can’t wait to try it out! Tried to take some pictures of me wearing it earlier, but they just didn’t look any good, so I shall get some up in the next couple of days 🙂
Charlotte also included a lovely little note, congratulating me on winning the earrings:
How cute?
Thank you to Charlotte for my lovely prizes <3
If you haven’t checked out Charlotte’s blog before, you can find it here 

This Ring.

This Ring.
Just a quick post for you all..
Excuse the state of my man hands 🙁
I found this ring when clearing some stuff out of my Dad’s earlier on today.
I have no idea where its from and its showing no signs of wear, like most cheap rings do withing minutes of putting them on, yet I’m loathe to believe its real silver or anything like that!
I absolutely adore it though, I think its beautiful…The only question is, where is it from? It can’t just appear!
If you have any idea, please let me know! A shop name would be very helpful!

Soap & Glory ‘Mist You Madly’

Soap & Glory ‘Mist You Madly’
Soap & Glory ‘Mist You Madly’ body spray, travel size miniature of 100ml
The other day, I was having a browse around my local Boots store, looking at their baby products when I found myself wandering over to the travel miniature shelves. I always take a look at this section when in Boots as I often pick up new products to try, and by only picking up a mini sample of the product, I’m 1)Not breaking the bank of Bex and 2) Not committing myself to the product if I don’t like it (which I would with full size products because I hate to waste my money!)
Now, I have enough shampoo & conditioner, Vaseline and so on to last me a lifetime right now, but the little beauty above caught my eye. I haven’t tried many Soap & Glory products but this bottle of body spray really stood out to me.
Priced at £3.11, this product is perhaps on the steeper end of what I would pay for a mini product, however the gorgeous packaging and of course, the smell of the body spray swung it for me.
Described as a flirty, floral, fragrant body spray, ‘Mist You Madly’ definitely is all of the above. I find it has similarities to Flower by Kenzo, my all time favourite fragrance, and I couldn’t resist spritzing myself with it once I’d left the shop.
So, my thoughts on this product? Well, I only bought this yesterday morning, but I have found this has been sufficient time to make a judgement on it! I really love the scent of this body spray, and it seems others do too – a few of my colleagues happened to mention yesterday during my shift how nice it was, and even the boyfriend approves!
I am definitely one of these people that always has a body spray tucked away in the depths of their handbags, I normally use the Impulse brand, who’ve never done me wrong. However, for the sheer fact that this body spray smells like an absolute dream and the fact that I received plenty of compliments on it (fickle, moi?), this product will definitely be the go-to bodyspray of choice and be a staple of my handbag for the forseeable future.
I rate this product 5 out of 5, I have not found anything wrong with it as of yet, but I shall be sure to update this review if I do!
Are you a fan of Soap & Glory? What products do you love?