LIFE // Pregnancy: 29 Weeks

As-Salaamu Alaikum
Peace Be Upon You

&& there we have it. Another cheeky, simple but awkward pregnancy selfie.

Current status: 29 weeks pregnant and super tired.

Biscuit queen.
Throughout my entire pregnancy all I have wanted and was ever satisfied by was biscuits and not just any kind mind you, it’s those Bengali biscuits – rusks and sugared toasts. They’re so satisfying and yummy especially dunked in masala chai. Every bite is savoured! You get that initial crunch and the rest just melts away *drool*. I go through them so quickly that when I run out, I’m semi-satisfied with a creamy, shortbread.

Cravings aside, this week, the LO has been ACTIVE especially at 1am. Throughout the whole day there’s minimal movement but as it gets close to midnight, my stomach is bulging in all sorts of areas. I wish I was more poetic with my words, but sadly, I’m not. However, that does not mean I don’t cherish every beautiful movement, experience and feeling that pregnancy has to offer.

With that said, pregnancy insomnia is very real right about now. The other night once Isa went down to bed I was up cooking, cleaning, mopping, laundry, and sorting out my makeup. YES! Sorting out my makeup. I sat there at 3 am going, WTH am I doing and what did I just start, but it was a job that needed doing so my crazy ass just went for it. Bare in mind, I had work at 9am so needed to be up by 7am. My body was exhausted and tired but my mind was telling me Nooooo! Lol – for some reason I just had to find silly things to clean. It’s my fourth day running now where I’m just sat up at crazy o’clock despite the fact that I’ve been up since 7am! I’m getting concerned as to how I’m getting through the day haha. Is this a sign of nesting? Surely it’s too early.

Heartburns are still an issue and I haven’t given delivery much thought this week. But I have been thinking about Isa and the amount of attention he will receive once baby arrives  – wondering what his reaction to the new arrival will be. Alhamdulilah, he’s a good kid in general, so I really shouldn’t be concerned over this non-issue, but I can’t help but think about it. I feel a little guilty that it’s not going to be me and him for long and that a plus one will soon be joining us soon. As I said, he’s an amazing child and he loves other kids and babies so I’m confident he will adjust well, he has a very caring and nurturing aurora about him.

Throughout this pregnancy my teeth have been super sensitive, so this week I have booked in a dentist appointment for two weeks time from now, as that’s the earliest I’m available to go. I know pregnancy affects your teeth and nutrients but boy are my teeth super sensitive atm.

Anyways I’ll keep you updated on my journey as I go along, so feel free to check back here every now and again!

Oh and Ramadan Mubarak Everyone! I pray Allah grants all your dua’s and provides you with his mercy, love and forgiveness.

Until my next post xoxo

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Video || DITL WITH US

As-Salaamu Alaikum
Peace Be Upon You

Hello my loves, I’m sorry for slacking on the video front of life – but guess what – I’ve actively been trying to vlog a lot more! Not quite the daily vlogger – more so a weekly vlogger of here and there and everywhere – piecing it together nicely. I’m vlogging more so for me than anyone else tbh – a visual diary to show my son when he’s older and a touching way for me to remember him and watch the changes because let’s be honest, it only takes one blink to miss everything. In a world where things are digital and constant, I feel like pictures don’t always capture those perfect imperfect memories, the moving smiles and constant laughter/ babbling – I know 10000% it’ll be nice for the future me to reflect back upon – and in the meantime I’m going to share my moments with you too!

In this vlog, I share a snippet of one day where I and Isa pop out to eat at Tortilla where he sat in a high chair for the first time! && I pop into Primark and Zara and share with you what I purchase. So without further ado – here is the first of many vlogs to come – E N J O Y.

Feel free to share the love and support by subscribing and following n the links below – it’s all free and won’t take more than a couple of seconds of your day. That way it’ll indicate to me what kind of content you adore and whether I should continue to share my intimate daily moments with you.

Until my next post xoxo

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VIDEO || A roundup of 2017 in 17 minutes

As-Salaamu Alaikum
Peace Be Upon You

There are 525600 minutes in a year. I have decided to show you a 17 minute and 40 second vlog from my life in 2017. It is a round up video full of various feelings, emotions and memories. From finding out I’m pregnant, to following my pregnancy, to giving birth and meeting my son – Isa Mikaeel.

I’ve included memories of what makes me smile and all the food I have loved.  It’s a bit of an open video, in the sense that I’ve never shared some of these images, videos or feelings with anyone before but I’m ready to now. So please be kind my loves.

&& if you did enjoy this video then please do let me know in the comments below and tag along the journey and subscribe for more.

Until my next post xoxo

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