Trying to find some humour in the appointments I have had to go to for Liberty, today is my Glucose tolerance test and have to wait 2 hours and not allowed to do anything requiring energy so letting my Husband push me around so we don’t have to sit and wait in waiting rooms!! Fingers crossed that the results are okay 🤰🏻🤞🏻 #glucosetolerancetestdone
After the heat wave over the first May bank holiday weekend and the recent summer weather including today, I realised I am no way ready for the summer let alone being pregnant for nearly all of it! There are 6 areas that I have identified as issues that need some analysis to help me survive:
- How to cool down
- Dealing with sweating
- Dressing properly
- Staying hydrated
- Managing being busy
- Dealing with Hayfever
I have asked around mums and on social media, joined online forums and researched the internet for solutions to how to deal with these and here is what I have tried and tested (majority of the product links for Boots as you get extra points for purchases especially as a member of the Boots parenting club):
As a hopeless romantic, I have been looking forward to the royal wedding for weeks! One of the main attractions for me like any fashion thinking female was seeing the dress! The dress is should a big deal for a wedding (well I think it is anyway) and I couldn’t wait to see what Meghan had chosen! She has all the world designers to choose from so who was it going to be….
Seeing a quick glance of the dress in the car on the way to the ceremony, I saw the top part which look like a thick boat necked dress with no detail but hoped that there was more to the dress when we see her get out of the car!
BLOG UPDATE: It’s been 1️⃣ month since my first blog post! It’s amazing all the support I have had for it and succeeded already in helping others which was one of my main purposes for writing the blog! That fact people have found my advice helpful and can relate to my experiences has given me a great sense of pride! I am more determined than ever now to continue to share my experiences with mental illness and also continue share my journey of my pregnancy with my daughter Liberty. THANK YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!
There is nothing that I crave more than a Duvet Day when I am feeling stressed! It is important to understand and know how to manage stress in day to day lives before it can become dangerous and you could become very ill. With this in mind, Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 theme is: ‘Stress: are we coping?’ Their aim is to ensure that people are aware of what is means, what the signs are and provide some practical advice to manage and prevent it as they want to move towards a less stressed nation.
BLOG UPDATE: Mental Health Awareness week is here and this time focusing on Stress – I am going to continue this next week dedicating my blog to mental health awareness and sharing my own experiences with stress and how I managed to control it! Just remember you are not Alone and it’s okay to feel like you can’t cope!
Having heard about the story line for Coronation Street about Male suicide, it was great to hear that one of the soaps who have a vast following, were able to tackle this issue and raise awareness. I personally couldn’t watch it as it brought back some terrible memories of when I lost someone to suicide last year but reading some of the articles following the broadcast, it makes me happy that people are starting to talk about it.
It was noted that the writers for the story line has been working closely with mental health charities including Samaritans and especially CALM. The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. For more information about the charity, follow the link: https://www.thecalmzone.net/