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OOTD: Pink or Blue…

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baby sex reveal post

We’re having a…


My instincts were 100% on the money! And so were a lot of you 🙂 I was about 80% convinced it was a boy for some reason. Maybe because when you are pregnant you notice a lot of kids! And a lot of the kids I saw were the cutest little boys ever and that just made me yearn for a little boy so bad. Also the kicks this baby delivers are so strong, I just knew it ain’t no baby girl who can kick this hard. LOL. Some days though, I would look forward to having a girl and sharing those priceless Mummy & Me moments with her. I tried not to be bias in whatever sex I wished for but we’re humans and it can’t be helped sometimes.

I only just realised I had more boy names on my list than girl names…So I guess I was leaning towards boy more. Hahahahaha. Soon as we found out I was over the moon. I was already bonding with this baby but knowing the sex just seems to add an extra layer of personality already.

He’s such an active bundle of joy and he’s starting to develop a schedule with his movements so I look forward to times of the day when he’s up and exploring about my uterus 🙂

My weight…is back to normal. I lost a tremendous amount of weight in the first 3 months so my current weight is actually what it used to be pre-pregnancy. Yep, I’ve been eating everything in sight. I’m guessing this is when I start to double in size. I’ve been avoiding the scales too… 🙁

Water retention and bloating…has started to take it’s toll on me. My toes look like like little pigs in a blanket. Hahahahahaha. Lord, I know I laughed at Kim Kardashian when she sported those perspex Givenchy sandals without warning us when she was pregnant…But please be kind to me. LOL. Let this not be my predicament please Lord.

Stretch marks…have kept their distance so far. I haven’t noticed any. Praise God!  At what stage do the make their debut because I am ready to annihilate them. I have been moisturising with my belly butter morning and night. I am prone to stretch marks though so I know it’s only a matter of time. Urghhh.

The toilet break stories…are true. This baby must be stomping on my bladder because I literally need to pee every half hou 🙁

My gym membership…might as well be cancelled. Because I haven’t been since I got knocked up. I’m so unfit right now. I hear post-pregnancy bodies are made DURING pregnancy. Well, my post-baby must need divine intervention because I’m so unfit right now. I tried to squat the other day and pulled a muscle. Aarghhh.

The one very good thing…about this pregnancy is I’ve had no breakouts since! Like my skin has never looked better. My breakouts are usually caused by my periods so now that Aunt Flo is on holiday, guess whose skin  flourishing?! I may have the worst nausea but this acne-free is such a great reward. Is there to maintain this flawlessness post-baby? I need to know.

I do not have any super weird cravings but… I’m still not able to stomach any sweet or flavoured drinks. I have living on purely ice-cold water for months now. Which is weird because I never used to be a big water drinker.

I also have the appetite… of a professional athlete. I need to be stopped. I just heap massive portions on my plate and feel bad later. Help me.  Hahahahahaha.

I’ve still got… a super sensitive nose. Like seriously, I’m over it at this point. It ruins many things for me as most things have a super strong smell. I’ll just have to accept the fact that it won’t dissipate until this baby pops out. So the countdown is ongoing.

I think that’s just about everything bump-related covered.

I love shopping and I’ve been using Octer to shop lately. They are a unique marketplacve where you can find and shop items from numerous stores around the UK. I needed a blue dress last weekend and I found this gorgeous embellished Virgos Lounge dress on Octer. There’s a tonne of choice on there and I know you’ll love it! It was so easy too.

OUTFIT: Laila embellished Virgos Lounge dress, Office metallic heels, Boohoo pink bodycon dress

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  • Carol
    July 14, 2016

    You was right!! Congratulations, his going to be a cutie!! You are rocking both these outfits, Virgos Lounge was not good to me pregnant even though I went the size up, so rest assured your still slim lol

    Carol X

    • Art Becomes You
      July 14, 2016

      No way. You looked flawless the whole time. Girl stop???? thanks babe. You’re gonna have such a cute princess urghhh!???

  • angepricile
    July 14, 2016

    Félicitation ma puce

  • G
    July 14, 2016

    whoa! I said it was a boy. yuppie am glad I am right, your belly round and small. your beauty still intact as most girls like to let you know they are the queen beauty.” Mommy you had your time I need to shine during the pregnancy.”
    Thanks for sharing. CONGRATULATIONS!

    • G
      July 14, 2016

      in addition. fab dresses. you are point of contact for pregnancy items!

      • Art Becomes You
        July 14, 2016

        Awww stop showering me with praises ??????? lol thanks!

    • Art Becomes You
      July 14, 2016

      Bwahahaha I’ve heard that about baby girls, they sure are naughty ? thanks G

  • raquelcanoblog
    July 14, 2016

    You are rocking all those outfits! I love the baby bump 🙂 You must be impatient to see the baby!

    Anyway, I have changed my blog if you want to check it out is http://www.Raquelcanoblog.com

    Lots of love,


    • Art Becomes You
      July 14, 2016

      Thanks Hun! Will be sure to follow your new blog. Looking good!

  • Joffi
    July 14, 2016

    Congrats Ly. May God bless u and d Lil Prince

  • Ngem
    July 14, 2016

    Yay I was right. Your tatas ? revealed it for me. That’s that the only theory that works on predicting gender. Congrats again hun. He will be such a cutie.

    • Art Becomes You
      July 14, 2016

      Hahahaha, girl really! Lol. They’re growing fast! Maybe because boys need to feed more lmao

  • Mona
    July 14, 2016

    You sure know how to use words. Looking so radiant

  • moonstone34
    July 14, 2016

    Congrats beautiful! Looks like your instincts were right, subconsciously you were already preparing for it. What an exciting time in your life! Looking forward to your next baby update.

    Xo, Jackie

    • Art Becomes You
      July 15, 2016

      cheers babe for always leaving the best comments! I need to catch up on your blog. feel so guilty!!

  • Barbz
    July 14, 2016

    I Am reading this with the biggest smile on my face and nothing can ruin my joy… Those kicks!! Aww I love him already!

  • The Alaroro
    July 14, 2016

    Congratulations! Wishing you a safe and healthy delivery.

  • No Rule, Just Style
    July 14, 2016

    Awww. Congratulations!! I guessed wrong. I’m a sucker for girls! LOL. May you and your hubby (I know he’s really excited) bring into this world, a healthy beautiful baby boy. Have a lovely weekend, and thank for sharing the news with us. Xx #HotMama

    A| https://norulejuststyle.wordpress.com/

  • Mojisola Obazuaye
    July 15, 2016

    Congrats Lydie. My prayer for you is safe delivery on the day. God bless.

  • Dana @ IveGotCake
    July 17, 2016

    Congratulations Mama!! I can’t wait till this time next year so I can send you a mothers day card!
    You look BEAUTIFUL, Lydie!!

  • AlamodeFran
    July 18, 2016

    Congratulations hun, thanks for sharing the news with us and for doing this pregnancy updates because they’re hilarious @need divine intervention hahaha lol…hope you have a great week hun, stay blessed xx

    • Art Becomes You
      July 18, 2016

      awwww cheers babe. sharing makes the journey seem easier! 🙂

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