Sharing Something Special…

Sharing Something Special…


May 28, 2020

Besides all the wonderful sourdough we’ve been baking during quarantine, I’ve also been cooking up a special little something that’s finally ready to make it’s debut…

This November, Eddie and I will be welcoming a baby boy into our lives!

Pregnancy Reveal
Picnic

We found out about our little one before Coronavirus flipped our worlds upside down. Since then, I’ve gone through a gamut of emotions. Excitement was of course the immediate reaction when we learned of the wonderful news. When COVID-19 came to the U.S. and lockdown measures were put in place, I started to feel a little uneasy about what the future might hold. Unfortunately, this uneasiness hasn’t been alleviated just yet as the numbers don’t seem to be decreasing at a healthy enough rate. However, I’ve tried to maintain a mostly positive disposition throughout – even with morning sickness…

Morning sickness was something I was totally unprepared for. One of my best friends had hyperemesis for the entirety of her pregnancy and handful of others I know didn’t throw up once! I wasn’t sure where on the spectrum of ‘sickness’ I’d fall and, unfortunately, I had it pretty rough for almost a month. For about three weeks I was bed-ridden and completely overcome with nausea, loss of appetite, and fatigue like I’ve never experienced before. In the first two weeks of my month-long bout of morning sickness I lost about 10 pounds. All I can say is THANK GOD FOR EDDIE! The most positive outcome of lockdown has been Eddie’s ability to work from home for the past (almost) three months. I was considered ‘high-risk’ during my first trimester (getting a fever during your first trimester could be detrimental to the baby) and so I never left the house once. Eddie did all of the supermarket runs for over a month. He took care of me, fed me, cooked all meals, cleaned the house, attended to our very hyper puppy, all whilst juggling work. I was absolutely useless!

Pregnancy Reveal

Outfit Details:

August the Label Dress (similar style in more sizes)

Mejuri Moon Studs (use http://crew.mejuri.com/simplysaffy for 10% off your first order)

Gold Hoops (similar)

Vrai & Oro Cuban Link Bracelet

Avarcas Shoes (last seen here)

Straw bag

Picnic basket (similar)

I’m currently at week 16 now and feeling almost 100% myself! I still have a sensitive nose – although not nearly what it was just a few weeks ago (I had seriously strange food aversions due to the strong smells). This has been the most fascinating part of pregnancy thus far! Husbands, if you go to great lengths to make a delicious meal for your pregnant wife, and she refuses because the smell makes her want to throw up, don’t take it personally!

My bump has only just started to pop a little – making Baby R feel all that more real! The next few months are going to be an exciting journey as we prepare to bring the little one into this crazy world. We’ve not touched the nursery (currently the office), nor have I gone into purchasing mode yet, but I have a feeling all of this will start kicking in soon as the weeks seem to be flying by already! In accordance with Simply Saffy standards, I’m going to try and make as many of Baby R’s purchases sustainable, ethical, and secondhand where possible. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes as I’ve already found some brands and items I’m in love with!

The father and big brother
Pregnancy Reveal

My boys are ready to have another boy in the house! Eddie is going to be such a wonderful father as I’ve really seen him shine whilst taking care of me during those rough weeks. Toulouse is going to love having a new playmate (once he’s older) and someone else dropping food on the floor for him to scrounge!

Now that my life is about to undergo such a large change, I’d imagine the blog will too. Whilst most of the focus will remain the same, as I discover parenting tidbits I’ll share them here too.

Love,

Saffy

xxx

15 Comments

  • Mum
    May 28, 2020

    So exciting!!!!! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to meet our little munchkin!! <3

    • SimplySaffy
      May 29, 2020

      GRANDMAAAA!!!! πŸ˜€

  • Rebecca
    May 28, 2020

    Over the moon for you both! Cannot wait to meet him when he arrives. Also you are seriously glowing! The mini bump is adorable on you xx

    • SimplySaffy
      May 29, 2020

      Eeeek! The ‘glow’ is 100% makeup, I promise! πŸ˜› Most days in lockdown I’m a total slob in sweatpants all day long so it felt fun to get glammed up for this heehee. Also, feels so good to have a little bump finally popping now! Makes it that much more real! xoxo

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    May 28, 2020

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  • Lori
    May 28, 2020

    Aaaahhhhh!!!! This is such wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your family. How very exciting <3

    • SimplySaffy
      May 29, 2020

      Thanks, girlie!!! Was so lovely chatting with Matthew yesterday – I told him to pass along all my love to you and Adrian too <3 Can't wait to join the mum club! πŸ™‚ XO

  • Ana
    May 29, 2020

    Congratulations πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ so happy for you guys!

    • SimplySaffy
      May 31, 2020

      Eeek! Thank you so so much, Ana! It’s been a wild ride the past few months but we’re definitely excited for this little one to flip our worlds upside down in the best way possible! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Geri Lawhon
    June 11, 2020

    Congratulations on your new baby and also congrats for having such a wonderful husband. Looking forward to further reports through November.

    • SimplySaffy
      June 11, 2020

      Thank you so much, Geri! Will update on here for sure! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Claire Knudson
    June 12, 2020

    Oh my word! Congratulations! πŸ’™ So happy for you and your family!!! Glad you are feeling better, the morning, rather ALL day sickness is REAL, but it gets better and better. Enjoy everyday of your pregnancy, it’s really an incredible experience. You’re looking lovely as ever, already have that pregnancy glow!πŸ’“

    • SimplySaffy
      June 15, 2020

      Thank you so much!!! All day morning sickness is RIGHT :/ Gosh it was rough, but I’m so happy to be over that hurdle now and second trimester is much better so far! Sending all my love to you and your baby girl <3 xxx

  • Irene Von Waltsleben
    June 17, 2020

    Congratulations!! Great news, and a whole new world awaiting you both! Enjoy the fun of preparing, as well as lots of sleep while you can! XXXXX

    • SimplySaffy
      June 18, 2020

      Thank you, Irene!!!! Had a brilliant dinner with George & Sara last summer where we talked all things babies (Sara gave me some baby books) and so I got to properly thank them a few weeks ago! πŸ˜› We’re very excited for this next chapter and I’m trying to get alllllll the sleep I can πŸ˜‰ xxx

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