Life behind the blog – Pregnancy

I have never written a personal post on my blog before but here is a look at Life behind the blog – pregnancy. Up until now I have never felt the need to or possibly just had nothing personal to write about that I felt was worth mentioning. I have always kept a clean blog focusing on Beauty products and reviews but here is a bit of a personal update on whats happening my side lately.

So as some of you know I have a 3 year old daughter and me and my husband have always planned to have our children close together so that they would grow up together with not too big of an age gap. I didn’t fall pregnant easily the first time and also suffered two miscarriages. I never gave much thought to my first struggle to fall pregnant cause it did eventually happen, now looking back I wonder if it was just luck. When my Daughter was 6 months old we decided to start trying for our second child and I never thought it would drag on so much. I just couldn’t fall pregnant, I felt like it was never going to happen.

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If you have never struggled to fall pregnant then you will never know the massive emotional roller coaster it is, it can feel like the end of your world and months can feel like years with waiting and bad news after bad news while watching all your friends fall pregnant and have bundles of joy, it is a pain you will never know unless you have suffered it. I found it was easy for people to tell me to relax about it and forget about it then it will happen but this advice just frustrated me because it is not something you simply forget about, I mean how?!  After a few Dr’s appointments and tests I eventually ended up in hospital for a Laparoscopy surgery to remove Endometriosis tissue and make sure everything was clear with no problems on the inside of the womb. The operation went well but I have to admin it was more painful and unpleasant than the dr made it out to be. In the end it was all well worth it because here I sit 3 months after the operation and I am now 9 weeks pregnant!

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I never thought I would start my 2016 year with such great news but when my visit to the gyni confirmed that I am pregnant and I could see my little miracle with its beating heart on the screen I just felt complete again. I am only 9 weeks and 5 days pregnant so not completely out of the danger zone yet but I do have faith that this baby is going to be just fine :) , I also now sit with emotions that I am not sure about, it is like I struggled for so long that now that it finally happened I am not sure how to feel. I know I am over the moon excited and happy but it half feels unreal or too good to be true, its been a good few weeks of emotionally adapting to my new pregnancy.

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I will still be blogging fully as usual :) so I am not at all going anywhere! over the last year my Blog has become my other little baby that I have put all my love and creativity into and I am definitely planning on doing great things with the blog this year!!!!!

I am considering doing a pregnancy post or two on the blog over the next few months, or maybe a mommy post here and there to adapt to my current situation lol, let me know what you guys think of this idea? My blog will still remain mostly a beauty blog with maybe a different post here and there.

15 Comments

  1. luchae

    January 14, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Awww! Congrats!!!!!!! :) So exciting!!!! Ill hopefully be in your boat when my girly is 3 years old too (2 years time whew) Enjoy every moment of it. xxxx

  2. Jus Brendah

    January 14, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Congrats Mel! A lot of women suffer with issues around Endometriosis and they never get to experience being biological mothers…you on the other hand have been blessed for the second time. Enjoy this journey with your family!

  3. The Blessed Barrenness

    January 14, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Huge congratulations and blessings to you! xx

  4. Ronnae

    January 14, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Congratulations! I would love to read your mommy posts. I also am trying to conceive for a few months now with no luck. All the best for the entire pregnancy. :)

  5. Chanel

    January 14, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Congrats Messy! This is how i know you! Never giving up! And believe you me, i thought you were pretty close to giving up hope. I think the idea to blog about different things is a great. Enjoy this journey.

  6. Nickhi

    January 14, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    A huge congratulations to you, hubby and big sis!!!! I fully understand your struggle – we tried for more than two years before I became pregnant with my son (and this after various tests confirmed that there was nothing wrong with either me or hubby). When I found out that I was expecting I felt happy but afraid… What if something happens? What if I do something stupid or wrong? What if my child isn’t healthy? What if I can’t carry this pregnancy right through 9 months…. It was an exciting and very scary time for me – so I fully understand where you’re coming from. I pray that your pregnancy goes well! Look after yourself :)

  7. Wenchy

    January 14, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    MAZELTOV! Cherish every moment!

  8. sandy

    January 14, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    So happy for you ♡ wanna read all about it beautiful xx

  9. Adventure Kidz Mom

    January 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Congrats! That is so wonderful!

  10. Alet Swart

    January 15, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Congratulations and look luck with the pregnancy – nothing beats being pregnant in winter!

  11. mommabeartrax

    January 16, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Best news,ever!! Huge congrats and all.the blessings to you and little one!x

  12. Tanya

    January 26, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Congratulations Mel! Hope you have a wonderful pregnancy- take loads of pics and enjoy every moment. Those 9 months drag so long when you’re pregnant but when you look back on the time with your little bundle of joy you realize how quickly the time went.

    And YAY to the big sister :)

    1. Melissa de la Croix

      January 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Thanx so much hun :) im really enjoying every minute of this pregnancy!

  13. Mia shaik

    March 7, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Congrats and I wish you all the best, God bless hun

    Mia.

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