January 01, 2012

My exciting news for 2012 is.....


... I am PREGNANT!

My husband and I are very excited, if a little freaked out as it's our first baby and we have no idea what to expect! Being the control freak that I am, I found out I was pregnant somewhere around week 4, so it's been really hard trying to hold it all in and not blurt it out to everyone until now.

Now you may be wondering, is she going to turn this into a pregnancy blog? That would be NO. Makeup and Macaroons will continue as per normal though I will from time to time throw in some updates on how the pregnancy is going. So here's a little info on my pregnancy so far.
  • I'm 13 weeks pregnant today, which means an end (I hope!) to the all-day nausea and extreme tiredness I've been feeling of late.
  • Around week 5 I started feeling really really hungry, I'm talking ravenous! All I wanted to do was eat. One lunch time I remember I was sitting at a Vietnamese Pho (soup) place eating a huge bowl of chicken pho and thinking this isn't enough for me, I'll be starving in no time. And yep, on the 10 minute walk from the pho place to my work I started getting hungry again and had to stop to buy crackers to take it up to work with me. 
  • Between weeks 7 - 11 I started hating all food and most especially chicken. I used to love chicken, but during those weeks I'd look at chicken and think that it's possibly the most disgusting thing in the world. My dinner during that time consisted of toasted bagels with tomato and cheese. 
  • My eating is now semi-normalised, and I don't have any weird food cravings. I mainly like eating fresh fruit and veg, which is good I guess! I've never been a big fan of chocolate, and now looking at chocolate gives me heartburn. I never used to like fried foods, and now even the thought of fried foods makes me want to vomit. So the fact that I'm craving fresh healthy meals (so far) can only be a good thing!
  • I've put on about 3kgs so far which is normal, and don't have a belly to show yet, although I can definitely feel my body shape is changing, my waist is thicker and my skinny jeans no longer fit me. I don't look pregnant yet, but I do look like someone who's enjoyed one too many party pies lately.
  • If you heard me moaning and whinging lately about my skin and hair getting extremely dry, it's because of all the pregnancy hormones. Both my hair and skin are normalising now, so I'm happy about that. 
  • I keep thinking I should probably be rubbing some cream on my belly to avoid stretch marks later, but then the tired me takes over and I just can't be bothered.
  • I've been doing a lot of Googling to bust some pregnancy beauty myths, such as whether it's safe to use nail polish (yep, but it's best to use brands that are free from the 3 nasty chemicals), whether you can dye your hair while pregnant (yep, but try to avoid dying your hair in the 1st trimester and best to use ammonia free hair dyes), and whether it's ok to wax your legs (sure, why not, but bear in mind that skin is extra sensitive now so it might hurt more). 
  • My favourite old wive's tale is from my mum. She told me to eat a lot of apples so the baby will be beautiful. LOL. She also told me to avoid eating chillies as the baby will turn out to be aggressive. Well mum, I am eating a lot of apples (mainly because I love them) and I am avoiding chillies, but only because they give me massive heartburn. 
  • I've been lent a lot of pregnancy books by friends who've been down the pregnancy path before me, but my favourite is Up The Duff by Kaz Cooke (the one I'm holding in the pic above) as it's hilarious! It gives honest pregnancy advice without making me feel like I'm being lectured to. And the fact that it's funny is a bonus.
  • In a couple of months we should be able to find out the sex of the baby. Both my husband and I don't have a preference for either sex. Besides a healthy baby, I'd like one that doesn't cry a lot, sleeps on demand and won't puke all over me. But I'm probably asking for too much aren't I?

    Well that's my exciting news for 2012! Hope your 2012 has gotten off to a great start too!

    67 comments :

    1. Ahhh Lilit that is so exciting! Congratulations!!! :)

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    2. Congratulations!! AAaaww there'll be lil lilit soon ;) what an amazing gift for the new year! This will be a beautiful experience - Congratulations again!! xx

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    3. Lillit that is amazing news! I am so happy for you...Hope baby is a girl so she can inherit your good style and love of lippy! Great news! xo

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    4. CONGRATS LILIT! This is the BEST news I've heard in a LONG time :D

      I'm so happy for you and your husband xox Please keep us updated!

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    5. Congratulations again Lilit, this is such exciting and wonderful news for you!

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    6. Congratulations Lilit! This is such great news to start this year, what a lovely little surprise!!! Such exciting news :) xx

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    7. Oh my gosh, congratulations! I love your blog and this is my first comment on here <3 Happy 2012!

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    8. Congrats, Lilit! This is so exciting!!! I'm so happy for you. Best of luck with everything, and you are going to make a GREAT mother! :) I don't have any kids yet, but when I do, I know there is not going to be anything more beautiful than the gift of a child :)

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    9. Congratulations to you and your husband Lilit! That is so amazing :) you'll be a great mum!
      Xx

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    10. Congratulations, that's fantastic news! xx

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    11. Congratulations! You're in for a terrifying but very exciting time. Every day for the past nine months since our little man was born has been a learning experience and I don't think it ever stops. Enjoy!

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    12. Awwww congratz! Can't wait for updates! <3

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    13. Awwww congratz! Can't wait for updates! <3

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    14. Aww Lilit my sweet, congratulations to you and your husband!
      I wish you (and baby) health and nothing but the best!
      I hope 2012 is my year to be pregnant, and I can't wait to read about your pregnancy journey along the way!
      Love and Hugs!
      PS... How adorable is your Mum about the apples and chillies? Had a giggle :)
      Keep well doll!
      XOXO

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    15. Lilit- CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :) I am so happy for you! I hope you have a great New Year and your little one grows nice and strong and healthy!

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    16. Congratulations!! Such an exciting way to start 2012.

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    17. Oh dear! I wish you the best! Congratulations on this epic JOY!!! :D :D
      xx R.

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    18. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your good news with us and all the best for 2012 xxx

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    19. Congrats!!! I hope you have a nice pregnancy and that everything goes smoothly! X

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    20. congratulations lilit, i hope the baby will meet all your wishes, and happy new year.

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    21. Congratulations thats such great news X

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    22. Congratulations!! What great news!!

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    23. Congrats!! Great news & I hope you have a happy and healthy baby x

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    24. Congratulations ! Take care of you and wish you have healthy baby !

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    25. I´m so happy for you! Congratulations. That´s so exciting.


      xoxo Sandra

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    26. Congratulations!So happy for you. Thanks for sharing your good news with us.

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    27. That's wonderful news, congratulations! :))

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    28. congratulations! how exciting!

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    29. Congratulations! I remember when I was pregnant with my daughter (shes now 3). I used to LOVE bologna and cheese sandwiches, and then after I became pregnant, I couldnt stand to even smell any sort of ham, bologna or whatnot. Youre in for the most challenging, yet rewarding time yet:)

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    30. AWWW!!! That's such good news! Congratulations to you and your husband!! :) xx

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    31. Congratulations! What a lovely blessing for 2012:)

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    32. Congrats darling, what a great way to start the year! :) I read the whole thing and I have to say you're so cute and sweet, you're gonna be a great mom!! :D x

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    33. Congrats! That is such exciting news! You are going to be a wonderful and beautiful momma! :)

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    34. Wow, congratulations! How exciting!!! I'm sure you'll be a great mum and I'd love to read news on your pregnancy ;) Much love xx xx

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    35. Lilit, that's the same book I have! Fab, isn't it?!

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    36. Congratulations! I am also pregnant - 23 weeks and like you am expecting a very exciting 2012. I would love to read pregnancy posts on your blog in addition to the makeup & beauty ones.

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    37. Congratulations!! I am in love with your blog! But my wallet isnt!!

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    38. Congratulations Lilit! That is such fantastic news and I'm so happy for you and your husband. I can't wait to hear all your updates. :) xx

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    39. CONGRATS!! How exciting!! I hope you and your fam had a wonderful new year && a great Christmas :)

      xo

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    40. Oh wow, congratulations! What a lovely way to start 2012!
      xxxxx

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    41. :DD!!!! EEEEEEEE!!!! Congraaaaaaaats!!!! I'm so thrilled for you!

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    42. great post :) congrats congrats! eat watermelon for a girl ;) well, it may be too late now for you lol, but i'm eating watermelon everyday whenever i'm pregnant so that i can have a girl...and apples too apparently so that she's beautiful!

      i hope he/she is healthy and wonderful, may the rest of your pregnancy be easy and stressfree :D

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    43. Congratulations! I bet you're super duper excited!!

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    44. Congratulations again Lilit. I am so excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it! x

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    45. congratulations,as a mum of 4 if you need any tips etc you know where to come,all the best :)

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    46. So exciting!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS :)

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    47. What super news!!!! Congratulations!!!! A good friend of mine had her first in August - SO I got to hear lots about what being pregnant is like and then when the bundle came, I couldn't wait to hear more!! All the best! Makeup can wait!

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    48. Congratulations Lilit and welcome to the Mums Club!!! I love being a mum and wouldn't change it for anything in the world. I look forward to regular preggie updates! xoxo...

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    49. Hey Lilit, Awesome news .. Congratulation !! so happy for you guys :)

      Check my blog. I have passed you an award :)

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    50. Congrats! I am so happy for you!! So excited!! :)

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    51. Congratulations!! I am super excited for you & hope that pregnancy is everything you want it to be! xx

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    52. Congratulations Lilit! There is a great book your husband should read called 'So You're Going to be a Dad' by Peter Downey. Very funny. Enjoy your pregnancy. It's just a beautiful thing.

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    53. Congratulations!! This is such beautiful news. I wish you and your husband all the best in the world and for a strong and healthy baby!

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    54. CONGRATS ^___^ This is so exciting and I'm so happy for you!

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    55. THIS IS INCREDIBLE LILIT!!!! I'm soooo happy for you--what amazing news for the new year!!! You are gonna be a great mommy, and please do keep us posted :))) wishing you all the best!!!

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    56. Congratulations Lilit, what a wonderful blessing! I'm so excited for you xoxo

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