#28weeks

 

First of all, I need to say that I have lacked updating my blog for the past two and half months… I will definitely keep up with my posts from now on!

Second, I am reaching my 28 weeks of my pregnancy today! Three more months to go! I am really excited and nervous about it. For the past few months I have noticed a lot of changes going on with my body – a never ending runny nose, sensitive skin and worst of all….restless nights of sleep… apparently these are very common symptoms that are happening to me. Also, I have realised that by having a positive attitude, and mood is not only helping me enjoy my pregnancy more, but also very crucial for my baby. I believe my mood will affect the little one’s personality in the future.

Even though it is not that easy to be positive all the time, especially when I feel stressed and restless, I try to go to excise regularly. it definitely helps to connect my mind and body, in order to generates more energy. Another thing i have found that has contributed to my own “personal positive bubble” is always listening to music that I love – jazz, soul and funk are my favourite, it boosts my mood right away.

As I said earlier, pregnancy is not easy for anyone, you just need to find a way to enjoy it more! ❤

Kitten Heels

Shoes of the season? They are definitely the kitten heels (a short and slightly slender heel that is usually from 3.5cm to 5cm). They are so comfy yet stylish without the “trying too hard” kind of feel. To me, the kitten heels are just perfect during my pregnancy – they give me the right amount of height to elongate my legs as well as easy to walk with.

I am wearing the pair from Pierre Hardy, aren’t they fun?

Wanted!

I am in love with this gray jacket from Zara! This is THE jacket for the new season that has all the design details – varsity jacket like sporty collar and knitted cuffs, flare out bell bottom like a cape and the colour is so chic, it goes with everything!

Is It Safe to Eat…?

Believe or not, if you type in “is it safe to eat…” on Google, all sort of food names will pop out with “during pregnancy” at the back. Being pregnant is very important to know that whether it is safe to eat the food that I used to have. And I remember when I was travelling in Europe during my first month of pregnancy, I was literally googling the safety of all kinds of food that I ate all the time. So after talking to my midwife, I finally have cleared out what kind of food that I need to avoid.

First of, raw or undercooked meat is a big no no. Because it might cause a flu-like illness that might harm the health of the baby. Also the chance of getting food poisoning by the bacteria will be higher than when you are not pregnant. So say bye bye to sushi and medium rare steak for now…

Soft cheese like feta, brie and blue cheese should be avoid too (I know cheese lovers, I am with you). It might contain bacteria that could cause miscarriage (wooo scary).

Deli meat (cold meat) is not safe to eat during pregnancy too (sad…), because of the bacteria it might contain could cause possible food poisoning and miscarriage. If you really are craving deli meat, then you need to heat it up completely before eating (believe me I really tried but the cooked deli meat tastes just awful!).

Raw or undercooked eggs also need to be avoided. It means you have to cut out all the (delicious) runny yolks, freshly made hollandaise and mayonnaise sauce.

All sort of pate is not safe to eat too. It doesn’t matter if it is vegetarian pate or meat spread or foie gras, it might contain certain bacteria that could cause food poisoning.

The last thing that you need to know is fish with high mercury, which means large deep ocean fish like tuna, shark, swordfish and king mackerel. High level of mercury might be linked to developmental delays and brain damage. However, eating other kinds of fish is very good for you and your baby’s brain development, especially wild salmon!

Ok, apart from sadly knowing all the food that you need to avoid above, there are all other kinds of food that you still can enjoy! My midwife has suggested me to eat lots of meat and vegetables, 4 servings of dairy, 4 servings of fruit and 8 servings of carbs everyday. And it is better to eat small amount rather than large. So if you are used to eat 3 big meals, you can separate them into 5 small meals. And remember being pregnant doesn’t mean that you can let yourself eat whatever and however you want, a balanced and healthy diet will do both you and your baby the best!

I hope this helps ❤

Amsterdam Street Style II


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