New Blog! – The Mini Moore Diaries

I’ve decided to make a new blog following my pregnancy and motherhood journey this blog will also be about other things such as decorating and DIY I’m officially joining the ranks of the mummy bloggers! I will no longer be posting on this blog to follow my new blog please click on the link or picture below.

www.minimoorediaries.wordpress.com

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I hope you’ll come and join me & my mini on our new exciting journey

Love Zoe & Mini

xxx

21 Week Bump Date | Mini Moore Diaries

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21 Weeks Exactly

Only 19 weeks to go & feeling pretty good to be honest. Still some back aches but that’s only going to get worse. I can definitely feel mini is growing her kicks are so clear she’s still just as stubborn about kicking on cue & refuse to do it for the camera lol. Our next big project over the coming weeks is getting her bedroom done hopefully we’ll be making a start next week, my only issue is colour we know our accent colour but can’t decide whether to go grey or white half our house has grey in it lol

The End of Week 21

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21 weeks 6 days

Basically nothing to report although I’m feeling some of that fatigue starting to creep back in lately & noticed getting up & down is not as easy as it used to be which isn’t the easiest as I work in a day nursery with 2 year olds lol other than that, my ever growing bump & her kicking I wouldn’t even know I was pregnant. We’ve finally made a start on her nursery I’m so excited it’s the last room in our house to finish then we’re finally done with decorating for a good few years HALLELUJAH!

Bye for now

Love

Zoe & Mini

xx

20 Week Bump Date | Mini Moore Diaries

Woahh we’re halfway there, Woahh living in prayer!
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20 Weeks exactly

20 weeks today finally made it to the halfway point depending on whether mini is planning on being early or late lol I’m so excited to be at this point were out of the teens & into our 20s “she’s growing up so fast” she’s a proper little live wire and loved to remind me she’s here, sometimes faintly sometimes with her Dr Martins lol. My weight gain at this point is still slow I’ve gained 0.8lbs this week taking my total up to 3.8lbs overall rather than the recommended 10/18lbs although I’m not particularly concerned as I’m eating & she seems fine I have my 20 week scan on Thursday so I’ll get some confirmation then. & hopefully I’ll get a second confirmation on gender just to put my mind at ease lol overall this has been a fab week I’m excited to see mini again this coming week & can anybody tell me what the heck a Belgian endive is?

 The End of week 20

20 weeks 6 days 

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I take all of my bump pictures at plus 6days so they’ll always come at the end of a post as it’s the end of that week, Mini is halfway cooked & most definitely a girl had my anatomy scan this week & mini is perfect! I’m so excited to meet our little girl things have been good this week getting some back ache now but nothing too bad yet I know it’s only going to get worse. If you follow me on YouTube I’m still doing videos but my laptops been funny about connecting my cable so hopefully I should be able to load them up soon for now here are some scan pictures

I may be biased but I’m pretty sure she’s the cutest baby ever we’re going to have to do something about that thumb sucking though! haha

Bye for now

Loved it

Zoe & Mini

xx

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Bump progress! Weeks 10 – 19

Here are how my baby bump has progressed over the past 19 weeks I took a picture at 4 weeks but didn’t start taking any real pictures until 10 weeks because before that there was nothing to show

Pregnancy Week 15 – 19 updates

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15 weeks today! We’re officially in the 2nd trimester baby is actually looking like a baby, My next big milestone is viability so 9 weeks to go until then. Symptoms this week have been sporadic to say the least, terrible migraines & sickness, sharp cramps then nothing I’ve actually lost 3lbs in 3days after my awful migraine & sickness on Friday it’s been a struggle to get my appetite back up so I’m currently back to being under my pre pregnancy weight. Baby seems to be doing perfectly fine though I’m excited to feel the first flutters in the next few weeks and even though I’ve lost weight my bump is still expanding lol no cravings this week & also no aversions so we’re doing well been having the weirdest dreams all surrounding finding out the gender but no luck with those so far it’s 2xGirl & 2xBoy lol Only 11 days until we find out babies gender so excited to find out if we’re green or purple.

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16 weeks today! Babies growing & so am I I feel huge in the evenings lol I’m back to my exact pre pregnancy weight not that it counts for anything atm I lose & gain weight all the time lol baby is the same size as a pickle or avocado depending on the app, baby weighs 3.5oz & is 4.6inches long which seems adorable, I keep waiting to feel baby but so far nothing yet at least I don’t think so lol. No cravings or aversions no appetite increase or decrease its pretty smooth sailing over here atm, & here as usual is my countdown till we find out the gender 5days!!

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17 Weeks today! Tick tock time is flying by & our little Mini is a girl! Which is why today’s pic is pink 🎀💜 I was so convinced we were having a boy but I’m so excited either way lots of pretty bows & dresses which I can definitely get on board with lol. This week I have definitely felt some kind of movements mainly her rolling around I’m not sure if I’ve felt any kicks yet & if that’s what they are then they still aren’t very consistent just yet. Mini is the size of a pomegranate or orange is approx 5.1inches & weighs 5oz. I still haven’t gained any weight still exactly 134.5lb the exact same as 17weeks ago lol god knows how as my stomache is huge 😂. Our mini also has a name Taylor Jade 💜 I don’t think I’ll be able to confidently believe I’m having a girl until we have the gender confirmed at the 20 week scan hopefully she’ll be more co-operative and stay still for abit then lol just 4 weeks to go!

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18 weeks today! Had a lovely day hubby finally felt mini kicking! It was so cute she’s going to be a little kick boxer lol I can feel her a lot now throughout the day she’s growing fast now & I can tell as I’ve finally started gaining weight I’m now up 2.5lbs but could also be that I seem to have had an appetite upgrade lol not really any symptoms a bit of nausea occasionally, light headaches & heartburn. Unfortunately my main symptom is frequent urination I literally go every ten minutes it’s getting ridiculous I may invest in adult nappies lol i’m up constantly throughout the night it’s frustrating but she’s worth it ☺️💜💜

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19 weeks today! Been to the races for the day today & been stood up all I’m absolutely exhausted lol my weekly weigh in this morning & I’ve gained 0.5lbs lol that take my total up to 3lbs overall which is still looking good. The past week has been rough for round ligament pain mini is definitely not so mini now those tiny fists & feet pack a punch when she feels like it 😂 only 10days till we see mini again! Hopefully she’s not grown a penis since last time lol

Pregnancy Week 10 – 14 update

Hi guys I’m going to do you a little progress & symptom catch up from where I last left off, In my last post we had only recently found out were were pregnant but now i’m over half way there! Here are my regular weekly updates from instagram to keep up with me day to day and for more consistent posting please follow my instagram @theringsandthings.

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10 weeks! We made it to double figures! It’s so exciting! My bean actually looks like a real baby in pictures now rather than an alien/sea creature lol symptoms this week have been on & off, nausea, vomiting & migraines. Still no real cravings still hate pizza lol I definitely have bump which is so exciting but it still looks like I ate all the pies rather than a proper baby bump so hopefully the next couple of weeks change that. My next scan is in less than 2 weeks I can’t wait to see how much my bean has changed!

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11 Weeks! Only 5 more days till I get to see my little bean on the big screen again! I can’t believe how quick it’s going, every week gets more and more exciting, Bean is looking more and more human every day although still has a super huge head lol I’m feeling on the whole much better less nausea & headaches but I am still getting them I’m actually writing this while laid in the dark feeling sick & headachey lol I’m still off pizza & now garlic bread has decided to get involved 😡 no new symptoms to report at just plodding along, heard the heartbeat on Doppler which has been amazing although I’m trying to limit my usage, I can’t wait to officially get out of this first trimester & there’s an end in sight now.

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12 weeks today! Another week down & only 2 weeks to go until I’m in the 2nd trimester! Seeing little bean again was amazing especially as he no longer looks like a kidney bean & looks like a real little baby. The nausea & headaches are still lurking about but not as often. Still no pizza for me, garlic bread is back on the table but sweet potatoes are out lol, definitely got a little bump now & I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to invest in some maternity trousers ASAP as only one pair of my jeans will fasten now & they are NOT comfortable lol 🙈 I’m in the fastest growth period now so hopefully by Christmas I’ll have a proper little baby bump.

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13 Weeks today! So close to my 2nd trimester! Nausea is almost completely gone hallelujah! Still no major cravings although I’m kinda obsessed with orange juice & apple juice so maybe that’s a craving, still hate pizza lol, weird panic moment yesterday my bump had completely disappeared like literally nothing there luckily baby was super easy to find with the Doppler just really low down in my pelvis plus I woke up laud on my stomach so I might have squished him back in lol it’s back this morning anyway so alls well 😊 the fatigue seems to be dropping but I’ve managed to get all Christmas & New Years off so I’m ridiculously excited & will be catching up on sleep over the next two weeks.

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14 Weeks! Hello 2nd trimester! I feel so blessed & excited to have reached this point in my pregnancy. Bumps coming along nicely now & I can’t wait find out who’s been hitchhiking around with me for the past 14 weeks so roll on January lol symptoms are subsiding everything seems smooth sailing so far

 

Big News, Big Journey | Mini Moore Diaries

Well a couple of months ago I had plans to start a series on here about my trying to conceive journey which if you follow me on instagram @Theringsandthings you will already know about. I planned to start this in on my next cycle Cycle 3 which would have be due to start on 21st October but as you can see that didn’t happen and here’s the reason why…..

I’m pregnant! I still can’t believe it! We conceived in our 2nd cycle of trying I had and extremely faint line at 9dpo (days past ovulation) to the point where I was convinced it was an evap, indent line or my imagination.

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14/10/15 – 9dpo – the line is barely visiable on camera

I then took another test at 10 dpo, 4 to be exact lol and got very faint lines on all my tests which were still barely visible but they I didn’t think all the tests would have such similar evap lines….

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15/10/15 – 10dpo – 2 morning tests, 2 afternoon tests all with very faint lines.

I then decided to just go for it and try one of the Clear blue digital tests with weeks estimator so I could get a clear yes or no and to my surprise I got this!

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Yep I’m pregnant! I still can’t believe it I can’t believe how lucky we were to conceive in our 2nd cycle. I’ve currently taken around 1 million pregnancy test since this point lol. I’m still very early and most apps place me between 4weeks 5days or 5weeks, which would make my due date between June 25th and 27th. I’ll be going with 5 weeks today until I can get confirmation from the drs or midwife

 I have my first midwife appointment on the 27/10/15 for my booking appointment and to get all my tests and bloodwork done. We still haven’t told our families yet but all being well we plan on booking an early reassurance scan on my birthday which is on November 18th as I should be around 8weeks and telling them all that night.

We are so pleased and excited but also extremely nervous as we know how high the chance of miscarriage is at this point. from this point on I will be doing weekly bump dates and pregnancy vlogs called Mini Moore Diaries talking about symptoms, feelings. appointments etc which if you follow me on youtube you’ll have seen I’ve already started vlogging my journey.

I hope you’ll stick around and join my journey hopefully there’s lots of exciting things to come.

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House Reno updates!

 So it’s been awhile since I showed you the progress we’ve made on our house & I’m pleased to say we’re almost there!

This is just a quick over view of the rooms that are practically finished I will do a room room by tour when they are all fully completed…

Dining area

First of I’ve got to say kitchen/dining room is 100% my favorite room in the house I love the style and colour this is literally the kitchen of my dreams.

Still to do

We are going to build units & shelves into the alcoves for extra display room & storage & also to cover the old pipes & sockets. We also need to fit skirting boards & put up our curtains & blinds

Kitchen area

I LOVE MY KITCHEN! I seriously can not express how much I love this kitchen, Its exactly what I dreamt and imagined. The white units, solid wood worktops, Belfast sink, island hob. All accentuated with duck egg blue & chrome accessories. We have duck egg blue tiles to match the wall in the dining room & I love my Lion knocker chairs!

Still to do

You can’t see in the above photo but we have a pantry which needs a new door fitting & we need skirting boards & blinds for the remaining 2 windows. We also need to finish/start tiling.

    Living Room

This room is so cosy I love the colours in here. We carried the blue through into this room and added the green (my favourite colour) I think they work so well together and as we have double doors into the dining room from the kitchen and we’ve had the same flooring throughout the entire first floor it helps all the rooms flow together.

Still to do

We just need a curtain pole we already have the curtains and the skirting boards fitting in here now.

    Master Bedroom

This is our master bedroom & the only room in the that is completely finished. There’s a few finishing touches I’d like to add such as pictures and decor but the main bit is done.

Still to do

Fit our new door
  The Bathroom

Not much left to finish in here either Josh has just finished boxing in the pipes behind the toilet and sink.

Still to do

Fit the door, skirting boards and a shower screen.  
 Hallway

Last but not least is our hallway.

Still to do

We’d like a new door in the long run but for now we just really need a shoe rack or cupboard because it’s getting out of control lol,

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Our Wedding – Part 2

Here’s a few more from our day I seriously could have picked 100s more but i thought Id try to keep it short & sweet.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at our pictures. I wish I had a time machine to go back & do it all over again! My advice for those of you planning your wedding don’t sweat the small things not everything went exactly to plan on our day but everything worked out perfectly in the end & lastly I know you’ll have been told this a million times but seriously enjoy every minute as it absolutely flies by!

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Our Wedding – Part 1

I can’t believe it’s been a month already since we got married! I really really really want to do it all over again! Everything was amazing. As you most probably gathered from my last post it was literally all systems go in the last few weeks running up to the wedding. Our house was the main priority in the lead up as we were determined to be moved in before the wedding and we just managed it, moving in on the monday before our wedding on the saturday. There’s still bits to do here & there in the house but i’ll save that for my next house update (the next post).

One thing i’m glad I did before the wedding was write up a day of timeline for everyone involved which definitely helped for organizing the bridesmaids hair & make-up in the morning. For the most part the day ran smoothly we had a little rain in the afternoon but by the evening things had brightened & warmed up which was fantastic for the BBQ we had planned for the evening. anyway I’m sure your mainly here for the pictures so here they are I’m going to post them in two parts as there’s alot…..

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