Friday, 21 December 2012

Winter wonderland and Christmas shopping in London

As part of my Christmas preset hubby has taken me to London for a bit of Christmas shopping, a show and winter wonderland in Hyde park. We went to winter wonderland last night it was very Christmassy and with a mulled wine it got us in the. Christmassy mood. Today we are doing a bit of Christmas shopping and going to harrods for lunch, then later on we are going to watch We will rock you.
I shall update you with pics.

Christmas is coming keep smiling!!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Butternut squash soup!!!

I'm obsessed with Glorious skinny butternut squash soup it's so yummy and warming on a cold winters day. This is my second time this week that I have had it for lunch I could live on it! It's so creamy but has a little kick to warm you up and only 103 calories in half the tub. I bought it in Sainsburys, I think it was only £1 or £2 so I got two. posted a blog on my Ectopic Story.
There are many other Ladies who have also shared their Ectopic storys and they are all different.  I really didnt realise how common it is to have an Ectopic. Many Ladies have gone on to have successful pregnancies either naturally or assisted so it makes me feel very positive about the future.

Here is the link to Ectopicpregnancyireland Blog

Have a Lovely Day

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Are your GP's always right?

My acupuncture centre held a fertility evening last night with some of the top UK fertility specialists. After a lot of medical terms and explanation into IVF and different ways of assisted fertility. The floor was open to ask questions, many people wanted to know about thyroid problems, medication and what tests to have done next.
When it came to talking about tests and GPs the specialists said that because of the NHS doctors are reluctant on giving you medications or test because of the cost and that to get any real proper tests done you have to be referred to a specialist.
I found with my GPs that you really have to push to get anything done and then they don't really give you a proper result evaluation. Today I am going to my GP to get referred to the specialist as I have had enough with not being treated properly.
Please let me know if you have been through a similar thing with your GP?

Ps Happy thanksgiving to everyone in the US xxx

Monday, 19 November 2012

Doggie Birthday cake

Today is my little westie's 5th birthday. Can't believe it she still seems like a puppy. Instead of buying her a toy because he has loads of them I wanted to bake her a doggie cake :-)
I looked online for a recipe and they were all pretty much the same, here it is.
1 egg
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/3 cup honey
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

1. Pre heat oven to 175c and grease baking tin of your choice.
2. Mix egg, honey,peanut butter and oil in a bowl.
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and add the carrot.
4. Spoon mixture in baking tin.
5. Cook for 40 minutes.
6. Let cake cool for 10 minutes and decorate with peanut butter (optional)

I baked my cake in a bread tin and divided it into 2 as its my mums dogs birthday on Thursday. I edged the cake in peanut butter and shaped them like a dog bone .

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Dreams that feel so real

I had a dream last night, it was one of those dreams that feels so real and when you wake you think it has happened. I hate those dreams because you feel so disappointed when you wake.
So in the dream I had a baby and I was breast feeding then I was just doing general things in the day like nappy changing and caring for the baby. We then had people over and they were all cooing over the baby, there wasn't anything significant about the dream it was just an average day but I had a baby in my arms.
All day I have felt really sad and very very broody. I hate those kind of dreams because it makes you want it to come true!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Cleaning obsession rust tip

I have a little cleaning obsession and constantly cleaning the house from top to bottom.
So here's a tip to get all your Crome objects clean, smear and rust free!
Johnsons baby oil!!!
Yes you heard right, dap some
Oil on some kitchen roll or on a scowler for stubborn rust and work away at it until clean.
Here is a photo to show you how
Well it's works. I've only used baby oil and a kitchen tissue. Sorry that it's the toilet brush holder I couldn't find anything else that had rust on it and it is rust not poop! Lol!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Kardashian collection Dorothy Perkins

I went to have a look at the Kardashian collection in Dorothy Perkins today. They didn't have it in the main Dotty Ps in my town but they had it in outfit which has a concession. There was only a few items in the collection around 4 different dresses, some black jeans, black blazer, leopard print blazer and some tops. There were also two purses a couple of bags and a leopard print scarf.
Well what can I say!!!
I really don't want to say bad things as I love the Kardashians but from what I saw I wasn't really impressed. I really wanted to buy something because it was part of there collection but I just couldn't justify spending £30-£40.
I tried on two blouses one black with velvet edging that was really stiff and uncomfortable. The other was a white blouse with black lace on the shoulder, it was ok but nothing special.
I was really disappointed but as they only had a few items in store I'm not going to make a judgement yet until I go to another store to see what else they have.
If you have seen the Kardashian collection let me know what you think?

Ultrasound Scan Results

I rang my Doctor today to see if my Scan results came back. The receptionist said they came back and no action is needed and that was that. I asked to have a telephone appointment with the Doctor as I wanted to know if there are any other tests or whether my Husband will now need tests as mine have come back normal. I really feel frustrated with the doctors as I thought they would automatically call me in to discuss our options. You really have to badger them and to get anything done you have to push them to do anything. They should be the professionals and there job to to find out what the problem is!!! ahhhh its so infuriating!!!

Dorothy Perkins Kardashian collection

Later on today I am going to go and check out the Kardashian collection in Dorothy Perkins.  I'm looking forward to seeing what they have. I looked on line at some of there things and I was a bit sceptical so we shall see!
I do wonder why they have picked Dotty P's tho, you would have thought they would have gone for Topshop or New Look as they are more popular!
I will let you know what I think and post any pics of any purchases!

Monday, 5 November 2012

The Kardashians are coming to the UK!

The Kardashian Collection is coming to Dorothy Perkins on the 8th November!
I am looking forward to seeing what their collection is like, I love The Kardashians and I love all of their styles.

Their style is Classic, chic and glamorous and they definatley know how to show off their curves!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Ultrasound scan

I had my ultrasound scan yesterday!!!
I was so nervous and when I woke up I felt sick. I was so worried that they would find something.
My appointment was at 9:30 we got there at 9:15 and by 9:20 we got called in. I climbed on the bed and pulled my top up and my jeans down a little so she Could but the gel on my tummy.
I was so glad I didn't have to take any clothes off cus it was freezing in there.
She scanned my ovaries and my kidneys and she said everything looked normal!!! Yey!!! The nurse said my doctor will contact me with the results but as far as she could see it was fine.
As we left I felt relived but also a bit anxious as it hasn't given us any answers to why it's taking so long to conceive.
My hubby said it was weird cus he could see the scan screen and this is what it will be like when we see our baby when we finally do get pregnant.
Next week I will ring my doctors and see where we go from here.

AF has finished so just waiting for a ovulation now! Fingers crossed for this month!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween ginger cakes!!!

At the weekend I made Halloween ginger cakes they were so yummy.

AF arrived :-(

So AF arrived and woke me up at 4am this morning!!!
The cramps were so painful I was thinking well theirs no point me going back to sleep now.
I went to the toilet and had some paracetamol and tried to get back to sleep, it was either that or do some ironing but luckily I feel asleep.
Today I feel quite angry and upset.
I know when I ovulated and we Baby danced before and the day after but then that was the last time so maybe we should of carried on for a few more days.
Every time AF arrives I feel so disappointed and down, its just heart breaking.
I have my scan on Saturday so I'm quite nervous about what they are going to say, so we will just have to wait and see.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Benefit beyond mascara

I bought this mascara last week as my mum recommended it to me.

I love it!!!

I don't have very full long lashes but with this mascara they look luscious and long.

The wand is a comb rather than a brush which I'm still trying to decide if I like it or not.

I bought it from boots at £18.50 and it came with a travel size mascara too.

Go get it and try it for yourself!!

Blood Results!!!

I received my Blood test results on Monday.
The Doctor said my Testosterone Levels were on the boarder line, they were 1.8 and normal levels are up to 1.8. So I could possibly have Poly cystic ovaries but I wont know for sure until I have the scan which is booked for the 3rd Nov.
Also my liver levels were to high. When I had the ectopic and had to have emergency surgery, I had a blood transfusion. I had to stay in an extra day as my liver levels hadn't gone down. Then when I came out I had to go to the Doctor 3 days after being discharged for them to make sure all my bloods had gone back to normal. Again my liver levels were too high , so I had another test and they came down. The Doctor said this could be due to a virus but when I have them done again we shall go from their to see why they are so high. I'm not sure what could be causing it to be high as I eat healthy, I hardly ever drink alchol and I think I have a healthy lifestyle, so who knows. I am booked in at the end of November to have bloods taken again so I shall keep you updated on them.

I hate having to wait!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Blood test !

I had a blood test last Friday to see if they can find a reason why it is taking so long to conceive. Yesterday I had a letter threw the door saying I needed to contact my Doctor to discuss the results. I have a telephone appointment on Monday. The wait this weekend is going to be horrible, luckily I am working so I have something to take my mind off it. I hope it's nothing bad but It must be if they want to speak to me. Only time will tell!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Positive opk

I'm not very good with taking ovulation tests because I either forget or get the wrong time as my cycles aren't very regular it's difficult.
However today I got a positive ovulation test which I'm really excited about because I didn't think I would ovulate this month as I have been testing since day 10, I'm now on day 24.
I buy opk tests from eBay they are so much cheaper and work the same. I got 30 for £3 and they gave me 5 pregnancy tests with the pack.

Have a lovely day

Air Wick plug in's for busy lives

If you don't have time to light a nice smelling candle or you want an instant fresh smelling room when you walk through the door try Air wick plug in's.
I have wasted so much money in buying various plug in's and air fresheners, they work for one day and then you can't smell them after that. Try Air wick plug in's especially mulled wine, cinnamon and apple in the winter, they will last a long time and keep the house smelling lovely.
I bought two for £6 pounds in Sainsburys they are normally £4 something each.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Warm spice Yankee candle tart

I love to burn Yankee candle tarts especially the warm spice scent. Around Christmas time there are lots of nice wintery scents. They last for ages and smell nice and strong. If your obsessed with smells and candles def go get some!

Ectopic Recovery and TTC With Accupuncture

So after I had my Surgery I was a Little sore and couldn't move very well. The incision that they make is similar to a C section so they cut through your tummy muscles so you are constantly leaning over as your scared to stretch your back in case you pull the stitches, not that you will. So you kinda look like an old lady walking around. lol
Going to the toilet was the worst!!! After they took out my catheter they want to monitor your pee so they give you a cardboard sick bowl thing (best way to describe it) onto the toilet and then afterwards you have to give it to them.Urrrr!! SO with all the medication ( morphine and paracetamol) and a little food your tummy starts to hurt as you cant ... well go! I swear the constipation was the worse. They try to encourage you to go so they know everything is back in working order. As someone who sufferers from constipation and can only go in there own house when they know, noone is listening, this was the most uncomfortable thing. After everything I had just been through you would of thought this was nothing but no I cant stress how bad it was.
I was in hospital for 5 days and eventually I was allowed to go home with a check up to see the doctor 3 days later so they can check my blood had gone back to normal as I had a blood transfusion.

They told me that with only having one tube it shouldn't effect my fertility but if nothing happens within a year then I should go to my GP for tests.  All that kept going through my head was "why has this happened in the first place and why has it taken so long for us to get pregnant, surely their is something not right". They assured me that it was just one of those things and they couldn't see any obvious reason for it happening.
For a couple of days after my operation my husband didn't want to knock me in the night so he slept  in the spare room. I could understand where he was coming from but I just wanted to get back to normal.

I Look at the Ectopic as a positive not a negative as we did get pregnant but unfortunately it just wasn't in the right place. I am a firm believer in whats meant to be will be. In the hospital after the operation the doctor came over to us and said by law we need your permission to dispose of the tissues that were taken away or would you like a burial. People might think differently but in my eyes the embryo wasn't a baby yet and I suppose because we only found out a couple of hours earlier we didn't get attached.  I was taken back a little when she asked though.

Since it has happened I do think, oh I would be 7 months pregnant now and get sad. The baby would be due around the 9th December.  I don't think I will stop thinking about it until I get pregnant and have a baby in my arms.  I feel myself getting jealous whenever I see a pregnant lady or finding out one of my friends has just had a baby or found out they are pregnant. I get mad with myself for feeling like that because it should be a happy thing.

The Doctor said we should wait one cycle before we start trying again and that's what we did. Now 6 months later still nothing yet.   I have just started having acupuncture again with a different lady this time so fingers crossed it works for us again.

Since the Ectopic my cycles have been all over the place from going to 28 day cycles to 50 so I just don't know where I'm at which is so frustrating. I always over analysis things so if I'm feeling a little off or my breast hurt I'm like ohhhh Ill do a test, which so far has come back negative.

As its been 6 months since the Ectopic I thought enough is enough I need to know why its taking so long so I booked to see my GP to get some fertility test. Luckily the Doctor I was booked in with specialised in women's health so as soon as I told her what had gone on she was like don't worry we will get to the bottom of this and start doing some tests. I had my blood taken on Friday which was 3 days ago and I am booked in at the hospital for a scan on the 3rd on November which I think will give a clearer idea into what or if there is anything wrong like.

I do think the Acupuncture defiantly helped whether it helped us to relax more or it helped with our fertility I really believe in it.

I will keep you guys updated with anything new and what happens in my scan on the 3rd.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Apple and cinnamon tea!!!

This tea is super yummy!!!
I've been trying to cut down on coffee so I saw this tea on Anna Saccone's blog, so I got some. I tried it with and without sweetener but I think it's sweet enough without it.

Love this time of year

I just love this time of year with all the autumnal colours. When it's sunny outside but there's a bite in the air and you have to wrap up warm. Since I was a little girl I have been coming down this street and now i always drive slowly in the autumn to take it all in. Beautiful.....

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

TTC and Ectopic Story

So this is my TTC and Ectopic story........ where to start.....
When my husband proposed to me 4 years ago we just knew we wanted to start trying for a baby so I came off the pill and we waited to see what happend.  Time had passed and I was getting frustrated in why it wasnt happening, I mentioned it a few times to different people and even the doctor and they all said " Oh your young you have plenty of time, it will happen".Which didnt help at all as I was ready and wanted it to happen now!
Two years had passed and still nothing so I decided to start trying to calculate ovulation and the best time to .... well you know!
It didnt quite work out as planned... When trying to tell your hubby tonight it the night it kinda takes the excitment out of it all, it becomes to regimented and scheduled.  So after a few arguments and hopeful nights of trying to be extra sexy ;-) I gave up on the idea.

September 2011 we got married and a close family member new of our struggle of trying to concieve and suggested acupuncture, she paid for our first appointment as a wedding gift. In January we went to our first appointment and it seemed strange at first but afterwards you feel amazing. We went to seperate appointments and I went more often than my husband, I would say around 3 times a month.  By March I feel pregnant however I didnt know.....

I have irregular periods from around day 30- 40. Even the slightess symptom like feeling nausious, stomach twinges, tiredness, upset stomach a few days late, then I'm thinking maybe baby???
My husband says we should have shares in pregnancy tests as I am constantly buying them, im so impatient.!! After having a normal period, three weeks later my boobs starting feeling very heavy, sore and on FIRE! the weeks before my period I was feeling tired but put that down to having a cold and as my period came I wasnt thinking anymore of it.  As my boobs were getting more painful to the point clothing and even the water in the shower was causing me discomfort, I thought what the hell I would buy a test even though nothing would come up as it would be too early. So after a busy day at work and an evening meal at TGI's I came home and secretly did the test while hubby was in the bath. With the test hidden under my legs I quickly looked at it and to my suprise their was a dark second line. After all those tests I have done in the past this was the first positive I had seen, I couldnt believe it!

I turned and looked at hubby and said " Im pregnant"
He couldnt beleive it either and said well where do we go from here, lets buy another test to be sure. As I was so excited that I had my first positive hubby said I had a bit of a panic attack but I was just excited and shocked. From the moment I said I was pregnant I started having stomach cramps. Thinking back I did have little twinges and cramps the weeks before but didnt think anything of it. As I waited for him to get out of the bath and changed they started to get worse. We drove to the nearest late night supermarket and I told hubby for him to go in as I was having cramps, he told me to try and relax and it would be ok. When he returned the cramps were worse and winding me, I was also having pain across my shoulder which I later found out it was called shoulder tip pain which is caused by internal bleeding which pushes the diaphragm up.
He told me it will be ok and well go home and relax with a cup of tea, I think he thought I was being a drama queen. As we were right by the hospital and we had the positive test I thought something has got to be wrong if the cramps were so painful, so we went.
After telling the doctors what had happened in the last hour they wanted me to do a urine sample to make sure I was pregnant. Well the last thing I could think about was having a pee! Every time I went to go to the toilet I almost past out the pain was unbearable and I couldn't understand y they didn't know what was wrong. The pain was coming on in waves, I couldn't lie on my back and the should tip pain felt horrendous. Eventually they did a blood test and said "yes" your pregnant so it's either an ectopic or complications with the pregnancy. By this time it was around 12pm so they admitted me and booked me in for a scan at 8am. I don't understand why I couldn't have a scan there and then if I was in that much pain and typical signs if a ruptured ectopic but never mind. So my husband had to leave me on a ward and come back in the morning for the scan.

As time went on the pain was getting worse and even the morphine they were giving me wasn't making a difference. Around 4am and on my every 15 minutes of blood pressure checks it went down to 70. I'm not sure what's its ment to be but the nurse said it was low and they called for a registrar. She did a bed side scan and it turned out I was 6 weeks pregnant and my right Fallopian tube had ruptured and I was bleeding internally. It was all a bit fuzzy but with the urgency of the nurses I knew it wasn't good. 5am they rushed me down to theatre for a laparotomy, they removed my right tube, I lost 6 pints of blood and had to have a blood transfusion.

After being in recovery for 3 hours they eventually bought me back up to the ward and I was greeted by my husband and parents.

What a crazy couple of hours!

About Me

Welcome to Little miss Home Life!

I am a 25 year old Beautician that lives in the UK
I married my Prince Charming September 2011, the happiest day of my life!
I have recently been through an Ectopic Pregnancy after ttc for 3 years.

Each Ectopic or complication in Pregnancy is different and until it happens to you, you don't realise how common it is as people just don't talk about it. 

I wanted to talk about my experience and help comfort others is realising their not alone as other ladies have done for me.

While talking about trying to conceive I would like to share my everyday life experiences. I love Beauty, home improvements, baking and fashion.

As soon as I get that positive I shall let you know :-)

I hope you enjoy reading.


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