After much anticipation and growing but still no vomit, we've arrived at the end of trimester one and had the second scan yesterday to check in on the peanut and make sure everything is going well. First of all, the peanut is no longer a peanut. It's a non-prawn looking and beautiful human with fingers, … Continue reading The 11 Weeks Scan and a Minor Complication
This is no no way me complaining about being pregnant. I'm extremely lucky to not have raging sickness and to have not peed in my pants at any point yet. This is merely a collection of things I've observed in the past few weeks. According to the pregnancy app 'Nurture' I'm only at 10 weeks … Continue reading You know you’re pregnant when…
OK so I've been growing the spawn of the Hooper-Gunathilaka family for approximately 8 and a half weeks now. If I go by the theory of counting from the last day of my last period it's technically 9 and a half weeks, but that whole week before the egg popped and the magic happened nothing … Continue reading Pregnancy Update
Birthdays are always amazing times to reflect on the past year, set some goals for the next year and to just look at what's really important. About a month ago I was in a bit of a hole feeling lost, feeling like I'm making no difference in the world and wasting my time here in … Continue reading Birthday Reflection 2018
This time last year, I started again. One chapter of the life book ended and a new one began, sparking a lot of awesome, scary, cathartic and generally amazing things for the soul. After 5 weeks in India, 12 weeks in Sri Lanka and a week in Thailand, I returned home with a heavy yet … Continue reading New Things 2.0
"Be brave" I tell myself as I decide to do something scary rather than dress as something scary this Halloween. October back home in England is autumn time, marking the end of summer and the start of the past months falling away into an array of beautifully crisp colours winding slowly down to the winter … Continue reading New Things
Surprise The next 9 months of your life are going to be solely dedicated to growing a whole human, staying as healthy and active as possible whilst combating pregnancy symptoms and continuing to live life as normally as possible. I'm telling you now, there's shock and then there's shock. Never in my life have I … Continue reading Vegan Pregnancy: Dubz Tea Eff, Protein Tho and is it all Vomdamort all the time?
Reflection is a beautiful thing. Remembering to post the blog you wrote months ago is even more beautiful. What did I learn about yoga during during the month I spent with Shakti Yoga Peeth? That I know nothing about yoga. What did I learn about myself during that month? That I'm stronger than I think … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training in the Motherland