So this is it. I’m excited to be embarking on a whole new adventure very soon…and this is me signing off for a while.
I’m sure most of you have noticed that pregnancy hasn’t been easy for me, I found the intense sickness at the beginning REALLY hard and the constant social media opinions possibly even harder but now I’m here, I’m looking back with fond memories and now thinking I will miss this bump, my companion for the last 40 weeks….
I wanted to say a sincere THANK YOU all for always sending words of encouragement over the entire pregnancy, it really has been a wonderful community and something I have really found helpful and inspiring. And it has given me a newfound love of the blog and internet community.
Things I will miss:
Thick, easy to manage hair, clear skin, Chris always bringing me a tea and toast in the mornings, slowing down and working less. Really hoping some of these things will be something I can take onboard with my new role (!).
Things I won’t:
Everyone only ever wanting to talk about my bump, the constant colds, backache, insomnia, the ill-fitting trouser situation.
But the main feeling here is excitement. We cannot wait to meet this extra person that will be with us permanently!
I will keep everyone updated via Instagram and Facebook on any news, and this post here explains my plans for the blog going forward.
So, I’ll see you on the other side, I suppose!
Lucy Hodson says
Good Luck Alex
Big hugs, and take care xx
You look amazing!! Good luck with everything!! Sending lots of positive vibes…. don’t forget to enjoy the night cuddles, they grow so so quickly, these special moments will be gone in no time ☺️
Will really miss your blog…
Sara Mathews says
Wishing all three of you much joy and happiness xxx
El watts says
Wishing you all the very best, no conflicting advice needed, (way too much information out there!) you’ve got this, trust your instincts and the adventure is just beginning, enjoy, even the bad times are completely worth it x
Looking forward to reading your content again after your maternity leave 🙂
Jill baines says
Have a wonderful family time focusing on you 3. See you when you’re ready, and not before!
Everyone says it, but when you are caught up in trying to get everything “right” or even just trying to make it through the day with a new born, make sure you take the time to just enjoy and cherish it. Everyone will have an opinion but just do you three as a family the triangle is the strongest shape. Your followers will be here when you are ready to come back x
Good luck Alex, and enjoy the motherhood 🙂 It is great 🙂 xx
Ursula Wynton says
Wishing you all the very best darling girl! What a very special time for you and your husband. xxx
Good luck! Love reading your blog and think you’re going to be a fantastic mum xx
Wishing you the very best Alex. Hope all goes well for you.x
Carolyn Rosier-Webb says
Wishing you all the best! My eldest is 18 on Tuesday and it feels like yesterday I was you! Enjoy every single second of it Alex! It’s an amazing journey that goes far to quickly ? xxx
Good luck and enjoy all those new born snuggles
Liza Rae says
So excited for you both! Looking forward to hearing news of the new arrival. You will be fantastic parents. The only piece of advice that I can pass on (cringe) is to always trust your instincts. I hated other people’s advice but that one, I have to say, stayed with me because it is so true. You will be the one who knows your baby best! Good luck, Alex! Xx
Just enjoy it. It’s knackering having a newborn but it’s all great. Ignore any other requests on your time. Suit yourself and Chris and baby only. Take all the help when it’s offered. Best of luck and see you when we see you again x
Enjoy! Every stage, however challenging, is just a phase.
Looking forward to your blog return.
You seem to have a very grounded and realistic approach to everything, so I hope you take everything in your stride regardless of outside pressures. Will miss your sensible and kind voice on the internet, but wish you a lovely time with your growing fam. All the best xx
Tricia M says
Sending lots of love and luck! xx
No advice from me, just all best wishes for a safe and happy arrival, with all your baby’s wonderful days ahead! I hope you enjoy as much as you can and I hope your confidence builds quickly as you start your new adventure.
Good luck! Take care ?
Danish Pastry says
Here’s all the best for you and Chris and your growing family! Xxx
Best of luck Alex, you will be a great mum and enjoy yourself.
Oh can’t wait to read your posts when you are ready ! Xx
Good luck! Enjoy the hardest job you’ve ever applied for (!) but equally the best one in the world x
Good luck x
This is so cute!
Best wishes Alex, I will miss your writing and look forward to your return, but I am also happy that you and your husband can take the time to enjoy the addition to your family.
Fabulous. Good luck Alex! Enjoy this very precious time x
Christine Coates says
Wishing you all the very best. Take all the time you need. We’ll be waiting for you.
Much love xx
Elizabeth Baxter says
Best wishes Alex on this new chapter in your life. Once you get over the shock it will be awesome! I shall miss your interesting posts and hints. Look forward to hearing from you on the other side x
A Girl, A Style says
I am SO excited for you both!!! Enjoy your precious downtime, and I hope everything goes so smoothly with the birth.
Sending SO MUCH LOVE your way!
Best wishes for health and happiness! This is an exciting time and I hope that you and baby feel well and happy.
All the very best Alex xx
” No other time in my life besides pregnancy has anyone ever felt the need to comment on my changing body. Even with my healthiest pregnancy, I was greeted with “You’re just so big!
Laura Rose says
Eeeep how exciting! Hope all goes well, can’t wait to hear to news 🙂 enjoy every moment!
Laura | roseandweston.blogspot.co.uk
Very good wishes to your and your family from a long time reader. It’s hard enough to weather the barrage of opinions surrounding pregnancy and beyond, I can’t imagine how it must be throwing thousands of social media followers into the mix! but I think you’ve managed it with a lot of grace 🙂 Good luck for the next few months and looking forward to catching up with your posts whenever you feel ready.
Janna B says
You have been such an inspiration for so many years, I will definitely miss you posts! Nevertheless there are so many exciting moments ahead, I couldn’t be happier for the both of you. Best of luck for the next few weeks and foreseeable future. May the sleeping fairy be your best friend! xx
Olive Cox says
Congratulations! I am so happy for you. All my love.
Wonderful moments ahead for you.
Wish you all the best! Can’t wait to see new updates!
Love your canopy bed frame. Can you let me know where I can find it please. Thank you
Alexandra Stedman says
It’s from The White Company – link in the Nesting post a few before xx
Natasha Comber says
I know I’m late but where are your trousers from? Are they maternity? Xx