Old Wives Tales: Girl or Boy?

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Hello lovelies,
So recently i uploaded a new video, answering the old wives tales on gender prediction based on pregnancy symptoms and body changes to predict whether am carring a boy or girl.

Check out the video i uploaded on my youtube channel, maybe you will be a able to predict the gender. Do not forget to subscribe.

2nd Trimester of Pregnancy Recap

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Hello Lovelies, happy Saturday!

Yasss am officially done with the 2nd trimester and now looking forward to the last stage of pregnancy and that is the 3rd trimester. Today am 27 weeks and starting my last stage from today till i deliver my pumpkin.

I thought i would be able to share week by week of my pregnancy with you guyz but then i got caught up with work and am always fatigued but still am here to give you a wrap up of my 2nd trimester.

 Checkout my youtube vidoe as i discuss more on this journey and do not forget to subscribe.

Symptoms and changes i have heard throughout my 2nd trimester were; I started feeling my baby move, oh my God this was such a turning point in my life…it was an assurance that i will never feel alone anymore because my little pumpkin is there to comfort me. My uterus started expanding, and my abdomen grew larger. I have been feeling dizzy sometimes,My body could ache especially my lower back,increased apetite,started seeing some stretch marks on my breasts…i hope it doesn’t spread to other areas because i have been using a stretch mark cream. skin changes like darkening of the skin around my nipples,patches of darker skin,itching(am still experiencing this). I have been having dreams every single day in this stage and also started snoring lol, i have had some bit of swelling on my fit but it went away.

According to healthline.com; during 2nd trimester the baby’s organs become fully developed. It can also start to hear and swallow, Small hairs become noticeable. Later on the baby begins to move around. It will develop sleeping and walking cycles. The baby is now 14 inches in length and weigh a little over two pounds(about the size of cauliflower). My baby is getting bigger and smarter each day yay.

I have been going through various tests on my Doctor appointments. Which include Ultrasounds, blood pressure measurement,weight checking,diabetes screening and other tests. During this stage i was able to find out my baby’s gender(so excited) which i will be revealing to you very soon.

In order to stay healthy,am expected to continue taking prenatal vitamins,exercise regularly especially pelvic exercise( i have been doing more of taking steps instead of lifts and walking exercise),also am advised to avoid certain foods.

What is still pending that am yet to do, is touring the hospital maternity ward,building my baby nursery,writing my birth plan. Taking educational classes like labour class,Lamaze classes,first aid classes and parenting classes. I have been getting help from Baby centre website where i have learnt alot on this journey.

There you have it, my 2nd trimester journey. Am looking forward to a successful 3rd timester in Jesus’ name. I would appreciate any tips from you guys to help me go through my last three months wonderfully.

Cheers

Angel Mbeks

What a bad Day! Failed to make it to Church 

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I can not believe that after a almost a week of not attendimg church,i was hoping to attend today but i ended up missing church….well let me explain
So i had finished all my chores, showered, put on my makeup and my comfy maxi dress and rushed to catch the church bus…on reaching at church i went to the wash room then,one girl tells me that my dress was too light people could easily see my white Underwear…looking at my butt i was like “how in the hell did i not see it while still in the house!”

So i had to rush out of the church washroom to find a nearest shop so thati could buy a temporary peticoat or some kind of soft skirt to put underneath before church starts at 8pm. Our church zone is a bit far from the shops so i had to walk a distance.  You can not believe that i walked for almost 30 minutes looking everywhere for a clothing store and i couldn’t find any…all the shops open where selling party dresses….i felt so heart broken that i had to first reach church and then suffer like this.

I was trying to avoid spending on a taxi to the nearest mall but i realised time was not on my side  so i chose to take a taxi to Mushrif Mall. I thought i would pay like 6 dirhams since i heard the mall(never been there) was not so far.  Usually the taxi metre starts counting from 3 dirhams and it keeps increasing till your final destination but but to my suprise it started counting from 5.45 dirhams, so i asked the taxi guy “how come it is starting from 5 and not 3aed as always” and he was like “madam from this month, that is how its gonna be and minimum spend is 12aed(even if you stop at 10aed, still you have to pay 12aed), this is the new system by Abu dhabi taxis”…..are you kidding me right now!  well i had no choice and i ended up paying 13aed. It really hurts spending on something you never planned for.

By the time i reached the mall, my feet were  hurting. I entered into a shop to find a peticoat that fit but they were all big size and the only size that fit me was not in the color i needed. I went to the other shops but in my head i was already fed up and i really never wanted to buy a peticoat ( i have several at home)…so i ended up not buying it plus i was too tired, couldn’t walk the entire mall to find one and felt like maybe God did not wish me to go to church today plus i knew i will not enjoy church after such a scenario.

I came out of the mall and sat at the bus station to wait for the bus back home ofcourse church had already started 1 hour ago. The bus came i sat in and tears rolled in my eyes till i reached my stop.

I went straight to a restaurant near our home and bought a take away burger plus a fanta orange because i felt that thats the only thing that could make me feel better(these days food has become my other good friend)

Here i am on the couch looking at the wall clock, it is 11pm and church is done and i have not attended yet i was one of the first people to reach there at 7:40pm.

In my heart i kept asking my self why this has happened to me, what is God trying to teach me in all this?  on checking my family whatsup group…i see messages that it is on this date  that dad died 2 years ago (well i still remember this day like it was yesterday)…may your soul RIP Dad.

The bible says, 

1 Thessalonians 5:18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

My day might have ended up on a sad note but am grateful that i managed to wake up alive. Moreso, walking is such a great exercise during pregnancy..maybe God saw that my baby needed it at that moment. 

Have you ever had such a bad day that you heard to shade tears? let me know in the comments section below.

Styled by Me: Trends we love.

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Hey lovelies, today’s post am sharing looks i have created with polyvore(follow me) comprising of the current pieces trending in the fashion world. I must say i love this year’s trends and hopefully soon i will own some of these pieces. Whenever i scroll through my instagram feed all i see are fashionistas looking all glammed up in these looks. Check them below and tell me which outfit and trend you prefer rocking.

1. Ruffled and off-shoulder(cold or Slouchy) tops & dresses

This one of the most popular trends i have seen every fashionista is slaying. Off shoulder & ruffles mostly go hand in hand thats why i have not separated them as different trends.  They come in different styles from cold to slouchy shoulders and this makes it easier for every one to wear what they feel comfy in. Off shoulder pieces do not discriminate among ages.

2. Embroidery

From tops,skirts,dresses to sneakers & bags…floral embroidery is so on trend these day and am so inlove with it. A touch of floral in your outfit makes you look chic & stylish

3. Pleated Metallic skirts

Pleated skirt is such a fashion piece that rocks during fashion week. You can rock with just anything…you can dress it up with stiletto heels or down with shirts,sneakers and cardigans. They come in all length but i prefer the maxi length.


Which trend do you love most? let me know in the comment section below. Will be sharing more 

Ootd;Baby Bump at the Corniche Beach!

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Happy Monday y’all

Last friday but one i went out for swimmimg,sun bathing and jogging at the Corniche Beach as a way of staying fit during my Second Trimester of pregnancy.

The sun was up, scenery was lit and my outfit was good to go…what else can a pregnant woman ask for…maybe a bottle of water that also came in handy.

Before i reached to the shores, i took some photos and videos of my outfit and like you can see, i wore stripped leggings with a barbie vest and accessorised with my pink sneakers,scarf and denim jacket in my waist(Just in case the weather changes lol) and my beach bag.

This was such a comfy look to rock on a friday. I also carried my red bikin for swimming and well the waters felt so good.

Check out my youtube video for more enjoyment. 

Mother of the Nation Festival Abu Dhabi #motn

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Hello Saturday!
On April 31st i attended the Mother of the nation festival that took place at corniche beach for the first time and i must say it was such a wonderful experience. 

The Mother of the Nation Festival celebrates,commemorates and honours the inspirational values of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.

Throughout multiple and diverse activity zones, the festival creates an entertaining and highly interactive atmosphere that welcomes families and individuals from all walks of life. Visitors are invited to enjoy a day out on the Corniche and participate in this unique community event that celebrates the best aspects of contemporary culture within Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

I realised that in my first trimester of pregnancy i did not go out to have fun due to morning sickness & nausea, so 2nd trimester was pay back time  to get out more whenever i have an off day from work and this is my first activity that i went to. I went a bit early so that i could take a video and photos of all the activities before it  was dark and over crowded. The Motn Festival happens every year and this time it was from March 26th-April 4th 2017

Been lazy to post the photos and videos because the video was a bit long to edit plus i have space storage issues. Motn festival suits families mostly because of the kids games zones everywhere. Hopeful next year i will be able to bring my little one also 🙂 . 

About my outfit, i wore a rainbow tunic with leggings and sandals and sealed the look with my yellow cross back…this was a perfect look for a perfect bright weather and occassion…so comfy and stylish as well.

I enjoyed the music,great scenery,the food and ofcourse selfies. Thanks to the good weather. 

Check out the video for a more live action and details…because if i start to write everything that happened on this day i will surely finish tomorrow. I know when the baby comes i will have a little time to attend such event so i have to use this chance lol. The festival was untill midnight but i had to leave at 7pm because i was alreadt tired, i came at 3pm in the afternoon.

My Pregnancy Journey: 18 & 19 Weeks Pregnant Update.

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Hello Monday!
I can not believe how far i have come…!  each and every day i see my self aproaching D-day when i will see my little one for the first time. 

Check out the video below as i give you an update of my 18 & 19 pregnancy. In this video am discussing the body changes,baby development and symptoms plus more.