A kit Essential

This is a great find and something I have discovered since becoming a mum it will be going into my kit pronto! This lanolin based cream is super strong and will sort out any nasty cracked lips, so many models turn up to shoots in the winter with the most dreadful lips a bit of Lansinoh at the start of the make up should really help. Its also strong enough to keep unruly brows in check and provide a shine like eight our cream.

It’s a Miracle

So to follow on from my Kylie blog nobody was more surprised than me to find out that I was pregnant. Due to the chemotherapy treatment I received as a teenager then subsequent treatment for a pituitary tumour I was told I probably couldn’t have children.

I took this news on the chin and just got on with my life which I expected to be childless. I personally don’t believe in IVF treatment as I wouldn’t want any more chemicals put into my body and I believe there is a reason why the body won’t get pregnant. For me it would be obvious that I could be passing my ‘bad genes’ onto the child…I would never want a child to go through what I have!!

That said here I am pregnant naturally so I think it is going to be ok my doctors tell me there is little chance of passing on my genetic faults!! Its weird though I have had to totally adjust my mindset I think I spent the first seven months of my pregnancy in denial I just couldn’t believe it…

I’m now thirty eight weeks pregnant and my son is on his way we have passed all the tests and things are looking good don’t ever give up hope but don’t put all your eggs in one basket….

One Fit Mama

I am in my thirty fifth week of pregnancy its soon going to be over…thank god although I haven’t had any problems I can’t say I enjoy being pregnant its restrictive. Last week I actually thought I was going into labour only to find out that it was the baby pushing against me, bang goes my mum’s theory that I will know when its going to happen!

On Tuesday I went to see the midwife just for a routine check up all was fine which is fantastic she also told me the reason why my stomach was so hard was because I’m fit which is really good to hear. I’d like to thank my dog and the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside for this by making me get out and walk everyday. I have been walking four miles everyday but this week I’ve had to cut it down to two as I do get tired, but I think exercise really helps!

The Day of the shoot

Technically I am not supposed to be working as I am now very preggy but I just can’t resist the lure of a shoot, I’m not getting paid so it doesn’t count surely??

I normally wake up ridiculously early I believe my body is getting me ready for motherhood – super! But today of all days I manage to sleep in until 8am amazing! Anyway I drag my pregnant self downstairs to make sandwiches for the shoot its my mothering instincts kicking in that I want to feed everybody. As the shoot is at my house I kind of feel obliged plus I hate being on a shoot and not getting fed. I then make sure the rest of the house is shoot ready.

It takes sometime to get both of the models ready I do believe you can’t rush beauty… I have to do the tan, the nails which I paint a dark grey Gosh Miss Grey then make up… Marc Ramos is doing hair… Eventually we are ready the weather is rubbish so we decide to start in the Officers Mess thank god I live in a Raf base and have access to this location.

Pete is shooting stills and a film so we have a lot to get through. Below is a sneak preview that I took with my iphone.