Love & Lifestyle by Lizzie

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Current Mood?

I’m 34 weeks pregnant! I’m feeling more exhausted than I was last week, but I’m staying busy with work, our continuing home renovations (so excited to post pictures), planning for baby Greyson, and fall moments. I am loving the colder weather and waking up to a brisk, autumn breeze blowing through my window. I love drinking hot chocolate, cuddling under a cozy throw blanket, and wearing cute, fall essentials. This week I’m all about scarves, statement jackets, and heels. What are you falling for this week?

Love

I’ve been asked throughout my pregnancy how being pregnant has affected my love life…the minute I found out I was pregnant I felt even more connected to Andrew, because we are sharing something special and life changing. I was scared, but fear faded away incredibly quickly. There are still moments of fear and stress (naturally), but those emotions come with any new chapter. Andrew and I have always been passionate and loving, but being pregnant has brought immense passion, love, and excitement to our love life and relationship. If you’re with the right person ladies, being pregnant will not change or alter your relationship, in a negative way. Yes, there will be moments where baby comes first (even before he or she is born), but a baby should bring you closer. I’ve had a beautiful and healthy pregnancy and I wish every mama to be (and those simply thinking about embarking on the pregnancy journey) nothing but happiness, perfect health, and special moments.

Pregnancy hasn’t slowed me down one bit, especially when it comes to sex and romance. But, I do understand that many are ordered by their OB to take it easy during their pregnancy, or, as I mentioned before, baby simply comes first. There may be a period of time where no sex is required and that shouldn’t be an issue in your relationship. Sometimes, you’re just too tired to have sex, or you’re uncomfortable. You and baby are more important than anything else, but if you feel amazing and you’re given no restrictions, have fun! You shouldn’t feel bad (or uncomfortable) about being intimate with your lover while pregnant, and I promise you, your baby doesn’t care!

Pregnancy isn’t a hindrance and I hate when women say, “Ugh, my life is over now that I’m going to be a mom”. No, you’re starting a new, exciting chapter and being a mom is something to celebrate, not mourn.* No one is forcing you to drive a minivan (unless you want to), start wearing mom jeans, or change your personality. If you’re pregnant and going through a mourning process, you’re doing it all wrong. You don’t have to change who you are, stop having fun, stop being sexy, or give up what you love in order to have a baby! You are who you are and your baby deserves to meet the best side of you! I’m asked constantly, how I’ve remained so happy and healthy throughout my pregnancy, and most of my glow has to do with remaining true to myself. I want my baby to know the real me and I’m so excited for my next chapter, alongside Andrew.

Your love life is what you make it. If you’ve found the one who ignites your heart, you’ll make it through each and every life changing moment (including a pregnancy) and you’ll only become stronger. Let each chapter in your life be bright and positive…

Lifestyle 

This week I want to talk about what inspires me daily and I want you to take a moment to write down what inspires and motivates you. What makes you laugh, smile, and cheers at the end of a long day? What makes you feel thankful, blessed, and special? What helps you get through the stressful, trying days?

When I’m feeling stressed and anxious, it really helps to remind myself what I’m thankful for, where my inspiration comes from, and what keeps me smiling. Life is short and it’s important to appreciate the little things. Of course, some days are more magical than others, so your daily inspiration can fluctuate, but always be mindful of what inspires you. My inspiration:

  • I’m inspired by feeling my baby kick, move, and grow with each passing day…
  • I’m inspired by nature, the sky, and fall mornings…
  • I’m inspired by Andrew; I’m inspired by the way he treats me, makes me laugh, reminds me of how much he loves me, and our moments spent together (no matter how simple)…
  • I’m inspired by my animals who love me unconditionally, drive me insane, and by the way they welcome me home each day with affection and appreciation…
  • I’m inspired by fashion…
  • I’m inspired by my mom who has been there for me through everything (including this pregnancy)…

It’s your turn! Take a moment to write down what inspires you and do it daily, to remind yourself of the beauty around you. No matter how dark the day is, there’s always light to be found.*

I wish my readers and followers a fun, inspiring, and relaxing week. Inspire yourself with fall trends, fashion, and have a spooky Halloween. I’ll chat with you Friday…XO

Follow my blog, www.takeabiteoutofme.com to stay updated on the latest and feel free to follow me on Instagram: lizziemognoni

 

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The Author

Hi loves, I'm a New Jersey writer, published author, and blogger with an immense passion for love, lifestyle, and drama. I have personally worked in the fashion/marketing industry since age sixteen, which drives my passion for fashion, design, and creativity. If you need someone to talk to, I'm always here. Xo Instagram: lizziemognoni Email: lizziemognoni@gmail.com

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