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Monday, 28 March 2016

The Big Chop

Friday night after looking at many pictures of pixie cuts I told my FiancĂ© that I was thinking of getting the chop. It would be the shortest haircut I have experienced in my 29 years. I decided to have a look at some YouTube videos and came across an interesting one about a home haircut which resulted in a very short shaved hair style. I watched it twice before sharing it with Mr C and getting his opinion. He has always said he likes short hair on women and this was really short. It was something I would have never chosen for myself previously but I really liked the style and convinced Mr C to cut my hair for me. I knew if I didn’t cut it then I would chicken out if given the chance to think about it.

 Once we got past the initial cut and moved on the clippers was when I felt a little sad. I had imagined having long flowing curls for my wedding in October. There was no way my hair was going to be very long anyway but clip in extensions were an option.  My sad feeling was short lived and I started to get really excited about how this hairstyle would look on me and hoping it wasn’t a complete disaster. I normally don’t make impulse decisions based around my hair.

 Once we done I was completely shocked by how short it was but how good it looked. It gives my face a rounder softer look. I was hoping it would age me a bit. Who on earth wants to look older at 29. I do I always look really young. It’s a pain and has been since I was 17. I cannot wait for the day when it pays off. Maybe when I’m 40 and someone says I look like I’m in my early 30s. (I can hope right). I’m still getting used to the whole short hair style. I go to take my hair out of a bun before bed and shocked to find the bun not there or still using too much shampoo and conditioner and feeling the cold wind on my neck it’s a very odd feeling.

I have only received very good comments so far from family but tomorrow is school drop off and I have to admit I actually looking forward to showing it off. I feel way more confident than I usually do and I don’t know if that is completely haircut based  or not but it’s a good feeling not to be so insecure for once and I’m sure Mr C is happy not  getting a complete mouthful of hair. So what I have learned?  Sometimes you have to be brave and do something different. Who knows you may enjoy the ride.

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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Pregnancy

This is my personal experience with IBS during both my pregnancies. I was diagnosed with IBS in 2008 and was quite sick with the usual symptoms which for me were constipation/diarrhoea and painful stomach cramps.
I fell pregnant with Master J in May 2010. My symptoms from the IBS improved greatly and left me only dealing with constipation (from the pregnancy itself )and morning sickness which lasted all day every day for fourteen weeks. Also prior to this pregnancy I had been following a pretty restrictive diet that was also gluten free to try to control my symptoms with some success.  However during the whole nine months I was able to also enjoy gluten as much as I wanted with no reaction at all. However two days after Master J was born I was unable to consume dairy and gluten again without experiencing stomach cramps and feeling really unwell.
In 2015 I fell pregnant with Master T. By this time I wasn’t consuming dairy due to having a really bad reaction in 2013 which left me with stomach cramps and diarrhoea which lasted most of the day and left me with a very sensitive stomach for the next 3 days and because of this I didn’t want to possibly harm the baby by going through this and possible dehydration. To make sure I was getting enough calcium for myself and my growing baby I was taking a calcium supplement and having soy milk in place of regular milk. During this pregnancy I again was able to have gluten so I ate a lot of bread especially near the end. However after Master T was born I’m able to eat a small amount of gluten without any extra problems.
I’m still continuing to learn about irritable bowel syndrome and the treatments available. The problem with this condition, the symptoms and the possible treatments will differ with each person.

It’s worth noting that this is my own personal experience and IBS affects everyone differently.

Signing off for now

Friday, 4 March 2016


Hello, My name is Kelly I'm a 29 year old woman engaged to my wonderful fiance and mother of two small boys ages 6 and 1.  I born and raised and currently live in Adelaide South Australia.

I was diagnosed with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in 2008. Since 2008 I have developed an intolerance to all things dairy and a gluten sensitivity. My blog will primarily be about food intolerances, recipes, cooking and parenting.

My interests include reading, currently The Wheel Of Time. I enjoy watching documentaries especially those involving what makes us human and ancient civilizations. I enjoy experimenting with make up and spend too much time on pinterest trying to learn a thing or two about fashion.

Signing off for now,