Necessary changes and my 39 weeks bump update

I may have mentioned it a few times before: I am quite a perfectionist. I can´t do things in a relaxed, easy way, and I struggle with giving myself a break.

And as much as I tell myself that blogging is a hobby and should be treated as such, the last weeks have seen me at my desk pretty much 9 to 5, writing, scheduling and ticking off to do lists.

 

Ostsee im Winter (9 von 9)
Unsure about the things to come…

 

Just like a full-time job. Only without the salary.

It all worked out very well. I have a lot of content prescheduled, some videos prerecorded and am pretty much set until May.

But with Peanut due in early March, the question will be how I continue then.

 

My honest answer: I don’t know. All I know is that there have to be some changes.

You see, I started doing You Tube videos in December. I just wanted to see if I liked it. (Cheeky link if you aren’t subscribed yet)

I don’t like it.

I love it. But it is a lot of work. Now I have no obligations, no fixed upload schedule to keep, no one telling me I have to do anything about that channel. Except myself. And I can be pretty persistent.

On top of that, I usually post three times a week. One blog post (pictures etc included) takes around three hours to write. Of course I could write less (not really, I am such a rambly person), I could publish only once a week (but there is so much to talk about!) or just take a break and see if I ever come back.

Maybe it will be a mixture of all of the above, maybe I will keep up with everything without problems. I guess I can´t plan that in advance.

And that is the hardest part for me.

But family will always have priority, and with Peanut possibly coming any day now (seriously, where did time go?), there will be necessary changes. So please bear with me when I am not around as much as I used to be.

 

Barely anything fits me anymore
Barely anything fits me anymore

39 weeks and how I feel

First of all, if you count back and wonder why 39 weeks all of a sudden, it is because my due date was changed to a week earlier.

And to be honest, I don’t mind. I really want to be done with being pregnant. The last weeks are so cumbersome, just getting up or sitting down feels like a burden and there is constantly something that feels uncomfortable.

My belly looks like it is going to explode any minute and I am pretty much as agile as a stranded whale. Keeping up with my daughter is a challenge. One I am loosing.

I somehow had forgotten about these last bits of pregnancy, but Mr. Loca assures me it was pretty much the same the first time: Lots of complaints and grumbling on my side.

That aside, I am grateful to have come this far without any health issues for me or Peanut, and I couldn’t be more excited to finally meet him soon.

But if you´d ask me right now if I plan on having more kids, the answer would be: No way!

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  • We are also hoping for a another baby but after that, we are done! It’s so expensive to have a child here. lol. wow 39 weeks! You are gonna pop any minute! Good luck and take care always!

    • It is expensive, and somehow three seems to add up to the expenses more than two: Most flats/houses are for a family of four, not five, the cars only fit two children seats… The list is endless. And I am 37 already, that needs to be considered as well!

  • Wow, the little one is surely on his way soon! How exciting. Take your time, and relax and enjoy your baby moon! If you need to leave blogging for a while, do it! Family is the most important thing in life!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    • Absolutely. And even if the first weeks seem endless, they are actually gone so quickly! I still cant believe my daughter is two already…

  • May?? You’ve been a busy bee, oh my! But yeah, I get it, blogging can EASILY turn into a full-time thing if you don’t set limits. Been there, done that (or am there, doing that, I guess, lol). But you are in a much different situation than me of course, with little peanut on the way. I agree that you should ALWAYS put what’s important first, and that’s family. I’m sure everyone feels that way and that everyone will understand that things will change around here once the baby’s here. And those who don’t? Well, fuck ‚em and their sad lives that revolve around just blogging, I feel for them. Blogging is fun, it’s a real hoot! But there’s more to life as well.

    • Now if anyone is busy blogging, it has to be you with all the high quality content delivered on a daily basis, and that alongside freelance writing and all the other stuff you do.
      And of course you are right, there is more to life than blogging, and I will make sure to have a decent baby moon (not as relaxing as it sounds…).

  • Wow, you’ve been super busy! I don’t know how you’ve had the energy to do so much work at this stage of your pregnancy! I wouldn’t worry too much about what will happen in May, just see what happens naturally. You must be so, so excited to meet your baby any day now! xx

    Beautylymin

    • I am, I hope he won’t wait much longer to make an appearance. Cant wait to get rid of that belly…
      And the filming part was the hardest, writing can be easily done from the couch, so I took full advantage of that.

  • Faye Fearon

    Lovely post, dear!! .x

    http://www.fayeisabella.co.uk

  • Christine K

    Balance in life can be super difficult! Hope you figure it all out as I“ve recently found your blog and have been loving it! 🙂 Congratulations on your pregnancy as well!

    http://covetedbeauty.blogspot.ca/

    • Thank you. As I said, I am set with new content for the time to come, I just have to see how everything falls into place afterwards.

  • Can’t believe the date is so close!! I remember you telling me on some of your older posts maybe few mnths back that I will still need to wait for quite a while for Peanut to come to this world and now he is about to come soon!!! Exciting times, haha.
    And don’t worry about blogging very much, just see how it goes and I am sure you will figure out what is the best for you 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Time has truly flown by, I still can´t believe how quickly it went after all.

  • Ahahhaha the last part is funny but true especially for this phase.
    I love being pregnant but it’s not like a hobby that we should always do lol.

    I hope everything will be safe and easy on your way.

    http://www.thebandwagonchic.com/

    • It is a great thing we forget this part of pregnancy easily, otherwise no one would have more than one child!

  • I really hope you can find a way to keep blogging because I’ll really miss you and your amazing content if you don’t. That being said, your priority now is taking care of your family, so it’s totally understandable you won’t be around as much. I’m sure it must be really hard for someone as organized as you not to have everything planned out, but sometimes in life you just have to learn how to go with the flow…
    Good luck for a safe and speedy delivery! 🙂
    http://carolinapage.eu

    • Thank you Carolina. The waiting part really is the hardest…

  • Your belly does look like it’s about to pop but I am so excited to meet your Little Man. Knowing you, I am sure you will manage to find time for everything, blogging including. I admire how well organized you are and how you have everything pre-planned! But I still slefinshly hope that regardless you will find time to chat with me from time to time 🙂

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

    • It sure feels like it is about to pop, and now that everything is finished, I get really impatient to meet Peanut.

  • Ahh Anne, don’t be hard on yourself. There will be some changes over the next weeks but your blog will be here ready to pick up wherever you left it and whenever you feel like it. Your health and the health of your new baby is NO1. So I wish you all the best my friend and I will be looking for an update 🙂 Gemma xx
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • Liliana Ayala

    Don’t be so hard on yourself girl! I know the feeling though, it’s a hobby for me too and I LOVE it but we have to take time for ourselves and your little one, now. Wishing you and baby the best!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Hugs, you’re too hard on yourself, Anne but that’s how perfectionists usually are. The changes are understandable and I admire your dedication and how you already have things scheduled right up to May. I am doing everything a day before meaning I am now scrambling for time to create tomorrow’s post. LOL!

    Try not to fret about your lack of presence online, your readers and fans will understand and will be here whenever you come back. For now, concentrate on what’s most important, your family and yourself. Lots of love and I’m so excited that Peanut is arriving any day now!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I´ll take a page out of your book, the short blogging break you took seems to have left you invigorated and I for one couldn’t wait until I saw your posts popping up again.

      • Thank you so much, Anne, that truly means the world to me. The break did do me lots of good, the words seems to be flowing again and I no longer feel weighed down by blogging. It does feel fun again well, until the next few months when I am ready for my next break. Lol!

        • I just hope for your sanity that you don’t need to do a long-distance flight again every time you need a little break from the blog.

          • Oh god noo, I can’t do that, not even once a year, maybe once every two or three years. It was tough for everyone…even though my dad is trying to guilt me into coming back every year. He claims that he’s so old now that he might not make it to next year. He’s only 63! Lol!

          • 63? He is barely grown up then!

          • I Germany we have a song (a very cheesy one) that is translated to: Life only starts when you are 66.

  • I would miss you if you stopped blogging but you should just see how it goes after Peanut arrives since your priorities will no doubt shift. I’m sure you’ll come up with a new plan then. We’ll still be here 🙂

    • I think that is the only way to go: One step at a time and seeing how it all fits in.

  • Aisha

    I’m agree with all the comments. It’s so nice to see all the support <3 don't worry, I'll miss you too but your life and family is important 🙂 I wish you all the best !!

    aishettina.blogspot.it

  • I’m so excited for you! Any time now! 😀
    About the blog, I understand you have your own expectations and desires of how things should be but defintiely cut yourself a lot of slack and progress with how you’re comfortable. We’ll always be here for you! *hugs*

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    • That means so much to me. I am glad I didn’t miss you coming back after your break!

  • Arya Elsa Jose

    I am very excited for you, don’t be too hard on yourself. You are amazing and your blog will always be here:)

    http://anythingandeverything.weebly.com/blog/expectation-vs-reality-the-reality-of-blogging

  • Nadia

    And that’s why I love your blog, content and personality, Anne! You are hardworking, always produce the best material and it does show right here on these pages of Linda Libra Loca. Finally someone said it takes them long hours to write/edit/proofread/publish the post! I am hitting subscribe on YT right away if I haven’t already (I’m rarely there though I must admit…I have thought of the same thing – what if I LOVE it lol).
    It’s great you managed to preschedule the content hon & now you can take time and just prep for the big day. It is so excited and I can’t wait for you to announce the birth of your sweet Peanut 🙂
    Meanwhile, I will be here, you won’t get rid of me no matter how often or rarely you post 🙂
    Thinking about you and wishing you all the best as the baby is so close to being born woohoo!
    xox Nadia
    ☕❥http://www.mielandmint.com/

    • That is so sweet of you, Nadia, and it honestly means so much to me to read yours and all the other comments. I am getting all teary eyed in front of my laptop!

  • Don’t put so much pressure on yourself. Do what you can and like when you can! I know it’s hard. I used to be type A. Not anymore! I still get wound up about some things though. Just not as much or as often.

    • It is a slow process learning to let go of all the pressure you put on yourself. But I guess that is one of the things children teach us: You just can´t plan everything!

  • Dressed With Soul

    Liebe Anne, ich bin überzeugt davon, Du wirst auch dann noch einen guten Weg finden, um zu bloggen, wenn Dein zweiter Nachwuchs da ist! Aber ich weiß, was Du meinst, denn ich setze ähnlich viel Energie in meinen Blog, genauso ohne Bezahlung, aber mit Begeisterung – und habe oft für mich das Gefühl, dass ich dadurch praktisch zwei Vollzeit-Jobs habe 🙂 Irgendwie haut es aber immer hin. Hoffentlich geht mit Euch beiden im Endspurt noch alles klar, ich verstehe, dass Du nun froh bist, wenn die Schwangerschaft endlich vorbei ist … Ich denke an Dich/Euch, alles Liebe und Gute!
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Ja, der zweite Vollzeitjob ist eine gute Beschreibung. Zumindest habe ich mir für den Blog-Job durch das Vorschreiben ebenfalls einen Mutterschutz erarbeitet, ha!
      Jetzt kann ich nur noch warten. Nicht eben meine starke Seite…

  • Woah, where did time go? Seeing as you’re all set til May, do you fancy being a fairy and creating some content for me? Ha ha! I have huge admiration for your commitment – my head is full of things to talk about and very little time to write. Wishing you all the very best for the arrival of Peanut!

    Inma x
    sunshineandglow.blogspot.com

    • I would, but somehow my fairy wings don’t support my weight anymore…

  • I wish you all the best 🙂

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

  • I like yourself am a major perfectionist, it can be so annoying at times but when things go the way you’ve set out, its the best thing on earth and oh my goodness, your all prepped till May *inserts a major around of applause* haha, I don’t know much about motherhood being only 20, but I sincerely wish you the best of luck with the birth of your beautiful baby ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    • Thank you. The first time with my daughter was easy going, so I hope everything will go smoothly again.

  • Your bump is beautiful! I’m experiencing the same, I’m so near the end, thinking I was never this uncomfortable the first time around and struggling to keep up with a toddler!

    I’m hoping to use my maternity leave to get things scheduled and organised blog-wise also, and film some youtube videos too. Not sure if I’ll have all the energy for that though – floating around in the pool to avoid the heat seems to be all I want to do, haha!

    I hope you keep up with your blog, but I’m facing the same questions as you. It’s difficult finding time with just one child, having another one….I’m not stopping my blog but I’m not sure I’ll have time for it either. Guess all we can do is wait and see.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Keeping up with a toddler is really a struggle. The first time around all I did do at this point was maybe grocery shopping and some walking, but these days? Business as usual.
      And yes, wait and see is all that we can do, and just trust that we will have some more time eventually.

      • Yes it’s definitely much harder this time not being able to rest when we want!

        Eventually we will figure it all out and get some time for ourselves and blogging and things, just might take a little longer than first time around!

  • Aww it’s al gonna be fine. Anyway Peanut is almost here so your pregnancy is almost done. Do you already have more kids or is she your first? I’m actually inspired by you because I’m already 29 and don’t wish to get married before 33 so my first will probably be when I’m 35 or later which is considered super late for India standards
    xx

    http://www.junewantsitall.com

    • Peanut is my second one, my daughter just turned 2. I was 35 when she was born, and honestly, it was great timing. I no longer had the fear of missing out on parties, travel and all that, because I had my fair share of it before I had a baby and because I had realized that life isn’t over once you turn 30.
      German standards slowly change, but most women are way younger when they have their first, so I was considered a „pregnant at risk“ both times, but everything went smoothly.
      And the fact that I already built a career worked in my favor as well. I could stay at home with my daughter for the first year and just return to my former job without problems afterwards, something that would not have been possible, had I been way younger.

  • Sarah Laird

    Oh that’s really not long to go now, how exciting! 🙂 One of the toughest things about blogging is being your own boss – you’re not going to get sacked if you don’t get stuff done but I think its 100x worse punishing yourself for it. Its always good to take a little break though 🙂 x

    Viva Epernay

    • The worst thing about being your own boss is how awful you pay!

  • I’m sure you will find a way to manage, dear. When the inspiration hits you and that soon you will have so much more to write about, you’ll be full of new ideas and you find the ways to do it xx

    • I have honestly never run out of inspiration, it has always been a matter of time.

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Can’t believe that it’s not long to go now! Hope you are feeling okay.
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x
    http://rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Denise

    Hello! Such a pleasure to see your belly now, it looks amazing and even if you say it’s difficult to stand up, I am delighted with this post and the picture! It’ll be soon now! Amazing! I was thinking of your and the due date last week, and now I know! I will be waiting for the great news soon! Who am I to say, but I think that 2 kids are a great balance! As for blogging, well, I used to post a lot on my old blog. Then on the one that I have for 3 years, I wanted to have more time. I mean, there was a time last year that I did what you said „9 to 5“, or even „8 to 7“, reading blogs and commenting. I know, as much as I enjoy it, I simply can’t do that. So I go on with my weekly post, although, like you said, yes, there is a lot to say, but it has to be that way for me, with maximum 2 posts a week sometimes. Then reading blogs – I catch up once a week and comment on one post. That’s what I found as a balance, and still, it takes 2 to 3 nearly full days. But that has been working for me! I hope that you find a way to balance daughter, baby and blog, I am sure you will!
    DenisesPlanet.com

    • Thank you, Denise. I guess I need to prioritize and see what I invest time in as well. The problem is apart from writing, the interaction is the best part, but it is also incredibly time consuming.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Ohh this is so exciting, you’re really on the home run now! <3 Just focus on your family, of course! You will be missed in the blogging world but it's totally understandable. It's so great and impressive that you managed to pre-schedule so much content in advance, and now you can just relax and anticipate the big day, yay! <3 Will be thinking of you, darling, please keep us updated! x Wishing you all the best.

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

    • One of the videos I pre-recorded will be the „Inspired by…“ look you requested, coming up in early April. I hope it turned out like you imagined.

      • Kay (shoesandglitter)

        Oh wow really? That is so awesome, I can’t wait to see it!! <3

  • You know, I understand when you say you’re a perfeccionist and I can actually see that by everything you do. But truth of the matter is that you can do anything you set yourself to do. It’s sort of the pro (vs. the cons) on perfeccionist people. You will always achieve and work towards a certain goal you have. Is it going to be hard? I imagine so. But like you said, you can do a mixture of the three. You already have planned posts and videos until May, so picking up from there is going to be much easier. Continue planning, but plan less. Continue writing, but write less often. Give yourself the time to live in this moment (which I know you do anyway), but yeah, these are going to be quite important weeks and months for you, and believe me when I say that even if you took a break (I don’t see that happening though), we’d still be here waiting for you. You’re too amazing and too good for any of us to walk away from. And you’d be very very missed.

    But having said that, family is and will always be more important. It’s always going to be a priority. So focus on that and when the time comes, you see how you’re feeling. Don’t stress too much about it, it’s already impressive how much work you’ve done in advance and how good everything is.

    „Ask, and you shall receive“ so don’t worry, something will come to you.

    Your bump is looking so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ella Pinto xx

    • Thank you, Ella. All the loving and supportive comments here really mean the world to me.
      And I know I will figure out a way that will work, but just letting go is so hard for me! I guess that is one of the lessons children teach you: You cant control everything.
      Right now, I am just waiting. Waiting for Peanut to arrive, in his own time, at his own set date, without anything I can do to control it. Pretty hard…

  • You are only human, so I hope you are able to make space for yourself. If you choose to keep blogging, I’m sure you will be able to find a balance (as only you could), but there is also nothing wrong if you decide not to. <3 Either way, I am wishing you and your little Peanut nothing but happiness.

    http://themakeuptrain.com/2016/02/20/review-two-cosmetics-eyeshadows/

    • Thank you.
      I know from the first baby that taking time for yourself is very hard, so I will have to see how it goes.

  • Siffat Haider

    I can totally relate to the feeling of your blog turning into something so much bigger than it presents you with a seemingly overwhelming number of things to do. I’m sure when your little one comes along, you’ll find a balance. It will just take some time to get used to a new normal. Just be kind to yourself and realize you’re only human, and if you decide that you want to take a break from blogging at the time, so be it. There’s nothing wrong with that!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

    • Thank you, Siffat. Being kind to ourselves somehow seems to be very hard. I wonder why, it should come easily!

  • I would like to congratulate you on your new baby 🙂 I wish all the best for all of you 🙂 I completely support you if you decide to take a break. I can only imagine how hard it is to deal with a new born and life 😀 I will miss your post, but I hope you’ll be back when you figure everything out xx

    http://beautypeptalk.blogspot.hr/

    • He isn’t quite here yet, and I have content scheduled until the end of April, so I won’t be gone immediately. But thank you for your kind words.

      • Of course 🙂 I just hope that by then you’ll be right back on track 😀

  • You’re going to find a way to do everything, I’m sure! There is so much to write about, I know, but a few less post for a while will still be great 😉 You’re almost, done, so exciting! 🙂 xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • The waiting is the hardest part for me. And completely giving up control. I mean, there is nothing I can actually do to make him appear!

    • The waiting is the hardest part for me. And completely giving up control. I mean, there is nothing I can actually do to make him appear!

  • Nicole

    Only a few to go!! Excited to see the beautiful baby <3

    Girl About Town blog

  • Wow! You look incredible and I’m really excited for you and to see your baby! Wishing you all the best for your pregnancy really I am 🙂

    A lovely post and wonderful to hear you’re enjoying YouTube so much, I’ll come check you out in a moment 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

    Laura xo http://www.shehearts.net

  • I can’t believe the baby is almost here, that’s an exciting time indeed! Loved reading this honest and heartfelt post, wishing you a great weekend!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • It’s true time has really flown by lately. Hours feel like minutes nowadays!
    Your baby bump looks so lovely and cute. Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes as well as it has so far 🙂
    The thoughts about the future have been troubling me too a bit lately. I’ll be graduating this spring and will have to work full time after that and I have no idea how the blogging is going to go after that! I hope so very much though it will all be good 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Emma xxx

    http://www.wellemma.com

    • These big changes always make an impact to our lives, and starting to work full-time can be overwhelming at first. But it helps us priorize what really is important, so after some time you will see that it is possible to keep blogging, if it is what you really enjoy. Just maybe under different circumstances.

  • thefashionsalt

    Time has really flown by. I can understand taking a break when the baby comes, or even leaving it completely. I don’t even see how you continued this far. You are really inspirational, and one of my favourite blogs to read. I will miss you greatly, but completely understand that family comes first. I wish you such happiness and joy when your little peanut arrives 🙂
    ~Lili
    http://www.thefashionsalt.com

    • Fingers crossed I will not quit completely, I still enjoy it very much and would miss it. But I will have to take things slowly, I guess, one step at a time.

  • Ooooohhhhh how exciting! I’ll be stalking your blog and Instagram for the exciting news (if you choose to share the news). Like you’ve said you’ve got a good amount of posts stored up, see how you feel and just stretch them out a bit if need be. Enjoy those newborn snuggles xx

    • I will! So far I am still pregnant and waiting on the couch…

  • so happy for you! cannot wait to see your little munchkin 🙂 keep safe always

    http://notjessfashion.com/nyfw-part1/

  • Awwh! congratulations! Can’t wait to see baby photos 🙂 Take care

    Stephanie | http://www.stephykeung.com

  • idu

    Awwww where did time go for real? Well one day at a time. Family always comes first and then we need you back. Perhaps a combo of all 3 options. I’m pretty sure you will make the right decision.

    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

    • I guess it will all work out in the end, I just need to let go and stop worrying…

  • Aww, I hope all goes well with peanut (incase you don’t get to update your blog). Definitely take things in your stride and remember blogging is a hobby – we’ll all still be here when you return, just look after yourself xx

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah

    sarahinks.co.uk

    • So far I am still very pregnant, and annoyed from waiting. Not my strongest feature, patience…

  • Oh wow, bei dir ist es jeden Tag so weit! Wie du sagst, trotz den Wehwehchen, Hauptsache ihr seid so weit gekommen und euch beiden geht es gut. Das ist nämlich auch nicht so selbstverständlich immer. Wie auch immer es mit dem Blog weitergeht, du hast ja bald sowieso etwas viel Schöneres zu tun. Stress dich nicht. Wir Leser laufen nicht davon! Falls das Baby vor deinem nächsten Blogpost kommt, wunsche ich dir jetzt schon mal alles alles Gute für die Geburt! xoxo

    http://www.naomella.com

    • Da hast Du recht, es ist leider nicht selbstverständlich, dass alles gesund und ruhig zum Ende kommt. Ich bin also sehr dankbar. Nur ist Warten nicht meine größte Stärke, aber da werde ich wohl durch müssen…

  • Congratulations! You’re almost there. I’m sure afterward you’re going to be so ecstatic and probably won’t even remember how hard the last month has been. My friend could barely walk when she got to this point!
    Take the time you need to sort everything out!
    By the way… if you do find an extra second I did nominate you in my beauty blogger tag! Have a great weekend 🙂

    http://www.lindseyginge.com

    • Haha, yes, I did forget about that part pretty quickly after I had my daughter, so I guess it will be the same this time around.
      And as I am still waiting for anything to happen, I will go check out your posts.

  • Soumya Midhun

    Congratulations u pretty mommy. I will keep you in my prayers and please take things slow.

  • I relate to this a lot – blogging/YouTube aren’t my jobs, either, but I spend a lot of time on them and I have a lot of targets that I set myself. I hope you don’t feel guilty about taking some time off when Peanut is born, we’ll still be here when you come back after all 🙂 Best of luck! Not long now!

    alicered.co.uk

    • I bet I won’t have time to feel guilty, but I hope I will not miss out on too many great blog posts / videos throughout that time.

  • Wow! I bet you can’t to bring your beautiful baby into the world! Sending you all the best wishes and love in the world!

    Darriyan x
    http://darriyancateland.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Toyas Tales

    It will all work itself out in the end. Once you find your rhythm and adjust to your new normal when the little one arrives everything will fall into place.
    http://www.toyastales.blogspot.com

    • I hope it will. It was hard enough with just one child around.

  • oh ja ich weiss genau was du meinst 🙂 ich liebe Youtube videos auch, doch da ich gerade vor meiner wichtigsten klausur mitte märz steh, muss ich ich leider zurückhalten und nun erstmal das bloggen soweit es geht fortführen, aber leider nicht so wie ich es selbst will…statt 3 mal die woche schaffe ich aktuell nur zwei mal 🙁 leider, aber das wird sich ab dann ja auch wieder ändern 🙂 aber es ist natürlich auch klar, dass du dich nach der geburt erstmal um das kind kümmern musst und willst, in so fern muss man einfach versuchen seine ziele dann nicht zu hoch zu setzen und vor allem auch alles geniessen zu können 🙂
    http://www.youtube.com/c/MissLovelyAttitude
    http://lovelyattitude.com

    • Man muss einfach seine Prioritäten setzen. Klausuren, Familie, das alles geht erst mal vor. Und etwas weniger machen heisst ja nicht, es ganz sein lassen.
      Ich freue mich auf jeden Fall, wenn Du wieder mehr Zeit hast. Vielleicht machen wir dann mal eine Collab, ich glaube, wir würden das gleiche Thema ganz unterschiedlich interpretieren, was sicher lustig wäre.

      • Ja genau so seh ich das auch,keiner von uns verdient ja hiermit sein geld,so dass man das hobby leider als erstes streichen muss :/ ich ftru mich auch riesig wenn die zeit vorbei ist 🙂 bei dir wird es bestimmt total spannend und aufregend 🙂
        Oh ja sehr gerne,das glaube ich auch 😀

        • Eher zahlt man drauf, zumindest bis man mal die ganzen Sachen hat, die man gerne hätte.

  • I’m a perfectionist too so I can totally relate. I think it’s awesome that you love doing the videos. I always wondered if it was easier than blogging. I’ve always wanted to give it a try, but I’m way too shy and awkward. It wouldn’t be very entertaining lol.

    Also, I never noticed your Fitbit before.

    Whatever you do decide, I wish you well. Good luck! 🙂

    • I have had the FitBit since October, but with the modified bed rest I have been on throughout the pregnancy I haven’t gotten much use out of it. I guess I will need it after delivery more than ever.

      Doing the videos isn’t easier than blogging, it is different. The filming takes a lot of tie, because you need to prepare the space, script what you want to say, make sure your hair is done, you are dressed nicely, your nail polish isn’t chipped, things that don’t really matter if you are sitting there, writing. But once you have filmed it, it is easier to do on the go, because you can edit whenever you feel like it. I personally cant write in the late evenings, and if I am interrupted, it is hard for me to get back into the low. No such problems with editing.
      But I struggle with the quality of my videos: Sound, lighting, focus, and now that I have filmed several in advance, I cringe at the ones that are going to go up throughout the next weeks because I do have improved. You will just not be able to tell until April…

  • I think 2 kids is a great number and is what I’d like to have too. So exciting that you’re on the final run to meet peanut. I hope he arrives well, healthy and it all goes well for both of you. Good luck! 🙂 x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    • I hope so too. The waiting is the hardest. I haven’t made my mind up quite yet, but more than three children would be too much.

  • You must be so excited, I hope all goes well and I wish you the best! I really admire your hard work and how you have everything planned! Having a kid, being pregnant and having a schedule set till May is a great work. I can’t even keep up the schedule more than a week.
    2 kids is perfect, one daughter and one son! That’s what I’d like to have, but before having kids I need to make sure my fiance changes his mind about naming „the son“ Superstar!

    Ela BellaWorld

    • Now that would be a very nice name… Or at least an uncommon one.

  • This is one the biggest challenge of blogging, it’s very hard to take a break without seeing an impact. I can totally relate. Lately it has been hard because I’m not feeling 100% well but I can’t rest that much. I feel guilty if I don’t finish what I have to do on the blog and outside the blog. I want to keep growing my blog and work on projects with brands. It’s difficult to slow down and feel peaceful about it.
    Wish you all the best with the delivery.
    Have a great weekend.

    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

    • I completely agree. It feels like all the work you already put in is going to waste the second you stop it, especially when it is so easy to track your numbers and you can constantly see it spelled out. But I guess some things are more important, like health and family.

  • I do sympathize with you, the last few weeks are the hardest specially when you are overdue. I remember it vividly! Blog wise im like you a perfectionist, but i found it all worked out well in the end. I didn’t have any scheduled posts to back up on, instead i enjoyed my little hobby between nappy changes and much loved naps. It will be ok!

    Hope Peanut will arrive safe and sound soon x