Stepping Into The New With A Question For You

I was going through my blog during the night. I couldn’t really sleep because of the upcoming labour – and the anxiety that comes with it… My anxiety tripled when I realised that I have completely abandoned writing since I launched my YouTube channel. And I was wondering whether you would like me to get back to blogging and start publishing blog posts again. 
Yesterday Philip and I went for a walk – my body desperately needed to get some fresh air as now the only activity I tend to do is walking. I quit exercising a few days ago as I could clearly feel that labour is approaching and I have no interest in forcing my baby to come out earlier. I’m already week 38 so I’m officially full-term and I’m allowed (hehe) to give birth pretty much whenever. This does not mean I will not miss being pregnant and my baby bump – so Philip and I took a few shots, probably the last ones before I actually give birth. Hooray! 
So that’s me – 9 months pregnant. Excited. Colourful and anticipating with great excitement to start on that new chapter in my life. Maybe it will be tough and overwhelming at the beginning – but one thing Philip and I cannot live without is having something exciting happening mmm…all the time. We embrace change with open arms and walk ahead with a head held high.  And because I have so much footage from my pregnancy that I never got to publish, would you be interested in reading more about my second pregnancy in retrospect?
And if not – what would you want me to write about?
Motivation? Day-to-day life? Or maybe share more outfit of the day posts?
Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Outfit: 

Bag from Ivalo.com by Clémence Flane (here)
Use code ANTOINETTE20 to get 20€ off your bill at check out.
Sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana from Leonardo Optics (here)
Dress by Mohito
Shoes New Balance
Watch by Cluse Use code ANTOINETTE to get a free strap for your watch

 

Quality time with oneself.

  
In two months I will be a mother again and while I’m crazy excited to meet my Siena-Philipa, I’m also a little bit anxious. I won’t be able to be all by myself for quite some time… and now whenever I get the chance I  do exactly that – spend quality time with myself. Why?

  • Because my concentration immediately improves and I tend to come up with the most creative ideas when I’m strolling down the streets;
  • I get the chance to actually hear my thoughts and make better decisions without getting distracted by everyone else’s opinions;
  • It helps me appreciate my relationship(s) more + helps me figure out who I want to spend my spare time with – especially now that I will be even busier working from home and taking care of a newborn.

Do you like to spend time all by yourself? Do you find it useful and it what ways?

And just because I’m so into walking right now – I treated myself with a new pair of  Reebok sneaks from Deichmann. Do you like them?

A.

Reebok shoes from Deichmann 
Outfit by Shein
Bag by Leowulff

Toddler Summer Haul

 
Sofia’s into shopping almost as much as Philip and I. hehe. She is very particular when it comes to choosing her outfits and very often it’s her exactly her who picks what to wear. Our latest shopping was from Okaïdi – actually from their Obaibi collection (here) – and we are loving them! From the quality of the clothes to the versatile designs – they just make the whole kids shopping experience much more fun. And while we chose a few dresses for the summer season, we both have a thing for shorts combined with a cool t-shirt. Just check out that flamingo-watermelon cuteness. 
Those are just a few of the pieces we got and you’ll get the chance to see all the sets when we the weather allows to wear them.  София е също толкова голям фен на шопинга колкото… Филип. хехе Вече сама избира какво да й купим, посочва с пръстче любимите си модели и след това си ги налага пред огледалото.
Преди няколко дни отидохме на летен шопинг и й избрахме  различни тоалети. Аз лично предпочивам комбинацията къси панталонки с т-шърт пред роклите за момиченца, но този път решихме да разнообразим гардероба й с няколко много сладки роклички, подходящи за сезона. Дрешките са от любимия ни магазин Okaïdi – (Obaibi collection) (here) – предлагат страхотни модели, изработени от висококачествени материали. СУПЕР важен момент за мен (и повечето майки), тъй като София не понася лигавници и се налага да пера всичко постоянно и само след няколко часа носене.

Вие готови ли сте с летния шопинг? А кой тоалет ви допада най-много?

До скоро!

А.

Tip of the week for you, pregnant girlies.

 
My tip of the week is to all of you pregnant girlies who want to stay in shape. As a mother of one I can hardly find time to hit the gym or go to my favourite yoga class. But I just can’t help stay active, which is why I hit the streets every single day.

You might think that walking is not enough to keep in shape, but it most certainly is – if done correctly and for the right amount of time.

If you have been active prior to your pregnancy – then you can allow yourself to walk as much as your body allows you. Just make sure to listen to it and if you feel any discomfort or pain – just stop and have a long break. Also, make sure to carry a bottle of water with you everywhere and at all times to keep your body hydrated. That’s essential for you and your baby too!

If you are new to walking (or to exercising) – then start with short 15 mins walk – 3 times a week at a normal pace. Seriously, that’s better than staying on the couch. 🙂 After your body gets used to walking, you can move on to a faster pace and long distance walks.

 Personally, I make sure to leave the car every time I get the chance. When I meet up with a friend or go out for dinner with Philip – we tend to walk to the place we are headed to. I even plan my dates in a way so that I can walk minimum an hour a day. 🙂

You can plan a walk in the park with your friend, grab a tasty smoothie and enjoy the nice weather. Just remember to apply enough sunscreen and avoid steep or uneven paths. We tend to lose balance when pregnant.

During both of my pregnancies I keep fit mainly by walking. Occasionally I do pilates and yoga at home, but with Sofia it’s almost impossible to perform my morning workouts. She keeps jumping on top of me, which now is not really good for me.

And what is your tip of the week?
A.

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Най-често задаваният въпрос към мен е ‘Как поддържам фигурата си по време на бремеността?’. Едно нещо, с което на разполагам в момента е достатъчно време. За това съм намерила алтернатива на спорта в залата и на сутрешната йога – ходене.

Много хора смятат ходенето за недостатъчно. Ако искаш да оформяш тяло, разбира се, е необходимо да спортуваш много по-интензивно. Но, ако целта е да поддържаш фигурата си, то тогава ходенето е просто перфектен вариант. А е и здраве.

Ходя всеки ден. Планирам излизанията си така, че да мога да взимам колата възможно най-рядко и да ходя минимум по час на ден. Ако нямате физическата подготовка, започенете с кратки разходки – 15 мин – 3 пъти в седмицата, преди да преминете към по-бързото ходене и дълги разходки.

Носете бутилка с вода навсякъде със себе си, за да сте сигурни, че ще бъдете достатъчно хидратирани. Това е от изключителна важност за вас и за бебето ви. Избирайте по-полегати пътеки, защото по време на бремеността по-често губим баланс. 🙂

А вие как поддържате фигурата си по време на бремеността? А кой е вашият топ съвет за тази седмица?

Целувки!

А.

Pregnancy Outfit of the Day- Halter Dress and Comfy Shoes

antoinette-pepe-pregnancy-style1   After a (not-so) short break from blogging, I’m back. It’s been a hectic period – my mom’s jubilee, my friend’s bachelorette party and wedding just around the corner – meanwhile trying to be a good mother and take care of myself while carrying my second child.  antoinette-pepe-deichmann
Right now I find utmost joy in going out for long walks around the city and spending as much time as I possibly can with Sofia. She has already started to change her behaviour towards me and her dad – probably because she could sense that our new little one is on its way. She gets utterly upset every time we head towards the nursery and wouldn’t let go of my leg. I have already started getting more and more tired in the evenings – yes, I finally feel pregnant. But while this shouldn’t come as a surprise to me or to anyone around me – it does. I guess because I was hiding it so well until now – staying as active as I normally am and wearing my everyday clothes.img_7293-2Not anymore.
I invested in a few dresses that are loose around the belly and some flat and comfy shoes. I  won’t be wearing heels for quite some time and the same applies to my favourite jeans. antoinette-pepe-deichmann11-copyI guess with a lot on my mind I just couldn’t find time to share with you all that I’ve been going through. But now that I’m back, during the week I will be giving you a short overview on everything that’s been going on. antoinette-pepe-2Shoes by Deichmann
Dress by Review (Peek and Cloppenburg)
Handmade sunglasses by Clandestino Veneto
B
ag by Parfois 

Is there something in particular you’d like me to write about? 🙂 Let me know in the comments below.
Love,
A.

 

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Привет, сладури! След кратка почивка се завръщам с нова статия. Липсва ми да пиша и да споделям мислите си онлайн, но се видях в голямо приключение тези няколко месеца. Кума съм на една от най-добрите ми приятелки, подготвях се за юбилея на мама (очаквайте снимки), предстои сватба и какво ли още не. Разбира се, освен това се опитвам да прекарвам максимално много време със София, която вече усеща, че ще има още едно мъниче вкъщи и никак не е доволна от този факт. Отива с нежелание на градина, нещо, което до скоро обожаваше, и плаче истерично, когато я оставим. Ще се радвам да чуя вашите съвети, ако и вие сте минали през същото.

 Вече се снабдих с нови дрехи, подходящи за състоянието ми – главно рокли, свободни около корема, и ниски обувки, защото вече не само изглеждам малко по-бременна, но и се чувствам така. Доспива ми се често, а да нося високи обувки в момента е просто немислимо.

Вие какви дрехи носите (носихте) по време на бременността ви? 🙂 Сменихте ли изцяло гардероба си?

До скоро!
А.