Introducing Alessia Lucia Angelucci 

A week ago today we welcomed our baby girl into the world 👶🏻

On Monday 19th December 2016 at 1:56pm our little bundle of joy arrived (by scheduled c-section). Weighing in at a teeny 6lb 9oz (3.16kg). 49cm long 

Alessia Lucia Angelucci 


She is just the littlest love of our lives! 

I plan to write a few posts over the coming weeks about delivery, our experience with Epworth Freemasons and my first weeks of motherhood. 


I had started writing a post earlier but as I had stopped and started all day and it deleted 😩 #mumlife 

We are loving being a little family. 


We are so lucky to have been able to celebrate Christmas 2016 with our baby girl. 

I am recovering well, we requested an early discharge and came home on Thursday 22nd December instead of Christmas Eve, I was no longer taking pain relief and the hospital had offered us to move to the Park Hyatt for the last 2 nights, we figured if we are well enough to go to a hotel we are well enough to go home.

So far, Motherhood is bliss. It’s definitely hard work and you don’t get as much sleep as you used to but when you look at that little face it makes it all worth it! 

Seeing Adam as a dad is by far the greatest view! The love he has for her just warms my heart. Hearing her say “Alessia – Papa loves you” is music to my ears. Watching him kiss her little face is my favourite thing. 

Alessia pretty much just sleep all day, poops, feeds, looks around and then sleeps again. 

So far Alessia is exclusively breastfeeding however we have purchased a tin of formula for if we feel like she needs a “top up” feed. One thing I will add here is my disbelief at how many people actually ask “are you breastfeeding?” – yes I am but what would they say if I said no? I have always been of the belief that ‘fed is best’ and won’t hesitate to switch her to formula if that’s what is best for her. 

She had a night (Friday) where she wouldn’t sleep in her bassinet and just wanted to be held. She has been sleeping well every other day/night so it’s not concerning me in the slightest. Plus – I love the extra cuddles. 

We are loving our new roles as ‘mum’ & ‘dad’, we waited so long for her to enter the world, it still seems so surreal. But we just can’t imagine our lives without her. 

I will try and get another blog done in the next few days but I make no promises as I am finding myself spending hours on end just staring at our baby girl. 

Little Miss Angelucci is finally here! It has been quite a journey to get to this point. Thank you so much for following. 

I will continue to share Alessia’s updates and milestones in the coming weeks, as well as my experience with c section and Epworth Freemasons. 

Until Next Time x 

Introducing Alessia Lucia Angelucci 

No Complaints

As we near the pointy end of pregnancy and things get harder (walking, breathing,getting out of bed, wiping myself- just to name a few) I am trying to stay positive and not complain about the pains and struggles. 

Even when my hips are aching and I have been awake half the night with heartburn I am reminded that I only have a few weeks left. Adam put things into perspective for me when I struggled to walk from the car park to pathology today for my weekly bloods when he said “babe, this may be our only baby, we have been so blessed to fall pregnant with her, please try and enjoy it. I know you’re in pain but it’s almost over.” 

And it is the truth, we overcome so many hurdles to get here and are so lucky to have conceived naturally. I don’t want to spend the last few weeks complaining as this is what we have been waiting for. In early pregnancy when I started vomiting Adam would laugh at me every morning! And I loved that he did, it would make me laugh and remind me just how lucky we are. 

I’m not gonna lie, as much as I have loved being pregnant – I have copped my share of shit weeks. I projectile vomited every morning for 25 weeks straight, I have had hives that covered my body and heartburn that is so intense I cannot even describe! But I haven’t “whinged”, I have embraced it, as it means there is a strong and healthy life growing inside of me. 

Today’s bump selfie

Soon enough my morning sickness will be nothing but a distant memory, something that I will remember when I reflect through my pregnancy journal. Quickeze will no longer be my bestie and I will eventually be able to sleep on my tummy again 🙌🏼. 

Before falling pregnant I would hear/read about pregnant women complaining that they’re sore and tired and “over it” and part of me wanted to rip their hair out and say “there are women (like me) who would love to be in your position, you have no idea how lucky you are!” It is because I know of so many still struggling that I want to keep positive, embrace the aches and pains as they’re all part of it. 

And should I not be able to conceive another baby I will be able to look back on this time with a smile, knowing that I enjoyed pregnancy and reflect on just how lucky I am to have experienced it. Never taking it for granted.

Our struggles have opened our eyes to so much, and blogging about our journey has meant that so many women have contacted me to share their secret struggles. And it’s for these women that I don’t want to complain, not even to my husband or my mum. Because they’re the ones who would do anything to be in my position. I know what it’s like to be on the other side praying and wishing. 

To all the expectant mummas reading this – next time you post that you’re not coping in the heat, or have to sit through a 2 hour glucose test – remember the women spending their days hiding their pain as they struggle to conceive. You never know who is reading… Please be grateful for your fertility. It truly is something that so many take for granted. 

Sending love and strength to all the parents in waiting, I know it’s hard to keep up the fight but believe me when I say it’s all worth it – don’t give up! Miracles definitely do happen – our baby girl is proof of that. 

My next blog post will likely be announcing the arrival of our daughter, I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all of the love and support that you have provided to us over the last 2.5 years. It’s positive vibes and love that kept us going. 

So until her grand arrival we are going to enjoy our last few weeks as a couple, embracing every moment. 

Much Love x 

No Complaints

NESTING

I finished work over 2 weeks ago, taking days in lieu for the first two weeks with my official maternity leave starting on Wednesday December 1st 2016. 

The first week went quickly as I had baby shower prep, then the baby shower, then putting away all the amazing gifts and washing all the clothes we received. 

Adam and I then began “nesting” together. We organised the Linen press, pots and pans, plate cupboard, laundry and packed bubs bag. I will point out that Adam was more excited to organise than I was! He has been wanting to sort out my kitchen cupboards for months. 

Little Miss Angelucci’s hospital bag is packed, so are our toiletries. I am yet to pack my side of the suitcase but I have in mind what I will be bringing, I really should just get it done, just in case! 


I am 36 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Time is flying by now. Our baby girl will arrive within the next 3 weeks 🙊! 

Today I tackled my pantry, throwing out soooooo much food 😔 a lot of which was best before 2015 🙈, shows how long it has been since I organised it. I have also prepped some freezer meals for the first 6 weeks at home. 


Yesterday I began Christmas baking, making Adam his favourite- Gingerbread! 


My laundry cupboard is stocked to the high heavens with 45kg of Cold Power, 18 bottles of Cuddly Sensitive Fabric Softener, 15 boxes of tissues & 20L of Purity Sensitive Baby Wash for bubs clothes and sheets. 

I know it seems excessive but I bought everything on sale, it doesn’t go off, I can’t carry these things when I have a newborn and I hate running out of the essentials. I always have at least 3 bottles of dishwashing liquid and heaps of sponges under the sink. I like to buy everyday items in bulk and save money. I now refuse to pay full price for cleaning products, especially since I know I can get them so much cheaper if I wait and shop well. 

We have also stocked our Baby Change Station with around 350 nappies and 30 packets of baby wipes, things we definitely don’t want to run out of! 

I have taken my Maternity Leave at half pay and it will take a bit of getting used to having such a reduced income but it’s enough to cover our expenses and means i will be paid (work & government) through until October 2017. It’s because I’m going to be receiving half pay that I wanted to make sure I was smart about shopping and stocking up on essentials. This way we won’t ever run out of nappies and washing stuff. Meaning I won’t be forced to pay full price for them on a mad dash to Coles. 

Our bench has been cleared and our steriliser and bottle warmer have replaced our microwave for now. I am hoping that I can breastfeed, however I’m not going to stress if I can’t and believe that “fed is best” when it comes to Bub. We have bottles ready to go if she doesn’t take the boob. My milk has already started to come in which is a great sign! 

I have received my delivery of “Pinky’s” Boobie Bikkies to help boost my supply from delivery.


 Adam is wanting to mix feed little Miss so that he can help with feeding, so she will have a bottle too even if she is breastfed, whether that be expressed milk or formula – we haven’t decided and will see what happens when she is here. 

The next few weeks are likely going to drive me crazy as I wait for her delivery date. Especially now that the house is organised and we are ready for her arrival. I am finding that I’m cleaning the house just because I have nothing else to do! I’m avoiding the shops as I know I will just buy a heap of stuff I don’t need!

The countdown is well and truly on now. We are so excited! 

My haematologist has found a blood thinner I can take post op without it causing an allergic reaction (hopefully), I will need to take it for 4 weeks, and wear compression socks when I’m home. 

I have ordered SRC Recovery Shorts and packed them in my Hospital bag, I have read wonderful things about them and especially due to my prothrombin blood issue they will assist medically as well as physically hopefully. My Ob and haematologist are all for me wearing them for the recommended 8-10 weeks. 

Dr Sgroi – my new Ob is monitoring my blood pressure and Biliruben levels which have been slightly elevated for the last month. We have just 2 more Ob appointments between now and delivery. I will be seeing my GP as well to have him check my blood pressure between Ob appointments. 

I have been so lucky to have had a relatively uncomplicated pregnancy, my Morning Sickness has been gone for a month now which is a huge relief. Bubs is moving around so much lately, rolling around in there. I am managing to sleep well which has been great. 

So between now and delivery the plan is to sleep, nap, watch countless episodes of trash tv on Foxtel and enjoy our last few weeks as a couple before little Miss makes her arrival. 

Thankfully putting my feet up has allowed the fluid to subside and my cankles to disappear! 

Until next time! 

NESTING