6 Date Night Ideas for #stayingathome…

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date night ideas, fashionblogger, SheIn dress, indoor ideas, staying at home, self distancing, staying at home

date night ideas, fashionblogger, SheIn dress, indoor ideas, staying at home, self distancing, staying at home

date night ideas, fashionblogger, SheIn dress, indoor ideas, staying at home, self distancing, staying at home

date night ideas, fashionblogger, SheIn dress, indoor ideas, staying at home, self distancing, staying at home

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Hi you guys,

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I totally thought it was Monday all day today but to be honest since the baby is here I have never been more tired than today. Maybe the tirednes adds up a little more every day and on some days I don´t get to nap so that makes it even worse.

Since the restaurants and all the other places for amusement are still closed due to the stupid Coronavirus and not going to open in the foreseable future I put together some ideas for your spouse and you if you still don´t want to dispense you weekly date night. Sure you are spending all day everyday together but is it really quality time you need or are you just co-existing at home.

Date Night Ideas for #socialdistancing Times

#1 // Cook together – not only is it super fun, it also tastes way better if you have a meal made from scratch together

#2 // Get a glass of wine and spend the evening on the patio together (no phones etc., if you are lucky and have a patio or balcony

#3 // Get some take-out and eat it at a festive set table (immediately creates a special atmosphere even if it just Chinese take-out from around the corner)

#4 // Watch a movie together in Cinema Atmosphere (with Disney+, Netflix and everything else you can pick a nice movie you both would enjoy to watch, make some popcorn or other Cinema related snacks)

#5 // Play boardgames together (this isn´t probably for anyone as not everyone likes to play in general but if you are a fan I think this would be a nice change)

#6 // If you have a garden gather all things for a picnic and have dinner under the stars

Make sure to dress up and create special memories for your at home quarantine dates as this is hopefully a once in a lifetime thing we will never forget.

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How to handle Gestational Diabetes….

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FYI: I prepared this blog post before our baby girl arrived so there would still be fresh content on the blog while I am taking a break from blogging. That’s why you’ll still see me pregnant or referencing my pregnancy in some upcoming blog posts!

Hi you guys,

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since you might know from reading my bump dates that I had been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes right away at the beginning of my pregnancy I thought I wanted to share my journey/experience so far to help others.

But first of all I am no docotor and in no means do I have any medical knowledgement. I am just sharing my journey and thoughts with you guys but before you do anything always talk to your doctor first. 

I personally haven´t known before how serious this can be for mother and child after giving birth but also how it wasn´t to hard to get control of it.

I was diagnosed with insulin resistence due to bloodworks before I got pregnant so I had to go in for the glucose test before I was even pregnant. An insulin resistence means that your body isn´t processing your sugar/carb/starch in-take in the way it should be which means your blood sugar levels rise and then start sinking. Mine fell after and then went up and then straight down. Also my sober blood sugar is a little over 90 every morning which isn´t to bad as a ´normal´person but pregnant it isn´t ideal for the environment of the embryo so I had to start injecting insulin right away after I found out I was pregnant.

This has been a huge bummer for me and really made me feel down a lot of times – not because I wasn´t able to eat what I like during my pregnancy cause I basically had to cut out most of the carbs, sugar and starch containing produts but I had to start prick myself 7 times a day to meassure my blood sugar and also inject insulin several times.

And as much as I was looking out at the first three months where your hormones are going crazy and through the roof this can also happen to your blood sugar levels. So I was devastated a lot of times and panicked often cause I literally thought I would kill my embryo by eating the wrong things and having super high results. Thankfully this got better after a few months and my insulin dose stayed consistent for longer periods so I didn´t have to adjust it constantly.

I have to take two different types of insulin. A short-term insulin right before I eat breakfast because food is processed the slowest in the mornings. So as I have to eat a little more for breakfast as I am always super hungry in the mornings I have to take this otherwise I can´t have enough food to be full. The other insulin I am taking is long-term. So I take a shot at 12 am to keep my sober level in the evenings as low as possible and a shot at 10 pm for my morning blood sugar level to keep it under 90.

The average blood sugar levels should be as the following. Under 90 in the mornings and before eating a meal and under 140 one hour after a meal and under 120 two hours after eating a meal.

If Gestational Diabetes is detected too late or stays untreated during pregnancy it can really affect your baby in a bad way in terms of their own insulin production after being born. They can also grow really heavy cause of all of the sugar they get which can be very difficult and dangerous for delivery. But this can be avoided by taking the glucose test at your doctor´s office.

I don´t want to scare anyone with this post, I am just writting down my own journey here. Also I am no doctor so if you need or want more information on this topic talk to your own OBGYN.

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But what is Gestational Diabetes ?

The further you get into your pregnancy the more energy you will need so your body sets more glucose free. To lower the sugar in your system your pancreas has to set way more insulin free. In some pregnancies the pancreas can´t perform this so you are soon having a lack of insulin and you need to support from the outside or you will have bad results after every meal.

Maybe this has cleared some things up for you and if you have any questions feel free to mail me?

This has been my last blog post about any pregnancy related topic or pregnancy style. I am really sad to close this chapter of my life for now but I am over the moon excited to open the next and have our little baby girl home with us.

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What to do when you have to stay at home #socialdistancing…

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Happy Tuesday friends,

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hopefully you had a good start into the new week. It is day 11 in home quarantine over here and we are still in a good mood. There are lots of things you can do to distract yourself for most of the day, at least for us. Maybe it is easy to say for me cause we don´t have any kids in the house yet (waiting on baby girl to make here appearance but she for sure is taking her sweet time) but it is still a ton of time to pass without having the opportunity to go anywhere than on a walk.

I wanted to share some activities which we included in our daily schedule so time will pass a little quicker or at all.

What to do at home…

1 // Read – Now is finally the time to dust of all the books in your shelves and finally start reading them or get some off from amazon. I always have a bunch on my wishlist I plan on purchasing from other reviews.

2 // Watch Netflix – The time probably won´t come again were it is acceptable to binge watch for days. There are tons of great shows on Netflix. I have done two round-ups you can read for inspo here and here.

3 // Make a puzzle – We got a 1000 piece puzzle and believe me this task is going to occupy a lot of your time and it is super calming. It has been years since I have done a puzzle and I have to admit I love it.

4 // Play board games – A great way to pass time and interact with your partner but I would only recommend if you aren´t highly competitive cause you at least have to stay inside for another two weeks.

5 // Organize your house – Not everyone´s favorite but definitley one over here. Amazon still ships so you can get all the container or inserts you would need to organize certain rooms/categories in your home like the pantry, your jewelry or beauty corner.

6 // Do online workout classes – Many gyms or/and even dance studios offer online workout classes or dancing lessons. A fun alternative to sporting outdoors and also spend productive time with your significant other. 

7 // Take daily walks – If you are still allowed to do so this is a task which should be done everyday. Getting in fresh air, movements and sunshine is super healthy for your body and mind which is really important at the moment.

8 // Try out new recipes- Definitely another reason for a daily number 7 cause with all that time on hand I have never tried out more different recipes than these days. I already made these delicious flourless peanut butter cookies from The Lemon Blonde and a Dutch Baby (an oven baked pancake) twice.

9 // Do your taxes – If you should get super bored despite all of the activities you can still do your taxes for last year.

I hope you are all staying healthy and as much home as possible so far. It is a difficult and strange time but it will also pass like so many others did before and we hopefully come out smarter and more resilient than before.

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Celebrating my 30th birthday….

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Happy Wednesday you guys, 

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it is a big day over here today as I am turning 30. I have to admit I wasn´t quite sure what to think about that -not that I could have stopped it in any way – but I think I am fine with it.

In fact there isn´t a thing I could be sad about. I have a great husband, a pretty house, a super cute dog and a baby girl on the way so there isn´t a thing I could wish for more – at least in my personal area.

One thing I got myself for my birthday which also has been a long dream of myself has been a designer bag. To be more exact a Louis Vuitton Neverfull. I have saved up money for this bag for years and managed to get it two days before my 30th birthday although it has been sold out for months prior. I call that very lucky. 

We spent the afternoon in Nuremberg for Starbucks coffee and more Starbucks coffee.That has been my request as our nearest Starbucks coffee shop is about an hour away in every direction. It ended up being a great day having dinner at one of our favorite Greek restaurants and my parents and in-laws. 

I have never been super into celebrating my birthday and really don´t make a fuss about it. Having a nice day and going out for dinner is really enough for me.

Hope you also had a great hump day today. The week is almost over. Just one and a half to go. See you tomorrow.

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