A personal note…

Well my news, or should I say my bump is out!! 🙂 Yep, I am pregnant! Almost 17 weeks in fact. It’s been soooo hard keeping it a secret this long. It’s why you’ve seen very few outfit snaps of me lately too!!!  Myself and my hubby Cormac are absolutely over the moon. It almost feels surreal, I feel so lucky and blessed that is happening. Absolutely terrified too off course and wondering, am I going to be able to do this? But more than anything, I feel excited. A new chapter is just beginning…. And life as we know is all about to change 🙂
tumblr_md39dl3H8K1ry2hrbo1_500This is probably the most personal blog post I have ever written, I don’t normally tend to do anything too personal, as you know, but I just feel this is something I want to share with you. And after all it is going to impact The Style Fairy!!
The last few months have been hard, really hard. I don’t want to sound like the moany pregnant lady, but wow, I guess I never expected it to be this tough. The total and utter exhaustion, the hormones, the crazy emotions, the weight gain, the bloating, the skin breakouts, trying to stay on top of everything with The Style Fairy, hiding my bump at photoshoots, trying to not puke on personal shopping trips even though my nausea was overwhelming at times!!!
Plus to make things a little more complicated, I also live with Type 1 Diabetes. And have done since I was 15 years old. I never really tell many people about it, so actually writing it in a blog post is a pretty massive deal for me. I won’t go into the whole medical condition side of things too much, but in a nutshell, my pancreas doesn’t work meaning I have to have inject insulin into myself. I injected 5 times daily for the first 15 years, until last August I was lucky enough to get what is called a pump;  I wear this device 24/7 attached to my body via a tube going into my tummy, which acts as my pancreas, releasing insulin into me, like your pancreas does, only mine is on the outside. (I’ve learnt to hide it very well in my outfit posts) 🙂 I wanted to share this, not to look for sympathy or to be all ‘poor me’ but I just felt it was a part of my life I wanted to share.
Anyway to cut a long story short, type 1 diabetes makes pregnancy extra tricky, a little more risky for me and baby and the chances of complications are massively increased, so  essentially I feel like I have been living in Holles Street for the past few months and I have to say they are just amazing. I feel I am on the phone to the nurses more often than my friends these days! Having type one diabetes and being pregnant  makes things so much scarier, and I worry, pretty much all the time.  I just hope every day that my little angel will be ok. But I am staying positive, and doing my best to keep my health on track.
On a lighter note, one of the main reasons I wanted to share all this with you, is because there are going to be some changes with The Style Fairy; all my usual blog post will still be coming don’t worry. I 100% plan to keep blogging about all the things I always do. But there will now also be a focus on maternity wear and what I will be wearing as my belly continues to expand!!!!! For example, my latest expedition has been trying to find the perfect fitting maternity jeans, afraid my Molly’s are a bit tight now!!! 😉

My logo needs a bump... Any budding illustrators out there?!

My logo needs a bump… Any budding illustrators out there?!

I also plan to have a pregnancy part to the website/blog so I can share updates of how my pregnancy is going. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, and if this is something you mums- to-be (and mums) would like? I would love to continue this part after my little bundle arrives too. The Style Fairy has always been a extension of me, of my life, of my loves, so it is only natural that is will change with me.
From a personal shopping and wardrobe detoxing perspective, I have had to cut back significantly, from a health perspective. I am currently booked to capacity until the end of the summer and will not be taking on any new bookings. At that point, I’ll be pretty big (I imagine) and so will not be doing any personal shopping for a little while. Everything else will continue as normal, including TSF Accessories 🙂 Which I hope to expand on soon too!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on adding a pregnancy and maternity section to the blog, so please leave me a comment or if you prefer to do it privately, you can email me on naomi@thestylefairy.ie

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Thanks for taking the time to read this & I look forward to sharing my journey with you
‘Til next time
Naomi xxx

Naomi Clarke is the owner and creator of The Style Fairy. Naomi, a qualified fashion stylist and personal shopper has over 12 years experience in fashion, personal shopping, blogging, styling and PR both in Ireland and abroad. Having spent 2 years working in the fashion industry in Sydney and then in Singapore, Naomi relocated back to Dublin to set up her own business in 2013 and so began The Style Fairy.