My Week In Numbers #5

Can you believe the last time I uploaded a Week In Numbers post it was November?! So much has changed since then, a new job, being pregnant and a global pandemic. Considering my whole life has changed since late 2019 I thought I would upload the 5th edition to this series and give you an update – these posts have always been one of my favourites to read and write so I hope you enjoy!

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//2…\\ Items bought for the nursery. Me and Harry are starting to get the nursery as prepared as possible – the amount of items you need for a newborn is crazy and let’s not talk about how expensive it is! Can we just talk about how amazing Facebook Marketplace is? The other day I was scrolling down my news feed and spotted an amazing Mothercare cot bed and changing table for only £160! We were originally going to buy the furniture from Ikea but I am so glad I found these as the quality is so much better and looks practically brand new.

//1…\\ Meal with Phoebe. For the first time since March, me and Phoebe spent the evening in Bath having food and mocktails and it felt so so amazing to be reunited and have a girly catch up. In the UK at the moment we have a government scheme called Eat Out To Help Out, where all food and soft drinks are half price and you bet I am taking full advantage of that. We met in Zizzi’s and if I am being honest the food was a little bit shit, mine was cold and Phoebes was scalding hot and was brought to our table only 5 minutes after ordering (I am sure if we listened properly you could hear the microwave ping haha). BUT it didn’t matter too much as it was just nice to be out with each other and do something a little more normal for the first time in months.

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//40…\\ Minutes spent in therapy. I feel weirdly vulnerable admitting this as I have always been very transparent on my blog, but after 5-6 years I am back getting CBT therapy. As I mentioned in my previous post I am pregnant, which means I am unable to continue taking my anti-depressants and it has been so hard to manage my depression and anxiety. This week was my third appointment and as tough as it is, I am so pleased to say it is starting to help me.

//1…\\ Nail appointment at the salon. For Christmas, my lovely mum treated me to a voucher at our local salon which I used this week to get a Shellac manicure.  At first I was a little worried about what COVID 19 procedures would be put into place to ensure we were all safe but I was pleasantly surprised at how strict their procedures were and I felt so safe. I was asked to wait outside and we both sanitised our hands alongside wearing masks and as she was doing my nails she reassured me all of her clients had their own new nail file. I enjoyed getting pampered so much for the first time since January and although it was much different than normal, having nice nails made my week.

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//25…\\ Percent of my pregnancy book read on my kindle. Trying to google the right things and research accurate information about pregnancy and newborns is so difficult because there is so much to learn and it can be overwhelming figuring out what you need to learn. Considering I am a bit of a book worm at the moment, I bought myself the ‘How to Grow a Baby and Push It Out: Your no-nonsense guide to pregnancy and birth‘ by Clemmie Hooper and it is so amazing. It is written by a midwife and mother of 4 and as you are reading it, it feels like you are talking to a friend as its funny as well as so informative.  I really recommend this book, and if any of my other fellow mum bloggers have any recommendations please let me know in the comments below!

I hope you all enjoyed this chatty post, all of my other Week In Numbers will be linked below if you wanted to check them out.

Until next time,

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13 thoughts on “My Week In Numbers #5

  1. Chanelle says:

    Getting your nails done and dining out with a friend must have felt like a real treat, glad you enjoyed yourself! Sorry to hear you’ve been experiencing a bit of depression and anxiety recently, I’m sure any more therapy sessions you attend will be a big help ❤

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  2. 50shad3s0fjay says:

    Love this Chloe! I am so proud of you for opening up about how you’re feeling and your therapy, in vulnerability there is great strength! And I am so proud of you for taking care of your mental health, you beautiful human 😍🥺 sending all my love! Like Chanelle said above, I’m sure the sessions will help beautifully, and if you ever need to talk you know we have your back too! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    I’m so pleased you had a lovely evening out for dinner, despite the quality of the food 😦 boo! Company is all that matters though ultimately, and yay for getting your nails done! I bet that made you feel amazing!

    Sending love beautiful!

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    • chloeburford says:

      Awww thank you so much angel! Opening up about therapy is so scary and I even find it hard talking to Harry about, so I really appreciate the love and support you are giving me. The sessions are helping massively which is such a relief. Being socialable and having a bit of a pamper was sooo needed and the normality I needed! Thank you so much once again for being such a babe and a fab friend! xxxx

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  3. Hannah says:

    At my old job, one of the girls had just found out that she was pregnant so I got to experience it from the start through to the baby being born and I cannot believe how much stuff a tiny person needs!! She definitely recommended to me using Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree and just asking friends & family because sometimes they have pieces stored away in their attics. It can definitely get expensive very quickly!
    How did you find CBT previously? I never personally found much benefit from it but I also question whether I was in the right mindset for therapy (if that makes any sense) at the time.
    I am terrified of having a baby. It was bad enough getting a hamster who requires little management, how am I supposed to manage a baby who requires 24/7 care?! Surely there is a handbook that is given out when you give birth?! xx

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    • chloeburford says:

      It is absolutely mind blowing how many things one tiny person needs and although ideally it sounds great buying everything new it can be sooo pricey!! When I had therapy as a teen I didnt really benefit from it but I think that was because I wasnt ready or mature enough to want to recover so it sort of went in one ear and out the other. But now I am so so determined to be healthy for my baby that I am doing all I can to make myself better. With therapy I think you definitely have to want it and try as hard as possible. Pregnancy is a very scary time, but the love you feel over powers the fear and plus antenatal classes and research books are so helpful. Thank you for reading and commenting, I hope your week is treating you well 🙂 xxx

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  4. Castles and Hurricanes says:

    This is such a fun idea for a post! I bet Facebook Marketplace can be a huge help when you’re purchasing things for your nursery. I’m also glad to hear that therapy has been helping you! It must’ve been nice going out with your friend for food and getting your nails done; it’s definitely nice to see places taking the proper precautions so people can enjoy ‘normal’ activities again!

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    • chloeburford says:

      Thank you so much, I am thrilled you enjoyed this post! Although buying all new things for the baby seems like the best idea, it can be soo expensive and wasteful when you think you will have to end up selling it at some point. Having a bit of normality back into my life was definitely much needed, thank you so much once again for reading x

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