Where have I been?

30 Mar

Hello…hi… please accept my apology. I’ve been absent from blogging for a few months and I think it’s only fair that I should start back with a life update.

Let me take you back to a few months ago. I had just celebrated my 25th birthday, had been living away from home for almost a year and had been tutoring for a few months. I had no complaints. 2015 had been good. Yes there were a few challenges but I could honestly say…it wasn’t a bad year. But the year wasn’t over and unbeknownst to me I had two massive life changing moments on the horizon.

On the 8th November 2015 my partner of 6 years surprised me and took me down to a beautiful restaurant in Kensington, London. It was a quaint place, hidden within the Mile Stone Hotel. It was the kind of place that you wouldn’t stumble across, and that’s why I loved it. It was a hidden gem. We had a private dining room and when we arrived there were rose petals and candles on the table. It was honestly the most romantic thing I had ever seen! At this stage I thought to myself what have I done to deserve this?! then my mind quickly thought ‘well we have been having a few disagreements lately so maybe this was his way of saying sorry?’ I was so naive as to what was going to happen next!

As we sat down at the table he turned to me and started to tell me how much he loved me (I’ll spare the details as I don’t want to embarass him lol). While he was speaking I thought ‘aww this is beautiful, I’m so lucky’. Then before I knew it, he got down on one knee and whipped out the most beautiful ring ever! I couldn’t believe it. We had not even been in the restaurant for 10 minutes and he proposed. It was overwhelming. I was shocked, excited and a little nervous. Obviously I said YES without any hestiation…after all I had patiently waited 6 years for this moment.

The waiters and waitresses came in one by one to congratulate us on our engagement. I felt so special. We were given a complimentary glass of their finest champagne to toast the occasion. While we were enjoying the moment we were serenaded with a song from the restaurant pianist. It was the most perfect proposal ever. I never wanted a big spectacle for my engagement and my partner knew this. He did it in the most perfect way for me. I couldn’t have planned it better myself.

And not to mention he was looking oh so handsome in his suit ! How could I say no?! Lol

I honestly believe nothing ever happens before its time so when it did happen, it felt right. The next day following our engagement we received countless text messages, FB statuses, likes, cards etc. Everyone genuinely seemed happy for us and the love we felt from everyone was amazing and extremely heart felt.

But it didn’t stop there… as I was getting used to being engaged and using the cringy term ‘fiancé’ (I still don’t use it lol) we were hit with another bombshell. (Now when I say bombshell I don’t want to give the impression that this news caused destruction and chaos to our lives in fact…it is the best thing that’s happened to us as a couple.)

Less than a week after we got engaged I found out I was pregnant! My partner was instantly over joyed by the news…but for me it took a while for it to sink in. Don’t get me wrong I was excited and hugely grateful I had been blessed with this gift but I was also terrified. I didn’t know what to expect and the rush of emotions got a bit overwhelming at one point. I remember being in my bathroom physically shaking and crying after taking the test. I was just getting my head around turning 25 and looking forward to the wedding. But instantly my priorities and focus had to change! I was going to be a mum!

Now fast forward a couple months I’m now over halfway through my pregnancy and I’m hugely excited and anxious to meet our little miracle. Our little princess also known as baby nugget will making an appearance this July! It’s gone by so quickly. For a while I hadn’t been documenting my journey. It was something I had always intended to do but I let morning sickness and the judgement of others get in the way. But now I feel a lot more at ease with my pregnancy and I want to continue to document the last few months. It will be nice to look back on.

I already envision that my blog may take a slightly different focus from now on but I do hope you’ll join me on my journey. Don’t worry I still plan to be ‘Quietly Ambitious’ but now with a mother status! There are many mothers that are absolutely bossin life and I promise you I’ll be one too!

So you can expect my Wednesday posts to resume as normal. See you next Weds!

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To baby nugget,

You may have been a surprise but you were always meant to be here. Your father and I cannot wait to welcome you into this world. We don’t have it all together at the moment but we promise to dedicate our lives to making life better for you.

We already love you nuggie and we can’t wait to meet you.

Love from

Mummy and Daddy

Nat x

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11 Responses to “Where have I been?”

  1. Mrs P:I - Nat March 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm #

    Beautiful namesake! Congratulations on both! I really pray that God blesses you and you fiancé (yeah I used it lol) during these new journeys. So happy for you x

  2. Mrs P:I - Nat March 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm #

    P.s. The note to Baby Nugget is so cute!

  3. Olamide March 30, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you 🙂 You know I’m already a fan of Quietly Ambitious, so I cant wait to read more of your posts.
    God bless you and your family.

  4. Nads April 1, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

    Very well documented Natz.
    Congratulations for getting back on the blogging scene.
    I’ve got to say, JM did good with the romantic proposal.
    Exciting times ahead!

  5. Quietly Ambitious April 1, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

    Aww thanks. Yeah when he plans things he likes to go all out ! Bless him x

  6. Annika Spalding May 1, 2016 at 10:28 am #

    BEAUTIFUL xxx

  7. thesubtleartofpostgrad June 29, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

    Wow, i don’t even know you but this post was so beautiful. Congratulations on everything

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