Things I’ve realised with this pregnancy are:
No two pregnancies are the same
Baby bumps are weird and take on all shapes and sizes
Having an anterior placenta again sucks
If you had SPD first time around, chances are you will get it second time around, but worse
Back pain is awful
Pregnancy induced dreams can be downright hilarious or utterly terrifying
Sleep deprivation sucks. Why does our body feel the need to condition us months before bubs gets here?
Leaky breasts still freak me out
Having M getting excited about the baby is ace
Taking M to my second attempt at 20 week scan was a good idea I love hearing him say “going to see baby was nice mummy”
Having M give my belly kisses is priceless
How time flies when you also have to look after a toddler
How it all just feels a little less stressful until I start panicking about how I’m going to cope with two children
How those precious kicks are just that, precious
How luck I am to be 23 weeks and 2 days pregnant
How utterly crappy I feel but knowing it will be worth it
Importantly, knowing I’m not alone and I have an amazing support network, something I didn’t utilise when pregnant with M.
It’s strange all this pregnancy malarkey but I am enjoying it in between the being unable to walk/turn in bed/crying from hormones and wetting myself when I sneeze (not masses, enough for me to double pelvic floor exercises though)
He’s going to be so worth it.
I love him already.