Things I’ve realised…

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.

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I have a secret

Gosh this blog is dusty.

Haven’t been here in a while. I’ve been hiding and quiet and a little bit secretive. So I thought maybe now would be a good time to divulge.

A little while ago I wasn’t feeling my best. To be honest I thought it was another cyst. Seemed to be in that general area and I was generally exhausted. August was a horrendously busy month for us after all. I then came down with a stomach bug, or so I thought. I felt awful, arranged for someone to have M for me and spent the day in bed. It was whilst I was laying there quiet that I did some math… Then took a clear blue.

Pregnant

The word I was hoping I’d see but wasn’t expecting!  What a torrid twelve weeks I had, but here I am, 18 weeks pregnant and generally feeling very well. A damn sight better than I did when I was pregnant with M.

There have been numerous reasons for the secrecy but here I am, getting rounder and feeling the amazing little flutters.

So that’s my secret out of the bag, best Christmas present ever will be finding out the sex on the 23rd December.