Here we go again 😍….. baby #2
Oh my! I am so so excited to have finally been able to share our news and to have hit the 12week mark and been able to have a look at bubba’s progress and of course the best part hear that little heartbeat.
Even after only 12 weeks I am amazed at how different this pregnancy and my one with Aria has been. Aria’s journey inside my tummy was a breeze so to speak. No symptoms, no sickness, not real fatigue and nothing other then the main things you expect when your growing a little human (hunger, eating, food lol, a bit of discomfort, needing to pee 1000 times a day ect)
How we found out –
A normal morning for us is to wake up with the birds (thanks Aria) watch some cartoons, feed miss A and get ready for our morning walk. So as per usual this is what we were doing except for some reason I found myself randomly gagging and feeling sick to the point where I actually had to throw up on the side of the road 😭 ( how embarrassing) thank goodness we are one of very few people walking at 6am in our area. I actually didn’t think anything of it because I had had a large glass of lemon water prior ( I do/ did fasted morning walks) and just thought I had maybe had to much to quick. I cut the walk short cuz I just felt yuck and sent Shaun a message and told him what happened. His response was ‘I bet your pregnant ‘ haha so off to the chemist we went to grab a test (or two) and find out. There it was two very distinct lines on two different tests 😮 and our little family of 3 was officially growing. We were both very happy and excited with the news but knew it was only very early days as my last period was only 3 weeks prior a trip to the doctor to double triple check and arrange a dating scan confirmed it all and we then knew we had a new arrival coming in May . The due date is actually Shauns birthday can you believe it. I learnt my lesson last time not to go off any dates with A coming 10 days late.
How I was feeling –
For the next 4 weeks I experienced a lot of nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue and lots of headaches. YUCK! It was a shock to the system as not only did I have a little toddler keeping me on my toes but I hadn’t experienced these symptoms with Aria. I could now relate to all the mums who have spoken about their struggles during pregnancy and the thought of feeling like this the whole way through was worrying. The morning sickness passed around 7 weeks and shifted to night sickness lol that’s what I called it anyway. I didn’t want to cook or eat much and was turned off by even my favourite foods 😢 Even ice cream booooo Luckily this didn’t last to long and one day I woke up and I just felt like me again YAY! Since then I have been feeling pretty good most of the time. I have always been conscious of what I am eating and what I am putting on my body and pregnancy just steps that up a notch for me so I have found it somewhat easier then last time to cut off or back on certain things. Bubs health and me being at my best for Aria is priority.
Time flies –
We are now at 13 weeks and can’t believe we are already in the second trimester. I remember with Aria I was unable to stop thinking about it, reading things, googling things, writing things down and wondering and worrying what every itch and ever feeling in my body was. It’s certainly different this time around. Having a busy little toddler keeping you occupied and on your toes definitely takes the stress of it away (meaning I know more of what to expect and what not to worry about) It’s quite a relief. I am just going to do my best to enjoy the pregnancy no matter what it throws at me and treasure all the time I have with Aria while it’s just us.
Goodbye brain cells –
Haha well the pregnancy/ mum brain thing has always been real for me I don’t think it will ever go away. I have found myself making simple spelling mistakes, having to double check what day it is and basically forgetting everything, even things written on my fridge in large writing so I won’t forget. Haha so if I don’t make sense sometimes or forget a play date. That’s just me now lol
The journey- Stay tuned
I am really looking forward to sharing our journey and having my little bestie and sidekick there with me. I can’t wait for her to have her own little sibling and best friend too and to see her become a wonderful big sister 😭 a the tears are flowing ( or is it the hormones lol)
I will be documenting my health/ motherhood/ pregnancy journey and everything in between. There is bound to be tears.
Thanks for all the love and well wishes means the world.
with love xx