I’m pregnant! Now that you know that I’m expecting, you can’t be mad at me for disappearing for 4 months. In all seriousness though, I apologise for the lack of posts on this blog. When you’re pregnant and have a baby already, boy is it hard. It’s especially hard when you’re in the horrors of morning sickness for several weeks. Now that things have died down, I hope to update regularly on here about my pregnancy with baby #2. And of course updates on my beautiful first born, Emily. So, if pregnancy and babies is your thing, keep reading.
When we decided to try for baby number 2, we weren’t really fussed as to when it was going to happen for us. Our daughter was only six months at the time, so we had our hands full with her. Luckily and surprisingly, it happened straight away. It was a complete shock to my system when I tested positive. Seeing as I was in my most fertile year, (having just had a baby 6 months ago), the possibility of conceiving straight away was immensely high. So with that being said, I don’t know why I was an emotional wreck when I took a test and two lines popped up straight away. I guess the feeling of bringing new life into the world will never not be emotional. It’s crazy to me that it’s already been three months since that magical day. I’m currently 13 weeks pregnant which is just insane to me. I love how it’s going a lot faster this time around. I can definitely thank Emily for that. She keeps me so busy that I don’t have time to check all fifty of my pregnancy apps this time.
Bump at 12 weeks. You really do show a lot faster with your second baby.
A lot of people have wondered why we decided to have our two babies so close in age. The simple answer is that it’s the way that we want it. Our logic to the madness that is having two babies under 15 months is that we get it all out-of-the-way together. We stay in the same stage ( nappies, bottles, toilet training, teething, sleepless nights etc.) I have been tired since I found out I was pregnant with my daughter last year, so why not stay tired for another three years? Or is true when they say that you’ll never sleep a full eight hours ever again once you have kids? Either way, having my babies so close in age is something I really wanted after having Emily. The relationship they’ll have when they get older is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to watch them grow up together.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared. I am scared. Routine will be key in surviving the madness. That’s what I keep telling myself and that’s what a lot of other women have told me who have two kids under two. Oh and getting them on the same nap schedule will be key for my sanity. Even though I’m only 13 weeks, I’m mentally preparing myself for the challenge already because I know it’s going to be challenging. I also know that’s its going to be amazing and I have never been so excited for something in all my life. I honestly couldn’t be happier that we are expecting again and we can’t wait for all the madness and chaos. We are extremely lucky and blessed to be bringing another beautiful baby into this world.
Thank you for reading and apologies again for the lack of posts over the past few months. I have so much planned for this blog and a lot more posts coming soon. Stay tuned.