It’s absolutely crazy to me that I’m already over the half way point. It really only feels like yesterday that I found out I was pregnant. And now we’re here, 21weeks in and only 19 more weeks to go. It’s kind of scary how fast it goes second time around. I guess that’s to be expected when you have a crazy 10 month old to look to chase around and and look after but I honestly wouldn’t change it for the world.
When I conceived baby number two, it never occurred to me how hard the first trimester was going to be with a 6 month old baby to look after. Having had it quite tough with my first pregnancy, I was expecting it again with my second, but I didn’t realise just how different it was going to be with a little one as well to care for. To say those first couple of weeks were hard would be an understatement, but I did find ways to make it slightly easier and that’s what I’m here to share with anyone who could be in a similar situation or will be in the future.
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.
How are you four months old already, Emily Grace?! So much has changed. I’ve watched you grow from a sleepy newborn to a very active little girl. My heart swells with pride each day when you do something new. Just when I thought I couldn’t love you anymore, I do. Simple as that. Your third month of life was probably one of the most exciting and it’s one that I can’t wait to discuss here.
They say labour is the only blind date where you know you’ll meet the love of your life. For me, that quote couldn’t be more true. Here’s my own labour and delivery story.
It’s been three months since my beautiful daughter Emily made her way into this world and I honestly feel like I could write a book on my experience so far. It’s probably been the craziest three months of my life and I wouldn’t change it for anything. There’s definitely been many highs but there’s also been some lows. I’ve expected some things and there’s other things I haven’t expected at all. All and all, it’s been a wild ride. So, here’s what I’ve learned since having a baby.
As a first time mother to be, it can be incredibly daunting when left with the task to buy stuff for your new arrival. Especially, when there’s so much stuff out there for babies these days. It honestly made my head spin and I really didn’t know what to spend my money on. I scoured the internet for ages, asking on popular baby forums what was everyone’s must haves. I got great suggestions from these groups and narrowed it down to what I thought I might need for my baby. So, on that note, here’s my top 6 newborn must haves.
Before I found out I was pregnant, I really had no idea what I was about to get myself into. I had no idea what to expect or what was going to happen to my body, but now after going through it for nine and a half months, these are the things I wish I knew when I was pregnant. I doubt it would have helped me in any significant way, but at least I would have had some idea. If I’ve learned anything, it’s to expect the unexpected as pregnancy is one wild ride.