August 23, 2016

Pregnancy #2 Coming To An End

Posted in: Baby

23rd August 2016

You may have noticed I haven’t talked about this pregnancy that is coming to an end at all on the Blog. I guess because there is nothing great to say about it. All I can do is whinge and no one wants to hear that.

But now that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel I thought I better say something before this Baby is here.

The truth is, I have found being pregnant with a toddler very challenging. It’s been hard, harder than I ever thought possible. I have been so uncomfortable for so long, I feel disgusting. When I look in the mirror I don’t recognise the person looking back at me.

The other day Andrew said, ‘You know, you have looked miserable for so long now.’ In which I said, ‘That’s because I am and I just want it to be over.’ I have definitely been wishing the days away for a very long time now.

This, being pregnant, is the last time, I’m not doing it again.

I keep being told that I can’t say that.

What if it’s boy? Won’t you want to try for a girl? Definitely not! I would love to give Thomas a brother, a live-in best friend to grow up with.

Also, two kids is enough for my sanity and patience levels.

I know you can never say never but I have never wanted more than two and after this pregnancy, after 9 months of feeling so flat and drained every day, no thanks.

But let’s talk about the good things.

I am so extremely excited to have a baby in our lives again. There is something magical about them, it’s such a shame it’s over so quickly.

With Thomas, everyone said savour every moment as it’s over in a blink. I took this advice on board and honestly lived and took in every second I was with him. But still, it went by like that, done and dusted. So although I can’t wait for this baby stage I’m also already sad it will be over before I’m ready to say goodbye to it.

We can’t wait to see how Toby and Thomas welcome this new sibling into their lives and how much fun the three of them are going to have together. I’m pretty confident both boys will except this Baby without any issues. I know I thought Toby would be fine when we brought Thomas home from the hospital and he definitely wasn’t but he has come such a long way I would be surprised if he went backwards.

I can’t wait to wear this Baby, I miss carrying Thomas. I carried Thomas for a year before my baby bump became too big and I had to put him in his pram. I’m looking forward to the nursing, the snuggling and the baby smell consuming our home.

And most of all, I am SO EXCITED about drinking lots of coffee. Oh, how I have missed drinking copious amounts.

Toby, Thomas and I are going to enjoy the last few days of it being just the three of us. We will take it easy, go on a few small walks to get some coffee and stop by the playground. Cook up and freeze meals for the next few weeks and Andrew and I are going to sneak in a hot date before life changes for us again.

See you soon Baby, we are very, very excited to meet you.

We can’t believe we are going to be a family of 5!

P.S – Those of you who follow us on Instagram or Facebook may know that we are up for Pet Blog of the Year with the Bupa Blog Awards 2016. We would love to win the category and if you have a few seconds we would sincerely appreciate you voting for us, here. Voting ends at the end of August.

18th August 2016 (2) ^ Toby’s face, not too convinced there will be room in the cot for 3.

22nd August 2016 (1)

19th August (4) ^ This little boy is so in love with his furry brother, I hope he is willing to share him.

19th August (10)

19th August (16) ^ I  could put a book together of all the photos of these two sleeping together. It kills me, my heart is going to explode with a third soul between them.

20th August (1)^ Enjoy it being just you two for a few more days, kids.