Friday, 12 February 2016

13 Weeks Pregnant: Baby Number 2

We found out just before Christmas that we are expecting baby number 2. This was a nice wee surprise, and a little shock, especially since 3 days before I had been downing prosecco on a Christmas night out with some friends I used to work with.

It's been a long time coming, and has taken us a while; we've been trying to have another baby since the Wee One turned one, and she's 4 now. Still, we are very lucky and very happy to be expecting again. 

For the first 10 or so weeks, I have just wanted to have all the food, all the time.  You would think food was going out of fashion, they way I was eating. And I've piled on ALL the weight.  But now, I've gone the opposite way. The minute I eat something, I'm automatically full. Like, uncomfortably full. Or I feel hungry, I go and make something, and then I take a bite and don't want it any more. 

I've been in pretty good health, but I have definitely been more nauseous this time around.  That made for fun times at work, with the variety of smells and liquids dealt with as a nurse! It feels good to finally have told my colleagues.  My boss has known since Christmas, but it has been quite challenging coming up with reasonable excuses as to why I can't attend to the patient who is Influenza A positive, or why I can't escort a patient down to x-ray.

I know it's very early, but I swear I can feel this baby moving. It seems to be a wriggler, as was evident when we got our scan. The wee thing just wouldn't sit still.  I can't remember feeling any movement the last time until I was much further on. Another thing I've noticed is how emotional I am becoming. Now, I will cry at the drop of a hat at the best of times, but recently, I feel like I've been bubbling at everything. A song, a tv show, a nice gesture, a tweet. Anything and everything will set me off. I really, really hope that subsides, though I don't think it's going anywhere any time soon. 

The Wee One is quite excited to become a big sister.  Some mornings we are met with "is the baby here yet", "can I feed the baby when it's here?" and some ludicrous name suggestions from her.  (For the record, anything from Peppa Pig or Paw Patrol has been vetoed).  The baby is due around the week the Wee One starts school, so that will be fun if this baby decides to arrive bang on time. I refuse to miss my oldest child's first day at school!! 

Exciting times all round. 

1 comment:

  1. All very exciting. Glad you're doing ok hon. And congratulations again. Shout if you need a thing hon x


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