Hello 20 weeks of pregnancy! I can’t believe we’re half way through the pregnancy already, time just seems to be flying by in the blink of an eye. The arrival of the 20th week means we have finally found out the sex of our little bean.
After eight weeks of morning sickness, nausea and exhaustion I can happily say I know feel like my normal self, yay!
What I always find weird is the fact that you can suffer so much and then all of a sudden it’s gone, I’m now full of energy and raring to go in the mornings instead of dreading waking up because I know I’m going to have my head down the toilet.
Now that I’m back to normal I’m mainly focusing on explaining to baby K that there is a baby in mummy’s tummy and that little bean will be making an appearance after nine months.
So far he is completely fascinated with my growing belly. He has noticed that my tummy is getting big and that there’s a baby in there. He also has this thing about wanting to pull my top up and press his ear against it because he can hear it going boom boom, which I Iove.
Now that we’ve made it half way through the pregnancy we got to find out our little beans gender. This time round it was Mr H’s turn to decide whether or not we found out if we were having a girl or boy as I was the one who wanted to leave baby K’s sex a surprise and of course he wanted to know.
To be honest I’m excited to find out and feel it would be easier to explain the situation to baby K if we can be more specific as to whether he is having a little sister or brother.
We decided to do a gender reveal with all of my family so we could involve baby K and find out altogether, so my future sister in law was left in charge of arranging this.
During the scan we got the sonographer to write little beans gender on a piece of paper so we could give this to my sister in law for the reveal. During baby K’s scan it was pretty clear that he was a boy, you couldn’t miss his crown jewels, so during this scan I was convinced that baby was a girl.
That evening we gathered everyone together and opened up a big box of balloons to reveal baby K will be having a…..
I’ve always said I don’t think I’m suited to raise girls because I’m not much of a girly girl and I suppose I feel like boys are a little more resilient, I suppose that’s why I feel a bit weird about having a little girl, almost like it’s a bit surreal, even though I did think we were having a girl once we saw the first scan.
I also think it feels a bit weird knowing the gender of the baby beforehand because we didn’t find out with baby K, either way it’s exciting to know because it means we can be a little bit more organised with decorating her room, buying clothes etc.
Now that we know we’re having a little girl I’m excited to get a start on prepping her room, buying some girly bits and getting organised in general. Another great thing this time round is the fact that two of my closest friends are also expecting so it’s great to see everyone get ready for baby no. 2 together, as well as see all the great stuff they get for their baby showers which I can add to my list!
I’m also excited to explain to baby K that he is having a little sister rather than refer to her as baby.
Pregnancy # 1 vs Pregnancy # 2
It seems like the second time round the weeks just seem to be flying by, with baby K it felt like I had all the time in the world to prep and take in every little thing pregnancy related, I suppose already having one child means you’re clearly more preoccupied with keeping up with baby no. 1 and have less time to relax.
I did expect to be more exhausted at this time round, purely because we’re constantly on the go more with work, nursery drop offs, swimming lessons and life in general but once my sickness wore off around 16 weeks I’m back to normal and full of energy.
Movement wise our little lady seems to be a little on the chilled out side, apart from myself (obviously) nobody else has felt her move. At this stage baby K was kicking the crap out of me but she seems to like having a wriggle in the evening when I’m watching tv and relaxing, maybe it’s a sign of things to come and she’ll be more relaxed the her brother!