This post is a little bit late as I’m now in the second trimester of my pregnancy, I had every good intention of documenting my pregnancy so I have something lovely to look back on when it’s all done, yes that sounded great in my head but the reality has been a little different!
I’ve finally hit the 16 week mark of my pregnancy and now that I’m feeling a little bit more like my old self I can finally put fingers to keyboard and start documenting our new adventure, hopefully a little bit more regularly than I have been!
So here it is a breakdown of all the joys
and crappy parts of the first trimester of pregnancy no. 2!
Even though baby no. 2 was planned I have to say I didn’t expect to fall pregnant so quickly. I think I was prepared for it to take a while because of course these things can and I suppose I wasn’t as impatient because we already have baby K so it was more of a ‘when it happens it happens’ situation.
We had always discussed maybe trying for baby no. 2 around the end of 2016 and after discussing it we felt that sticking to the original plan works for us and that if it takes a while to actually fall pregnant baby K could already be three years old, which is a nice age gap to have. I’ve always like to have one pill free month before trying so once I was done with October’s lot of contraception I gave myself a month of allowing my body to get back to normal, little did we know that December will be the month our little seed is planted!
The first seven weeks of being pregnant was fine, not a single sign if sickness, I naively thought I’d maybe get away with it, little did I know that come week eight I’d have my head down the toilet most mornings for the next eight weeks!
To be fair this time round my morning sickness has not been any where near as bad as with baby K, which was all day sickness. Baby no. 2 seems to be going easy on me, I think that if I was a stay at home mum I would of got away with no sickness at all. The mornings I threw up where the mornings I had to get up and go to work at 5:30am, on my days off where I was waking at 7am I was fine, go figure!
Closely following the joys of throwing up comes the exhaustion along with slight back pains, but as one if my darling friends reminded me – this was self inflicted!
Apart from feeling a little bit sorry for my self due to the usual pregnancy symptoms my overall feeling is one of sheer and utter joy and happiness!
We thought that trying for baby no. 2 would take at least six months, but we where lucky that after month two of trying we fell pregnant, the fact that it has all happened so quick was a bit of a shock but a lovely one.
My main concern at the moment is baby K, most of my worries revolve around how he’s going to react to having another baby in the house, will he understand what’s happening, be jealous, feel left out? I’m hoping that by keeping him as involved as possible during the pregnancy will give him some sort of understanding of what’s going to happen.
Apart from the obvious things to be excited about, becoming a family of four, I’m currently most excited about finding what gender baby no. 2 is. We kept baby K a surprise although when we went for our 20 week scan it was a little hard to miss his bits dangling around! This time round we decided to find out because we felt it would be easier to explain to baby K that his little sister/brother was in mummy’s tummy and Mr H couldn’t wait!
Pregnancy # 1 vs Pregnancy # 2
During the first trimester of my first pregnancy I had such awful morning sickness that I lost weight in the first four months. I couldn’t see meat or smell food being cooked, I pretty much survived on plain rice and breadsticks and it was throughout the whole day.
This time round my sickness was literally just in the morning with nausea throughout the day which meant I became more of a grazer.
My bump showed a lot quicker this time round, by three months there was no way of hiding my pregnancy, I almost thought I was carrying twins, which I can confirm I’m not! Apparently it’s normal for your bump to appear quicker in second pregnancies because your stomach muscles have already been through the joys of pregnancy!