Well here we go again, it’s time to grow another baby!
For a long while I didn’t think I’d be writing those words, I was always happy enough with one and because motherhood didn’t come to me as naturally as I thought it would, the idea of two scared me quite a lot. But then Betty grew that bit older and the memories of the sleepless nights and threenager stage faded, although I don’t think I’ll ever fully forget the threenager stage. That was bloody hard.
Still, we decided to try for a second and that made the wait even longer. We were so lucky with Betty and fell pregnant immediately but it took six months to create this little bean which I know really isn’t a long time but when you’re going through it it’s agony!
Pretty much from the moment I took the test I felt ill. Big time ill. With Betty I suffered with constant nausea but could ease it with crisps and bacon sarnies but this time round there was nothing to stop me feeling awful. I had a painful throbbing headache for three whole months and at least once a week it would turn into a migraine and I’d be bed bound for the day, team that with sickness but only heaving (TMI) and wanting food but having no idea what it was that I wanted (low points were crying over a chicken curry and then crying over three fish fingers on New Year’s Eve with my father in law just looking at me like I was mental!) and you can get how rough it was. I managed to get through it though with the amazing help of my husband who really was the best.
12 weeks came along and we went for our scan between Christmas and New Year which was a lovely time to have a scan. All was ok and there was actually a baby in there (despite the sickness I hadn’t believed there was a baby!).
We could then share our news with family and friends and most importantly Betty who is so so excited that I’m finally growing a baby for her, she constantly asked me for the whole of last year if I could grow her a baby and I was so happy to tell her that yes, I could!
So there we have it, my first pregnancy update for baby number two.
I haven’t blogged in a long, long time but I so wanted to document this journey as I didn’t do anything like this for Betty. I doubt I’ll take as many photos or document this baby’s life as much as I have Betty’s purely because of time so if I can do this as special thing for them to look back on then that’s enough for me and hopefully them too.
Thanks so much for reading and pop back soon for my 16 week update if you fancy a nosey.