In 8 weeks or so, I will be the mother of two.
<pause for a deep breath>
I haven’t written here much about this pregnancy, nor shared any ultrasounds or belly pictures (you’ll have to like my Facebook page for my weekly belly updates!). I haven’t been obsessively recording my weekly weight gain or belly circumference (what, didn’t you the first time round?), or talking and singing to my unborn child.
It’s pretty hard to write down weight gain when you have bleeding, all-day nausea and fatigue in the first trimester.
It’s also pretty difficult to stay calm and zen when you don’t gain weight for 10 weeks in the second trimester.
It’s incredibly difficult to focus when you’ve been too busy fighting off monthly colds and coughs, two bouts of the stomach bug; looking after a toddler who was challenging us with sleep regression, being picky with food, clinginess; nursing him through the same coughs, colds and stomach bug I had, and growing up way too fast with his expanding vocabulary, talkativeness, increasing physical abilities; and of course, just general motherhood mayhem.
It’s been a helluva 7 months ….. and I wouldn’t change a thing (except for wishing we didn’t get the stomach bugs – those were nasty).
This pregnancy has been hard.
It’s been nerve wrecking.
Filled with doubt as to whether I could do this, be responsible for TWO human beings.
I refuse to complain though. Because I know I’m truly blessed to be able to have another baby, when so many are struggling.
As it’s also been joyful.
There is nothing quite like hearing the baby’s heartbeat on the ultrasound.
Or to see that blob on the screen move, and the doctor tell me that the baby is growing “just fine”.
I will never get sick of feeling him move, kick and stretch as he grows week by week.
And it’s nothing short of amazing, to see your baby’s face, thanks to 3D technology.
The baby who looks remarkably like his big brother when he was a baby.
Each day that goes by is a day closer to meeting my little boy.
I also can’t wait.
First pictures of Scrumplet will probably be on my Facebook page, as I’m pretty sure I won’t have time to blog. So like my page now! Or in May. Whenever. No pressure. 🙂