It seems that I have been a teeny bit slack with updates on this pregnancy. I’m told that this is pretty normal second pregnancy behaviour, and that it continues into the parenting part of the deal too. I’m just going to have to be ok with that. In fact, I’m going to embrace it!
I am now 33 weeks pregnant with Bub #2 and feeling every bit of it. Sleeping is often difficult because of reflux, heartburn, sore hips and frequent toilet visits. During the day I’m a lot more tired. I’m ok… as long as I don’t actually try to do anything. The other day I went to a picnic with friends and a family BBQ in the same day – that day was a TWO nap kind of day. I’m not usually a napper, and it’s very frustrating feeling so tired. We have so much left to do to prepare for baby, not to mention Pebble’s 3rd birthday party this weekend! I want to do more, but find myself relying on stickers (Pebble’s latest obsession!), the TV (thank you ABC Kids!) and the couch. The worst part of all this? Knowing that this tiredness is no comparison to what’s ahead of me. My memory is screaming at me, “you think this is tired? You just wait, lady!”. Yep, life with a newborn AND a toddler is just around the corner.
I don’t want to sound all moany. I’m very much enjoying not being at work and so thankful that the timing worked out so well with school holidays. My days have involved swimming in the neighbours pool, swimming in my sister in laws pool, having play dates with friends, preparing for Pebble’s party and doing our usual crafty-play around the house. Well. A slightly less energetic crafty-play. Case in point.
Bub #2 is doing lots of stretching and wriggling around in there, sometimes to the point of being quite painful! I think it’s the feet that are the problem, lots of pushing up into my rib cage where there really isn’t room for it to be. I have an appointment with the obstetrician later this week, the first of my fortnightly (then weekly!) appointments. Crunch time is coming! The Birth. I’m still not sure what the future holds for this birth, and I’ll be sharing more about my feelings on that soon.
Looking at photos from last time I think that the bump has slowed down a little with the growing, and now I look pretty much the same as I did last time… give or take a few pregnancy kilos that never quite disappeared after giving birth to Pebble. Not long now.. the count down is on!
For more on this pregnancy so far you can check out these posts:
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