So, I guess I’m having a baby

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It’s not that long ago that I bagged up my last lot of teeny tiny baby clothes and took them off to the Salvos, it’s only a couple of months since James cut up the cot to fix a slat in Ellie’s bed and I am becoming increasingly worried that I’ve gotten rid of my Pelvic Support Band which is a huge problem.

And so, here I find myself, 17 weeks pregnant.Β  Isn’t it always the way? Get rid the baby stuff and then you need them (top tip: if you don’t want more babies KEEP all the things. Seriously).

It’s been quite a ride already. I am literally the worst pregnant person ever. I don’t glow or get luscious hair and strong nails. I don’t get energy once I hit my second trimester.

No.

I get sick, whingy and emotional before I get crazy, cranky and exhausted. And then my hips start giving out. That’s where I am at right now. A ridiculous cranky pants with no hips to hold them up.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t get better from here for me.

Baby hands, tiny fingers, sibling love

Baby hands <3

Thankfully, babies are pretty cute and worth the nine months of torture.

It’s so different, being pregnant and having older children. Ellie was only just over 3 when Jasper was born, so it’s an eye opening experience. There are a whole lot of questions and discussions that I’ve never had to have before. There are many strong opinions about what sex the baby should be and which name we should choose.

Just the other day, Jasper gave me three possible names; Rainbow, Jasper and Kahlei. I told him I would put Rainbow on the list and explained that I couldn’t name the baby Jasper or Kahlei as I already had two amazing children with those names. He was way ahead of me, demanding that I must choose one of the three and since I had two of them already it would have to be Rainbow. Obviously.

Getting ready for a sibling

Jasper’s ready, he’s carrying around a dummy he found ‘just in case the baby comes out’

I am also too busy keeping up with school and activities to know exactly how far along I am at any given point. If people ask, I have to consult my phone. I am not nearly as obsessed with trimesters and milestones and what’s happening when as I once was.

I look up weekly information on the baby’s progress as Ellie is keen to know what size it is (as big as an onion currently, in case you’re wondering) and various bits of trivia but all in all I could almost possibly forget I was pregnant in the busyness of life if I wasn’t walking into things with my belly (already), completely uncomfortable in my own body and feeling so wretched.

I’m excited and scared.

Are you a glowing mumma-to-be or do you do pregnancy like me, all pain, big bags under the eyes and bad moods?

Linking up with Jess for #ibot

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31 Comments

  1. Congratulations! I hated being pregnant, I can’t really think there was much I enjoyed about it except the result at the end. That makes it totally worth it. x

    • So glad I am not alone in not loving this experience, sometimes I feel so bad!

  2. Congrats! I’m no glowing pregnant lady either but you’re right- worth it πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Amy. I have to admit I am appreciating reading that I’m not the only non-glower!

  3. Congratulations! We are getting close to thinking abour number three and I’m sure it will be a completely different experience to the first two!

    • Everyone told me going from two to three would be practically unnoticeable and, for the most part, it was ok except for my severe PND, which technically wasn’t baby #3’s fault. It’s certainly a big step though!

  4. Congrats. Love how your son cleverly set you up so rainbow was the only choice. Wishing you a much better run from here on out. Cranky pants with no hip is a shitty roll of the dice… I was exhausted with mine and would fall asleep mid story reading with my toddler lol. She just sat there and I would wake up and realise I drifted off mid sentence lol.

    • Thanks Deb. He’s a smart one, my boy. He’s still very set in his name choice, I’m not really sure when it became his choice though?
      I hate the exhaustion so much! Your daughter sounds very patient, lol.

  5. LOL. Smart kid your Jasper! Congratulations – exciting times ahead for you!

    • He is a smart one. I think I’d best watch out!

  6. Congratulations! How exciting! πŸ™‚ I didn’t do pregnancy well compared to other people. My first pregnancy I was pregnant with twins. I had threatened miscarriage so was sent to bed rest from 14 weeks. I was only allowed up to shower and go to the toilet. It was a long pregnancy but so worth it in the end. I got two boys! Next pregnancy there was no threatened miscarriage but I was pregnant through a long hot summer and I had twin boy toddlers (aged under 2) and I whinged a lot and I was tired and cranky! I got a beautiful daughter from that one. Then I stopped! πŸ™‚

    • I would never have survived twins, I don’t know how you twin mummas do it. And bed rest from 14 weeks? You are amazing!

  7. Congratulations!!

    I too have gotten rid of all my baby stuff in the strange bizarre hope that it will mean that one day, I’ll wake up pregnant don’t tell my husband). But no luck here. In all honesty, I believe that that gods think I am done. I’d have to really work at it, if I am to get pregnant. And this is not something that I am actually willing to do.

    • I have my fingers crossed it works for you!

  8. Congratulations πŸ™‚ I have a 5 month old and my pregnancy with her wasn’t that glamorous, the first trimester was awful, but with my 2 year old everything was peachy, and I glowed!
    Good luck with the rest of your journey, and enjoy shopping for brand new little baby things. I had a niece born last night, so I will be giving away baby things already.

    • I’m so jealous. I never glowed and, until my first pregnancy I actually didn’t realise that it was a possibility to NOT. I just thought pregnancy meant you would look amazing and happy for 9 months.
      Thank you and I ADORE baby clothes shopping!

  9. Congratulations! Three children is a good number! How nice that your other children are involved and suggesting baby names. Will you be keeping all your baby gear this time around for ever????

    • This is actually number 4 (not sure why Jasper only offered two of the current three as choices). I’ve always wanted 4, so I am happy.
      Hmm, I don’t know what will happen with this lot of baby gear. I’m not keen to go again so I might have to!

  10. How exciting!! A third baby. yay! I was the same during my pregnancy. I don’t glow and I didn’t do it well but the end result is totally worth it. I can also relate to forgetting how far along I was and most times just made the numbers up. x

    • It’s actually baby #4, I’ve managed to baby brain my way through this post and confuse people, lol.

  11. Congratulations!!! Jasper should be the go to guru if you’re ever stuck on choosing names, so adorable!

    • I think you’re right! Although, he seems quite set on his decision so I’m not sure he’ll have any other suggestions…

  12. I feel that way with this pregnancy. Feel so MEH! I think I
    Should start taking the vitamins to get some energy from the iron !

  13. WHAT? How could I have missed this?? I wondered about the band comment but thought you were asking for a friend! CONGRATS you clever but crazy cat – here’s to being a mumma again, I’m jealous and excited for you – YAYAYAYAY Hugs x

  14. Oh wow!! Congratulations! I really feel for you. I’m not a great pregnant person either. I could never understand the people who glow and look amazing.I spent most of both of my pregnancies with my head down the toilet. I think Rainbow is a fabulous name by the way πŸ™‚ #teamIBOT

  15. Awww congratulations. I did EXACTY the same thing before finding out I was pregnant with my third – got rid of EVERYTHING. So typical. I couldn’t imagine life without her though xx

  16. It would be kinda weird being pregnant with older kids … we teased our kids a couple of years back that we should have more and they were just liker “Ewwww no, that’s just gross” LOL. Congrats by the way and hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth sailing πŸ™‚

  17. I got psd (my pelvis separated), carpel tunnel in both arms, sciatica and pupp rash. Then an emergency c-section because she was undiagnosed breech. It was great, not. Even after all that I still want more kids though.

  18. Congratulations! I’ve just discovered your blog from IBOT and I can’t wait to read more about your 4th pregnancy πŸ˜€

  19. Congratulations! I’m one of four and despite our childhood spats, I really love being part of a big family now.

  20. Brilliant news! Yay for you guys!! x

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