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Sunday, 4 February 2018

I've Been Keeping a Secret!

So, for the last couple of months I have been leaving some little hints over on my Twitter that I have a little big announcement to make over the coming weeks, and now today is the day to tell you exactly what I have been keeping secret. We are expecting another baby boy! You're probably all thinking, well, didn't you just give birth a few months ago? And while yes, I did, I unexpectedly fell pregnant two months after, and you know what? We couldn't be happier. It was such a huge shock at first as you'd expect, but it's a good shock. 

I am 23 weeks pregnant now so I am quite far along. He is due to be born on the 7th June 2018, 10 days before Harrisons first birthday so there will be just under a year gap between Harrison and my youngest 'boo bear'. I am hoping that it will bring all the boys super close together. Alfie and Harrison are so close at the moment and it's so sweet to see. I'm sure it will be just as lovely once the littlest one is here.
I've Been Keeping a Secret!
I was actually so scared to even tell anyone about this pregnancy. I was so worried about what my family would think, getting pregnant so quickly after Harrison, but thankfully they were so lovely about it. I am so grateful to have such supportive and loving people around me. I was even worried about what you'd all think too, but then I realised, why should I be? After all, me and Josh are great parents and we will bring this baby up in the best possible way we can, in the most loving, caring family. It's not really anyone elses business but ours, but I choose to share this news because it's a huge part of my life, and I want you to share the excitement that I feel.

I guess you could say this is the reason why I've been absent on the blog. I was trying to get over the shock, and then came the morning sickness. The last few months since I found out has been a blur. It's gone by that fast, it's surreal to believe that in just four months time I will have my third little baby boy in my arms. Some may say I'm crazy giving birth again so soon, and yeah, I think I am too, but I feel nothing but joy and excitement right now. I know exactly what to expect. I am hoping this time around won't be so difficult though. With Harrison I had to get induced due to reduced movements and my blood pressure. It was so different to the natural birth I had with Alfie. Now that was pretty easy and manageable compared to being induced. I didn't even have a single painkiller with him, but with Harrison I had to have the Gas and Air ASAP. I don't like to remind myself of the pain but every single contraction leading to the birth will be so worth it. 

So far this pregnancy has been a little up and down. Morning sickness started from around 10 weeks up until 16 weeks and I didn't have an appetite at all. I just didn't want to eat much, I had to force myself at times. Once that was over I was fine, until I got struck down with multiple colds. I also noticed an issue with my heart too. It seemed to be beating much harder and faster than usual. It really panicked me, and so I rang the doctor. I had to have an ECG which showed that I was having ectopic heartbeats which essentially means I had extra heartbeats. I was then sent for blood tests which didn't seem to show the real reason it was happening. I was just told it was either down to stress, caffeine, or just being pregnant. It doesn't seem to be anything serious but god does it bug me at times. It's so noticeable, it creeps me out and I can't help but worry about it, even though I know it's 'normal'.

Other than that, I seem to be okay. I'm really enjoying being pregnant again. I've missed those beautiful fluttery feelings and the jabs in the belly, it's so cute. I am so not looking forward to our boy getting underneath my ribs though. That is ridiculously uncomfortable and painful. 

I am not sure how often I will be keeping you up to date with this pregnancy. With two boys already it can be quite a handful, but I shall try my very best. I like reading back on these posts.
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