Now I’m a good way into the second trimester, I am feeling a whole lot better than I previously have been. For the last 8 weeks or so I felt so sick constantly, I’d wake up through the night feeling so sick and starving, it was really awful. I was and still am struggling with tiredness, growing a human is tiring there’s no doubt about that, but growing a human whilst having a crazy toddler to run around after is a whole different story. In my head I thought it wouldn’t be THAT tiring but boy it sure it. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like if you had more!
Do any other pregnant ladies find themselves eating copious amounts of toast? I must have eaten about 30 loaves of bread in the last month or so😬 And as for tiredness, I’ve found myself taking a nap sometimes when Ava is napping. I’ve never ever taken naps through the day but I’m really needing these. I also find I have more energy and enthusiasm in the mornings so I make most of my plans or do any jobs I need to do in the morning so I can take it more easy in the afternoons.
When I was pregnant with Ava, I suffered a lot with feeling dizzy and lightheaded. Unfortunately I have been exactly the same the second time round. It’s not the end of the world, it’s just quite annoying and a little scary at times. Whenever I feel dizzy I just sit down and take some deep breaths. Although some mornings getting up and dressed early is the last thing I fancy, fresh air does me good. But I just take each day as it comes, some days are great, others I feel like not getting out of bed. To be honest, I am feeling exactly the same this pregnancy as I did with Ava in terms of symptoms. Does that mean another girl?
Apart from that it’s all good. I have the odd aches and pains and I already know I have to go back to the blood thinning injections when I’m 28 weeks. If you’re new to my blog or can’t remember, read this blog post to fill you in. I’m a bit upset but I was expecting it, everything in my pregnancy and birth went so well and smooth with Ava so hopefully it’s the same this time round. It also means I can’t fly, I was planning a last minute trip away but have been advised not too so that’s a no go now.
I always wanted two close together, however now it’s real and happening I must admit I am feeling quite nervous. No longer being able to give Ava my full attention 24/7 will be hard for me. I have been with her pretty much every single second of her whole life, bar a couple of nights. How will she adjust? Will she feel left out? That’s the last thing I want. I know she will be understanding and fascinated with the new baby though, I just hope I can be the best mum for both of them.
I’m trying to slowly prepare Ava and myself for our new arrival. We seem to have nailed her sleeping now (touch wood), she’s much better at self settling and getting herself off, something which is probably going to be a god send when I have a newborn glued to me. As for me I’m still trying to figure out in my head how I will make it out of the house with two haha. I struggle some days with one, but I imagine it’s something that will fall into place and you’ll learn along the way. It’s not like it’s never been done before…
I have lots more things I want to address but I don’t want this post to become too long so I will do other separate posts. A question I’ve been asked a lot is what I will do differently with the newborn after having Ava – there are quite a few things I’ve learnt so I think I will do this one next week. But please let me know if there’s anything else you’d like me to write about.
Thank you for reading.
Love Lucy x