How can time pass so quickly yet so slowly?
What feels like eons ago I wrote mt post Hello Baby on the day I discovered I was expecting baby number three, and now here I am at 22 weeks wondering where that time has gone.
I was only about 4 weeks pregnant when I found out, so this has felt like a really long pregnancy so far already. I had a small bleed at 9 weeks which resulted in an early scan and some reassurance, thankfully. Shortly after that was when I published my Hello Baby post, complete with a scan photo of what looked like a teddy bear.
I didn’t have a 12 week scan because I’d had one at 9+4 so to wait until 20 weeks seemed like too long for me. So in the interim we went for a private 4D scan at 16+1 and discovered that baby number three is BOY number three, too!
Louis and Rowan are thrilled that there will be another boy in the house and frankly so am I. I feel I’ve got a vague idea of how to raise boys and I think I’d be panicking now if we were having a girl. I’ve never been able to picture myself with a daughter, I think I was always destined to be a mum to boys only.
This was his little face at 16+1, although his ears weren’t quite in the right place! Thankfully everything is where it should be now.
Health-wise I’ve been very up and down. I didn’t suffer very much with nausea when I was expecting the other two, but this time I felt like I was hungover for the best part of three months – and trust me when I say that feeling that sick for that long really gets you down. Probably as a result of feeling so wretched all the time, coupled with those crazy pregnancy hormones, I found myself feeling pretty low in general. I barely blogged, I spent a lot of time in bed or at least in my pyjamas and I wasn’t much fun to be around. I did worry that I was on a bit of a slippery slope but between my husband, my sister and my friends (mostly Jane)I managed to get myself together enough to adopt a ‘screw you’ attitude towards the way I was feeling and drag myself out of that low. I’m so glad I did and I’m not sure I could’ve managed it without some of those people who probably didn’t even realise.
I suffered with PGP or SPD towards the end of my last pregnancy and when week 13 arrived this time I thought I was going to be in for a really rough ride because all the symptoms flared up at once. By way of some miracle or another though the pain subsided after a few days and has only just started to creep back into my legs if I overdo things in this past week or so. I’m sure it’ll be back towards the end of the pregnancy but I’m trying to be positive about the fact that I could’ve been suffering for almost 10 weeks now but I didn’t.
So that’s where we’re up to now. Belly is getting nice and round although I’m at that awkward stage where my normal jeans are too small but maternity ones fall down a bit – it’s such a glamorous time, right?!
I have bought one or two nice maternity pieces to wear but I’ll put all those in another post.
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