Saturday, 5 September 2020

Exciting News! I'm Expecting Baby Number 2

You may have noticed that the blog has been very quiet recently. Also my Instagram has. But there is a reason for this, I have exciting news, I am expecting baby number 2! 

I am now at week 14 of pregnancy and I can't say that the last 2 months have been easy, the sickness has been awful and I have spent many days being sick, feeling sick, and just wanting to rest and sleep. Week 14 now means that it has settled slightly (she says feeling sick at the thought of her partner about to cook chicken noodles) meaning I can start to get back to blogging. 

That's the thing with morning sickness, it actually is nothing like the title states and is more like all day sickness. Plus it isn't like any normal sickness, your sense of smell goes through the roof and there are so many smells that you just can't stand and some that even make you end up being sick. Just like the bean juice smell Lily decided to breathe in my face last night. Week 8 and 9 was really hard, I could not get out of bed with out ending up throwing up. The thought of eating made me want to be sick, but yet not eating was also making me feel sick. One big vicious circle and there was nothing I could do to stop it. 

I think I tried every trick in the book, all the tips, ginger biscuits, travel sickness bands, etc, but nothing seemed to help. I was even prescribed sickness tablets, but they didn't seem to work, plus they sent me crazy. I was not myself and was emotional, and also they made me not think straight and made me feel depressed and anxious. I did not expect to have such side effects from these pills but one or 2 days of stopping taking them and I felt much more like myself. So a warning to others, that this could be a unexpected side effect. 

I ended up telling Lily I was pregnant at 9 weeks. I was so ill and being so sick it was hard to hide and I wanted her to understand why I was so poorly. I did not want her to worry. It was such amazing news to her and she can't wait to become a big sister. 

The scan was an exciting time. As partners can't come to scans at the moment, we decided to pay £50 and book a private one so my partner could come. We went with Window to the Womb and unfortunately was very disappointed. Firstly it was around 5 min long total, which a lot of that she spent the time looking at my ovaries, and around my womb. Meaning we really didn't get to see the baby on the screen for long. Plus when she did show the baby, she just kept moving the scan equipment around so much showing different angles much that we barely got a good look. Then the scan picture that was given after had the lines of the baby measurement on it. Which didn't look great.
A week later I had my free NHS scan and wow that was amazing, I got to look at the baby for a decent amount of time on the screen and she took her time showing me my baby. I got to see it wriggle around, and she gave me 3 free pictures which were much better quality. The scan must have lasted at least 10-15 mins. So you can understand my disappointment at the scan we payed £50 for and I think next scan I may look for a non chain scan centre. 

All good news from my scans though and the baby is healthy and growing. 



Next scan will be at week 20, and we will be finding out if it is a boy or a girl. I have a feeling its a boy, but who knows there's a 50/50 chance and so I could be wrong. 

My content for Lily's Little Learners I plan to be the same, it will be focused around Lily and Parenting, but you may see some more baby posts appear on the blog now. 

I can't wait to share with you how Lily gets on with her new sibling when they are born and the new baby will become Lily's Little Learner.

Did anyone else suffer in their fist few months of pregnancy?

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