by Hannah

Special Announcement: I’m expecting…

At last I have finally got myself comfortable, laptop on lap and am able to write this post. On Monday I had my 12 week scan to confirm that the bubba we have on board is doing just fine hence allowing me to announce it on here! We are delighted that we are going to be parents again and that Beastie is going to have another sibling, be it Princess Beastie or Prince Beastie, either way we are over the moon. We are expecting our little bundle next March, so we could be looking at joint birthday parties for the Beastie’s here…

I have been relatively quiet these last few weeks as I have been feeling rough to say the least and have found my blogging mojo to have been more or less absent. That’s the problem with nausea, it takes over and leaves you feeling less than proactive, no one wants to listen to moaning do they? (or do they…) plus I couldn’t blog about it so I felt that there were quite frankly no decent subject matters that I could be bothered to write about. No one likes self pity. The difference this time is that although I still feel rather bleurgh, I can share with it you all, a problem shared is a problem halved…right? No, honestly I won’t be writing posts documenting my nausea levels every day, that would just be too much.

First time around with Beastie I found the nausea worse, this time although better it is practically impossible to get time to rest with a toddler whilst working part time as well. I have found this to be the hardest part so far along with the fact I have not been as relaxed about how the pregnancy is progressing. I am guessing this is because it was all new first time and also I was relatively naive, you simply don’t know what to expect. I also hadn’t heard as many horror stories and had tragedies happen to people close to me. I now I mustn’t think this way and I am much better now I have seen the baby with my own eyes on the scan.  These few weeks have been a minefield and I was determined not to tell people too soon, certainly at work. I had told a couple of people at work for moral support and because of the nature of my job, moving patients etc but have kept tight lipped besides this. People have had their radars switched on and some have just asked outright to which I have had to bare face lie. I’m not the best liar.

A colleague of mine this week said he had an inkling I had some news as he had noticed a change in my face (like last time) but he couldn’t properly describe what he saw. He likes to think of himself as intuitive and slightly psychic. I think he was trying to say I had a moon face! I don’t think I do…yet. Yesterday a couple of colleagues asked me if I had another baby on the way and I was pleased to be able to tell them I was. One of them only a few months ago had walked up to me and rested her hand on my tummy and asked me the same question. Of course I wasn’t then and I responded with ‘What, are you trying to say I am a bit porky or something?’ to which she seemed unfazed (she is the thick skinned type). This time she remained unfazed again and said to the other woman ‘See I told you’. They didn’t even congratulate me either the miserable old crows (both thick skinned in fact). One thing I have noticed when you become pregnant is how much people seem to think they have the right to comment, whether appropriate or not. This time however, I am ready. Of course the majority of people have been absolutely lovely and extremely supportive.

On a more positive note I am thrilled to be able to share the news about my bump here and share my second pregnancy gripes and joys! I am also very excited about the new angle it gives to my blog and what it may bring.

19 comments

Multiple Mummy 17th September 2011 - 2:46 pm

Wooo hoo congratulations! What great news! I never would have guessed! Wink wink. x

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Mummybeastie 17th September 2011 - 6:27 pm

He he, if anyone has anything to hide I suggest they avoid you…thanks hun xx

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LagosMum 17th September 2011 - 2:48 pm

Congratulations! What wonderful news 🙂 xx

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Mummybeastie 17th September 2011 - 6:26 pm

Thank you 🙂 xx

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Not Yet a Yummy Mummy 17th September 2011 - 2:56 pm

Yipee fabulous news! Sorry you’ve been feeling so rotten. I hope it passes for you so you can get on and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy xxx

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Mum2babyinsomniac 17th September 2011 - 3:08 pm

Congratulations! My sister in law announced that she is expecting her second today as well! I’m jealous! Not of the morning sickness though, I don’t know how people manage with another child to look after through that part! X

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Love In The Nest 17th September 2011 - 5:58 pm

Wow! congratulations:)

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geekmummy 17th September 2011 - 6:00 pm

What lovely news! Congratulations 🙂 I hope the nausea subsides soon, and the next 6 months pass uneventfully for you.

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Mummybeastie 17th September 2011 - 6:26 pm

Thank you, I do hope the next 2 trimesters are nicer! x

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Katie @mummydaddyme 17th September 2011 - 6:12 pm

Yipppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Congrats officially hun- Beastie No 2 looks pretty damn cute already- he or she is going to be gorgeous I am sure! Looking forward to hearing all about your pregnancy on here. Not going to help my broodiness though! 😉 xx

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Mummybeastie 17th September 2011 - 6:25 pm

Woohoo!! the cat’s out of the bag!! thanks for all your support 🙂 xx

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HELEN 17th September 2011 - 6:19 pm

whoooo hooooo! Congratulations to all of you! That’s great news, you must be thrilled, Beastie will be a great brother to Beastie baby!
xx

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Mummybeastie 17th September 2011 - 6:25 pm

Thanks Helen…I thought you were slow today. Have you been out?! he he x

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workinglondonmummy 17th September 2011 - 6:21 pm

so happy for you ! we will be bump buddies as you say, hopefully see you at Baby show? ! x

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Mummybeastie 17th September 2011 - 6:24 pm

It is always nice when you are in the same boat with someone. Oh i definitely want to go but have yet to get tickets! are you going to the one next month? x

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Liska 18th September 2011 - 10:48 pm

Oh my God, you are pregnant too (Working London Mummy).

Huge congrats to you both and just the other day I was wondering if any of us lot would get pregnant (spooky).
Not that I am trying (far from it).

Lots of love and best wishes, Liska x

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Would like to be a yummy mummy 17th September 2011 - 10:24 pm

Glad it’s finally official and a huge congratulations to you all. Baby beastie looks great xxxx

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Emma @mummymummymum 18th September 2011 - 1:56 pm

Congratulations lovely! Brilliant news! xx

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SAHMlovingit 20th September 2011 - 4:53 pm

OMG OMG! HOW ON EARTH DID I MISS THIS?

I’m sorry, I’m so rubbish on my blog and on Twitter at the moment as I’ve been feeling under the weather too.

Anyway, HUGE congratulations to you – amazing news 🙂 xx

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