Exciting news! We are expecting another addition to the family due to arrive in Jan 2018 🙂
Our family of 3 turns to 4 and we couldn’t be any happier!
Now it’s still early days as we completed the 12 week ultrasound earlier this month. We are interested in knowing the sex of the baby although bub seems content to lie ‘on the hammock’ and wouldn’t give us an insight if there’s any tidbits or not 🙂
This has lead me to review how this pregnancy compares to when I carried Emelina.
First of all – I carried Eme mostly through the hotter months in Australia. Temperatures can reach 35-42 degrees Celsius and getting around was a struggle with the old kankles (Knee + swollen ankles = kankles ;P). This time round my 2nd and 3rd trimester will be in the cooler months. I’m sure you can guess which seasons are easier on mothers to carry babies – hands down the cooler months!
The other point of difference is how sick I’ve been with this second pregnancy. In comparison to having Emelina (I suffered with morning sickness for the initial 4-6 weeks) this little bub is giving me plenty of grief. I’m at the tail end of the first trimester and I’m still sensitive to some smells, can’t stomach some foods and get motion sickness with driving long distances. Some people think this may mean we’ll be having a boy because of the symptoms I’m reporting. I’m not sure if I’m convinced but as they say – 10 fingers and 10 toes!
I’ve noticed I’ve been more tired with this pregnancy. I’m not sure if it’s because I know what to expect or if bub is sapping my energy. A positive thing about it is I’ve been able to have a nap during the day with Eme. When I was working/pre-kids I would have never been able to sleep during the day as it would have made me too woozy and I would have struggled to sleep that night. Guess I’ll chalk that up as a win!
The last thing I’ll report is the feeling of confidence. This time round we appear more confident in the process and we’re a lot more relaxed. The only thing that is challenging is the distance. I suppose you have to take the good with the bad. The distance from where we are to the hospital is about 70 kms which is about an hour on the major freeway. Not the best strategy if baby wants to make an early entry 🙂
More updates to follow on this pregnancy!
In the mean time I’d love your advice on remedies, hacks and any/all advice on what’s worked for you with tiredness and keeping food down when you were pregnant?
Appreciate your support,