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  • InHugo

    14 Weeks Pregnant {Baby Number Two}

    There is a big part of me that still can’t believe that I’m lucky enough to be pregnant again and the other part can’t get over just how fast this pregnancy seems to be going already. Which I think is one of the main reasons why I want to do these pregnancy updates on the blog, as I know that the coming weeks are going to fly by and if I don’t write it down, I fear I’ll forget all those little details. I’m already into my second trimester which is just crazy as it only feels like last week that I saw those two pink lines. So here’s how I’m getting along in my fourteenth week of pregnancy.

     

    HOW FAR ALONG?
    14 Weeks & 4 days

    DUE DATE?
    14th June 2017

    GENDER?
    It’s still too early to know at the moment, but we do have a private gender scan in a couple of weeks time which I am really looking forward to. I’m currently swaying more towards a boy despite everyone I know telling me how they think I’m having another girl!

    HOW’S BABY DOING?
    According to my app, baby is the size of a peach. Measuring about 8.7cm in length and weighing around 1.52 ounces. Baby is now able to open and close its fists as well as make sucking movements with the muscles in the mouth. All the organs of babies digestive system are now developing into their final shapes too.  

    WEIGHT CHANGE?
    My weight has been a bit all over the place so far to be honest. I gained a few lbs in the first few weeks purely from just eating whatever I fancied as I was off most food, I have since lost it all but regained some again. So my current pregnancy gain is +2lbs although I imagine with Christmas looming that may have changed quite a bit by my next update!

    SYMPTOMS?
    My sickness seems to be coming to an end thank goodness, I do still gag a bit first thing in the morning but I haven’t been sick in almost a week now I spoke too soon and have been sick three times since writing this a few days back. Although I’m no longer feeling super nauseous 24/7 anymore. I’ve felt particularly tired this week but I think that’s probably down to it being such a busy time of year more than anything. I have also been experiencing a bit of lower back ache, which I have found is much worse after a day at work when I have been sat at my desk all day.

    SLEEP?
    I’ve been sleeping fine this week thankfully, although I’ve been having some very strange dreams! I got my V pillow out a few days ago to try and support my bump a bit better in the hope it may help the back pain too.

    CRAVINGS?
    I can’t get enough of crumpets lately! They aren’t something I normally eat as I try to keep white bread products to a minimum but I have been loving them this week with a good scraping of butter. Not so good for my waist line though 😉 

    HOW I’M FEELING?
    Apart from feeling a bit tired and run down, I’m feeling really well at the moment. 

    MISS ANYTHING?
    Nothing in particular. Although with Christmas coming up I keep thinking about pate on crackers, so no doubt I will be missing that in a couple of weeks! 

    FAVOURITE RECENT OUTFIT?
    I am obsessed with my Next maternity jeans right now. I said goodbye to my normal jeans a couple of weeks back as I didn’t want to stretch them and because maternity jeans are just really bloody comfy. I’ve bought three different pairs and these Next ones are by far my favourites. I’ve been wearing them with chunky knit jumpers and heeled ankle boots as it’s been pretty chilly lately. 

    BEST MOMENT THIS FORTNIGHT?
    Booking our gender scan in.

    LOOKING FORWARD TO?
    We have our works Christmas do this weekend so I’m looking forward to a little weekend away before the festive madness really hits! I also can’t wait for Josh and I to break up from work for Christmas, only one more week to go!

     

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    Harriet XO

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  • InHugo

    The First Trimester {Baby Number Two}

    If you saw my announcement post then you will know that we have just shared the very exciting news that we are expecting baby number 2, who is due in June (all being well, of course)! I am over the moon to be pregnant and feel so very lucky to be able to do this all over again. We are fairly confident that this will be our last baby so I want to really try and soak in every last moment of it. I’m also really looking forward to sharing this journey with you here on the the blog, it’s something I always regretting not doing when I was expecting Bella, so I can’t wait to document it here so I can look back on it. I am planning to share fortnightly updates rather than weekly as I just know I would never be able to keep up! 😉 I am now 13 weeks along so this first pregnancy related post is more of a round up of my first trimester and to reflect on the last three months.


    We started trying for another baby in August, the decision to expand our family had actually been made many months previous to this but we both agreed that August would be a good time for us as a family, hopefully resulting in a late spring/ early summer baby.

    With Bella we were extremely lucky as we fell pregnant during the very first month of trying but I had fully prepared myself that this wouldn’t necessarily be the case second time around. In September I was very shocked and excited when I got a positive test after just one month, but sadly it wasn’t meant to be and a few days later I experienced some heavy bleeding. I don’t really know what happened, it was all over before it really began and I will never know whether I had two faulty tests or if I suffered a very early loss, but either way it was all quite upsetting.

    After the bleeding stopped we continued trying and were delighted to get another positive test at the beginning of October. I tested daily for a good week or so before telling anyone as I was so anxious after what had happened the month before. Luckily things have progressed well this time and this baby is growing healthily.

    Symptoms wise I feel like my first trimester has been much easier than last time. The first symptom I noticed was that my boobs were extremely sore and sensitive, putting my bra on literally made me wince in pain! Luckily this disappeared after a couple of weeks. The main thing I have been struggling with is the awful first trimester fatigue! I remember how hard it hit me last time and I really was dreading it’s return, but I do actually feel like this time it’s been a bit easier. Probably because I already have a three year old to look after and I just have to keep up I suppose! Long gone are those days of lay ins and relaxing on the sofa at the weekends 😉

    I have been suffering with morning (all bloody day) sickness too, but again it’s been much easier to cope with than when I was expecting Bella. Last time I was sick at least three times a day almost every single day between 5 weeks and 15 weeks, I used to have to pull over when driving and make mad dashes to the toilets at work to throw up on a regular basis. It was just oh so glam 😉 Don’t get me wrong, I have still been sick quite a lot this time around and I’ve had the horrible overwhelming all day nausea but on a whole, it’s not been too bad at all and it also seems to be coming to an end now too which I am extremely grateful for!

    Since we found out, I have been a complete bag of nerves, I’ve felt extremely anxious about all things pregnancy related to the point that it’s been keeping me up a lot at night. I never felt like this with Bella and was really relaxed about it all. It has felt like such a long wait for our first scan although luckily we’ve been quite busy which has helped take my mind off things a bit. We finally had the 12 week scan this week and seeing that the baby is healthy and growing exactly as it should be, really was such a relief. I now feel like I can relax a little and actually start to enjoy my pregnancy.

    I’m really excited to see baby again at our gender scan in a few weeks time and of course to find out whether we are team pink again or team blue. Bella is insisting that baby is a girl and won’t even humour the possibility it could in fact be a boy. So that will be interesting! At least if it is a boy she will have plenty of time to get her head round it I suppose.

    And I think that’s everything! Sorry if that was a bit of a ramble, I was feeling too anxious to write updates before the scan so I thought a round up would be the best way to sum up the first trimester. I’ll be sharing my 12 week update soon which will bring me up to date and then the next one will be my 14 week update next week!

    Harriet XO

     

     

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  • InFamily

    Surprise

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    I am over the moon to finally be able to share the super exciting news that we are expecting again! All being well, Baby Lee number Two will arrive in June. We finally had our 12 week scan today, I had been feeling extremely anxious about it over these last few weeks, but I’m so pleased to report that everything went perfectly. It was such a relief to see our little baby wiggling away and sucking it’s thumb on the screen, it’s definitely helped to put my mind at ease. Baby seems to be happily cooking away in there. It’s eventually starting to sink in and I feel like I can really begin to get excited about our new addition now that we have seen them and know that all is well.

    We decided to wait until after the scan before telling Bella the news as I just knew she wouldn’t be able to keep the secret as she’s been desperate for a baby brother or sister for such a long time now. She is absolutely thrilled and couldn’t stop grinning and cuddling me when we told her this evening. When I tucked her into bed, she told me that she’s very excited and would like a baby girl please! I just know she’s going to make the most wonderful big sister.

    I’m very aware that the blog has been a little quiet lately, mostly because life has just been busier than ever but also because growing a human is tiring work. I tend to be ready for my bed by about nine which is typically the only time I have to blog. I have been feeling really tired and super nauseous, so I am looking forward to hopefully having a little more energy back as I roll into the second trimester.

    I’ll be sharing a post all about my first trimester soon and then I will be doing fortnightly updates here on the blog. I have always regretted not documenting my first pregnancy more and as this is probably (almost definitely) going to be my last, I want to try and soak up and enjoy every second.

    We’ll be finding out the babies gender in a few short weeks as we are both already so eager to know what we’re having. I can honestly say that I would be thrilled either way but I just can’t wait to know for sure and to get planning!

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    Thanks so much for reading, I can’t wait to share our next adventure with you!
    Harriet XO

    Photos taken by Charlotte Rawles Photography & Milestone Cards by Sweet Pea Paperie

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