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Thursday, April 20, 2017

before the wee one arrives


Currently 32 weeks and I'm really excited because I'm now finally in my third trimester! Woo hoo!

Being pregnant the second time around is much harder with a toddler in tow! There's definitely no time to enjoy and revel in this pregnancy. I remember having all the time in the world to check out how big Sebastian was getting each week and how he was developing. Plan the decorations and layout of his rooms. I even had time to sew him a quilt blanket! But this time, there's no time to sew a quilt, that's for sure. I don't even know how many weeks at any given time. I'm usually putting my due date into Google and getting it to spit out how many weeks I am a few minutes before I leave for my midwife appointments because I know she's going to be asking me that very question! As you can see, stark differences!

I also spend a lot of the time protecting my belly from Sebastian's hyperactive jumps or accidental kicks! This is probably the hardest bit since he's too young to understand what's going on and why mumma can no longer play rough with him or throw him over my shoulder or in the air. He's just playing as we used to always play before I got pregnant! Even though we try to explain to him that there is something in mumma's tummy and we have to be careful, I think it's difficult for a child to comprehend all that.

There's also the guilt when I'm feeling too exhausted or just blah in general to take him out so he's stuck at home with me. He's been a champ through all this though which sometimes makes me feel even worse! But two more months to go and I know it's going to be very difficult for the first few months and he's going to have to deal with one of the biggest change in his life and I'm afraid for this massive change that is about to happen but at the same time so excited for it all! Bring it on!