I’m Becoming a mummy again!

Ok so the cat is out of the bag, the bird has flown the coop, any other metaphors you can think of for the fact that the secret is out because I am Pregnant. Yay!! So that is my word of the week!


It’s still very early days as I am only 9 weeks pregnant, and I know that things could still go wrong, but I have really been struggling to keep this a secret as it is affecting a lot of our life at the moment! And as I blog about our life it feels very weird to be omitting something as huge as this. We are very excited of course and can’t believe how lucky we are to have fallen pregnant again so quickly. Timing wise it works out exactly as we had ever hoped as baby will be due beginning of November and Monkey will be 2 1/2 in November, so yay! Like I say, we are lucky it happened so fast, I know!

But, and there is a but, much as I am thrilled to be pregnant, and appreciative of how lucky we are and hopeful and apprehensive all at the same time, I am also really tired!! I had forgotten quite how tiring this first stage of pregnancy can be! I am struggling to keep up with the blog and have had to cut down on a few fab linkys that I love, purely because I haven’t got the energy to do the rounds and comment in the way that I think you should when you are joining up to a linky! So apologies for late replies to comments, short comments or a general easing off from commenting, I’m doing as much as I can!

Morning sickness sucks too, let’s just put that out there – but thanks to sea-sickness bands (not 100% sure they work but willing to try anything) and copious amounts of Jacob’s Crackers I am getting through. And, fingers crossed, touch wood it seems to be easing off slightly which is a vast improvement on my previous pregnancy, so hooray for that! I am spottier than I was last time which is irritating but not really worth complaining about! My neighbour thinks this means I am having another boy hehe 🙂 (out come all the old wives’ tales!!)

The big downer so far, and the main reason I have decided not to keep it a secret anymore, is that my SPD/PGP/whatever you want to call it, stupid pain in my pelvis has raised it’s ugly head already. 🙁 Boooo. I won’t go on about it too much here as I have a more detailed post planned but I hurt already. It’s affecting my life a lot and making me feel quite sad at times, and not being able to write about it, or even mention it in other posts has proven a bit difficult.

It’s affecting the way we live and how I keep the house clean & tidy. It’s affecting play with Monkey and getting out and about in general. I am hoping to get some help to prevent it getting worse but it’s proving a difficult process and quite simply, I need to talk about it! Blogging is now a big part of who I am and when I am struggling with something I find it very cathartic to write it all down. Having to deliberately omit something that is worrying me is taking the fun out of the blogging somewhat so that is why I have decided to spill.

Plus, I know that things could go wrong, but if they do I am pretty certain I would need to write about that too, so that in itself doesn’t feel like a strong enough reason to keep quiet about it.

This may seem like quite a negative way to announce that I am pregnant but believe me, even with all of the above moaning, I am genuinely happy and excited to be pregnant again as it means I get to have a little baby at the end of it. Another little darling to fill my world with smiles and cheekiness. I know that will make any and all of the challenges and difficulties worth it, but I also aim to be honest in my blog so I can’t pretend everything is 100% rosy when I am really not feeling it!

Phew! Do you know what? I already feel so much better for getting all of that off my chest and out in the open!

We’re having another baby! Hooray!!! 🙂 Bring on the pregnancy posts! 😉

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84 thoughts on “I’m Becoming a mummy again!

  1. Hooray!!!! Congratulations! So excited for you :-)) I was sooo tired with Little Man – pregnancy & looking after Boo was hard. And like you, I had sea sickness bands & crackers. I also recall consuming a lot of Haribo Tangfastics to keep sickness at bay! But I had bleeding to contend with, not SPD. So sorry to hear that’s already troubling you. Can it be eased? I’ve heard of it, but no little about it. And of course, slow down on blogging & commenting if you need rest – we all understand!
    Anyway, fab, fab news, and looking forward to hearing about your journey & that dating scan soon 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Thank you! Interesting! Not heard of tangfastics having anti-sickness properties, but I love them so will try, thanks for the tip 😉 Thank you, I’ll be writing a lot more about SPD I’m sure! Thank you, it is very exciting 🙂 xx

  2. Hoorrrraaaay! I’m so excited for you! I have has friends with SPD and it is tough. When I was preggers with the boy I has the worst morning sickness. I had I rely loads on the hub and family. That’s what you need to do. Get someone else to push the vac around! Lots of love. Best baby blog at next years awards????! 😉 xxx

    • Thank you! Oh yes, lots of relying on hubby and family, it’s the only way! haha how cool would that be? I’m not gona worry about it though, probs wouldn’t happen! 🙂 xx

  3. Huge congrats honey! Hope the early symptoms pass quickly for you. Can you get some physio for your SPD? I found the exercises really helped with my second pregnancy xx #WotW

    • Thank you, I hope so too! I’ve got a more detailed post planned on the SPD but seen one physio already and it didn’t go too well… seeing another on monday though and now been urgently referred to hospital so fingers crossed will get some help soon! xx

  4. Huge CONGRATULATIONS!!! To you and all your family! You’re totally right 2andahalf is a lovely age gap… Perfect. :). I don’t know much about SPD (I had a dream pregnancy – my own nightmare happened post birth!) but I wish you well in tackling it, and coping with an active toddler at the same time- sounds potentially exhausting! Take care, and here’s to a happy and healthy 9 mths,
    Love Kathryn x

    • Thank you! Hopefully we’ll get there without too much drama,but i fear it may be a bit exhausting! 🙂 xx

  5. Congratulations! So exciting. Pregnancy is doubly hard with a toddler to look after (we have 21 months age gap), I remember it well. Get as much rest as you can, that’s what people used to say to me, easier said than done I know! Hope all continues to go well and that you get some help for the pelvic pain xx

  6. Congrats Caroline! Lovely news.

    My SPD clicked in earlier this time, I really recommend the osteopath, it won’t cure it but it will ease it. And you have to just take it easy, which isn’t easy with a toddle I know but just do stuff when you are able and stock up with Pixar for when you are not.

    And as for blogging, we all get it, I can’t keep up at the mo either but as RedPeffer reminded me the other day, we’re mummy bloggers surrounded by mummy bloggers, we remember it well!

    Enjoy being pregnant… It will fly this time!

    Huge love xxxx

    • Thank you! Ooh the osteopath, that’s interesting, would you recommend osteopath over physio then? Anything that helps! Seen one physio already who admitted it was beyond her skill level to treat 🙁 We have loads of pixar but so far Monkey is SO uninterested in it. Why I have the one toddler who isn’t interested in watching disney films I have no idea!! haha very true about mummy bloggers being understanding, good job really! 🙂 Hope all is well with you! xx

  7. Wow! That’s fab news Caroline! I really empathise on the tiredness and nausea front – I was bad with that both times. I really felt much more tired second time round and had such bad reflux I had to be prescribed ranitidine, but I never had to suffer with SPD and that must be dreadful for you, especially so early on. The age gap is similar to between my two as well (JJ 2 years 10 months older than EJ) and its a good one! Good on you for going ahead with the blogging – all of your reasons for doing so seem sound to me. X #WotW

    • Thank you! Irgh it’s horrible isn’t it? Ah ranitidine I know it well, I was on that last time, though my reflux problems had started before I was pregnant, hoping it stays away this time! Thank you, I just couldn’t keep hiding such a big part of our life! xx

    • Thank you! Fingers crossed and yeah hopefully I can get some help preventing the SPD from getting worse! xx

  8. Congratulations. Spd is a nightmare. I lived in the bath during my third trimester with froggy. I found that aroma oils helped a bit
    Such a lovely age gap to have.

    • Thank you, I’m amazed how many other mummy bloggers have suffered with it! Such a pain, literally! thank you I will try anything that helps! xx

  9. Congratulations! I used sea bands too for morning sickness, despite being told it was a mind over matter thing (morning sickness not the bands, no it was a mind over stomach thing and very real) try ginger it is good for nausea too. #WotW

  10. Massive congratulations Caroline! As soon as I saw the thumbnail I had a huge grin on my face 🙂 Hope the sickness eases soon, I wasn’t too bad with the boys, but it was horrendous with the wee girl! I had mild SPD which got worse each time, but nothing too bad; very painful but I could manage. So sorry that yours is bad and that it’s kicked in so early 🙁 Looking forward to following your pregnancy xx

    • Thanks Sara! ooh interesting, I do keep wondering whether I will get an idea about boy/girl from how similar/different the symptoms are! Bless you, I know it can be so painful, mine was no where near as bad as some women get but I am worried about it being worse this time as it wasn’t fun! Fingers crossed I can get some help to prevent it from getting too bad! xx

  11. Huge congratulations!! Sorry about the spd. I had it with my last 3 pregnancies, ended up on crutches each time. If you can get referred for hydro therapy it will give you huge relief.

    • Thank you! ouch bless you, it’s no fun is it? Ooh hydro therapy does sound good, I will definitely ask about it! xx

  12. Congratulations! Brilliant news. I was beyond exhausted with my second pregnancy-most days I have no idea how I got my daughter to nursery, I was so sick and exhausted. I hope everything goes OK for you and try not to feel too guilty about it affecting your life, it is a relatively short time for a child xx

    • Thank you! Oh bless you it can be so hard can’t it? Hubby has been saying that to me too so I need to hold on to that I guess, and just look forward to getting a bit more active again once we’ve had the baba! xx

  13. YAY!!! I am SO pleased you choose to link up to PoCoLo to share this news. Really happy for you. I know pregnancy can be difficult and I know SPD is really hard. Bless you. I hope it eases off. Just a suggestion – I used to do Pregnancy Yoga and found it really helpful. Thank you again for linking and congratulations xx

    • Thank you! We are very excited about it and your linky is fab so wanted to share the joy 🙂 Hmm pregnancy yoga is a good idea – I will ask the physio when I see them, make sure my pelvis can cope with it! Thank you though, I am happy to try anything! xx

  14. Oh my goodness, I’m just reading this now! But, Yay!!! So pleased for you Caroline, and your lovely little family! I had SPD too, at the end of my last pregnancy. I really sympathise – hope it eases up for you soon. Congratulations again! Xxx

    • Aww thank you! Ah it’s so nasty isn’t it? Hopefully I will get it sorted somehow! Thanks, we are very excited despite the niggling worries! xx

    • Thank you! Yes, I am so sorry, have wanted to link up, just really struggled lately and have been making Thursday a slightly quieter day on the blog! Will do my best to link up soon! Haha thanks, mad is pretty much how I imagine it being! Fun sounds good too though 🙂 xx

  15. Big congratulations on your news lovely!

    I really hope the second trimester gives you some much needed relief. I went through the sickness, SPD, tiredness. It was so bad I had to give up on my blog for a bit. Just make sure you don’t over do it and get lots of rest

    Laura x x x

    • Aww thank you, I can totally understand that, I am definitely cutting down a bit and will see how it goes I think, much as I love it I have to concede that there are more important things than blogging…. 🙂 Looking forward to the 2nd trimester too!!

    • Aww thank you1 Hopefully it will work out as well as we hope. Thanks, fingers crossed the 2nd trimester will be a bit better xx

  16. Lucas says – YAY!!!! Another member for the GL Gang and I think Monkey’s gonna make a great big brother. He’ll be able to make sure his little brother or sister knows all the tricks to keep you on your toes!! I’ll be there to offer advice as well, naturally…………….. #pocolo

    • Ha ha thanks Lucas! I am sure they will definitely keep me on my toes, but if I get bored I’ll make sure they give you a shout for some tips 😉 xx

  17. Congratulations – so happy for you. Monkey’s gonna be awesome. When you mentioned old wives tail, it made me smile. I had the WORST indigestion and everyone told me that it meant I was having a hairy baby. Cue Lucas, who was bald as a coot for 2 years!!! FYI If you get indigestion, lemon yoghurt is a godsend!! #pocolo

    • Thank you, I hope so! Ha ha I love it, and I love when old wives’ tails turn out to be completely wrong! Thanks for the tip though, i will remember that one, ooh lemon yoghurt, sounds yummy anyway 🙂 xx

  18. Congratulations! Such a magical time. But I can totally understand your pain. I had SPD in both pregnancies. First time round I did everything I could to stay ‘natural’; pilates, support belts etc etc. But the second time round, I just had to give in to codine. It was either that or not play with my 2 year old. Do everything you can to help yourself and make it as easy as you can. Massages, getting a cleaner. Whatever. It will be worth it and good news is it disappeared for me within hours of delivery. #pocolo

    • Thank you and that is good news! I totally understand where you are coming from too, last time was better because I could just lie down all day and take it easy – not so this time! thanks for the lovely comment! xx

  19. Oooh Congratulations, fab news. we have a 2year 4 month age gap between our two and it is lovely, they are now 2 and 4 and a half and really close as siblings. I had sciatica with both my pregnancies, worse with my second, so I understand a bit where you are coming from, I hope it isn’t too terrible for you and you can still do the things you want to with Monkey. #pocolo

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