I've been tagged by Emmy's Mummy to take part in this pregnancy meme. In a way it seems a bit strange writing about being pregnant again as with already having Little Miss C I have to admit to having days where I simply don't have the time to even think about being pregnant! I'm struggling to find any other pregnant bloggers to tag in this, but if you're pregnant and want to answer these questions yourself then please just add a link to your post in the comments section below.
What was your first reaction when you found out that you were/are pregnant and why do you feel you reacted in that way?
I was thrilled, as we were actively trying for a second child, but also slightly worried about how much work two children will be, let alone pregnancy and looking after a toddler.
What major changes did/does being pregnant bring to your life?
The most obvious thing at first was the tiredness and sickness that seemed to take over the first 16 weeks of my life. I was no where near this tired or this ill when I was pregnant with Little Miss C and I was very surprised at how different this pregnancy felt in the first trimester.
There are even bigger changes now though as we've started work to convert our loft into a new bedroom and en-suite. As I sit here writing this I can hear the builders demolishing a chimney stack! The next 8 weeks (assuming they're on time!) is going to be hard work with all the disruption at home so I need to plan lots more trips out for LMC and I, especially as she's just dropped her afternoon nap too – not the best timing.
What did/do you like or enjoy about being pregnant the most?
Just knowing that there's a baby in there that will hopefully bring us as much love and excitement as LMC has is clearly the best thing as far as I am concerned. Planning for the future as a family of four is also something I'm really looking forward to.
What did /do you dislike the most about being pregnant?
The tiredness and sickness in the first trimester was pretty horrible, but now that's over I just have to cope with a very enthusiastic toddler. As much as I love her to bits I do sometimes wish she'd enjoy curling up on the sofa and resting a bit more than she does.
My only other regret with this pregnancy is that two friends are not sharing it with me. The first would have been a month ahead of me and the second a month behind, but both lost their babies in the first trimester. Little Miss C is the same age as their boys so it would have been lovely to have gone through this second time with them and I'm sad that we're not getting to do that.
What are your overall thoughts and feelings on being pregnant?
Overall I'm thrilled, but being pregnant when you already have one little one is very, very different. In a way I'm amazed at how little I did when pregnant last time as I'm constantly on the go this time round and hardly have a moment to think about being pregnant. Last time I always knew how pregnant I was to the day and read loads about pregnancy, but this time a diary reminder had to remind me to actually go and see the midwife for my 28 week check!
I am a tad worried about what life will be like with two children and in particular how Little Miss C will find her new role as a big sister, but at the same time I'm also stupidly excited and can't wait to see how she reacts to it all.
There's a lot to do in the next 12 weeks though – a new loft conversion for starters…