I have to say I am enjoying every moment of being pregnant this time around, I genuinely wake up everyday grateful and excited to meet our new arrival ❤️ of course I also wake up with aches and pains and stiff bones from having a heavy belly all night! I can’t say I get much sleep these days, baby likes to wake up most of the night and jump around on my bladder!
We had an amazing Christmas, it was ants first Christmas at home so we got to have a proper family Christmas and to spoil Ava as it’s her last Christmas as an only child. She believed in Santa this year & really understood so it was even more special 💖
I am happy it is all over now though and we can focus on getting ready for our little one! I am so eager to get the nursery prepared, the furniture is coming at the end of this month, as soon as its built and I can put stuff away it’s going to feel very real which is so exciting and also a little scary!! I know going from one baby to two is going to be a huge change, and I plan on just breast feeding so it’s going to be that little bit harder but I cannot wait and I know Ava will want to help out with every part, I cannot wait to watch her as a big sister she is going to be amazing she’s very very excited. We have 2 names we have picked out, I want to wait until birth to officially name baby, just to see their face before we make our final decision, but I am in love with both names so I would be so happy with either 🌍
We have spent the last week training Ava to sleep without a nappy, some may say she should of done this a long time ago but we never felt she was ready until now. It’s been very successful she has been doing it for a week now and not one accident. I am so proud of her! I have one very big girl now. The age she is now is my favourite age so far, seeing her own personality show and the stuff she comes out with has me in stitches she is absolutely amazing I am so proud and blessed she is my baby 💖 soon after baby is born we will find out what primary school she has gotten in to! I feel sick at the thought of her going to school, going from 2 1/2 days at pre school to 5 days a week at school is going to be a big shock to the system for us all… well more me than her. I am going to miss her so so much. I am SO grateful I will be on maternity leave for her first term so I am there to take her and pick her up everyday. She will be absolutely fine she is already used to it from going to pre school so I am not worried for her, I am worried for myself. Having to let go a bit and let her grow up is going to break my heart but I am so so excited for her. Thank god I will have another baby to keep me occupied during the day and I will have a chance to spend time with baby alone as well, I am very very lucky.
Baby is so active, I was told at my 20 week scan I had a anterior placenta so I have to go back for a scan at 32 weeks to make sure it has moved otherwise I may not be able to have a natural labour, however the movement I feel from baby each day is insane, baby is so strong and active I feel like they are going to kick out of my belly! So I’m praying that means my placenta has moved. I am very uncomfortable now, I am 27 weeks and my bump is huge! Baby is also so so low it’s putting a lot of pressure on my bladder and back. But I am determined to enjoy every part as I won’t be pregnant again!
The next few weeks (13 weeks until due date) are going to be spent finishing my last few weeks of work, getting everything organised in the nursery, getting all our bags packed and ready.. I want to do it slowly this time and not rush anything even though I am so impatient and cannot wait to pack our hospital bags! I want to make the most of spending time with my best friends whilst Ava sleeps before I have another one attached to me constantly. And of course spend as much time with Ava as I can before we become a family of 4. I have a big feeling baby will make an early appearance so I want to soak up all moments I can with Ava. I have a few weeks from when I finish work until my due date so I will make sure I do stuff with her.
Happy nesting mama here 💫