It’s fair to say I have been a bad blogger this past couple of months, very bad. So I wanted to write a short post to share with you the reason why…
Henry is going to be a big brother!
Yep, Baby Jarvis #2 is in “the oven” and due to make their entrance into the world a very inconvenient 3 days before Henry’s 2nd Birthday – Turns out you’re VERY fertile after having a baby….I’m hoping to be a couple of weeks early so that A. I’m not in labour for Henry’s Birthday and B. the poor little mites don’t have to share a Birthday/Birthday week. Oh and C. so that I don’t have to go for almost 10 months again, obvs.
So far it has been a pretty different pregnancy. I kept a journal last time and one of the benefits of the dates being almost identical is that everything is in the same place again this time, so I’ve been easily comparing how it’s fairing against previously. I have felt utterly horrific this time around, which is the main reason I’ve been so bad at blogging. I just have to crawl straight into bed each and every night (and a lot of days) and couldn’t face typing a single word. I felt sick with Henners, and at times very sick but usually it would subside when I ate (which lead to a LOT of eating) but this time it has been relentless. I dread brushing my teeth because I know as soon as that toothbrush goes in I’ll be seeing my Shreddies again, as with each time I attempted to take a pregnancy vitamin, bleugh! No food has helped keep the constant waves of sickness at bay, my poor skin has been terrible and I feel the need to sleep under my desk most of the day and oh dear God did I mention how ill I feel??
I never cry, I never get emotional really and I’m pretty chilled out (husband and mother may not agree). Whilst pregnant with Henry I didn’t have any hormonal outbursts, in fact I only cried once the whole pregnancy and that was only after 9 painful & exhausting days of contractions every 2 minutes and still no baby to be seen. This time however, I think it might be a different story all together! I am starting to feel myself get a shorter fuse and getting pissed off with things a lot quicker, and I had to hold back the tears no less than 5 times during a 3 hour meeting last week (albeit on a very stressful first day back at work after a weeks’ holiday) I’ve told Stuart he may with to strap in tightly this time around, it could be a bumpy ride.
Obviously it goes without saying how happy and lucky we feel that we have been so fortunate to have fallen pregnant again without any issues or struggles and I don’t mean to sound like such a moaning minnie, but there it is.
I’ve no idea what Henry is going to think of being a big Brother, he still seems so little himself and still my baby, but he’s being promoted to Big brother and there’s going to be lots of exciting times ahead for all of us. I hope you’ll join us on our next adventures.