So I haven’t officially mentioned on my blog but…I’M PREGNANT!
Baby number four is due in July 2017 and, now I’m over the shock, I’m getting quite excited by it all! This week I’ve hit double digits – I’m ten weeks pregnant. One quarter of the way through my pregnancy already. We have our twelve week scan in two weeks time and we have opted for the nuchal translucency testing to detect the risk of baby having Downs Syndrome.
This week we had our first midwife appointment and it was so surreal to open the front door to the lady I’d met with six months when I brought Elsie home from hospital. We chatted through my pregnancy booking form, general health and plans for birth. I expressed concerns over the speed of Elsie’s labour and getting to hospital in time and she suggested we bring some medical essentials to the house nearer the time incase I feel I we don’t have time to get there. Our local hospital is probably a 15 minute drive on a VERY quiet evening drive but on a Saturday lunchtime it would be around a 40 minute trip. I now have my Bounty pack and maternity notes so it all feels pretty official. Oh and they’ve jazzed up the Bounty wallets too but it would appear lessened the quality, if that’s possible!
I took my first bump shot today and I’m definitely showing! Although, at six months post partum, I am still carrying some baby weight from Elsie which made it hard to tell at first whether it was just chubbiness or actually the start of a baby bump! I think you can definitely see the beginnings of a bump although when I sit down it disappears into the rolls!
I’m not going to do weekly updates as I just can’t commit to it with Elsie but I will say that I haven’t been feeling the best. Afternoon nausea and some kind of weird pain in my very lower back that feels like a trapped nerve.
You can read my 10-12 week update from Elsie’s pregnancy here.
Oh lovely, I felt quite emotional reading this. I am so happy that it is all official. Have you had a scan yet? Look at your lovely bump?! It must have been surreal seeing the midwife. But it is all so exciting. And you are going to totally nail being a mum to four. Hugs Lucy xxxx
Ah thanks Lucy! Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply – wordpress on my phone never allows me to reply for some reason so I have to fire up the laptop and I don’t often get the time. I’ve got my 12 week scan this coming week. I did have a scan but it turned out I was only 11 weeks so they’ve asked me to go back. xx
Congratulations! I know how you feel as there is just 14 months between my little two and it was so strange to be back at the midwifes so soon. Hope the nausea eases up soon for you x
Oh I didn’t realise yours were so close in age! I think it will be hard but so worth it to see them playing together as they get older. Nausea is all but gone, thank goodness! x