Baby announcement – yep, we’re doing it again!

So… yep. This is happening again!

Second Baby Announcement

I’m so relived to finally be able to share our news – that we are expecting another baby early next January. In fact my due date is a week after Miss Belle’s birthday! Excellent timing, I know.

I’ll keep this short as there’s not much to say other than that we are over the moon, so excited and slightly terrified (well me, more than Matt, I feel). I’m going through all the emotions, daily. The excitement about having a newborn to smell and cuddle (they smell amazing don’t they?!). The tiny fingers and toes. The baby grows. The butterfly like excitement I get in my tummy when I see pictures of siblings together and wonder what sort of big sister Miss Belle will be. The excitement as I picture our life as a family of four. And the fear. All. The. Fear.

You know, the sleepless nights, the struggles to breastfeed…will Miss Belle be jealous? Will she feel pushed out? The guilt I am almost already feeling that I will have to divide my time between two small people. And the fear of actually being able to cope looking after two small humans! Then there’s the serious stuff… Will I love the new baby as much as Miss Belle? Will I love it more? Surely that’s not possible?! Then there’s the anxiety… The pregnancy worries. No, I don’t mean the aches and pains, but the constant feeling that you never truly know what’s going to happen until you hold your baby safely in your arms. I guess you could call me a control freak. I don’t like things being out of my hands.

Oh and just because we don’t like doing things by halves, we now have a house move hopefully happening amongst all this. Yep, this week we also had an offer accepted on a house! Plus, ideally I need to potty train Miss Belle before the baby arrives. She also needs to come out of her sleeping bag. And we need to move her to a toddler bed. Maybe we don’t *need* to move her yet, but she’s attempting to climb if she’s not in a sleeping bag, so that kind of tells me we do.

ALL. THE. STRESS!

But, this is life. We’ll get through it I’m sure. This is me now… eeek!!

 

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10 Comments

  1. 8th July 2017 / 7:59 am

    Congratulations I am so over the moon for you and your little family. I’m sure you’ll be absolutely fine, I’ve been told that that two years is a good age gap between children.

    • thisismenow
      8th July 2017 / 5:30 pm

      Thanks Hun. This will be 3 years but I hope it’ll be a nice gap too xx

    • thisismenow
      8th July 2017 / 5:29 pm

      Ah thank you. It’ll be 3 years for us! Xx

  2. 8th July 2017 / 9:57 pm

    I’m so so happy for you. At least you are getting all that big stuff out of the way in one go instead of spreading it out and you should be all settled in you r new house before the baby arrives. I’m sure Miss Belle will make an amazing big sister x
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    • thisismenow
      9th July 2017 / 8:57 am

      Thanks Hun, yeah I’m hoping we can be settled in time. Eeek! X x

  3. 10th July 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Ahhhhhh! Congratulations!

    I’m expecting my second in November and excited to have found another blogger due about the same time. Looking forward to following along!

    • thisismenow
      10th July 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Ah congratulations to you too!! Yes it will be great to go through it together! Hope you’re feeling well x

  4. 14th July 2017 / 11:57 am

    Huge congratulations this is wonderful news. Hope you keep well xx

    • thisismenow
      14th July 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks so much x

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