Wednesday, 4 February 2015

I am pregnant with baby No.2 :)

I couldn't be happier to finally share the news with you! I am 11 weeks pregnant with baby number 2 and keeping the secret since finding out right before Christmas was torture :) haha. 

It's a planned pregnancy, so we knew even before my period was due. We were also super lucky, as it was our first try. I hope it's not TMI, but I seriously didn't expect it to happen right away.

I have always wanted more than one kid and my husband couldn't wait to have another little baby either, so I stopped putting it off. Also, Zachary really needs company :) My only concern was my weight, as my BMI is over 30, but I had no complications with my first pregnancy, so I decided to just go for it and really watch my diet. The last time I gained 5st! Scary!!!! So far, sickness and nausea actually made made me lose a bit of weight, but I know that it won't last so I will have to be very careful with what (and how much) I eat in my 2nd and 3rd trimester. I am not worried though, as 90% of what I eat is very healthy and I feel totally different in this pregnancy. I eat 3 small meals a day, snack on fruit, drink plenty of water throughout the day and fresh vegetable juices every morning. Yum, yum, yum :)

You can't really tell that I am pregnant yet, but I can feel a little bump already and my lower tummy is becoming firmer and rounder each week.  It's funny, because I am losing weight, yet my belly keeps growing. Every time I step on the scales I expect to see a higher number, but it's not happening. I am a bit paranoid, which is understandable considering how much I gained with my first baby. He was huge as well (9lbs 10oz). I really hope this baby is smaller and I get to experience easy labour (almost 24 hours with Zac, and it ended with an emergency c-section). Apparently my pelvis is really small, so I have no chance of natural birth, if this baby is as big as Zachary, or if I am overdue again. Fingers crossed it goes smoothly this time.

When I was pregnant with Zachary, I had almost no symptoms. Just a little bit of morning sickness and a cold in my first weeks. This time it's a totally different story. I have been absolutely exhausted and ill since day 1, catching every cold and virus around. My immune system is normally very strong and I very rarely get ill, so it's all new to me. I had days, when I couldn't move, had high fever and 'morning sickness' all day long, accompanied by feeling seriously hormonal, with extreme mood swings. I also had a chest infection that lasted for 3 weeks, migraines, sinusitis and flu. Lovely... I even had hallucinations at night time! (wtf?) Basically, I was bedbound and I binge watched all episodes of Revenge and Gossip Girl :) Thankfully, I am finally feeling better, but I still have a mild cough and nausea. 

Thanks to feeling like I was about to die, I didn't have the energy to blog and I only published 9 posts in January! Some of you had a feeling that I was up to/hiding something and you were right, haha. It wasn't hard to guess, as I normally blog every day and update my social media regularly :) As a mum of an active toddler, who just started nursery (early mornings and trying to force him to eat breakfast before he leaves are a nightmare!), I can't take a 'day off', so everything feels like a struggle. That's also the reason why I have been catching all sorts of viruses - nursery is full of germs and diseases. Yuck! Zachary was ill 3 times, since he started nursery in January. It's crazy!

I will be writing more about this pregnancy on my Mummy & Baby Blog, but so far everything is fine and we had a private scan yesterday to confirm that the baby is well :) My due date is the 24th of August and we couldn't be more excited to welcome another bundle of joy to the world. I have an NHS scan in just over 2 weeks as well and an appointment with an obstetrician to discuss my plans for a VBAC. Again, I will write more about it on M&BB. So far, so good :)

Oh, my younger sister is pregnant as well (it's her first baby and she is due in March), so if everything goes well for both of us, the babies will be only 5-6 months apart, which is fab! She is having a little girl and I am secretly hoping for a girl too this time :) Obviously, I would be happy with a boy too and Zachary would be over the moon, haha. I think I will go for a private scan at 16 weeks to find out, because I simply can't wait to go shopping for cute baby stuff!

Thank you for all your lovely comments and congratulations on my Instagram and Twitter. I am an emotional wreck and I might have shed a tear (or a river) reading all your kind words :')

Sandra x




  

46 comments:

  1. Oh my god that's such amazing news Sandra! I am so happy for you both, and I can't wait to read about your pregnancy. I hope you're feeling better really soon - just make sure you take it easy, and don't put any pressure on yourself with the blog/s xxx

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  2. Ahh so many congratulations to you!
    I am expecting my first baby in 9 weeks and I am super excited so it must be such a lovely feeling to be doing it for the second time :D :D
    I hope you feel okay and lots of love and positivity to you!
    Emma
    http://www.peacelovevintage.com/

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  3. Congrats hunny and to your hubby. !! Your son must be so happy that he might be a big brother , so happy for you guys !!

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  4. Congratulations!! So happy for you guys :) x

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  5. Congratulations lovely! I hope you start feeling better soon.

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  6. Oh my god! Congrats!! I bet you're all over the moon!!! Cant wait to read more along the journey!

    x x | daisydaisyxxo

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  7. Wonderful news Sandra! Congratulations to you both. Looking forward to hearing all about your pregnancy. xx

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  8. congratulations!! xx

    Rose
    http://www.lepetitrianon.co.uk/

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  9. Congratulations!! I hope you start feeling better soon lovely, and congratulations to your sister as well!! xxx

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  10. Congratulations! What lovely, lovely news! xx

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  11. Congratulations Sandra!lovely news xx

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  12. Congratulations to you! I'm glad your baby will have a sibling to play with! I don't know what I would have done if I were an only child. Siblings really make childhood so fun. I hope you feel better soon and the morning sickness leaves you!
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    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  13. Congratulations! That's super great news! xox

    Josephine Jade xox

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  14. Congratulations. I hope the morning sickness wares off for you. I got pregnant by my fella just looking at me lol... it happened so quickly! x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  15. congratulations! I hope you feel better soon ♥ xx

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  16. Such a huge congratulations, hope you begin to feel better soon! x

    Amanda / Amanda's Escape

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  17. Congratulations Sandra!! I wish you all the best and hopefully you'll get less symptoms and have a great pregnancy! :) xx

    Mary Bloomy

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  18. Congratulations, this is amazing!! xx

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  19. Aww congratulations! A lot of people are doing the healthy pregnancies now so I'm sure you will do great! x

    Through New Eyes | Beauty Blog

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  20. aw congratulations! i had a VBAC with my now 5 month old and it was a wonderful experience!

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  21. Wonderful news Sandra - a brother / sister for Zach is so exciting. Its a wonderful way to start 2015 xxx
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  22. Congratulations! I hope you start to feel better soon and that everything goes well for you throughout your pregnancy. xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

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  23. Ah, now we know! What wonderful news! Wishing you & the 2 'boys' all the best xxx

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  24. aaaw how lovely! Congratulations! I hope you get your pink one ;) I was lucky and had boy/girl twins with my first pregnancy so never had to do it again lol xx

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  25. Massive Congratulations! Thats great news, can't wait to hear your story and see your wonderful pregnancy glow :)

    http://katsbeautytales.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Congrats Sandra I found out I'm expecting just before Christmas too but I'm due in July, I've been at hospital every week due to my diabetes and complications from last pregnancy. I've had all the symptoms you're having too this time round, plus zain started nursery in September and again he's been ill roughly same time too. Even after feeling like exactly how you've just explained I didn't blog much for a couple of months too but i seem to be getting better plus this pregnancy feels nowhere as bad as my first. All the best to you.


    Aqeela

    Aqeelakeela.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Congratulations from Houston,Texas!

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  28. A huge congratulations Sandra! x

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  29. Oh Sandra, I gasped when I saw this, I'm so excited for you!!! Massive congratulations lovely, I can't wait to read about and follow your pregnancy journey :)

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  30. Arghhh i totally missed this when i was away- HUGE CONGRATS! absolutely thrilled for you lovely xx

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  31. Congratulations! I am currently expecting my first and am 25 weeks along.... eeek! Have just subscribed to your mummy blog as I love your beauty posts and now I can relate to the mummy side of things too :)

    http://stylewithgracie.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://www.mummyandbabyblog.co.uk/

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  32. Wonderful news! Congratualtions!

    Ellie xo
    http://thebeautifulunnecessary.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Sorry for the late congratulations!! I'm so happy for you <3

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