I’m excited (and a little freaked out) to say that I’m 14 weeks pregnant. Yes it’s big news in our household and explains why my posting has been sporadic for a while … it’s hard to write posts and not talk about the BIGGEST thing happening at the time!
We’ve had our 12 week scan and another scan which we paid for privately – mostly because of my age and partly because of paranoia but it was worth it for the reassurance and the 34, yes 34, pictures.
So finally its time to share and I’m delighted to introduce Little Saunders:
At 14 weeks pregnant the sickness has finally subsided – although I’m still getting tired easily and most crucially I’m still periodically taken over by this feeling of hysteria that I’m having a baby. It’s been over 7 years since I had Ellie and I can’t quite believe I’m doing it again – in my head I wasn’t sure I would ever get the chance – and even when we decided to try to have a baby it wasn’t real – now it really is.
The hardest thing so far though was trying to hide my not insignificant bump until after the scan. Once we had finally told the kids I asked Ellie if she’d noticed my belly getting bigger, now you instantly know this was a silly question to ask and her reply was inevitably … ‘Yes, but I didn’t think it was a baby’. I didn’t need to ask for any further clarification.
Fortunately my tummy is now getting a lot of love and kisses from Ellie so I reckon that makes up for it.
My biggest challenge just now is trying not to worry about whether everything is going to be ok but to actually enjoy my pregnancy. Sounds simple but it’s not. I’m sure this is something I will be blogging about more in the weeks to come but for now …. I’m off to bed.