So those eagled-eyed amongst you will probably have noticed I have been a little quiet on my blog recently, and a little absent from my instagram as well. Over the past few months I have been keeping a little secret that has left me in a bubble of excitement and complete joy mixed with exhaustion, nausea and overwhelming emotion. I am pregnant! Baby number two is on its way next March and Florence seems thrilled to have a new friend to play with arriving soon.
I have felt completely different this pregnancy than with Florence – I didn’t have any sickness or nausea the first time around and I don’t even remember feeling that tired. This time around I have felt exhausted and really suffered from nausea every day from around week 6 to week 11. Although now thankfully the nausea has lifted I still feel incredibly tired most days but I think that is just how us Mums tend to feel most days, especially running after a toddler or getting broken newborn baby sleep! It just seems emphasised when you are also growing a tiny person inside of you!
But believe me when I say I am not moaning one bit – I am unbelievably thankful and excited for this next chapter and now I am into the second trimester I am looking forward to benefiting from a resurgence of energy and enjoying this middle period. I am pleased that I have managed to maintain my running and have been doing 4-5 miles four to five times a week. I have always loved running and
ran waddled all the way through my pregnancy with Florence and was at boot camp up until I was 36 weeks pregnant! Running makes me feel good and I definitely felt the rewards of keeping active during my labour so I vow to follow suit this time around as well.
Since I found out I was expecting, I certainly have felt really removed from social media and a little lost to be honest. I just wanted to submerge myself in this happy little bubble which is always tinged with incredible anxiety until you reach that 12 week ultrasound scan. But I have really missed blogging and staying connected via instagram and twitter and now I feel like my mojo is returning and I am ready to get back on it! So do let me know if you enjoyed my pregnancy-related posts the first time around or if you would like to see anything else from me during this pregnancy?
Also a massive, heart-felt thank you to everyone who has sent me congratulations and kind messages on my twitter and instagram recently – it has been overwhelming and bump and I are certainly feeling the love!