Pregnancy, second time around …

So, if you’ve read my last blog post “Is it just us?”, firstly, thank you and secondly, you’ll see that we are expecting our second baby. Now, I knew it would be different this time round as I already have Noah who needs so much of my time, love and attention, but I can’t believe quite how difficult some days have been.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I knew it would be harder just because I can’t just nap when I need to like I did with Noah. I have to make sure I’m making time for Noah and completing all those “parenting” tasks that suck up the majority of your evenings and weekends. So by the time I sit down after the tea, bath, bed routine is done, I’m absolutely exhausted. Some nights I’ve gone for a warm bath, others I’ve just taken myself off to bed but then I feel like I’ve not had any time with Tom at all. How do you navigate life as a heavily pregnant mummy/wife/full-time worker/friend and fit it all in while also looking after yourself?

Another thing that worries me, is how this is for Tom. He is also having to think about life as a family of 4, whilst also doing the lion’s share at home and with Noah some days. You can find his thoughts on awaiting baby number 2 right here.

I know others who have it much harder as I’m lucky that I have Tom to lean on and at the moment I am doing, massively. But it still makes it difficult to keep up with “life” when you feel like you have nothing left to give. Pregnancy and motherhood is a true blessing, there’s no denying that. But it’s also the hardest job ever because you can just never be sure if you’re doing the right thing, if you’re doing enough. It’s just so hard to tell.

Baby is growing beautifully at 30+3

As I get closer to full term, everything is becoming much harder, even down to getting out of bed and getting dressed. Those simple things that I used to just do without even thinking about it now take much more effort and a lot more time.

If I can get through the next 5 weeks at work, I can then start to relax and wind down ready to welcome our new arrival and complete our family.

Anyone who may be struggling with this, or just with parenthood in general and would like someone to vent/cry/laugh about it all with, please just drop me a line.

Take care all x

Author: Alexandra Mulrooney

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