by: Sinead

I told everyone in work this week that I am pregnant again. I can finally stop ‘breathing in’ every time I have to leave my desk! It’s such a relief, as I was seriously running out of loose fitting clothes to try and hide my rapidly expanding waistline! It’s definitely true that you start to show much quicker on your second pregnancy. I also suffered from diastasis recti (where my stomach muscles separated during my first pregnancy and never re-joined since and it’s been 2 years now and you can fit 2 fingers into the gap!). When I asked my GP about it when I went to see him about being pregnant again, I was told ‘you are going to get big much faster’ and then when I asked what could I do after this pregnancy etc. as my belly is permanently pot-belly like, he made a remark ‘well that’s what the underwear is for!’ I was in such shock at the time I said nothing but thinking back, what a typical man thing to say! 

Announcing pregnancy with extra pair of shoes

Anyway…on a happier note this is the start of week 15 and it’s just great to feel normal again. I was so sick from around week 6 till a couple of weeks ago, when it started to ease. With a bouncing wild 2 year old toddler at home it was tough going there for a while. I definitely didn’t appreciate my first pregnancy, being able to lie down when I got home from work or having a lie-on at the weekend…ahh them were the days! Although I wouldn’t change my life now for anything, it is tough working full time, having a very energetic toddler and being pregnant at the same time. But at least I’m not feeling sick (all day and night) and as exhausted as I was, so things can only get better!

These made me laugh recently:
Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q: I’m two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q: How will I know if my vomiting is morning sickness or the flu?
A: If it’s the flu, you’ll get better.