You may have noticed I’ve been a bit absent recently… We had a bit of a shock a few months back you see. After a week or two of feeling a bit ‘off’ I decided on a whim to take a pregnancy test, mainly just to rule it out. I had one left over from a while ago so I didn’t need to go through the embarrassment of buying one in boots and hiding it under my shirt whilst not looking the cashier in the eye.
Anyway as you’ve probably guessed, it was positive!! To say I was surprised was an understatement, my whole body was shaking as I called out to Andy and I don’t think I spoke for the next few hours. Andy on the other hand was thrilled which helped me come round to the idea.
Its not that I didn’t want another baby, I did! But, my best friend is getting married this year, I am joint maid of honour and am also organising her hen, so I wanted to wait until after that to be a big, tired, waddling whale. Sometimes though, life takes you by surprise and things just happen how they are supposed to, not how you plan them to.
The first few weeks were fine, I felt a bit sicky and dizzy but other than that I plodded along most of the time forgetting that my body was cooking a little bun and making a new organ to feed that bun.
Then week six hit and knocked me for, um, six… Wow, the ‘morning’ sickness, or should I say, ‘the every time I breathe sickness,’ was a force to be reckoned with. Not only was I being sick at least 3 times a day but I could not shake the all day/night nausea. It was so bad it would wake me up multiple times through the night and doing simple tasks such as showering/brushing my hair/blinking became almost impossible. My energy levels slumped and even getting out of bed made my heart race as if I’d just run a marathon.
Life became such a chore and on top of keeping myself clean/alive I also had a business to run and a child to look after. Not only that, we had our house on the market so I had to keep the house spotless for viewings and be out of the house when people were looking round.
Looking back I honestly don’t know how I made it though the 8 weeks until the sickness eased. I’m ashamed to admit I did get a bit behind with my work and I let the admin slip slightly, but Freddie had to take priority and I used all my energy on keeping things as normal as I could for him.
The great thing about running your own business is that you can take a step back if you need to. I increased my shipping times and the fact that I couldn’t bare to go on Instagram (the thought of seeing people having fun/making beautiful things/having clean and tidy houses was just too much!!) meant that I wasn’t promoting my work as much and therefor my orders were just about manageable.
So now I’m 16 weeks and now that my sickness has pretty much gone and my energy levels are increasing I’m playing catch up. I need to get back on top of the business, promoting and looking at all of the recent Etsy changes! I’ve managed to catch up on life admin which means my house is now finally in normal working order and our cupboards are full because I can go to the supermarket without the fear of puking in the meat aisle.
Pregnancy wise everything is so far so good! Baby is currently as big as an avocado and I have started to feel little kicks which is so cute!!!! We had a private gender scan last week and found out we are expecting a little girl which is just lovely! Oh and to top everything off, we found our dream house a couple of weeks ago and we should be moving in around the end of September!!
so prepare to hear more from me going forward as I’ve made a promise to myself to keep on top of blogging. I’m also starting a new blog to coincide with my personal Instagram which will focus on being a mum and renovating our new house as well as our life in general by the sea. I’ve not got a name for it yet, but if you fancy following my Instagram account its currently we_3_bees however it will be changing as there will soon be 4 of us!!!!
So here’s to an exciting future ahead!!
Lots of Love