The big reveal

Toddler and baby scan Naptime Natter

I have some exciting news.

I have thought long and hard about how to tell you all my big secret. I considered posting some kind of cryptic image of an oven or something on my InstaGram account, or perhaps I could have vlogged about it. In the end though, I decided to just keep things simple. After all, I have been desperate to tell you all so I may as well just get straight to the point..
I’m having a baby!
Today I am exactly 12 weeks pregnant and yesterday we got our first little glimpse of baby number 2 when we went for our dating scan. Up until the point I saw that grainy image of my tiny baby just chilling in my belly with his/her legs up in the air, I hadn’t let myself believe this is actually happening. But now I have photographic evidence, proof that I am indeed having another baby and Leo is going to be someone’s big brother. I am so happy and now, after a couple months of uncertainty, I am feeling completely besotted with baby number 2 and I can start to get properly excited.
I found out I was pregnant when I was about 5 weeks gone, I waited until my monthly visitor was over a week late as I wanted to be completely sure before I took the test. It was only late November when I had my contraceptive implant removed so I was really shocked to get a positive test after only 2 months of trying! 
For the past 12 weeks I have felt so unbelievably tired, being pregnant with a toddler to run around after is exhausting! Luckily I haven’t been sick or anything, just feeling a bit queasy sometimes and needing to eat the second I wake up other wise I feel like I might pass out. There have been no weird food cravings yet, although there have been a few foods I have gone off and the smell of cooking meat really does make me want to spew. We cooked a beef joint in the slow cooker the other week and it was 8 hours of pure torture, I couldn’t stay in the kitchen for more than 2 minutes without feeling the need to run away to the bathroom.
Me and my babies.
Blogging has been hard too. Every time I start a new post all I have been wanting to write is I’M PREGNANT!! Instead though I have been writing about anything and everything else, if has felt strange not being able to write about the one thing that has constantly been on my mind. I have seen so many other blogger’s announce their pregnancy news over the past couple months and have felt a bit gutted that I have had to keep my news quiet, up until now that is. 
So, baby number 2 is due on October 21st but if he/she takes after their big brother they will probably arrive somewhere closer to Halloween. Leo will be 3 and a couple of months and I am really happy with that age gap, hopefully he will be able to understand more of what’s going on and won’t get too jealous of the new addition, only time will tell but I can hope right?
As for pregnancy updates, I will be uploading weekly vlogs over on my YouTube channel, so if you want to see how bump and I are getting on as the weeks progress then that is the place to go. I will be writing updates on here around the times of my midwife checks/scans, so my first official pregnancy update on here will be when I am 16 weeks.
Here is my belly the day after I found out there was a little baby growing in there..
Please ignore the pjs and the horrendously messy bedroom.

And here is my belly now, if my bump keeps growing at this rate I am going to struggle to fit through doors by the time I’m 6 months. Baby is measuring just over 5cm so no idea why I look this big already.

It feels so good to finally let the cat out of the bag! I look forward to blogging my way through this pregnancy and I would love for you all to come along for the ride too. 
Have you recently announced your pregnancy news too? Anyone else expecting baby number 2 and feeling way more exhausted than they did first time around? I would love to know how you revealed your secret and how you have found the first trimester.
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  1. April 8, 2016 / 7:11 am

    Congratulations! It has been a five years since baby number 2 came along, but I found my second pregnancy was easier. I was less stressed and knew what to expect (I also had less morning sickness!!). Congrats, excited for all your updates!

  2. April 8, 2016 / 7:31 am

    Aw congratulations. There seems to be a lot of lovely bloggers in the Community that are newly pregnant at the moment…cannot wait to see the updates! Hope all is well #picknmix

  3. April 8, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Congratulations, lovely news! Its definitely harder being pregnant with a toddler around, there is no time to rest and have a little nap. I would forget I was pregnant until I collapsed on the sofa each night. Look forward to hearing more x #picknmix

  4. Mommy's Little Princesses
    April 9, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Congratulations hon! I bet it feels so good to finally let the cat outta the bag. Wishing you all the best with your pregnancy.xx #KCACOLS

  5. April 9, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Aw congratulations! Lovely news and a warming post that's left me feeling fuzzy ☺️ Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy #KCACOLS

  6. April 9, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    Many many congratulations. This is a really exciting time. I hope you enjoy every second. #KCACOLS

  7. April 9, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Congratulations and I hope you have a great pregnancy x #kcacols

  8. April 9, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Congratulations lovely!!! Great news!! I'm glad to hear that you have not feel sick which is always goo. I felt always queasy with my 2 pregnancies and I was also lucky that I was never sick!! Good luck with the pregnancy. I'm looking forward to reading/watching all your updates!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS.

  9. April 9, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    Congratulations!! Very excited to see all of your pregnancy updates in the future! x #KCACOLS
    kaylaloves.com

  10. April 10, 2016 / 10:16 am

    Congratulations, it must have been so hard to keep it quiet with so many bloggers announcing!well done! i love the bump photo and stay away from smelly meat and enjoy hun! how exciting. 2 of my mates are almost half way on baby number 2 and its so nice having bumps around again! #KCACOLS

  11. April 10, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Congratulations! Hope you have a nice easy pregnancy (we can but dream, eh!), and it all goes well! xx

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

  12. April 10, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Congratulations! What brilliant news πŸ™‚ How exciting for Leo too πŸ™‚
    It must've been so hard to keep a secret! Look forward to reading your updates!
    Laura xx
    #KCACOLS

  13. April 10, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Congratulations lovely! Such wonderful news! Take care of yourself and that lovely bump #KCACOLS

  14. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    April 11, 2016 / 8:16 am

    Huge congratulations! And well done on keeping it quiet for so long – I'd have been bursting to announce! You're looking great too πŸ™‚ #bigpinklink

  15. April 11, 2016 / 7:28 am

    Congrats! Hoping you both stay healthy and happy πŸ™‚ #AnythingGOes

  16. April 11, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Aww congratulations! I felt so much more exhausted with number 2 and all the heavy lifting you have to avoid first time around goes out the window when you've got a toddler to carry! πŸ™‚ Enjoy it all though – you're looking fab!Thanks for sharing on #bigpinklink

  17. April 11, 2016 / 9:56 am

    Oh, thanks for linking up your happy news with us! It's so lovely. I remember being absolutely shattered second time. I would be lying watching cbeebies by 4pm everyday because I was so wiped out. Congratulations and enjoy the peace before the two kids storm lands! πŸ˜‰ #bigpinklink

  18. April 11, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    Congratulations! Looking forward to following your journey! #bigpinklink

  19. April 11, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Aw that's amazing news! Congratulations to you and your family. I bet your little man will make an amazing big brother x
    #bigpinklink

  20. April 12, 2016 / 3:13 am

    Congratulations!Everything looks so sweet, I admire this kind of life and the best wishes for you. Hope that we can communicate with each other. By the way, any body try this Free Photo Recovery Software?I think it is good.

  21. April 12, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Congratulations!Lovely news. I found second pregnancy very, very tiring with a toddler. Look after yourself πŸ™‚ #bigpinklink

  22. April 12, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Congratulations!! Baby number 2! Yes, really look after yourself, I also found baby number two more of a strain on my body. Take care of yourself and rest when you need it:)

    mainy

    #KCACOLS

  23. April 13, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    Congrats! My baby girl is now 9 weeks old, and i remember being in the first trimester last summmer being sick all the time! it was horrible! then at exactly 14 weeks it disappeared! xx
    #KCACOLS

  24. April 13, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Congratulations lovely! Your little bump looks gorgeous and not big at all, I was a whale when pregnant πŸ˜‰ Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

  25. April 13, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    Congratulations! So pleased for you. Yes, it's tiring being pregnant with another little one to run around after! But the pregnancy goes quicker as it's not your only focus (well, it doesn't – it takes the same time, of course, but feels quicker!) #AnythingGoes

  26. Lola - Parenting By Numbers
    April 14, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    Aww congratulations! Hope the rest of the pregnancy goes as smoothly! #KCACOLS
    Lola – PBN

  27. April 14, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Ahhh congratulations!! Lovely news. Yes I'm expecting number two in September…SO much more exhausted this time and yes everything is bigger!! Enjoy lovely #familyfun

  28. April 14, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Congratulations!!! My wife is 22 weeks pregnant and blogging was really hard at the beginning for me too cause all I wanted to do was tell everyone too!!! Awesome for you! #bigpinklink

  29. April 14, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Fab news! There's nothing like a pregnancy announcement to warm the cockles…look forward to following your journey at #coolmumclub – thanks for linking! x

  30. April 15, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Yay, congratulations!!! I think 3 years is a wonderful age gap, and one (probably more toward 4-5 years, haha!) I think I'm going to aim for. I know so many moms who have 2 under 2 and that just seems exhausting.
    I can't imagine how difficult it must've been to have kept it a secret for so long-but so much excitement for you!! New babies are so wonderful <3 #KCACOLS

  31. April 16, 2016 / 9:02 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  32. April 16, 2016 / 9:03 am

    Thanks :). Yes there's loads of pregnant people around at the minute, must be something in the water as they say..xx

  33. April 16, 2016 / 9:04 am

    Thank you. Yep I don't get to rest until Leo has gone to bed and sometimes that's not until 8pm!xx

  34. April 16, 2016 / 9:05 am

    Thank you! Yes, I'm so happy u can talk about it at last xx

  35. April 16, 2016 / 9:05 am

    Aww thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  36. April 16, 2016 / 9:05 am

    Thank you, we are all very excited xx

  37. April 16, 2016 / 9:06 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  38. April 16, 2016 / 9:07 am

    Thank you :). Yes I feel very lucky that I've not been sick at all, I hope it lasts!xx

  39. April 16, 2016 / 9:07 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  40. April 16, 2016 / 9:08 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  41. April 16, 2016 / 9:08 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  42. April 16, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Thanks :). It was so hard keeping quiet ad everyone seems to be pregnant at the minute haha xx

  43. April 16, 2016 / 9:13 am

    Thank you :). Yes, I dream if an easy pregnancy not sure I'll get one though!xx

  44. April 16, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Thank you :). Yes Leo is very excited, as we all are xx

  45. April 16, 2016 / 9:15 am

    Thank you :). Hard to look after myself when running around Leo but I'm trying xx

  46. April 16, 2016 / 9:15 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  47. April 16, 2016 / 9:16 am

    Aww thank you. Yep, definitely hard to avoid heavy lifting when carrying a toddler around all the time xx

  48. April 16, 2016 / 9:16 am

    Aww thank you :). Yep, was so hard keeping quiet xx

  49. April 16, 2016 / 9:17 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  50. April 20, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Thank you! Eep, the 2 kid storm sounds quite scary!!I am exhausted all the time, bed by 8 most nights xx

  51. April 20, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  52. April 20, 2016 / 11:19 am

    Thank you :). Aww, I think Leo is going to be a lovely big brother xx

  53. April 20, 2016 / 11:19 am

    Thank you :). Yes being pregnant when you already have one is so hard!!xx

  54. April 20, 2016 / 11:21 am

    Thank you. Yes I'm trying to take it easy but so hard when I've got Leo to chase around all day. Glad I'm it the only one to find pregnancy tougher second time around xx

  55. April 20, 2016 / 11:22 am

    Aww poor you, I'm so lucky I've not been sick. Congratulations on your baby girl by the way xx

  56. April 20, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Haha, thanks but I do feel like a whale myself. I shouldn't moan really as I'm only going to get bigger xx

  57. April 20, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Thank you. Ohh I'm glad to hear this pregnancy will feel quicker, it really dragged on last time xx

  58. April 20, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Thank you lovely xx

  59. April 20, 2016 / 11:25 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  60. April 20, 2016 / 11:25 am

    Ohh congratulations!Bump buddies haha. I know, it's soo tiring second time around isn't it?!xx

  61. April 20, 2016 / 11:26 am

    Aww congratulations to you both!I know exactly how you felt, I've wanted to tell everyone for weeks xx

  62. April 20, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Haha, glad my post warmed the cockles (whatever they are!!). Xx

  63. April 20, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

  64. April 20, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Yea I think 3/4 is a nice gap. I gave friends with 2 under 2 and I seriously don't know how they cope. Aww thanks, we're all so excited xx

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