Pregnancy Update: 5 weeks


Yep, Ethan is going to be a big brother and baby number 2 (B2) is on the way. To say the news was unexpected is downplaying it to say the least. I am (was) taking the mini pill and breastfeeding but as we all know, only abstinence is 100% effective contraception. Scott and I had plans to add to our family early next year but you know what they say about the best laid plans.

I was feeling a little off early in the week and when I realised I was 5 days late on my recently returned and like clockwork period, I thought it best to do a home test. What do you know, I got those two positive lines in about 30 seconds.

After we got over the shock of it all, we accepted what a beautiful blessing this pregnancy is. We have a few friends at the moment who are struggling to conceive and so we realise just how lucky we are to be given a second baby so easily.

I didn't really do a regular pregnancy post on my old blog for Ethan so I figure I will share one here for B2. These are the ones I wrote but couldn't share as it was early days (I'm almost 11 weeks now) so I hope you enjoy them...

How far along? 5 weeks.

Total weight gain/loss: I weighed 60kg at my 5 week GP appointment.

Maternity clothes? None yet but I didn't have many last time either, I just stuck to stretchy items already in my wardrobe. 

Stretch marks? I used and loved my Mothercare stretchmark cream all through my first pregnancy. I loved the light fragrance, smooth and light texture that absorbed quickly and best of all, got no stretchmarks. Unfortunately MC is no longer trading so I need to find something else... researching as we speak and will report back when I find something I like.

Symptoms: I been feeling bloated, more tired than usual (which is normal with an active 14 month old who doesn't sleep) and hungrier than normal. I thought nothing until I combined all of those symptoms with a 5 day late period and guess what, pregnant!

Sleep: Sleep isn't great but that's due to Ethan's patterns not this bubba.

Best moment this week: Finding out we were expecting baby number 2 of course. 

Have you told family and friends: No, we will share with just immediate family to date in the coming days as its such early days.

Miss Anything? Having a glass of wine after Ethan goes down for bed.

Movement: Nope and I don't really expect any for a while - I had an anterior placenta with E so didn't feel his movements until quite late in the pregnancy.

Food cravings: I craved nachos like crazy on Monday night (the night before we found out) but nothing since really, just always hungry.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really and I was the same with E so fingers crossed it continues.

Have you started to show yet: I'm feeling bloated this week but not showing.

Baby is a: No idea and hopefully it stays that way until bub arrives!

Belly Button in or out? Its an innie and didn't pop last time so crossing fingers it stays put again.

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but very very tired.

Looking forward to: Making it to 12 weeks so we can share the happy news.

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  1. Had many 'he just has to LOOK at you and you fall pregnant' comments? ;-)

    1. Ha ha lots of those ... and 'you two need to buy a TV'.
      Makes S feel very impressed with himself :/


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