The Second Trimester: Baby #2

What a whirlwind the second trimester has been. Starting it off having our 20 week scan and finishing it off celebrating Archie’s 3rd Birthday.

Sickness massively subsided this trimester thank goodness meaning I could finally start enjoying my pregnancy rather than wishing the days away with my head down the toilet.

Unfortunately I had another couple of bleeds resulting in more hospital visits and monitoring. Baby seems to be completely fine and it is not affecting its growth or health at all but is just a worry as not to sure where it is coming from.

During the second trimester I have started suffering quite badly from sciatica. Most days I am crippled on the sofa or in bed by the end of the day due to the pain that I am in. Unfortunately there isn’t really anything that can help this other than physio, support belts and trying to take it easy but that’s easier said than done when I work in retail and I have a toddler to chase.

I can’t believe how quickly this trimester has flown by. Whilst some days feel like they drag, over all the time has gone very quickly and we are now on the homestretch to meeting our little peach.

With the extra energy I’ve had this trimester I have made a conscious effort to take Archie out and enjoy our time together before he has to share my attention with a little brother or sister. We’ve been on plenty of walks, coffee and cake dates and soft play mornings so he can spend as much time with me as possible. I feel that this is really important because I want him to have fun memories with me before his sibling arrives as well as after. Obviously when the baby is born it is going to be a little difficult to get some one on one time with Archie straight away so I don’t want him to think he has missed out and take out alone time together for granted.

Archie can not wait to become a big brother and often asks when his brother or sister is going to be here.

We’re so excited to meet our little bundle and can’t wait for the next trimester to fly by.

Love Tilly, Archie & Peach xxx

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