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here we go again

Right, so.... I'm doing the whole having a baby thing again.  As it stands Baby Chapman #2 is due in early March 2011.  

I am determined to look after myself better this time around, and not gain as much weight as I did with my little Roo, because, looking back, I can see now there was no need for 90% of my gluttony.  Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing?

That, and it taking the best part of two years to drop my baby weight, and get back into my nice clothes. 

Right now, at 6 weeks pregnant, I am 9stone 13lbs.  I eat better than I did last time, and I am running around after a toddler all day every day.

This already bodes well.  

I am looking forward to all the lovely little things I will get to experience again; the scans and the bubbles that turn into kicks and hearing a rapid little heartbeat over a fetal doppler.  I am not looking forward to the debilitating SPD, tiny growing feet and hands jabbing on a cervix, waking up in the night to pee, waking up in the night to contractions.

And I am not thinking about the birth at all (because now that I have to do it again, the memory of the pain is coming back), aside from that I am going to ask for a home birth this time around.  And if I bottle out, which is very possible, then I want to be at a birth centre.

There are things we are going to do differently this time around.  We're not, for example, going to tell anyone the name, I am going to make a bigger effort to babywear, and I am going to treat my bad self to a pregnancy pillow which will definitely help with the impending SPD.  

It's amazing.  You'd never know I was having a baby to look at me.  But it's always there, at the back of my mind.  There is a tiny embryo inside me, growing, developing.  All it's genetics already decided, right down to hair and eye colour, how it's fingerprints are going to be, whether it's a boy or a girl. 

So please stick little embryo, we'd very much like to meet you next Spring.  You'd be a beautiful addition to our family, and we want you so very much.

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cherub_ellie
Jul. 6th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
Congratulations again! I hope all goes well over the next couple of months, I can't wait to see your little bean when he/she comes to see the world :)