I'm so pleased to be able to finally share our journey towards becoming a family of four with you guys and more so that by the last month of this year our Me and Mine photo will include a new addition! There are actually two new babies on the way from the rest of the Me and Mine team which makes me feel quite emotional (doesn't take much these days!) I love feeling like I'm sharing these experiences with this lovely community.
This month I've mainly been very emotional, tired and still quite sick so it's made for an interesting one. There have been a few days that I've felt well enough to do a bit more and we took these pics in Castle Park in Bristol on one of the most lovely sunny days. We ended up at a new gelato shop and I discovered that my new obsession is coconut gelato!
Wilf has been absolutely fantastic since finding out I have a baby in my tummy, I wasn't too sure how aware he would be of the situation but he is very excited and interested. He asks me questions every day about the baby and we talk about what things he'll be able to do with it at different ages, he was so happy when he learnt he would be able to share his favourite books and with him/her and I fear it made me cry (again!). He is going to be the best big brother.
I've been going to bed super early (just after Wilf) and then he has taken to coming into our bed around 9pm and cuddling up to me. It's funny because he is usually very happy to sleep in his own bed but I'm cherishing it as I know these are the last few months of just us two, there isn't many things I love more than him cuddling up to me in his sleep.
I think the scan made the baby become suddenly real for all of us, where as before we tending not to talk about it much 'just in case'. Our friends would try and engage us into conversations about what we could expect and Tom would say 'we're not really going to think about it until the all clear'. I think it was our way of protecting our emotions incase we found our self experiencing a loss again.
Now though we've all really started to get excited! We've been making grand plans for the house that we need to do before the baby gets here (how is it people always do things to their houses before the birth of a child? We ripped out our kitchen two weeks before Wilf's arrival!). I'm also feeling very nesty which is something that never happened to me in my pregnancy with Wilf (much to Tom's disappointment the house continued to be a mess ;)). So some spring cleaning and rearranging has been taking place when I've found I've had a burst of energy.
I'm so excited to take this ride with Tom and become parents to two! Roll on December ;)
This month I'm sending you over to the lovely Alex who is going to meet her second little boy very soon!