I feel so relieved that we can finally share our exciting news!
I am 14 weeks pregnant with Baby Georgiades #2 (Baby G2). It has honestly been the hardest secret to keep for the past 3 months.
I found out I was pregnant pretty early too – 5 weeks, so we’ve known for a while.
Sox and I had chatted in December last year that we would start trying properly for number 2 in the new year. It took us 7/8 months to fall pregnant with George, so we figured that it would be the same this time around. We had also heard all the stories that sometimes Baby 2 took longer, sometimes shorter, so we decided that we would start in 2019 and most likely have a 2020 baby!
I’m typing this and laughing so much – I just wonder when I’m going to finally realise that life happens when you’re making other plans.
I don’t know about you, but 2019 has been insanely fast! January flew, February blinked by and on our wedding anniversary the 4th of March, we chatted again over a bottle of red wine and said that the past 2 months had flown by and that we had better start trying properly-properly – as in I work out ovulation etc etc…
So that’s what I did… and at the end of the month, I just had this feeling that I was pregnant. At the same time, in my head I was thinking: Oh Bailey, don’t be ridiculous!
I had another awful, weird dream – I woke up sobbing from it. (I had something similar when I was pregnant with George), I could feel myself being a little moody and I felt different. The thought crossed my mind, but I quickly dismissed it thinking it couldn’t be possible, so quickly.
Of course I didn’t think too much about it at first and I suppose second time around there was very little pressure because we already had George. After a few days of a missed period, I went and bought the home pregnancy digital test anyway, just to rule it out. Half expecting it to be positive because of how I was feeling, but also expecting it to be negative because we had just begun properly.
Oh. My. Gosh!
We were both in a little shock. We hugged and kissed. Stared at the digital test again. Stared at George who was playing on the carpet with his toys, completely unaware of anything and also aware we had discovered this very early.
I did the blood tests the very next day and my Gynae confirmed the HCG levels were there and I’d repeat the blood work in 2 days time to check that the HCG levels had doubled. They had and we made an appointment for our first scan.
Here we go again! What a blessing.
It’s funny, to be completely honest with you, I felt a little guilty for falling pregnant so quickly and I think it’s because I’m very sensitive to friends and people around me who I know are struggling. It’s made me feel incredibly grateful, but also incredibly sad for those who are battling and I do believe each journey is unique. Please don’t give up hope.
When we had our scan and we worked out the due date, my doctor said: Congratulations, your baby is due on the 10th of December. I just remember saying, a bit shocked: “This year?”
He replied: “Yes, you’re not an elephant.”
I suppose we just thought we would try and then have a baby next year. With George, we fell pregnant in October and we knew were having a baby next year. At Christmas time we imagined what it would be like next Christmas. That is NOT what we did this past Christmas… and now this coming Christmas our family will be complete. It’s amazing.
This time around my pregnancy has been completely different. For starters, I no longer have the Fibroid, so I’ve had very little pain this round. Only 2 times that I spotted and I didn’t even go to the Gynae – perhaps second time around I am not as panicked. The first time around I bled a few times over, rushing to the Gynae – bleeding from the Fibroid. I kept having scans every 3 weeks from the bleeding/pain of the Fibroid, and while it was stressful, it was weirdly comforting to go for those scans.
Now I’m in a “normal” pregnancy and have had 2 scans only so far – one at 8 weeks to check for a heart beat and then 12 week assessment. There have been times when I often think: Are you OK little one?
The fatigue is on another level with a toddler and almost cruel not being able to have copious amounts of coffee. 😉 All so worth it.
At 10 weeks we did the NIPT test (Non Invasive Prenatal Test.) It’s a massive glass vile of blood that goes off to America. Again, I had a giggle. Anyone who knows me, knows I’ve dreamed of going to America – New York specifically for as long as I can remember. I just haven’t got there yet, but one day I will. So there I was draining blood into this vile and laughing as my blood and my unborn babies DNA went to America before me.
The longest 7 working days EVER (10 days in total.) The best news is that we found out that Baby G2 is healthy! Thank God!
I am so excited for George to become a big brother – he is going to be so sweet! The age gap will be 2.5 years and sometimes I think it’s crazy to be in the thick of terrible twos and a newborn and also so happy that they’ll hopefully be close because it’s a close age gap.
Everyone always says that second pregnancy = second child syndrome. You forget to take bump pics, you lose track of the weeks, but I feel the opposite. We are only choosing/planning 2 children, so this is my last pregnancy and I really want to embrace it and enjoy it. Despite the Fibroid last time, I really enjoyed pregnancy. I enjoyed not having to hold in my tummy and I loved my bump – I actually missed its round hardness. My absolute favourite was the flutters and kicks and I’m so excited to feel those again!
I’ve been taking the bump photos and like I did with George, I kept a day by day journal from the day I found out I was pregnant with him, I’m doing the same for Baby G2. This is so special and I want to treasure this time. It definitely feels like it’s flying.
We did a shoot with Tegan Smith for our Pregnancy Announcement and it was so funny. George was just NOT having it and the fact that we got these shots is phenomenal. I wish we had done a BTS shoot of the shoot… there was more moaning and wriggling away than smiles.