(…or five, as Ben’s very concerned the cats will feel left out of the family!)
But yes, we have some BIG news to share – we’re having a baby! Like a real, live, actual human baby. I know – I didn’t believe it either until I saw a tiny figure wriggling around on the screen, and even now I’ve got those pictures at home, I still keep looking at them in awe that this teeny but very real thing is actually inside me!
Keeping this a secret from the internet has been SO difficult. Considering how much I live my life online as a blogger, I knew I would have to do a proper pregnancy announcement at some point and I’ve been ridiculously impatient to do so. You might have noticed my absence from blogging and social media lately, and that’s why! We wanted to wait until we had the confirmation that everything was okay in there, so decided the 12 week scan was the best option, although I’d told most of my friends and family over the past couple of weeks!
Not only has keeping the secret been the reason I’ve been away from the internet, but I’ve also been feeling pretty horrendous. I fully expected this and was as prepared as I possibly could be, but it’s still not been all that much fun. I’ve mentioned before about my emetophobia (phobia of feeling/being sick) and I knew this was something I needed to tackle, and really, this was probably the best way to do so! Luckily I’ve mostly been feeling sick rather than having actual sickness and combatting it with regular snacks, but I’ve also been feeling absolutely exhausted too, taking random naps after work (I never nap!) and not motivated to do anything, which is really quite depressing!
Anyway, what to say?! I’m currently 12 weeks – or technically, baby is measuring just less than that according to the scan, but that’s quite common – and due at the end of February. I’ve had spreadsheets of names I like for years (literally!) but we’re now starting to take those more seriously and narrowing them down. We plan to find out the sex of the baby, although it won’t make all that much of an impact on us considering that we’re not planning a pink or blue nursery or clothes for boys or girls!
Since I couldn’t share straight away, I’ve been keeping notes throughout the first trimester so I’ve got pregnancy diary posts prepared for weeks 5 to 11 that I’ll be posting over the next few days/weeks. Expect to see those soon as I want to catch up to the present! There are a lot more insights in that into what my life has been like the past couple of months including dealing with the exhaustion, sickness and more.
Oh, and yes, I will be pregnant for our Disney honeymoon…hence the announcement photo with the ears! It’ll be interesting to see how I manage it there – obviously there are some rides I can’t do like the rollercoasters, but seeing as Disney is designed for families, there are still plenty of things I can do, like eat!!
But like I said, this whole pregnancy thing is pretty overwhelming and exhausting, so if I disappear at any time, I’m probably napping! I don’t plan to become a parenting blog, and I’m not sure how much of baby I want to actually share on the internet yet – some more thought to go into this yet! – but expect to see some maternity outfits, pregnancy diaries and plenty of bump photos over the coming months!