Last November we has a little bit of a shock. We were just coming out of two weeks of the kids being sick, so sick they involved multiple doctors visits and an overnight in hospital. Zelda was waking multiple times a night. Nick's work was crazy, preparing to sell a business that had been run by his family for 30 years. My work had really interesting things on the horizon. It was not a good time to find out that we are having another baby.
As the pregnancy progressed, I became quite sick. It was like waking with a hangover (minus the headache and the awesome memories of a fun night out) every day for 14 weeks. Then, on a public holiday that should have been a great time away from work hanging with friends, the hangover nausea turned to vomiting. Seriously, NO ONE tells you that this can happen. Everything says that the nausea should go away by the end of the first trimester. No one mentions that it will GET WORSE in the second trimester. I ended up taking anti-nausea tablets daily for 4-5 weeks until the vomiting eased. I have spent a lot of time in bed and Nick has spent a lot of time with the kids. I’ve not seen the inside of the gym in months and I have really missed it.
Needless to say we have been less than thrilled with this pregnancy. We weren't trying for a baby, in fact we had decided to stop at 2 kids. And with me being so sick, there just hasn't really been that excitement surrounding this pregnancy that we had with the other two. The shock, coupled with the non-excitement means that we haven't 'announced' this pregnancy like we did the other ones. It seems wrong to announce when we weren't at that high level of excitement that comes with other announcements.
Having had such a hard time falling pregnant with Zelda, it seems wrong not to be excited and I know that if you are having a hard time falling pregnant, the last thing you want to read about is how someone doesn’t want to be pregnant. Yet, that has been my reality with this pregnancy. The nausea has eased now, just in time for ligament pain to begin and a never ending sinus infection to start.
The pregnancy is more than half way now and we have started to gather a few tiny baby things. The excitement is growing. A new arrival, coming this July. Stay tuned.