Tuesday 11th April and I’m sat at the dining room table in my house, alone. My husband is back at work after nine days off, my son is at nursery and I am SUPPOSE to be spending the day working so that I don’t have to do any during the rest of the Easter holidays.
But I can’t concentrate, I am distracted by my phone, my blog, the TV, putting the washing away…anything but writing feedback for my Year 8 classes or making the PSHCRE assessments for Year 8 and 9. Oh, and there’s the planning I need to do.
This distraction is not unusual for me. I struggle to motivate myself and work at home, especially in the holidays, and right now I have other opportunities when I could work instead of now. I know that I SHOULD work now because then I won’t have to stay late at work on Tuesday and Friday next week, or work on an evening which I hate doing, but currently I can’t concentrate because I am thinking about this…
Yep, Baby Roversi number 2 is on its way! Currently I’m not getting too excited because it is still VERY early and a lot can happen before then. Obviously I’m writing this post but I will not be publishing it until after I have had a scan and we know everything is okay however I didn’t get to document all of Little L’s pregnancy, so it will be nice to be able to blog about this one.
I had a thought I might be while we were away in PrestHaven. I was achy, my boobs were tingley and I was tired but I knew it was too early to know for definite so I held off on doing a test, plus my period wasn’t due till the Monday after we were back (yesterday). I’ve been off the pill since the beginning of March with the attitude of “If it happens, it happens”, we’ve been lucky. It’s almost too good to be true, which is why I’m remaining calm for now. I did a test last Friday but it was negative and I knew it would be…too early before my period then, after a day at Stockeld Park yesterday and no sign of the monthly devil appearing, I decided to pick up another test (just a cheap one) and did it this morning (see left). I don’t know about you but I don’t trust that little line, I have to see ‘PREGNANT’ so, just like I did three and a bit years ago, I asked my husband not to get excited but to pop to the chemist for a digital one. I thought about waiting till the following morning but then I read the leaflet that said that if it was after the time of your expected period, you could test at any point in the day. As you can see, it confirmed it!
To be honest, this post is helping me organise the thoughts going around in my mind:
- How will L feel about being a big brother?
- Finances – I only work three days now and maternity leave is rubbish!
- What do I do about my night out in two weeks I’m suppose to be going on?!
These are to name a few. According to my calculates (and a few helpful websites/apps), I am due on the 20th December 2017 and will be 4 weeks tomorrow (12-04-2017).
I’d like to wait till 6 weeks before I tell anyone at all. I know the general opinion is that you shouldn’t tell anyone till 12 weeks and after your scan however my thoughts have always been “Tell the people you would want support from, should anything happen.” therefore I will tell a few people I’m closest to in a couple of weeks I think. Little L and I go to Whitby for a few days with my Mum and John as I’m 6 weeks so it’ll be nice to tell them then.
So how am I feeling? Pretty normal I guess. I’ve been sleeping well and no sickness yet, although my app says that doesn’t kick in till 6 weeks. I didn’t suffer from much sickness with L so it’ll be interesting to see if I do this time. I’ve been getting aches at the bottom of my back and in my hips and my boobs are achy and don’t like my bras at the moment! 🙂 Strange isn’t it? That all these things are happening to my body and yet, it’s not even a baby yet!
According to my App, “the sperm has met the egg and you have conceived”, it’s not even as big as a Peanut yet (the nickname of Little L pre-birth) but obviously my husband is super happy and telling himself he has “super sperm” (sorry TMI?). I guess all I have to do is take it easy and hope that the little dot gets comfy in my uterus and sticks there…fingers crossed ey?