My Pregnancy Diary: Week 5

It's a really exciting time here in the Pearson house. Lily is (finally) being promoted to Big Sister!

It’s only the start of June when writing this so will be posted at a later date. 

Having another child is something neither of us have really wanted to commit to until now. Being a young mum, I really wanted to focus on Lily and finishing my education. Now though, I'm 25, Lily's off to school, I've finished university and Matt's doing well at work, the time has come to add another mini Pearson to the mix! 

Even now, as I write this nobody knows except Matt and I and it already feels different form last time. With Lily, it was a shock that neither of us expected and wasn't something we were excited to tell our families about. This time? We've planned it, thought it through and it is so hard to keep quite! What makes it harder is my sister-in-law is also pregnant so when people talk about how exciting it is and how it would be lovely for Lily to be a sister rather than a cousin, we have to sit there and just keep quiet! 

The hardest thing is not telling Lily! We're trying to hold out until the first scan before telling Lily mainly for two reasons. Firstly, we'd know thing were going okay and second, we'd have a small picture for her to keep. 

Another sweet thing about it all is the baby is due on my around what would have been my granddad's birthday. I miss him a lot and that made me feel like he was looking out for me a little bit more. 

I've also started getting quite 'podgy' already! I know they say you show quicker second time around but this is silly! I think it's a mixture of bump and bloating. I'm meant ot be going to a wedding on Saturday and right now, my outfit is already a little uncomfortable and with my cravings for Coke and chocolate already starting up again, I may have to buy a back up dress. 

I think the biggest difference though is that this time, we sort of know what to expect. We know what the midwife appointments are like, we know what the scans are like and the whole birth process isn't as strange. That raises it's own questions though. Would you change anything from last time? What would you do the same? all those questions that pop up. I remeber promising Matt last time that if we ever had anotehr child, we go to antenatal clases (literally my WORST nightmare). He has already reminded me of this and I'm trying to find a way out of it. I know some peeple find them great, persoanlly, I hate things like. They make me feel awkward and there are other things I'd rather be doing! 

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