Friday, April 20, 2012

A new Arrival.

I suppose I better start thinking of a new title for my blog as I'm very happy to say that Al and I are expecting our second little baby. We had our first scan yesterday and baby was absolutely perfect. I was a very good girl and drank my pint of water before I went so, although I felt like I was about to burst, we got really clear pics on the screen. She showed us the brain and spine, heart, tummy and bladder. My favourite though were the little hands opening and closing. The sonographer took an age taking my history and I was lieing there with my HR getting faster and faster, thinking, please put me out of my misery and let me know that it is OK in there! The relief is enormous. I definitely feel less worried about being a mum to 2 young 'uns and much more excited. I'll have a proper little family! I'm 13 weeks, so my due date is 24th October!

I'm totally in love already!

I wish I could say I've breezed through first T, but just like Murray, this baby was determined to make me feel like absolute crud! It even started 2 weeks earlier than Murray! So from 5 weeks to 10 weeks I was really awful (all day nausea and through the night this time! All I wanted to do was lie down in a dark room and groan). Then from 10 weeks I'd have the odd day or half day when I felt a bit better. I'm pleased to say though that the past week has seen a huge improvement. I literally dragged myself to the Easter break. If you think MS is tough, the first time round, it is NOTHING compared with having to go through it with a toddler in tow who wants entertainment NOW!!!!! Ooooooh, now that's one hard job!

Just like with Murray exercise has had to take a bit of a hit, but I have managed to get out walking usually 2 or 3 times a week. Nothing record breaking, but at least the fresh air helped! Over the Easter break I've managed, a swim, 2 gym sessions and various walks at a better pace, so I'm hopeful I'll get back into it. The tricky thing is going to be fitting it in. I'm hoping now I feel a bit better I may sleep better (been awake for 3-5 hours a night dry heaving and turning green) that I might get back to my early starts, but we'll see. At least this morning I know I'm getting a swim at my mum's pool as she's offered to pay me in and to look after Murray.

That will bring this week to:
Mon: 3 mile undulating hike
Tue: 45 min gym session
Fri: 45 min swim

If I'm feeling OK, perhaps another gym/swim/hike and or start my pilates again.


  1. I'm so delighted for you! What a lucky baby joining the Nicholl clan :-) Hope you start to feel better soon. xxx

  2. God, it takes me forever to catch up with everything!!
    Amazing news!!! Huge congratulations (if a little belated!)