Dress: 70s Batik retro dress that belonged to my grandmother (it was floor length and I had it taken up)
Secondly, there's another little family member baking! A quick test on New Years Eve day confirmed that the glass of bubbles I was so much looking forward to sipping on later in the evening was not to be. I won't lie, I was having trouble coming to terms with having a second baby. Now that it's happening it all feels so right though. Of course we were always meant to be a family of four, we both knew that all along! And as for Ayana, I know she's going to be an incredible sister to this kid.
The first trimester of this pregnancy has definitely felt a little less forgiving than with Ayana. I put it down to being woken up by a cheerful toddler at 6am (if we're lucky) most mornings and then having to keep up with her for the rest of the day. There are none of those days where you can just flop yourself from the bed, to the couch and back again. Especially not when you're in the middle of one of the most incredible summers (weather wise) on record. The show must go on! I'm fairly certain the nausea stepped it up a notch too. I planted so many amazing vegetables in the garden and do you think I want to eat any of them? Corn, basil, salads... agh the thought of them still makes me feel sick. For a while I could have eaten a falafal kebab with extra chilli everyday, but that's the only real craving I've had. Ah well, it's all worth it in the end isn't it, and it's amazing how fast you forget those first few months. I'm slowly feeling better, but until then I'm sticking to a toddler schedule. Wake up at 6am, nap for a couple of hours after lunch and then off to bed pretty much as soon as Ayana crashes out. As for my long 'to do' list for this summer, well everything has been put on the back burner! Fingers crossed we still get a bit of the house painted though.
I'm undecided yet whether I'll do a maternity series like I did with Ayana (you can check it out here). It sure has been nice to read back on the weeks though and compare them. We'll see, Tuesday marks the beginning of week 13!