baby belle - 17 weeks
and so we’re having another baby! i’m very excited now that all the sickness and feeling like death has stopped. i got to thinking that as this will most probably be the last time that i grow a little person inside me (i’m getting on a bit and 4 would be crazy right?), it would be nice to document the journey. i’m not very good with diaries, always tearing pages out to start over and i think that i wouldn’t delete or edit
that much here. i was also influenced by the fantastic blogs of jenny at frecklewonder and miss james at bleubird. beautiful people with beautiful families whose lives i seriously have a crush on.
17 weeks and caleb, gallo, baby belle and i have been seeing out the remainder of the summer holidays in margate with my ma. our days have mostly consisted of sleeping in, kid’s morning tv and croissants before heading out with a picnic to parks, castles, beaches and farms (we have only had one day of torrential rain when we had to face an indoor soft play hell). i have been reading, eating A LOT and having early nights. pure bliss.
i can feel baby belle moving about a lot more now and cannot wait for the boys to be able to feel him too. for the record we don’t know if he is actually a boy but plan to find out. my mind is firmly set in boy mode though - that’s what we do, make boys, and i’ve got a great name that i need to use and get out of my system. to be fair we also have a very cool girl’s name that we have had in reserve for 5 years. caleb and gallo have come up with their own suggestions for baby names - spiderman, swampfire, logan (wolverine’s real name) or nightcrawler. caleb, 5, is fantastically excited about everything and has asked how the baby will come out of my tummy, whether it hurts and if it will be wearing clothes. i think gallo, 3, is cool about being a big brother although he did tell me that he hated babies amongst other things the other day.
other things of note about being 17 weeks pregnant: a serious addiction to sainsbury’s red pepper houmous, needing the toilet at 3.30 every morning without fail, missing drinking just plain water (i have to have the tiniest bit of squash in it otherwise i feel sick) and yorkshire tea (i have it very milky and i can’t do milk at the moment), loving cheese just a little more than normal and having girl fingernails for the first time in my life ever