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Me and My Bump

I am sitting here, the girls are in bed and my husband is working away so it’s just me and my bump. As a Mummy of two I don’t have much time alone to just sit and think about my changing body and our new arrival but, as I sit here at 27 weeks feeling so much movement, I feel so emotional.

I still can’t believe that I am pregnant and I will be experiencing a new tiny baby again. I am under no illusion that it will be hard work. I know that especially January and February are going to be lost in that newborn sleepless nights fog. I am aware, unlike when Meme and Harri were born, there will be no lazy morning spent playing in pjs (school runs will put a stop to that) and I also know, with a third child, money will be tight. There will also be fewer treats and holidays but I do know it will all be worth it.

I feel like this is my last chance to try and embrace it all, the labour, the first time I hold my baby, the smell, this tiny new baby that is all mine. At the moment, I can’t even imagine what it will be like, to have this tiny new person in our life. I look at Meme and Harri who are both so different and wonder who it will look like? Will she/he be chilled out like Meme or feisty like Harri?  Dark like Meme or Fair like Harri? Will it be a daredevil like Meme or a bundle of fun like Harri? I honestly can’t wait to find out.

Some parents worry about how a new arrival will change the dynamics but I am not concerned at all. I know this baby is the final piece to complete our family.  Deep down I always knew we would be a family of 5, it has always been what I have wanted, what I have hoped for. Our girls are so excited and I know they will make amazing big sisters.

So now I am sitting here alone, just me and my bump who is kicking away, making its presence known, and I feel just so blessed.

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25 thoughts on “Me and My Bump

  1. When I was pregnant with Holly, I used to go up to London a lot with work and I used to love that time just sat with my bump and really feel the movement of her inside. I am so excited for you and I can’t wait to find out what that missing piece of your family jigsaw will look like x #theordinarymoments

  2. Oh what a beautiful post, you’ve captured so perfectly the feeling of being pregnant when you’ve already got older children. With both of my littlest two I had acupuncture towards the end of my pregnancy and I loved that it gave me an hour just to sit and focus on the baby that was coming, rather than run around like a headless chicken. Enjoy the moments – they go all too fast!

  3. Awww – I can so empathise with you. We know that the baby that is growing inside of me will be the last one for our family too. I am trying to appreciate and treasure every little kick and pain I feel. I also am slightly worry about sleep. Now that our older one is at school, I will have to get up early in the morning no matter what. #OrdinaryMoments

  4. Aww that is so lovely. I can’t imagine it either but I don’t think I could with the others either. You’re 10 weeks ahead of me so please go gently on me in those mad early days. The school run is going to be hard. We should retreat each other to some heavy duty under eye concealer 🙂 thanks for linking up #maternitymondays

  5. Reading this just brought back a flood of wonderful memories for me. feeling the baby move is so reassuring and beautiful!
    My girls are still great at being big sisters. I remember wondering if I was giving them another sister or a brother, and wondering who the baby would be like, would it have strawberry hair like my two girls had. He ended up with brown hair and blue eyes, he is much more like my oldest and not much like my second daughter. We sometimes joke that Aspen and Adam could have been twins just 5 years apart, not so much the looks but their personalities.
    It is so wonderful to wonder what baby will be like, best part of being a mum is discovering their unique personalities. #mg

  6. It’s great that you’re able to enjoy your pregnancy and the anticipation of a new arrival. It’s so exciting when you finally get to meet them and find out what their personality will be like,#dreamteam

  7. Awww how wonderful. I love the sense of stillness in your post. You sound very content. Your descriptions of Meme and Harri are so lovely, perhaps this little bundle will be a bit of both. Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam xx

  8. This is so lovely and I miss my bump so much. With both pregnancies I loved my body changing and my stomach getting bigger, feeling those kicks and wiggles. Even now I find my hand wandering down to where my bump was, half expecting it to still be there. I’m pretty sure we are done, but I would love another. xx

  9. Ah this is so lovely! Your girls sound very like mine – one chilled and one feisty, one a dare-devil, the other not so much. Your third baby will be a blessing to you all, I’ve no doubt of that. x

  10. Aww, this is lovely. Enjoy those kicks and movements when you can, and the rare time to yourself. I am 37weeks pregnant with baby number 2 and I rarely have time to sit and enjoy time with my bump as I am so busy looking after my toddler. I am really going to miss my bump but I also can’t wait for baby to be here. I love daydreaming about what this baby will be like too xx \bloggerclubuk

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