Saturday, 28 September 2013

Autumn

Without doubt my favourite time of the year. The changing colours, the cosy evenings, the crisp mornings with hazy sunny days, the run up to Christmas, the knit wear, the slow cooker.

E and I took the opportunity to get out and enjoy just some of that yesterday. Not too cold you needed a coat and sunny enough for the leaves to be crunchy and the grass not too damp.



Although she was been walking for nearly nine months (hold up, that's half her life?!) we're only just at a stage where she'll walk most of the time we're out and about, which is a good job given how much she weighs now and my increasing belly! Her understanding is phenomenal, and she got so much of what we were talking about yesterday as we wondered around the park looking at the leaves changing colour and jumping in the crunchy ones that had already parted company with their trees. We enjoyed sitting in the last dregs of the sunshine watching the ducks and chatting about what she could see. Fair to say, tantrums aside I am loving her company at the moment! 


What struck me though, was how well I am feeling. 17 weeks today, and I am totally experiencing that second trimester energy, the sickness has gone and Gaviscon takes care of the heartburn. I never got that buzz when I was pregnant with E and struggled to walk the dogs of a weekend, never mind chase around after an inquisitive toddler. I am sleeping well most of the time. Baby is wriggling away and has a clear dislike already for the waistband of my jeans...That sounds familiar. My hips are niggling but I'm trying not to think about that at the moment. Now that everyone knows and I'm not trying to disguise my midriff in tents I am totally loving being pregnant. I don't think I ever said that last time.



Maybe I was too self indulgent last time... I could have sat on the sofa for 40 weeks until she made her appearance. Maybe I've just got a different attitude this time, and someone who wont settle for later pulling at my trouser legs to go and do something. Maybe I'm just sucking it up! Meh. I'm enjoying sucking it up. Long may it last. It's whizzing by!

Big week this week, changing hospitals after the disasters of last time at our local hospital and heading out of county. Meeting my new consultant and hopefully making a plan...

23 weeks to go. E can't stop pointing at prams and pointing out babies. She has a curiosity about my belly and suddenly the overwhelming desire to elbow me in it as much as possible. 

My family of four. We cannot wait.

17 weeks


28 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures of E having a great time running around in the space of the park! I'm so pleased that your pregnancy is going well and you are feeling great. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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    1. Long may it continue. Thanks for stopping by and for the retweet! xx

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  2. It's great when you can really enjoy being with your toddler - especially if you'd been struggling in the first trimester. I think you're right, with a second pregnancy you just don't have time to baby yourself and it's amazing what you can do! I hope you keep feeling full of energy and enjoy these days with still just the two of you.

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    1. Just the two of us! I keep forgetting that the days of our double act are numbered...

      Thanks so much for stopping by! x

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  3. OH my gosh, cute belly and cute babies!!

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!

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  4. E is just adorable! I love that age when they are just so inquisitive about everything. Lovely photos x

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    1. Thankyou. Yes, me too, I hope she never loses the insatiable desire to discover new things. It's beautiful. Thanks for stopping by. Xx

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  5. Gosh such lovely photos of E exploring out and about - what a great way to spend the 2nd trimester! I never got the energy surge with either of mine so I'll admit to being a smidgen jealous!

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    1. Hopefully it's to make up for such a rough ride last time. Thankyou for stopping by! Xx

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  6. Cute pictures! I love Autumn too, the evenings smell so fresh and clean!

    www.kneadwhine.co.uk

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    1. I agree. Then add is the bonfires..... Divine! X

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  7. Lovely pictures. So glad you are enjoying being pregnant.

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  8. Beautiful photos, E is such a cutie :-) So pleased your pregnancy is going well x

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  9. What a lovely heart warming post! Thank you for sharing and all the best!

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  10. What a lovely post. Enjoy the energy boost! I'm 34 weeks today and flagging lol x

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    1. The final push, but you have my every sympathy, 34 weeks was give up point last time. Hope the last few weeks are as enjoyable as possible. Xx

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  11. We love Autumn too - just think next year you will enjoying it as a family of four!

    Thanks for joining in with the Parenting Pin It Party x

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    1. Four. Exciting, I cannot wait! Thanks for having me :) xx

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  12. Lovely photos! I loved being pregnant with all three of mine :)

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    1. Hurrah hurrah for enjoying pregnancy. Thanks for stopping by xx

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  13. Lovely photos, and we also love Autumn. I was pregnant in the Autumn last year and must have been around the same stage as you, I think? My daughter was born on Feb 11th. It is such an exciting time.
    Thanks for linking up with The Ordinary Moments. x

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    1. Early March... I make March babies :)

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  14. Love photos! She looks so happy! Glad you are enjoying pregnancy now :)

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    1. She is happiest outside :) thanks for stopping by xx

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