So I’m just over 14 weeks pregnant now and the twins (wow it feels strange typing that!) are the size of lemons. We found out over a week ago that there are two little beings growing inside me and it’s only just sunk in.
Hubby has been obsessively tidying since the second we returned home from the scan and I was starting to get a bit worried about his state of mind. He has barely sat down on his days off and has taken ‘nesting’ to the next level!
Yesterday he commented on my bump for the first time and gave it a rub so I think he’s starting to get over the shock of going from a family of four to a family of six.
Apart from a new sling and a bigger bed, we hadn’t planned on spending any money on the new baby but we’ve already bought a double pram and a double stroller. I’m worried it’s a bit to soon but we can’t afford to buy everything later on and need to spread the cost.
The stroller was in the sale and I found a cheeky discount code giving me an extra £15 off and we’re picking the pram up over the weekend having bought it second hand through Gumtree.
All we really need now is a bigger car(!), another 0+ carseat and some more cloth nappies. We’ll probably need more clothes too but that can wait until closer to the time and when they arrive.
Keeping everything crossed that they don’t come early and poorly but we have lots of support from family to help out if that happens. It seems like we’ve got such a long way to go and I was hoping for a straight forward, low risk pregnancy like last time. Now I feel like I’ve been thrust into this whirlwind of extra appointments and uncertainty.
Just the thought of getting too big for clothes is worrying enough and finding shoes to fit if my feet swell as much or more than last time.
Thankfully these thoughts aren’t swamping me and come and go and when you disregard my anaemia symptoms, everything is good at the moment. I’m even sleeping better lately.
Just asked Pooh Bear what his current favourite names are…
‘Spikey, Spikey, Blankey’ and he’s letting Spud pick the other name.