Yes I’m a Mum, Yes I’m Pregnant, Yes I am Going Insane….

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Have them close together they said. You’ll be ‘done and dusted’ they said. They’ll grow up really close they said.

Here’s what I say:

• We chose to try for another baby when our first born was in the midst of Colic. This decision is totally unfathomable to me now, but I did learn a lot. This time I could be the Master of Colic (avoiding the 4am GP visit with a motion settled, fast asleep and thankfully healthy baby is always preferable!)

• Having ‘In the Night Garden’ on series link (thanks Mum) taking up more than 50% of your memory is not cool. I’m 25 (and I’m actually quite amused by Iggle Piggle, oops!) Deleting episodes is banned however, with two children under one I’m going to need that big blue babysitter more than ever!

• Poo. Everyone’s experienced this one.

‘Has she been?’
‘What colour is it?’
‘Is it runny?’
‘Hmm, that smells a bit different.’
‘What? She hasn’t been? There must be something wrong.’

Cue baby massage right there! I’m not ashamed to say though, once the baby has been for the day, an air of peace descends over me, we are winning! Second time around I’ll be an expert in the field.

• Hormones! Fucking hormones! One minute I’m normal, one minute I’m crying, the next all is well with the world, then it’s turned upside down! If at any point anyone asks my Husband about this don’t listen to him. I don’t have mood swings; he doesn’t know what he’s talking about!

• Why does having children make you mix up names? It must be the baby brain! This morning, I asked the baby not to touch the bin five times and it still ended up all over the floor. It wasn’t until after the clean-up operation I realised I’d been telling the dog to stay away from the bin, not the baby. Parenting fail! If it had been the dog though the outcome would have been the same – he doesn’t listen either. I’m sure baby number two will only confuse my brain more. I think I’ll just move the bin!

• I’ve had a puppy that didn’t sleep for two weeks straight, how much harder can a baby be? These were my pre-baby thoughts and I’m shaking my head at my own naivety! We crate trained our Border Collie Joe from seven weeks. For two weeks we were in hell. He whined, scratched and barked ALL NIGHT, and we thought we were cream crackered! That tiredness was nothing compared to what we felt having a newborn. With a puppy you can neck a glass of wine and put in some ear plugs. With a baby not so much, I think that’s frowned upon? Our little munchkin does have more good nights than bad ones now though, just in time for baby number two!

Babies, dogs and pregnancy combined can make me feel like I’m going crazy from time to time. I’m guilty of looking forward to bedtime more often than I probably should. However, even on the toughest of parenting days, chaos is better than none at all. Maybe I’m not doing such a bad job, bring on the newborn!

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24 Comments

  • Daile May 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Its definitely a different experience being pregnant when you already have child. Great post, good luck! #fortheloveofBLOG

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 21, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      My youngest is now 5 weeks so we made it! Now the fun has really started! Thanks for your comment 🙂

      #fortheloveofBLOG

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  • @livingwithlayla May 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Very impressed you decided to have another baby while your first was so colicy. I’m having a had time convincing my OH that we will ever have another baby as our little one has such bad reflux and we are still waiting for the magical time where our little one will sleep through! #KACOLS

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 22, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      It’s a tough decision isn’t it? I think for us it was a now or never situation! Hope your little one sleeps through soon. Thankyou for your comment 🙂

      #KCACOLS

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  • The Speed Bump May 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Two under one? You’re frigging ace! My daughter is two and I can’t even fathom trying for another yet! Love this post. #KCACOLS

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 22, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      I’m not sure about ace, daft maybe?! I wouldn’t change it but I’m not sure I would do it so close again! Thankyou for your comment!

      #KCACOLS

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  • Sarah@TeamMomLife May 22, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    You are brave! Hang in there. I can only imagine how hard that might be. We decided to wait another year because I started working full time. Hope it all works out and that you have a healthy pregnancy. #KCACOLS

    Sarah

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 22, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Brave or stupid? Haha!! It can be very difficult as baby number two is now 5 weeks, but it is all worth it! Thanks for your comment!

      #KCACOLS

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  • beautybabyandme May 22, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I have to admit I am very nervous about having a second! I can imagine it’s an incredibly different experience but I’m sure it’s one that’s still full of love and excitement! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 22, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      It really is full of love and excitement, I’m not sure I would have them so close again mind! Now they are both here though I wouldn’t change it for the world! Thankyou for your comment!

      #KCACOLS

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  • Catie: An Imperfect Mum May 24, 2016 at 8:00 am

    The mixing up name thing made me LOL. I do that all the time.. they even get the dogs name sometimes but I can’t blame baby brain! #twinklytuesday

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 24, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Haha that made me smile! Thankyou for your comment 🙂

      #TwinklyTuesday

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  • Coombe Mill May 24, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Oh the mixing up names! I have 6 and all within 6 years and I never call the right name! #Twinklytuesday

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 24, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Wow, I take my hat off to you! Hubs still hasn’t got the hang of it either! Thanks for your comment 🙂

      #TwinklyTuesday

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  • Emma - meandbmaketea May 25, 2016 at 9:28 am

    goodness, hats off! two under 1??! #KCACOLS

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  • arthurwears May 25, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I saw your post title on another linkup (I think) and it had been shortened to “going in” rather than going insane. At the time j didn’t have a spare minute to read it, but in my head I was thinking “she’s going in where??! I need to go back and read this and find out!” Anyway, I forgot and now here I am. You’re going in-sane! I get it! You probably think I’m insane actually after reading this message! Lol! #KCACOLS

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 25, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Haha this made me smile, it is rather s long title! Thankyou for reading 🙂

      #KCACOLS

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  • A mum track mind May 26, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Oh wow two under the age of 1 year? You are a brave lady! Still, I am in the same boat – my youngest is four months and I already want another one!! I believe that is also down to those blummin hormones too, the buggers. You did make me laugh with this post though! Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG x

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 26, 2016 at 9:14 am

      My eldest is 1 next week, so I won’t be able to saybitbfor much longer! It’s hard work but they are worth it! Thankyou for your comment 🙂

      #StayClassy

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  • practicalbydefault May 26, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Mixing up names is a given. I think I go through all 3 animals before I get to the kids. I had mine 22 months apart and it was hell and heaven at once. Enjoy! #KCACOLS

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 26, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Haha couldn’t have put it better myself! Thanks for your comment 🙂

      #KCACOLS

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  • Franca Desjardins May 28, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Oh God I remember those days like if they were yesterday. Being pregnant and already have a child is definitely not easy at all! So many times I was like you wishing for the time to go to bed. To be honest with you the feeling will not go as I still like that lol I’m always counting the moment when my 2 girls are sleeping in bed so I can have some free child time with my hubby. I also mix up my girls names all the time. It is a nightmare. I used to tell off my mum about it because she always confuses all 4 of us!! Now I’m like her too LOL Great post! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It would be lovely to have you again tomorrow, 🙂 xx

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 28, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Thankyou for such lovely comments! As much as I love the day time, night time is absolutely lovely! I’m one of three and have also been known to complain to mum about being called a different name, I can totally understand her now! X

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