The First Year (shit hitting the fan)…

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It has been done countless times before without a doubt.  People automatically assume that it was an ‘accident’, we obviously weren’t being careful enough.  Believe it or not though being thirty-six weeks pregnant with a ten month old in tow was totally planned.  The best idea I/we have ever had.  Pah!!!

  

Don’t get me wrong, I know and I am grateful for how lucky we are.  We have a happy, healthy ten month old, and so far is proving so good pregnancy wise.  I have however, learnt and experienced a few things along the way:

  • A six week old baby and Hyperemesis do NOT mix!  I had Hyperemesis the first time around, it lasted for twenty-four weeks, with a hospital admission thrown in for good measure.  (I know, again I’m lucky it could have lasted longer).  Nevertheless, twenty-four hour puking and constipation causing medication were not a winner.
  • When your first born sleeps through from seven weeks you think you’ve cracked it – easy this!  Then they stop sleeping through just as you start to get huge, at this point getting out of bed twenty times a night is a little trying without the help of a crane!
  • The pitiful looks you get when people assume you ‘haven’t lost your baby weight’.  I have two things to say to these people 1) Who gives a shit about baby weight!  I have just carried a child for 9 months, I don’t give two craps whether I’m podgier around the middle (and everywhere else for that matter).  You may shout cliché, but my daughter is worth every pound and every mark, whether they disappear eventually or not! Oh and 2) bugger off and mind your own business.
  • When the GP gives you a lecture for being ‘silly and careless’ they can bugger of and mind their own business too.
  • The term ‘Irish Twins’.  I had honestly never heard of this.  Not sure its a turn of phrase I like either.

  

Largely though, despite the odd niggle (lots of them, too many to write down), this first year of being a Mummy has been the best of my life.  The bit in hospital where you stare at them in awe, when you bring them home and think ‘oh shit, now what?’.  The first smiles, the little giggles and the full on belly laughs!  The first time they reach their arms out for you to pick them up, when they nestle into your neck when they are tired.  Not forgetting the times when  you lose your shit, sit on the bottom stair and cry because you’ve run out of ideas and your pregnant so you can’t drink wine!

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

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14 Comments

  • Carol Cameleon May 9, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Oh wow, kudos to you for getting through it so far. And I’m not trying to sounds patronising saying that either… just wow! I had mild to yucky ‘morning’ sickness all the way through my pregnancy and hyper- thingy doesn’t sound like much fun. At. All! #kcacols

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 9, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Haha Thankyou! It wasn’t the easiest, but both my girls were worth it 🙂 whether it’s Hyperemesis or mild sickness its still a horrible feeling!

      #KCACOLS

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  • Katy (@hotpinkwellies) May 12, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Gosh, serious respect to you! I had never ending morning sickness and to be honest it’s what’s put me off having number two yet. I’m super impressed that you got through it a second time. I bet it’s all worth it though 🙂 #KCACOLS

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 12, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      It’s horrible isn’t it! I think that’s half the reason I got pregnant so quickly, so I could t talk myself out of it! They are worth it, even if I do get a little stressed sometimes! Thanks for your comment!

      #KCACOLS

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  • tammymum May 13, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Oh I can relate to this, I have two babies with 11 months between them. We get endless, goodness there close, or you haven’t got much of age gap or are they twins? And lots of stares! But we are now 10 months in and it is going well. It has been tough at times, but 1 baby is tough and to be quite honest I really don’t think I would have it any other way. I have also found it has already become easier, 10 months in so I like to think it will only get easier for here. All the very best with the rest of pregnancy and your two little ones! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. I hope you can come back again next Sunday xx

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 13, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Ah glad to hear it’s going well, that gives me hope! I’m also glad it’s gets easier as they get bigger, not that I would change it for the world! Thanks for having me 🙂

      #KCACOLS

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  • Tracey @ One Frazzled Mum May 13, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Personally I think you are insane (in a good way) mainly for having more than one but that’s because I hated being pregnant 😉 I hate it when people say things like that, how rude of your doctor too please! I think you are amazing for managing it, and 10 years down the line I still sit at the bottom of the stairs and cry because I have no idea what I am doing ever and have yet again lost my shit! #kcacols

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      This comment just made my day! Much love fellow pregnancy hater! I’m with you on that one! ( I know I’m lucky and I’m grateful, but it’s really not my thing)! Xx

      #KCACOLS

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  • Suburban Mum May 13, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    There’s an almost 3 year gap between my two boys and that was pretty tough so I say well done to anyone who has a smaller gap than that! The good news? It does get easier as they grow older but then if you are anything like me you want them to stop growing up!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 14, 2016 at 9:07 am

      I’m glad it gets easier! I already find myself saying that they grow too fast 🙂 Thankyou for your comments 🙂

      #KCACOLS

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  • Savannah (@HowHesRaised) May 14, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Sooooo much respect going your way! I have a 13 month old and I honestly couldn’t imagine doing it pregnant! And with HG-wow, you truly are a super woman <3 I hope everything continues to go well in this last stretch of your pregnancy! <3 #KCACOLS

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    • thetaleofmummyhood May 14, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      I don’t know about Super Woman but I’m trying my best! The baby is four weeks old now, and I don’t plan on having anymore so HG is thankfully a distant memory (I think I blocked most of it out, haha)! Thankyou for your lovely comments.

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  • oneofeachmeandmine October 30, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Has anyone asked you if you are pregnant with the 3rd yet? My two are 2 years and a month exactly apart. I wanted them closer together but it didn’t work out with breastfeeding for me personally. OOO and I hadn’t heard of Irish Twins either. I guess it is like A Gentleman’s Family that I have which I only heard for th first time on finding out my 2nd was a girl.

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood November 5, 2016 at 8:51 am

      They have! I’m certainly not having any more though! Thanks for stopping by x

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