Loud and Proud – A bit of a break and reaching a milestone

Its been an amazing two weeks with going on holiday and getting a proper restful break where I got to sit on my bum for a good few days. Granted it was looking after Little Z for some of it due to his chicken pox which had the most excellent timing of all popping out at once as soon as we landed, but still. Its been a lovely couple of weeks where we managed to all switch off work and the busy life and just sit about and bond with each other. Our holiday was booked months and months ago and it was our “screw all this waiting about to grow our family, lets go on holiday” holiday. It would have been a holiday where I would have sat about on a lounger and wondered what the future would bring us, whether I was happy in my job, whether I should change my job, whether I should write do something drastic and exciting. It’s something I tend to do on holidays. Ponder and muse about how I could take a bit of a diversion and do “something else”.

This time it was a different and slightly surreal feeling. I wasn’t pondering and musing. I knew, hopefully, what the next few months, and indeed year, would bring. I would take a year off work, hopefully have a baby and look after it. All being well we will be a family of four and that’s a very very strange feeling. Of course its lovely but it does feel slightly alien just now when its been “just the 3 of us” for so long. In reaching that 20 week milestone, I cannot believe how fast the pregnancy is flying by. I’ve written about Weeks 19 and 20 here. This pregnancy has been a lot more tiring for all sorts of reasons and some days have felt very long. But it is flying by in a complete blur. Each appointment and scan brings with it a sense of nervousness and a slight apprehension about what news to expect. Thankfully its all been so far so good and I hope it does carry on like that. I still need to make the decision about what kind of birth I would like but I’ve left that until the 36 week mark. That way I am pretty much ignoring any anxious feelings about it and that’s fine by me. So a bit of a rambly post that doesn’t sound like much to many people but I’m pretty thankful for coming this far!

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Not My Year Off


  1. Sarah MumofThree World May 21, 2015 / 6:36 am

    You’ve come a long way! Being pregnant is a scary time, with so many changes and so much to look forward to and worry about!
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      May 22, 2015 / 10:30 am

      I think I kept putting it off till after the holiday and now that time has arrived. It is probably time for a big list!”

  2. Erica Price May 21, 2015 / 6:38 am

    I think it will have been a holiday to remember and savour in many ways. One to look back on to when you were a family of
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  3. Sharon Powell May 21, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    Sounds like you’re doing great! Being pregnant is a scary time but I hope it continues to go well for you x
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  4. HonestMum May 21, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    Your holiday on social media looked amazing and I can’t believe you are 20 weeks already! It is flying. Here for you if you need to chat re birth as have been there as you know. You are right not to worry, lots of time to think about options xx
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  5. Sara (@mumturnedmom) May 21, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    20 weeks, it really is flying, but I know exactly what you mean about the wondering and worrying. I did as you did, put off decisions (other than the elective sections!) and then just didn’t think about them until I had to! I’m glad you had such a wonderful holiday x
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  6. Tim May 21, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    Wow, 20 weeks already! I think your holiday couldn’t have come at a better time. Glad you had such a great time, and hopefully it’s got you recharged and ready to tackle the next 20 weeks. It will fly by, I’m sure!
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  7. Louise Fairweather May 22, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Second time it goes so much faster doesn’t it! I find time in general is speeding at the moment. Glad everything is going well x
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  8. WallyMummy May 23, 2015 / 10:16 am

    Glad you had a fab hold lovely! Can;t believe 20 weeks in already! I found the second pregnancy went so bloody fast in the beginning… hope you’re feeling good xxx
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  9. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) May 26, 2015 / 6:24 am

    Ah I can totally undertand hon, after everything you’ve been through to get here and how much you’ve wanted it is a scary thing, and it’s wonderful things are going so well for you. Second pregnancies really do fly by as well when you have a little one to look after at the same time don’t they? Over halfway, yay! xx
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