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Baby #2: 23 Weeks Pregnant.. I'm Exhausted!

23 weeks pregnant, 23 week pregnant update, pregnancy blog

I'm 23 weeks pregnant now and this is the week that I've really started to feel the full blown effects of growing a tiny human inside of me! I actually think it's sort of obvious how I've been feeling just by looking at the above photo of me - I look pale and sort of frazzled and it's totally because I am just that. I'm really exhausted. 

I learned the first time around that pregnancy isn't easy, but when I look back on my first pregnancy, I realise how much easier it was being able to rest whenever I needed to and do things like go to bed whenever I liked. Second time around, I have a toddler who requires constant supervision and a flow of different types of entertainment to keep him happy during the day. Not to mention a strict requirement for all of his meals cooked for him, nappies changed, baths and everything else that comes as part of being a Mum to a growing child. Ethan doesn't understand why Mummy wants to lay in bed, why Mummy has no energy to roll around on the floor letting him jump all over me, why Mummy doesn't want to leave the house some days. He doesn't understand that Mummy feels like she's hooked to a energy-draining drip and that her back muscles are straining more and more each day, which combined with having a curvature of the spine - feels pretty damn uncomfortable and very painful. 

Luckily I have good support around me most of the time, my Husband is here during the week and his parents are fantastic with Ethan and always go out of their way to make themselves available to look after their Grandson who they love very much. I absolutely know that I could feel so much worse and I absolutely know that everyday of pain or exhaustion is going to be so very much worth it. Being Mum to Ethan has opened up such a wonderful way of life for me, I genuinely couldn't be happier as a Mum and I feel so incredibly lucky that I will get to be a Mummy to two later on this year. <3 But some times - it's pretty exhausting!



 


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  1. I feel for you. I was exhausted throughout my second pregnancy as my little miss was the same age as Ethan and was like a little ball of energy. I really think I took for granted being able to just lay in bed and sit doing nothing with my first pregnancy! If it's any consolation, you look fab and I promise that you are right, it's totally worth it and amazing being a mum to two :) x

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. This actually made me feel a little better. :) xx

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  2. The last trimester was the worst. Couldn't move and Matthew kept asking me to play with him. Luckily hubby was there to keep him entertained all the time.

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    1. Oh yeah I'm expecting it to get worse towards the very end. I remember the third trimester being pretty tough with Ethan! xx

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    1. It's hard isn't it!? But it will be so so worth it! x

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  4. Oh no! It'll maybe pass! I was never tired, until about 8 months pregnant and then i slept all the time, you cannot do that as you already have one running around. I hope it eases off for you, espesh the back ache! You've not got too long to go... Suz xo www.beauisblue.com

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    1. Thank you, I'll make it through one way or another and will do my best to enjoy being pregnant. It's a wonderful time, even if it's hard x

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  5. It's true, you think the first time round is tiring until you realise how much harder it is to do it all again but with a toddler to look after too!
    At least there's not too much longer to go now, you're over halfway done - finish line is in sight! :)

    xx

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    1. Very true! Though I sort of don't want it to go too fast, I love being pregnant! x

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  6. You look so much bigger this week, gorgeous bump! x

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  7. Toddler's and pregnancy are bloody hard work - it sounds like you have a fab support network though xxx

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  8. Gosh, your pregnancy seems to be flying by!!

    Sorry you've had to deal with the back pain (personally,that was the worst part of pregnancy for me). It also must be very hard with a toddler in toe too!

    Hearing the heartbeat never gets old, does it? So magical. :)

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  9. Pregnancy looks so good on you Alex :-) Can't wait to see the little man! xx

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  10. I think you still look fab! I'm 22 weeks and know exactly how you are feeling!!

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  11. I'm 20 weeks now and feeling great, but it's my first pregnancy! You look beautiful! Take care!

    http://weareatlove.com
    Martina

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