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!