I am really sorry it’s been a little quiet here recently. I can now reveal why!
I am happy to say that we are expecting a new addition to Family Clan in Summer 2021
With home schooling taking up the majority of my weekdays, the blog has unfortunately had to take a little back seat whilst I was earlier on in pregnancy as the first trimester has been very tiring especially now I’m 31 I have found it much more tiring that’s for sure than I did in my early 20’s.
Now I have hit the second trimester and into my 14th week, I am finding my energy back, and half term from school this week has helped massively as I find I’m not super tired when it comes to late afternoon. Actually staying awake past 9pm is great!
So far the pregnancy has been fine, just like the previous two although I did start with round ligament pain quite early on even though its mainly common in the 2nd trimester, this started for me around 6 weeks (although I didn’t realise at the time) and it was awful. Just the wonderful body slowly doing what it needs to. This has eased within the last three weeks and I am no glad for a painless night sleep.
Counting myself lucky again with no sickness, just tiredness and sometimes being off my meals and feeling full quite fast. Not to mention toilet trips at least twice a night! But that really isn’t anything to complain about when I know a friend that is 2 weeks ahead of me in pregnancy and is still being sick daily.
I did have an early scan at 11 weeks due to small bleed and stomach pain, but confirmed that everything was fine. Fast forward to our dating scan at 13 weeks to see a happy healthy baby, that even when the screen was turned for us to see, it moved its hand behind the back of its head “just chilling” we thought.
We are so excited for a new baby in the family, the kids are so excited and keep cuddling and kissing my belly and checking that I am okay.
Battling home schooling with a 10 year old and two 7 year olds has been quite a challenge if I’m honest. There has been numerous amount of tears every week from the kids and myself.
The feelings they feel that ‘they are not good enough’ at certain parts, but the best boost to see is when they actually have completed the task they struggled with and then understand, knowing that I helped to make it more understandable is a great feeling.
It is fair to say that I have learnt so much along the way, school learning sure has changed a lot more since I was in school, the teaching methods are different too, but we have all learnt and understood along the way.
Google has became my best friend for Year 5 work. So many tasks that Jake is being set that I have never even heard about, and I thought I wasn’t that bad! Haha
His spelling is absolutely amazing, he gets 9/10 & 10/10 on a weekly basis on words that I really think a lot of adults would also get incorrect when put on the spot.
I am so so proud of our little warriors, they are doing so well in all these uncertain times and even said that they wish they could be home schooled by me forever. I think I would then start going grey!
What lies ahead
2021 has already turned into quite a fun, exciting year and we can’t wait to welcome a new baby into our family.
Next week we will be finding out the sex of our baby and letting our family and friends know over Zoom what we are having. I didn’t find out what I was having with Jake and Grace as their Dad wanted to keep it a surprise. So we have booked an gender scan and can’t wait to start purchasing pink or blues!
I have no idea what it could be, absolutely no feelings swaying me.
Chinese Gender Predictor Calendar
Have you ever heard of a Chinese Gender Predictor Calendar?
So I never really looked into them but I just happened to scroll across it whilst on Facebook a few weeks ago, and although not 100% accurate, it has been for me.
You search by mothers age at conception and what month, and then it will tell you if boy or girl. Scarily enough with Jake, Grace and Ava. This was correct and it got their genders correct for all three!
This time it is predicting that this baby will be a boy. Only time will tell but I thought it was fascinating and wanted to share.