December 31, 2016

It's the last day of the year, so why not go out with a bang? With very full hearts and lots of excitement we are thrilled to announce we are expecting our second bébé in early July!

James and I were hoping to get pregnant early this coming year, just like we did with Oslo last year, but as fate would have it we got pregnant much quicker than I ever expected. Turns out when you stop breastfeeding your body is crazy fertile, so to our unexpected surprise we got pregnant as soon as we were open to the idea of having a second baby. 

I knew right away this time, it's like my body was more in tune from the get go. Having my usual glass of red wine at night just didn't sit right with me and my nasty attitude towards James really tipped us off. So the morning after we went apple picking (which I posted about in November) I hurried off to the pharmacy with Oslo to stock up on pregnancy tests. I took two and waited patiently for the results. I prepared myself a little for a negative test because I knew I would be disappointed  if it was. Deep down I really didn't think it was possible to get pregnant this fast after finishing my breastfeeding journey, so I did expect the test to say negative. As luck would have it I turned the two tests over and saw the words 'Pregnant 2-3 weeks' clear as day. I was overcome with so much excitement and shock! I picked up Oslo and cried and laughed, and really couldn't believe it was real. James was at work so I decided to put a surprise together for him when he got home. Earlier that week he gave me a couple cute presents just because, so I decided to pretend to do the same. I wrapped the tests up in a box with lots of layers of wrapping paper just to be cheeky. As soon as he came through the door I gave him the present and he began to unwrap it, suspecting nothing at all. As soon as he saw the tests he knew, and just like me was so overwhelmed with emotion and excitement. He was even more shocked than I was that it happened this quickly!

Knowing this will be our last planned pregnancy makes this time around even more special. So far I am savouring every moment along the way because I know this will be the last time I experience this incredible gift. I'm even a little bit more excited than the last time because I have done this before and feel so much more prepared, which makes me feel so confident.

I am currently 13 weeks along, which has flown by so quickly already. I feel because I have Oslo to look after day to day that this pregnancy will really go by much quicker than my last. This time I am feeling completely different than when I was pregnant with Oslo. I only had two weeks of nausea in the beginning, but that soon disappeared and now I am feeling strong, healthy and well rested. I am hoping I stay feeling like this because running after a toddler all day while pregnant can be tricky business. 

Oslo does not suspect a thing so far, but I am already teaching him about babies and being gentle which he is picking up quickly. I can't wait to see him as a big brother! He seems to love babies and other kids, so I think he will enjoy having this new addition to the family. If not he is going to have to adapt pretty quickly to the change. Time will tell and I am so looking forward to seeing how he is with his new sibling. 

I just wanted to share the news and a quick update with you, and I am so excited to bring you along on this exciting journey with me. 

That's a wrap on another incredible year. Happy New Year and lots of love!

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  1. Gah! Knowing how I would feel if I was in your shoes (SO EXCITED!) I can really feel you emotion and anticipation and excitement bursting through your words Jules. Just the most beautiful news - so delighted for you and your gorgeous family! And I love how you told James! xx