Vomit, pee and poo – time for baby no.2?

Out popped Jack and right then it started, ‘so when are you having your next one?’.  Ha – excuse me whilst I laugh uncontrollably in your face but I’d rather stick glue in my eye.

All tongue-and-cheek I know, but I must have heard it 20-times.  Know the feeling?

Jack’s birth didn’t exactly go according to the birth plan that we had put together with such thought and obvious naivety.  I had stipulated that I didn’t want any drugs *laughs to self*.  Come to think of it, not a single point on our birth plan happened, so if there is a next time I’ll only need a point 1 – Lots and lots of drugs.


The first few weeks post pregnancy were really tough for me.  Getting back to health whilst taking care of a newborn took it’s toll and our breastfeeding ‘nightmare’ quickly became a lost battle.  Looking back, I have no idea how I coped.  It’s safe to say that my amazing Fiancé quite literally saved me.  He was incredibly supportive and still is to this day.


As the weeks past, things really did get easier.  As simple as it sounds, the turning point for me was when Jack could hold his own bottle.  He suddenly didn’t need me to do ‘everything’ for him, sounds ridiculous I know but until that moment I had felt somewhat pinned down.

Jack is now 6months old and whilst I haven’t been able to get back into shape, thanks to my split tummy muscles (and survival on quick-fix junk food), I finally feel like I know what I am doing.  Jack’s weaning is going great, his weight is on target and he is always full of smiles so we must be doing something right.


I am feeling much better in myself and the depression and anxiety seem to have past.  I still have some off days but I’ll put that down to a lack-of-sleep.  My tummy muscles are slowly getting better and I manage at least two warm cups of tea during the day.

Jack is a dream come true, he really has changed our lives for the better.  Nothing in the world can compare to his chuckles and cuddles.  Seeing him flourish whilst hitting his little milestones is incredible and witnessing his bond with Trevor just melts me.  The tough times instantly become a distant memory with a cheeky smile from Jack.


The pregnancy, labour and struggles of early motherhood are long forgotten and I have a gorgeous family that I can call my own.  Nothing could make me more proud.


You never know, perhaps our Captain Jack might like to be a big brother and I know that Trevor would love a 2nd child.  He says that he would like a daughter to ‘complete’ the family.

So, whilst I once thought that one baby was more than enough, thank you very much, my thoughts are with that of baby no.2 and I have bought some folic acid just in case.

I love being a mum, it’s the best job in the world.

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  • Reply
    September 29, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Ah I enjoyed reading your blog post. My baby is just 2 months old and, although I don’t want to wish away a second of our time, I cannot wait for a nice warm cuppa! Lx

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      October 1, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      The first few months I found tough but its so true, things do get easier. Especially as they get a little more independent 🙂 Good luck and congratulations xx

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    Angela Milnes
    September 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I really love being a mum. I wanted a lot of kids as I grew up but with my health issues, it is not going to happen…however i do hope to get well enough to have at least one more! That would be nice.

    Angela xx

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      September 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Aww I hope you get well enough too hun! I think I would have to draw the line at 2 though, its quite tough going xx

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    Sarah HP
    September 4, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Oh your baby is so cute! Lovely pictures. I went from agonising over when to have baby number two to finding out that we were not only pregnant but were having twins!

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      September 6, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      Oh my word! I think id struggle with twins! 😀 Way to go you. Thanks for visiting our post xx

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    September 4, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Great post. You need to give yourself time to recover from birth it’s traumatic. I refused to write a birth plan this time and am taking the lets make it up as we go along approach.
    Glad you’re getting to drink warm tea, I’m still failing at this and my boys are 6 & 8!

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      September 6, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      Hi Lisa! I definitely wont be writing a birth plan next time either. Waste of time. 🙂 xx Thanks for visiting our post!

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    Laura's Lovely Blog
    September 4, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I had an awful birth with my first and it took me a while to get to the place where I could face another and we have a daughter now too. I would say you will know when you’re ready and good luck to you 🙂

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      September 6, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      Yeh I think you are right. I do feel ready now but worried that 2 little ones will be hard work for me having no help close by when partner is working 🙂 xx

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    Random Musings
    September 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Lovely post 🙂 Baby Jack is so cute with his cheeky little grin 🙂 #positivelyposted

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    August 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Ha I love the fact that Trev sounds broody 😉 Also loving all the photos of Jack, handsome little man 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix again hon!

    Stevie xx

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    Forget Me Knit
    August 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Your little boy is gorgeous. Glad to hear you are feeling much better, I too found the first months difficult and was so happy to come out the other side. My little boy has just turned one and I am 18 weeks pregnant with number two 🙂 I think it will be great to have them close together and the baby years complete. Good luck with whatever you decide Xx

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      August 17, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Thank you for visiting our post and congratulations that you are with baby no.2. I think the age gap will be great! Good luck with it all 🙂 danger

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    Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    August 15, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Awww that question has been asked to me a million times now too! Everyday in FB especially =P

    JAck looks so adorable! #picknmix

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    Mummy in Training
    August 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    He’s so cute!! Glad to read you are feeling better. My boy is nearly 3 and I am only just feeling ready for number 2 #PickNMix xx

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      August 14, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Ohh, we could be pregnancy buddies – hehe danger Thanks for visiting our post.

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    A Moment with Franca
    August 14, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Aww I love your photos! Your baby is gorgeous!! It took me a long time to decide to get number two and when I finally started taking folic acid to my surprise it took me another year to actually get pregnant again. So I think you are doing better than me in trying again earlier. I think it is better to have them close. My eldest is 5 years and my 2nd baby has turned 1 this week. They have a 4 year gap. I’m okay now with that gap although a 2 or 3 years would’ve been perfect! They love each other and my eldest think that the baby is her doll LOL Thanks for sharing, xx #PicknMix

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      August 14, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Aww a 4 yr age gap is good though. There is 5 between my brother and I and we are really close 🙂 Thanks for visiting our post. danger

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    Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    August 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Aaah he’s such a beauty! Good for you getting your ‘warm’ cups of tea! Cold tea was my life for the first year with the twins! Interesting that your fiancé would like a girl to complete your family? Would it feel ‘incomplete’ if you had another baby boy? 😉 Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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      August 13, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Hey, thanks for visiting our post. Trevor was sure that our first, Jack, was a girl through the whole pregnancy. He was surprised when he popped out a boy! But like he says, Jack is perfect and that’s all that matters. I think he’d just like a girl so he has one of each 🙂 Catch you next week for sure xx

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