Raising A Toddler When Pregnant…

Being pregnant is hard enough, throw a toddler into the mix and it’s a whole different ball game.

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I am currently at what people would say is the ‘nice stage’ of being pregnant. You feel good, you have energy, but it is definitely not the same as the first time around.

I haven’t really experienced the terrible twos yet. Mia is 2 1/2 now so I may be lucky and escape it, but there is still time for it to come and hit me in the face! (I have probably just jinxed myself). Of course she has her moments but in general, she is quite a good girl. Getting through the first trimester I would say was the hardest. I suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum during my first pregnancy, so the fear of this returning whilst having a toddler to look after blew my brain. How the hell would I cope?!

I was so lucky to escape it this time. I haven’t been sick once this pregnancy I just had that dreaded nausea during the first trimester. Tiredness was definitely worse this time around so that is what I struggled with in the beginning. Most days I was having a nap with Mia in the afternoon, otherwise, there was no way I was seeing in bedtime.

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Jack was really good and come home to do dinner on most days. It felt as if the first trimester was never gonna end! But here I am about to see in the third and final trimester!

I would say my fuse is a lot shorter at the minute. I lose my rag a bit quicker than I normally would. (I blame the hormones). Getting Mia dressed in the morning is currently the BIGGEST chore of all chores. I am literally chasing her around the house for about 15 minutes. I put her knickers on, she runs away. I put her socks on, she runs away. I ask her to come to brush her teeth she runs downstairs. It’s a battle that I really do hope she will overcome soon!

Most people have it a lot harder. People with multiples, or even single parents, so I guess I can’t moan. I feel the first trimester is the testing part, and I got through it alive. Now I guess it will be a case of the newborn stages. Sleep deprivation and having 2 children. BRING IT ON.

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