I’m now 19 weeks pregnant and getting really excited about the 20 week scan next week! I would say I am excited as the first time but not as anxious as the first time round. I find that I get so busy with Cole who is now 11 months and im now back to work P/T that I sometimes forget that I’m pregnant and time simply flies by! When I feel baby no.2 kicking away it is a sure reminder that I am actually pregnant and I need to relax (yeah right!)
My husband has recently told me he doesn’t want to find out the sex of the baby like we did with Cole but I really want to know so I can mentally prepare for a boy or a girl. I would like a little girl now, apparently if one partner doesn’t want to know the sex of the baby then they won’t tell either! I really don’t know if I should push my husband in to it or leave it as a surprise???
We have also been shopping for baby no.2 already and looking as tandem/double buggies…..what a nightmare!! I’ve whittled it down to 4 different ones! 3 are 1 in front of the other and the forth is one under the other (Phil & Ted vibe) problem is with that is I don’t really want my baby in line with all the dust and car fumes we have in London! I’m hoping when the baby show is on at Earls Court in October it will help me decide on the pushchair that is perfect for us and our babies!!
Supermodel Gisele Bunchen recently stated that she believed it should be made law that all mothers should breastfeed their baby for the first 6 months. Gisele was reported as having said: “There should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”
Gisele believed that breastfeeding her baby helped her regain her figure, even though she apparently only breastfed her newborn for 3 weeks but she was modelling swimwear only 6 weeks after giving birth!
Having created a certain amount of furore over her comments, she was forced to backtrack and apologise and state that she was in no way judging mothers who bottle-fed their baby.
Having spoken to other mothers, the general opinion is that it’s not always possible to breastfeed your child for a variety of reasons and while many mothers are aware of the benefits of breastfeeding, there are many who see bottlefeeding as a more suitable option. If you have any opinions you want to share, feel free to let us know.
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I’ve agreed to be a guest blogger on mybabyspain to share my own story of becoming a mum the second time round.
I’m currently 14 weeks and I am already showing and feeling baby no.2 move around. It’s not so much kicking just the feeling of the baby moving round or from left to right along my tummy! They do say you can feel the baby a lot earlier 2nd time round and as far as I go it’s true. I can’t remember exactly when I felt my first baby move but it was roughly the average time stated in most pregnancy guides! It’s all so exciting even second time round (when I get a moment to myself to actually think about it!)