Monday, 5 August 2013

Tiredness, Toddler and T'irteen weeks.

Holy cow balls, I'm exhausted.

I was half expecting to be so tired, it comes with the pregnancy. All pregnant ladies get a little bit tired.

I remember laying down and snoozing while Eldest was at nursery (pre home ed times), snuggling into bed and drifting away peacefully.

There is no nursery now and there is now a toddler - The Game Changer.

She doesn't have nursery, she is a Duplo monster, a noise machine, a kitty, a menace, an alarm, a tiny foghorn blasting her way through my fatigued haze. It's adorable and slowly wearing me down into nothing.

I know that there are many, many ladies who have conceived a baby only weeks after having another one, you are just brilliant - I couldn't do that. I just don't think I have the energy to cope with that - or at least I don't know where I would get that energy anyway!

Also at this time, I'm waiting. I'm in between scan 1 and scan 2, no midwife appointments for a few weeks it's the limbo of pregnancy. The bit that time forgot

I need some sense of belonging. I like to feel that I'm not on my own, even though I'm pretty sure that a lot of moms feel a little bit alone. When you're at home, and the babies are playing their newest game and for the first time you're not the monster, the baddy or the princess in the castle. You're on the side lines. For the first time, they display something so wonderful that your heart does a little flip-flop. You made those little people who now appear to not need you.

I digress.

I like to feel like part of a community. I also like it to be easy, and I don't feel I have to be social if I choose not too.

I like apps and online forums.

I just do.

One of the apps I use is What To Expect, I use the pregnancy app - I like the little updates. Not that I'd forget any part of what is going on in my uterus - it's hard to forget that there are little legs/arms wiggling around and growing. It's hard to forget you have the building blocks of life inside you.

HUMAN DUPLO machine!!

It's just nice to have the phone/app/forum with a woman at the other end for a little bit of boost when everyone around you inevitably gets bored of your pregnancy, they care about 2 parts of your pregnancy - the start when you tell everyone and the end when you have the final product. The bit in between isn't cool or interesting really.

So yeah, back to what I was saying. I like to check in on forums and stuff, What To Expect is pretty big news over in American, so a lot of What to Expect forums and stuff can be totally different to us here in the UK. I'm not even going to lie - I watched the movie too and fell in love with the dads.

I was however delighted to find an email telling me they had launched there site in the UK.

So along with my app, baby books, pregnancy books, tweeting and blogging about it. I'll also be on these forums. I'm not saying it's the only way to get support and feel like part of a community but sometimes it's nice to know it's there when you need it.


  1. I remember using the What to Expect app, and I still now get updates by email every few days, they are very good, tell you what to expect with a toddler of that age - don't know if you have subscribed to those?
    Nice blog by the way!

    1. Hey! Yeah I have the pregnancy ones and the toddler ones, got a hand pointer about toddler V sleep or lack of the other day. Not getting enough sleep hadn't crossed my mind!
      Thanks for stopping by. x


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