|There’s a new little Webeck on the way!|
You see that beautiful little bundle of blossoming baby there? It is the next piece of the puzzle of our little slice of life, due to make it’s grand entrance into our world in early March 2013 (yes, right in time to coincide with the start of the NRL season – we timed that oh so well, didn’t we?!)
The common response to this baby announcement, besides being overwhelmed with well wishes, was certainly surprise that we were adding to our little family after so long – after all I spent MANY years vociferously protesting my right to only be able to have one child. Never in a million years did I want a repeat experience of what happened with the arrival of number one. And the cluckiness that people often feel at the sight of super cute little bundles of newborns? For so long it failed to make a reappearance in my spectrum of emotions – all I could summon was fear. But, eventually the niggling little voice hidden deep inside my heart grew beyond a whisper. Would I live to regret not giving my son a sibling? Would I always wonder if second time around the parenting track might treat me a little differently?
Would there be something – someone – always missing from our world?
Soon the voice grew to a crescendo I could no longer ignore. So I sought many facets of help to finally overcome this fear of mine, and after some time, we eventually were blessed with those two pink lines that pronounced “PREGNANT”!
I look back on that moment the result sprang to life on the test, knowing it would be a true reflection of how I honestly felt.
Unconsciously, I grinned, and pumped the air with a gleeful fist. A good first sign if ever there was one!
And even though I was shaking with shock by the time I had to share the news with The Husband, and spent the first week steeped in a surreal daze there has been an abundance of joy at the thought of another life coming to colour our world.
Keeping “mum” though on the topic was certainly tough. After spilling the secret to our closest friends and family and swearing them to silence for what ended up a period of 7 LONG weeks, was tough. I became very antisocial, both with illness and fear I wouldn’t be able to keep up the façade of health I was meant to be experiencing.
Even though it’s been a trying first trimester, feeling as though I’ve endured each day with a throbbing hangover, moving as if trying to walk through quicksand, and literally falling into bed each night feeling as if I’ve just completed the London half marathon, I would not swap any of it for even a second. Because I know feeling this way equals the health of the little body blossoming within.
And as we turn the corner from winter into spring, so too do I feel the tides moving back to tranquil. Energy is making a slow, but long overdue reappearance and I am ready to embrace all that awaits with pregnancy number 2!
Daisy, Roo and Two says
Congratulations!!!!! What wonderful news for you and your little family! I hope you start to feel better soon!
DONNA!! Brilliant news, beautiful woman. Wow.
Thrilled for you hon, and what a beautiful ultrasound pic. Handsome already!!
Beautiful news. Congratulations x
Caz (The Truth About Mummy) says
Huge congratulations Donna 🙂 I remember talking to you about his at DPCON12 and you seemed so sure about just having one 🙂 Yay for you guys 🙂 Let’s hope this one sleeps like a dream. I so remember that first trimester feeling. Yuck … but so good to know bubs is happy and safe. Hope the next few months are easy peasy. Caz
Yay! Congratulations x
Amy Rea says
My first born was born right in the middle of Footy finals season, not great timing on our part. I felt like I had two newborns after the Mad Monday escapades 😛
Glowless @ Where's My Glow says
Congratulations Donna! Very happy for you xx
Lisa @lybliss says
Wonderful news !! I always say . I never saw two little pastel lines I didn’t like. Enjoy the anticipation, is a gorgeous time xxx
PS I’ll eat your DPCON13 dessert for you, wouldn’t want to waste it
Congratulations! Wonderful news!! xx
Kelly Exeter says
I can’t wait for the return of energy!! I just giggled at your description of every day being a hangover because YEP, that is where I am at the moment!!
So thrilled for you Don 🙂
Corinne – Daze of My Life says
Congratulations Donna! That is awesome news! I hope you’re feeling better.
Someone once told me that you never regret the children you have, just the ones you don’t have. xxx
Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups says
CONGRATULATIONS Donna – this is such exciting news and I am so so thrilled for you lovely. I wish you and that beautiful little bun a healthy and joyous ride xx
Jane Copeland says
Congratulations-how truly wonderful x
Congratulations Donna – wonderful news! xxx
Good Golly Miss Holly! says
Congratulations gorgeous! Another bloggy babe on the way – They’re the best kind 😉 x
Congratulations Donna! That’s fabulous news!! Wishing you all the very best xx
Oh, congratulations Donna! That’s wonderful news. Look forward to reading about the updates x
Fox in the City says
Woohoo!!!! So very exciting!