The day we found out I was carrying Pops, he or she was the size of a poppy seed.
Funnily enough, we’d not started trying for No. 2 yet when it all happened. We’d literally just started laughing at Nae’s little quirks and finding her really quite entertaining. Perhaps we’d mentioned in passing a couple of times as we thought it’d be fun if she had a sibling, and that we’d revisit the thought at the end of the year.
Then it all began. I remember riding up Mount Faber one evening and thinking it was more of an effort than usual, and I recall giving myself a hard time for being weak in the head that night. I also took myself to my first Muay Thai class for the first time in ages at 9.30pm on a Wednesday night, and being so slow and breathless, I swore I’d start going at least once a week.
Of course I hadn’t realised at that point that that would be my first and last Muay Thai class for awhile to come.
My temper was also incredibly – and uncharacteristically – short. On one occasion, I got SO annoyed with Hubba for something so minor and silly that when he asked me what was bugging me, I lied and said, “I think I got up on the wrong side of the bed today.” I had to – I had no idea why I was so mad at him when he had said and done absolutely nothing wrong!
And then one Sunday when we were out shopping, I suddenly thought the mall we were in had a particularly funky smell. That was when I got a little suspicious.
“You know what, darling,” I said. “I’m just going to buy a pregnancy test just to be sure. I really don’t think I’m pregnant but there’s something bizarre going on with me.”
And so I did. I paid for a test, put it in my bag and forgot all about it – But in the car, on the way home, I lost my temper again. Andrew was mad at me – I was rude and snappy, and well… He had absolutely no clue what was up my arse!
So when we got home, I ran straight up to the bathroom. And lo and behold….
No. 2 is scheduled to arrive less than a month before Nae turns 2.
And I am soon to become a whale…. Again :)
Blessed be the Lord who giveth.