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.

14 Responses to Hello Pops!

  1. Bernice says:

    Omg omg! Congrats Janice! Baby no.2 will be another gorgeous baby! In the meantime, take good care :)

  2. Vix says:

    Oh wow congrats!!! 23m is a nice gap. There’s 20m between my 2 bubs, long enough to forget the pain and trauma of newborn months but enough for older bub to have some independence.

    Gluck with the rest of your Pregnancy!

  3. Geraldine says:

    Congratz Janice! Naomi will be thrilled to have a sibling :P

  4. That is awesome news! Congrats, Jan! :)

  5. Winifred says:

    Congratulations Janice! What great blessing! All the best and God bless.

  6. girlontheave says:

    Congratulations Janice! What a beautiful blessing. Do take good care of yourself :)

  7. Marie says:

    ahahaha, join the 2 under 2 club, it’s AWESOME …. in the end.

  8. ashley says:

    Congrats! I am also expecting no.2 ard the same time ;)

  9. teresaling says:

    Congratulations Janice! I’ve been your silent reader for too long! :)

  10. serene says:

    oooo!!! congrats!!!!!!! must be a cute bud too! haha

  11. krisKris says:

    Congratulations Janice! :)

  12. krisKris says:

    Congratulations Janice :)

  13. Alicia says:

    Congrats Janice! My number 2 is due to arrive before number 1 turns two as well. :) what a coincidence.

  14. Pei says:

    congratulations!! how exciting!

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