Never complain, never explain. I haven't written nearly as much as I'd hoped to about my pregnancy, but I had a baby, so that's my reason! What feels like nine very short weeks ago, my lovely son Eamon was born by emergency caesarean, after a 19 hour induced labour. I've started to dip my toe into the world of YouTube, and so if you'd like to hear about his birth story, do head over to my channel and have a little look! Little E is now 9 weeks old, and as I'm sure you'll expect me to say, he's totally delightful. While we've had a few challenges thrown our way in these first few weeks (hello sleep deprivation!) we're getting on really well together. He's got a delightful nature,
Hey gang, so these grand plans of trimester updates didn't exactly come to fruition, but I thought I would still post them for posterity, and just in case any of you find them useful! So, I'm now nearly 17 weeks pregnant, which means I have entered to holy realm of the 2nd trimester. That beautiful time when your morning sickness and fatigue fade away, and you get a delightful bump and the sought-after pregnancy glow. Well...more on that later. Let's chat about the three months that were the first trimester. As a whole, I have been very lucky indeed. While I wouldn't go so far as to say I sailed through the first trimester, it was definitely not as bad as I was expecting. I think
Now, first things first, I cannot claim to write these pregnancy posts with any kind of authority apart from my own experience. This is my first ever pregnancy, which will hopefully result in my first ever child (!) so this whole experience has been new to me, not knowing what to expect, or what is lurking around the corner. Grab a cuppa, because this bad boy is going to be a long post. This was a planned pregnancy, and I had heard that it was still considered normal to have been trying for up to a year before conceiving. In the end, it took us less than six months, with only really three months of actually upping my game and tracking everything. I had fallen down the rabbit hole a little
Life has well and truly happened to the Hello Family this year. Work, work, work as per usual, and we seem to finally be making some headway with the whole renovating the house thing! But I think the main reason why this here blog has lain fallow for so long is that I have been in the midst of my first trimester of pregnancy. Yep, you heard it here first guys, Baby Hello is on its way and due to make an appearance in the middle of November! When I first began writing this post, I was 12 weeks and 2 days preggo, but I am now officially 16 weeks pregnant, so things have been moving along at pace! I'm going to do a little first trimester update very soon, but so far so good, I guess.
It is not, it appears, the fashionable thing to admit that 2016 has been a rather good year for "one". But disastrous referendums and potential WWIII aside, it was a year of much joy for me personally, and one that I will no doubt look back on fondly. 2016 was the year in which I ceased to be a newlywed, and became just a 'wed', and I feel I truly embraced the role of a wife. Y'all, I wifed my damn butt off this year, and in return, Mr H husbanded me even better. Admittedly, that makes me seem like some kind of farmyard animal, but it remains nevertheless true. After the initial honeymoon phase of marriage began to dissolve, I was left with the most wonderful life partner who actively