Charlie's Journey: 20 Weeks
Name: Charlotte Paxman (Charlie)
Age: 32 Years Old
Due date: 2nd April 2018
Baby number: 2 (big sister Florence)
How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant: Surprised! It was planned but happened a lot quicker than we ever expected and a lot quicker than it took to conceive our daughter Florence. I always wanted 2 children so I am super excited, but a little apprehensive!
How have you felt up to now: Morning sickness (all day sickness) is awful! With this baby it's definitely been more manageable though. With Florence it arrived at week 6 and was so intense until week 14-16. It started to ease earlier this time. Other than sickness I don't feel it has been too bad so far! I am much more distracted this time though which takes my mind off things!
How has your body changed so far: Even though it is my second pregnancy my body is taking its time to show any change. I still don't have a significant bump at 20 weeks, I am super proud of what bump I do have though. I am always astounded how much bigger my boobs get. I usually have bee stings and now I actually have some proper boobs! All of it is a positive change and all part of growing babies!
Any Cravings: I've been totally craving sausage rolls, which is completely out of character as I never normally eat much meat (if any). My friends and family find this hilarious!
How is this pregnancy compared to last time round: Generally I am much more mentally and physically distracted this time - so in some respects it is easier but in others it's slightly harder as you still have to keep up with your first child. Overall I find this pregnancy easier than last time as I have a lot less anxiety and I feel stronger in every way.
I am trying to savour and enjoy this pregnancy and embrace everything, as I am 99% sure we are complete as a family once this baby arrives. Of course I just need to persuade my husband that a dog would be a good addition next, and that's going to take some convincing!
We will follow Charlies journey throughout her pregnancy with all the highs, lows, exciting times and crazy experiences whilst she waits to meet her baby.