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Sarah's Pregnancy Journey

Sharing my pregnancy secrets

As I sit here 39 weeks pregnant, I reflect upon my journey so far.

I have loved being pregnant. Ok, so it has been a breeze and I have cherished every minute of it.

I have been fortunate to have another perfect pregnancy. I’d love to share my secret but I don’t feel like I have done anything different to most.

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This is my second pregnancy. My first, with Jed, was amazing also. This time round, expecting a girl, I was anticipating the works.

6, 8, 12 weeks and still no morning sickness. At this point I was convinced I was having another boy. Based on my first pregnancy, things were heading in the same direction. I didn’t find out the sex of the baby with my first but was definitely going to find out this time. For some reason, I felt like I needed to know. If I was going to be a boy mum, I needed those extra months to prepare myself.

The time has come to get my NIPT blood test. Being an older mum, I wanted to rule out any problems. Man……. that 2 week wait on results felt like forever.

It’s a Girl!!! I was happy for them to tell me over the phone. I couldn’t wait any longer. I had to get the receptionist to repeat herself in case I heard wrong, ha-ha.

You couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. All our dreams had come true, a pigeon pair. Our perfect family of four.

As the weeks went on, it became clear I had got “lost in the system”. My first mid wife appointment came at 32 weeks. Luckily, as this was my second time, I wasn’t too worried. I knew from my ultrasounds, NIPT and other blood tests that things were tracking well. However, it is always nice to have reassurance from a midwife. I’m the type of person to ask lots of questions.

A few more midwife and doctor's appointments and it brings me to 39 weeks. Where has that time gone? My boy is almost 3 years old and I’m days away from baby #2.

I’ll never forget all the little movements, rolls and kicks

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I’ve carried you for 9 months and our pregnancy journey together is coming to an end. I have mixed emotions right now. On one hand I can’t wait to meet you and on the other, I’m sad that my pregnancy days are almost over. I’ll never forget all the little movements, rolls and kicks. All the nights I rubbed coconut oil onto my belly and boobs. All the times we got Jed to talk into my belly and tell you about his day. The times I got to hear your heartbeat through the doppler.

There are so many exciting thoughts of fun times ahead. What you will look like? Will you be like your big brother? Will you have blue eyes? Will you suit your name? How will you come into this world?

I’m hoping for another natural birth. I would even go as far as saying I enjoyed every minute of my first birth experience.

The miracle of childbirth never gets old. To think they grow for nine months inside and when the time is right your body knows exactly what to do and starts the birth process.

I love you so much already and I haven’t met you yet. My love for you and our family will continue to grow.

This experience has been the best gift. See you real soon baby girl to start the rest of our lives together.

xoxox

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