It’s been almost two months since I updated this blog! After so long of updating multiple times a week, I just kind of lost the plot a bit. The reasons?
Well, June was AWFUL for Theo’s sleep. That was probably the biggest factor. There were nights where I was getting like, 2 or 3 hours of sleep and then having to go to work for the full day. I was really living on the edge of sanity for a while there. I haven’t felt so tired since he was first born, and back then, at least I could catch up on sleep throughout the day. It was a dark place.
And then we had a bit of news while we were on holiday in early June. It looks as though Theo is going to be a big brother! That has taken a bit of time to get my head around! Especially when his sleep was so awful, and I felt completely exhausted AND I felt nauseous most days. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I was really happy when we found out, but how could I have another child when the first one was still up 3 times in the night!? It was a very scary feeling.
But July was much better. The nausea was still there, but the sleep started to improve. One of my favourite people got married, and I took photos of her and her bridesmaids getting ready. That was fun. I felt like I did some things for me last month, which made a huge difference in how I felt. Plus, Peter and I had a little break away, just the two of us, which was so rejuvenating. We just relaxed and ate well and slept so much – it was wonderful. We also had our 12 week scan, and as it was with Theo, it was pretty magic. This tiny little creature, 5cm from top to toe, wriggling around inside of me, scratching its nose, grabbing hold of its feet – wow. It made me start to feel a bit less terrified and a bit more excited.
And now, despite the regular 5am starts, August feels like it’s going to be a good month. Theo is at just such a fun age right now. We’ve been cooking together, and he is just so eager to be helpful – wiping the floor, picking up things if they’ve fallen over, watering the plants – he’s really pretty great to be around. The main thing is that I’ve started to feel like myself again. I still don’t think I’m going to be blogging multiple times a week, but hopefully I’ll be around a bit more often over the next few months. In the meantime, you can always find me on Instagram. Despite the algorithm changes, and their desperate attempt to become Snapchat, I still love it over there.Follow BeNourishd