Pregnancy Throwback Haul

In the Summer of 2014, I filmed this haul video for YouTube when I was about 20 weeks pregnant with Heath. I never had the courage to upload it and it is strange to watch it back now because I can see how nervous I was talking to the camera.

I edited it today and thought I would share it now because it is really nice to see my bump again. As broody as it makes me to watch, I just can’t imagine having to go through pregnancy, birth and the newborn stage again.

Sometimes I wish I filmed more videos during my pregnancy because it is always nice to relive the good experiences but I know that I just wasn’t ready to film and share that part of my life publicly. It is a shame but maybe that will encourage me to capture our memories going forward.

I thought I would mention too that I ended up taking the Motorola MBP36 Video monitor back as I saw the Angelcare AC1100 model on offer for an amazing price not long after I had purchased it. At the time, I blogged about it here.

To be honest with you, we have never used the sensor pad and barely used the monitor. I think, second time around, our lifestyle had adapted to life with children so much that the only time we used the monitor was when we were in Cornwall and Heath was asleep upstairs and we couldn’t hear him downstairs. Admittedly, the battery life was much better with our previous BT monitor and I rarely needed to use the video functionality. I would recommend a video monitor to a first time parent but probably not to those of you with children already.

What do you think about my Throwback Pregnancy Haul video? Can you tell I was nervous too? Let me know. Bx

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This time last year…

I was about 36-37 weeks pregnant and I uploaded this picture:

36 Weeks Pregnant

It’s bizarre to see the bump and then to look at Heath now. I was looking through my photos and Annabelle started taking about the baby in my belly. It’s times like that where I wish I could know how she’s feeling and what she’s thinking.

I’m so glad I have the pregnancy updates to look back on and see how I was feeling as well as the size of the bump. It makes me wish I’d discovered blogging before I had Annabelle so I could compare the two pregnancies.

Looking to the future, it does make me a bit sad to think that I’ll never have anymore children. Annabelle keeps talking about having a sister but Andy and I don’t think we should have anymore kids for several reasons. The first and most important factor is my health. I really struggled with sickness in the first trimester. I’ve also had two really difficult labours which both resulted in emergency caesareans.

Anyway, I’d better go to bed. I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane. Click here for more pregnancy updates. Bx