Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Hello friends, for the last 18 weeks I have been carrying around this little secret with me. I never thought I would wait this long to write about being pregnant in this little space, and in all honesty, I am not quite sure how we are past 18 weeks of pregnancy already. 

I read the quote below earlier on Mary Beth's blog and I was reminded of why I take the time to write here: 

First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind.  If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive to write about it…we do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.” ~ C. Day Lewis

I have always enjoyed writing as a way of processing my thoughts, and as this pregnancy flies past at an incredible rate, I am feeling the need to write through my experiences, so that I might process these precious days in a little bit more detail. I love to document life with my camera, and I have surprised myself at just how little I have managed to take photos during this pregnancy. You see the photo above? I am well aware it is far from fabulous, but I am ok with that. I kept waiting for the perfect opportunity to take a photo of my growing belly to share with you, and I realised, it was never going to happen if I didn't just get on with it. In the end, I settled with a photo of half my face, on bended knee with my camera on timer, stacked up on a pile of books, to try and get some kind of self portrait.  

Pregnancy so far has felt incredibly normal. For the first 14 weeks, I noticed very little difference in myself, except for the waves of tiredness that would swoop over me in the middle of the afternoon. There has been no sickness, no cravings, no crazy hormones. Just a tiny baby contentedly growing inside of me, and the knowledge that this was so. What a miracle, which I marvel at daily. 

5 comments:

  1. I am SO excited about this wonderful news! You and Mr King are going to be fantastic parents and we can't wait to meet the baby Kinglet! Love the photo xxx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Hannah. I can't wait to start raising our family alongside you & your precious daughters!

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  2. You are a beautiful mama!!!! We waited until I was 21 weeks to announce we were pregnant with two out of three of our babies. {We are weird like that!} Sometimes I think it's special to keep the news to yourself for awhile. ENJOY this sweet and special time....I have major baby fever. :)

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    1. Hi Mary Beth! Thank you for your comment : ) I don't think I've known anyone to wait as long as 21 weeks to announce their pregnancy - that is incredibly restrained of you! Did anyone guess that you were expecting? I am absolutely enjoying being pregnant, and starting to feel little flutters of movements, which I am sure will turn into some good strong kicks soon enough : )

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  3. Such wonderful news! I have LOVED being a mother and getting to watch my lovely hubby being an amazing father. Parenthood is the most fun adventure you can share with another person :) Congratulations!!!

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