It’s not until you’re pregnant, that you start to realise just how long nine months is – thankfully, I’m now twenty-two weeks, which is just past the halfway milestone. Hurrah! We found out that we’re having a little girl, and she has subsequently been named Daisy, after my Mother’s Grandmother – for a long time I couldn’t feel any movements (“oh, you can feel them from about sixteen weeks if it’s your second baby” – pffft), and at my twenty week scan, the sonographer explained that the placenta was at the front, and acting as a cushion. Over the last two weeks though, I’ve started to feel her wriggling and kicking, and have even seen my tummy move – magic!

The best thing about being so far beyond the first trimester is without a doubt the diminishing sickness and nausea. This pregnancy has been so much worse than when I was expecting the Boy, so to be able to actually smell food without wanting to retch is like Christmas come early – I’m anaemic, and still feel exhausted all the time, but I’d take anything over that endless sick-feeling.

We’ve been out and about a lot more lately, and have managed to solve the problem of the vegetable box with the discovery of a local market that takes place every Saturday – it just so happens that it’s right around the corner from the park and lake we like to take the Boy to, which means killing two birds with one stone. Massive win!

We’ve been off exploring the local countryside as well – I’m absolutely desperate to move to somewhere more rural, but at the moment it’s just not on the cards. So I have to make do with driving through little lanes and shouting, “STOOOPPP!” whenever the Husband manouvres his way past whichever animal, vegetable or mineral I see that might make a good photo……


The Boy and I have been squeezing in a lot of fun time too – painting, parks and Christmas baking, as well as a lot of peering out of the windows at the unusually foggy weather. We might live in a flat, but we’re lucky enough to have some pretty impressive views out across the fields – I’d still much rather open my back door to an expanse of green, but all in good time!


  1. Elizabeth
    November 28, 2011 / 10:56 pm

    Oh my goodness, I have obviously had my head under a cloud and didn't realise you were pregnant. Congrats! You look fantastic. And great photos – I am totally up for moving to the countryside too…never thought a London girl like me would ever say that.x

  2. Michelle
    November 29, 2011 / 10:40 am

    You are looking gorgeous. Love the countryside photos. I have been going to university in Surrey and love seeing the countryside out the window of the train.

  3. LandGirl1980
    November 29, 2011 / 1:23 pm

    When I see a new post from you – I have to admit I clap a little. I may even squeeee.Fab photos 🙂 And hurrah for the diminishing sickness and understanding husbands who oblige with "STOP! PHOTO!! TAKE MY PICTURE PLEASE!!" requests (read:demands)

  4. Kath
    November 30, 2011 / 10:36 am

    What lovely moments you have captured from autumn…isn't it heavenly? And many congratulations on the Daisy news! You look completely goregous, and what a lovely new addition to your fab family.

  5. Pumpkin
    November 30, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    Like always, your pictures are so lovely! Congrats on the little one on the way. You also look wonderful for being 22 weeks in! You probably get some jealous stares.Take care!

  6. KatGotTheCream
    December 1, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    You're looking swell love (boom boom). No seriously you're looking beautiful as ever and I'm so glad to hear you feel better. Hip hooray for Daisy too, how lovely?Loving the colours of these photos too x

  7. Colette
    December 2, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    Huge congratulations, how exciting! Bit behind in my blog reading lately, what lovely news to catch up with. Rest while you can lovely, you know it'll fly by! x

  8. Lisa-Marie
    December 7, 2011 / 11:36 am

    Half way is a good, quantifiable milestone! You look really well for it, and obviously already having a kid means there is no rest for you!

  9. Vicky
    December 10, 2011 / 10:00 pm

    Thank you all for the lovely comments – I really must blog more often, I end up taking heaps and heaps of photos, and then never getting round to writing anything to go with them!x

  10. Anonymous
    December 11, 2011 / 2:45 pm

    What a lovely post! You're tummy looks beautiful! I am still toying with the idea of an organic vegetable box as I have heard that some Brighton Folk provide them. Well done you for finding the vegetables!!!Look forward to the next post!SandeepXXX

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