Our big news

Our big news

I’ve tried to hold on to this secret of ours and keep it away from the blog for as long as I could bear, but I feel that the time is right now to come clean and get it out there. Plus we’re pretty excited and I feel like a fraud not referencing my current state in all of my posts…

Our big news

So yes, here you have it – I’m pregnant! 15 weeks now and only just starting to feel like myself again. We are of course delighted, especially following a recent miscarriage at ten weeks. I still find it hard to believe that it’s a given, but I am starting to relax a little following the 12 week scan and I also can confirm that I’ve felt very pregnant this time around…I forgot how tiring the first trimester is!

Those three weeks away from blogging over Christmas weren’t actually a choice but more to do with the fact that I couldn’t be arsed to even take myself to bed, let alone try and string (reasonably) intelligent blog posts together. I could’ve thrown the towel in all together at that time.

But as I say, starting to feel a little more human again these past few weeks as my energy levels have pick up and we’re so looking forward to becoming a family of four (five if you count the dog). Deep down I’ve always wanted to have a second child – even though I wonder every day how the hell I’m going to cope. Perhaps the next one will be more placid and less feisty…Everyone keeps telling me that the second one just ‘fits in’. I’ll be the judge of that.

This pregnancy is certainly going a lot quicker than my first one. Perhaps because I’ve done it all before and I’m not clocking off the days on a phone app, or perhaps it’s because I’m not counting down the weeks until I can leave my job and sit at home every day chillin’ with my content little newborn (what a shocker that was!)

We found out the sex with Taylor at a private scan early on (11 weeks), and I was adamant that if I had another that I wouldn’t. Not because I regretted it back then (I definitely didn’t) but just because I wanted to experience the anticipation – after all, I’m not planning on having a third.  However I’m finding it difficult to get the fact that I’m actually having another baby into my head. It just doesn’t feel real and I think that, for me, knowing the sex of our future child helps me to connect more and get into the head space. Plus I have a shed load of clothes and toys of Taylor’s that I’m itching to get rid of if in fact we’re having a boy…I’m still in two minds though and would love to know your thoughts…did you find out?

Not content with one huge change in our lives, we’re also planning a house move this year. In fact we’re planning to relocate and may change cities altogether thanks to the hubby’s new work commitments. But more on that later…2017 is certainly going to be an exciting and busy year for us.


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  1. Lizzie Grover
    January 23, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Congratulations lovely! I completely undersyand your reasons to keep it quiet for a while, we’ve been in your shoes with the worry but 12 weeks is definitely a milestone! I’m glad you’re feeling more yourself now, those first couple of months knock you for six don’t they. Here’s to a new cute squishy baby on the way! Xx

    1. Natalie Mudd
      January 24, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks lovely. I forgot how hard the first twelve weeks are – it’s good to be out the other side now. xxx

  2. MMT
    January 23, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Such amazing news! Couldn’t be happier for you all Nat xxx
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    1. Natalie Mudd
      January 24, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Sarah, exciting times xxx

  3. Louise
    January 23, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Yay!! Nat that is wonderful news. Im so, so happy for you all. So glad you are feeling better too!
    Lots of love
    Louise x

    1. Natalie Mudd
      January 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks so much lovely. Hope you’re all good! xx

  4. anna
    January 23, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Ahhhh what a wonderful post. Congratulations🙂

  5. New Mummy Blog
    January 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Ahhhhhhh I’m so so happy for you! CONGRATULATIONS! Glad everything is improving and you’re feeling better now. We have found out this time, and we didn’t with H- glad we’ve experienced both ways. It looks like we’re not having a massive clear out like my guy instinct suggested! Take care xx
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    1. Natalie Mudd
      January 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks lovely – and congrats to you too! I think I was having a blog break throughout your announcement! Think both of ours will be similar ages now? Aww that will be so lovely for you having two girls. I really don’t mind either way but no sure i can hold out for another five months! xxx

  6. Kim Carberry
    January 23, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Aww! What lovely news! Congratulations x
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  7. Chantal Milk&Nappies
    January 23, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations!! What wonderful news – I am so happy for you! 🙂 xx

    1. Natalie Mudd
      January 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks hun 🙂 xx

  8. Chloe Ciliberto
    January 23, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Ahhh congratulations. Wonderful news! 😀 I couldn’t resist finding out that Evie was a girl. I’m terrible at waiting for things. xxx
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    1. Natalie Mudd
      January 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Me too! I’m pretty sure we’re going to have to find out! Thanks lovely xxx

  9. Sarahbel
    January 23, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Nat!!! Huge congratulations, reading your last posts I did wonder 😘. Such lovely news – I hope you’re feeling better & have a good pregnancy.
    We didn’t find out the sex & my husband telling me ‘it’s a girl!’ was such a special moment. I also think it helped me cherish the pregnancy stage by just focusing on that. Also helped keeping me going when 2 weeks overdue…I think if we had a second I wouldn’t find out again, however the practicalities of getting rid of oodles of girl stuff could win out.

    Sounds like an exciting time for your family. Good luck! Xxx

    1. Natalie Mudd
      January 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Sarah! I have been a little obvious in my previous posts ha! Feeling loads better now so fingers crossed for a good pregnancy (and labour!!) I do like the idea of finding out at the end but not sure I can not know for all of the months ahead – I’m so impatient! Hope you’re enjoying life in London xxx

  10. Moderate Mum
    January 24, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Congratulations! Big love x

  11. Emma Island Living 365
    January 26, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Oh congratulations! That is lovely news. 🙂 Exciting times ahead #CoolMumClub

  12. Fran Back With a Bump
    January 26, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Ah congratulations!! Wishing you a happy and worryfree pregnancy #coolmumclub

  13. Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    January 26, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Chick I am SOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you! Congratulations xxx #coolmumclub

  14. Samsam
    January 26, 2017 at 8:29 am

    congratulation and good luck on this amazing journey into motherhood #coolmumclub

  15. Kelly
    January 26, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Congratulations! Lovely news #coolmumclub

  16. Helen
    January 26, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Congratulations! So exciting! Keep us updated 🙂 x #CoolMumClub

  17. Catherine and raymond
    January 26, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Congratulations to both of you. On another note Don’t find out the sex of baby as its another exciting experience to look forward to xx🍾

  18. Abi - Something About Baby
    January 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Congratulations! I hope you are starting to feel a little more human now – I can’t imagine how much harder it is to cope with pregnancy when you already have a little one to run around after! We had a surprise with our first baby, and it was amazing to find out what we had when he was born – especially after I was convinced it was a girl and it wasn’t! However, I’d definitely consider finding out with our second one just to have a different experience. Either way, it will be amazing 🙂 looking forward to following your pregnancy journey #coolmumclub

    1. Natalie Mudd
      February 2, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Thanks lovely! It definitely is hard work when you have a toddler, but luckily I’m only working part-time this time around. having a toddler also helps to take your mind off it too – it’s going by so fast already! xx

  19. Busy Working Mummy
    January 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Aw congratulations!!! Such an exciting year for you #coolmumclub

  20. Lucy At Home
    January 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Wow how exciting! Congratulations! We found out for both our kids because, like you, I found that the news wasn’t sinking in. Finding out the gender helped it seem more real to me. But I know lots of people that enjoy the anticipation too. Go with whatever you feel is right for you. #CoolMumClub
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    1. Natalie Mudd
      February 2, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Thanks hun! Yep I think we will probably end up finding out as it still doesn’t feel real! x

  21. MMT
    January 26, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Me again popping by from #coolmumclub – thanks for linking lovely! Hope you’re feeling ok x
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  22. Laura @ Little Ladies Big World
    January 26, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Congratulations lovely. Such an exciting year for you all. I didn’t find out the gender for our first and loved the whole surprise element, we did with the littlest purely because Eva was adamant she didn’t want a brother! It was lovely knowing but I a man glad I got to experience both ways too as there I a no greater surprise than that x
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    1. Natalie Mudd
      February 2, 2017 at 11:14 am

      haha that’s funny that Eva didn’t want a brother! Kids are hilarious. We have four weeks to decide now, but not sure I’ll be able to hold out for the whole 40 😉 x

  23. Jenn @ Mad Mommy
    January 27, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Congratulations and the best of luck with your rainbow baby. #CoolMumClub

  24. shaney
    January 28, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Congratulations! those first weeks can wipe you out! all the best! #coolmumclub

  25. Crummy Mummy
    January 30, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Congratulations and good luck! I know what pregnancy after miscarriage is like… #coolmumclub

  26. steph
    January 31, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Congratulations! I’m a few weeks ahead of you. 🙂 xx

    1. Natalie Mudd
      February 2, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Aw congrats to you too! xx

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