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by Lucy Mitchell

2nd Trimester, Toddlers & Tantrums

I’m now well into my 2nd trimester, my (quite sore and painful) bump is growing by the day, life’s getting busier by the second, I’m missing the longer warmer days and my toddler has hit the terrible twos 6 months too early!

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all bad. I can’t wait to have another baby girl, she’s kicking away now and it’s so lovely to feel. But I really aren’t feeling great. Lots of headaches, nausea, dizziness, aches and pains, which all seem to feel so much more worse than the first time round. I suffered with bad headaches with Ava, but I could just lie in a dark room, now not so much. If anyone has any advice or remedies please let me know. I take paracetamol when I get them but sometimes they don’t even touch the spot, especially when Peppa Pig is being a bitch and making George cry for the 4th time of the day in the background. If you know you know.

My hormones are all over the place too, I cry over anything and everything. Especially when Ava has a tantrum, she’s on the floor in tears, and more often than not so am I. I bet we look a right pair! Her tantrums are becoming more of a common thing now, she’s only 18 months but already knows exactly what she wants. We went for a walk this morning and I tried to put her coat and wellies on, she threw a huge tantrum because I picked the wrong coat, and for once in her life she didn’t want her wellies on. Generally I try to ignore her when she starts, but it’s been really testing my patience lately, and I sometimes do snap and shout. Which always makes it worse and then I feel awful. She’s so big now too, and it’s a real struggle for me to hold her when she’s arching her back and screaming. It’s so physically and mentally draining, no wonder I’ve been in bed by 8 most nights!

Then once she gets over whatever was bothering her, she’s the sweetest little thing ever. Kissing my bump and saying baby, cuddling me and giggling and chattering away, and all of a sudden everything is okay again, and I get my strength and energy back for the day.

So yeah that’s pretty much how I’m feeling at the minute. I have good days and bad days, I’m so lucky my partner is so understanding and will give me time to myself when he’s home, it usually involves a long hot bath or a nap, which I’m needing more and more of lately.

Thank you for reading, I hope I wasn’t too miserable! If you have any advice for anything I’ve mentioned above, or you just fancy a moan yourself, please get in touch! I’d love to hear from you.

Love Lucy x

Written by Lucy Mitchell for her blog, Love Lucy Jane.

Instagram: @lucyjmitchell

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Lucy is a 24 year old mum to her 18 month old daughter, Ava-Mae and lives with her partner in Kent. She is expecting her second baby and blogs about all things motherhood, pregnancy, their lifestyle and the highs and lows of it all.
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