Future plans (moving again!)

Hello! Sorry I haven’t been consisted with updates, but life really does get in the way. Especially with so much going on. Truth be told, we have also been enjoying the snow a little too much to stay in and update the blog. Not to worry, today I will be updating you on everything we have planned for the next couple of weeks.

Fun in the snow with my baby! Last year it didn’t snow in London so this was his first time experiencing snow.

First of all, we will be moving. Again. Not because the house we’re living in right now is too small to fit our growing family but because during this pandemic Aleix changed jobs. His new company is based north of London and for now he’s working from home and will continue to do so for the time being. However, eventually he will be going back to the office and we don’t want him to be driving 4h to and from work every day. The good news we have finally found a house! It took us a while, but we finally got there. We will be moving towards the end of March so I will post some pictures of the house then. A new house also means that I get to do up the nursery. Win/win!

Update nr 2 is that I am in my third trimester! I swear time really is flying in this pregnancy! It will soon be time to pack my hospital bag again. It’s so exciting! We will also get to see the face of our precious little girl next week as we’re going for a 3D/4D scan. We had one with Lucas and loved it. If you missed it you can find the link to it here. This will also be the first scan when Aleix will be able to come with me. Because of covid I had to go to all the scans alone. We are so curious to see if she will look like her daddy or me. 4 days left until we see you baby girl!

The last update is that next week we will also (hopefully) be going away. We make a point of going away every year for a city break during Valentine’s Day. This year, we obviously will not be flying anywhere but we will be going glamping in the beautiful English countryside. We have rented a cabin where we will be able to BBQ, go for walks, enjoy nature and each other’s company. I can’t wait! I will film a video whilst we’re there so I will also post a vlog about our little get away. If you want to have a look at our previous trips, here’s our trip to Budapest and here’s our vlog from Dublin.

Hope you’re all well and healthy!

K.

Baby girl week 28
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How we found out and how my PCOS affected conception

Those of you who know me or have been following my blog for a while know about my struggles with PCOS. If you are new to the blog, you can read all about it here. Thanks to my previous post on this, I realised how many of my friends struggle with the same issue. Today I just wanted to address whether PCOS has affected us getting pregnant with our baby girl and how we found out we were expecting!

We knew that due to my hormonal imbalance it may take us longer to get pregnant. We have decided to start trying pretty early on. I came off contraception and we decided to see what happens. We heard that women could be more fertile after giving birth and we had hoped this would work in our favour. This time around we wanted to be prepared so I bought these ovulation tests to know when I was ovulating. I have never done these before, but due to my irregular periods I though this would help us understand how my cycle works.

A month before I got pregnant, I had a scan to check in what condition my ovaries were. Things were looking pretty good so we were hopeful. We ended up being very lucky. We got pregnant on our third try! However, it was my first ever experience of seeing a negative pregnancy test when I so hoped it was positive. My heart breaks for all those couples struggling with infertility…. I hope you see those two lines very soon!

Now…. How did we find out? We were in Spain for a week when the Covid situation got a bit better, as our friends were getting married. I remember getting ready for the wedding and looking at myself in the mirror thinking I have been feeling and looking really bloated recently. Then, a few days after the wedding I just knew. I don’t know why as I had no typical pregnancy symptoms but I just knew. However, I had to wait until we got home to take a test. I didn’t say anything to Aleix because I wanted to be sure. As soon as we came home after our flight (it was around 2am) I ran to the bathroom and there they were…. The two lines we have been waiting for. I ran downstairs to tell future daddy of two and the rest is history…

I feel so fortunate to be pregnant with our second baby as I know not everyone gets to be this lucky. If this is what you are hoping for then I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you. I hope that 2021 is the year your dreams come true! xx

K.

2 under 2 karolina dziwiszek pregnant
Trying to explain to him who’s in the pictures and he’s not understanding any of it
karolina dziwiszek 24 weeks pregnant

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Baby nr 2 on the way!

Many of you may already know as we have posted about this on Instagram but for those of my friends who don’t know yet… we are expecting our second baby! We are absolutely over the moon to be welcoming another baby to our family. I am so excited to see what Lucas will be like as a big brother! If everything goes to plan, the baby will be with us in the beginning of summer. It will be a whole new experience as Lucas was born just before the beginning of winter.

To update you on where I am with my pregnancy, I put together a little questionnaire with the most common questions. I love reading back on my first pregnancy so I want to do it again this time. Lots of bump pictures coming up in the next couple of weeks – I have some catching up to do!

  1. How many weeks am I?

24 weeks.

2. How old was Lucas when I got pregnant?

He was 10 months old.

3. Were we trying for a baby?

Yes, we have decided a couple of months earlier that we would like to try for another baby. I will elaborate on this in a different post.

4. When is my due date?

The baby is due on the 15th May.

5. What will be the age gap between the kids be?

1 year and 7 months – yes, we will have 2 babies under 2!

6. Do we know if it’s a boy or a girl?

Yes, we’re having a little GIRL this time!

7. How has this pregnancy been for me?

Pretty much like my first one, I am very lucky to have had easy pregnancies so far. However, this time round my belly is huge compared to my first pregnancy. I’m 6 months pregnant, but my belly is as big as it was when I was 8 months pregnant with Lucas.

8. How’s the baby?

The baby is healthy, active and HUGE. I’m not sure if you remember, but I was induced with Lucas because he wasn’t growing fast enough and they were worried my placenta wasn’t feeding the baby as it should be. This girl is already one week ahead when it comes to her size! I don’t even want to think about the delivery if she ends up being massive and we still have months to go…

That’s all I can think of for now, but if there’s anything else you’d like to know, let me know in the comments below or message me on Facebook or Instagram. I have a few ideas what I want to talk about in terms of pregnancy but all suggestions are welcome. I look forward to catching up with you again soon!

K.

Hey baby girl!
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