So yeah, we are going to be parents again. I’m currently 23 weeks.
We had informed family members and the necessary circle of friends after we heard the heartbeat for the first time. Later on, I had to inform my P and HOD since they wanted to know if I was willing to return to full-time work in the next academic year, which obviously I wasn’t going to.
This time round, we are even more chilled as parents. I suppose having another is easier this time, given that I know what to expect and will not be overly anxious. But on the other hand, it is more tiring. I attribute it to the fact that I’m 3 years older and well, with an active toddler at home, it is not easy to just rest and zzz anytime I like, unlike when I was pregnant with TJ.
We had told TJ about the new humanoid when my tummy started to swell, but I don’t really think he knows what is going on. Since 12 June when we confirmed the gender, TJ has been introduced to his 妹妹 (sista). We’ve been telling TJ that 妹妹 loves him and got him to love his 妹妹, at which point, he will kiss my tummy. We reckon he shouldn’t feel threatened or jealous when his baby sista is born, if we continuously remind ourselves to give him sufficient love and attention.
Currently, he is able to call his sista’s first name, but sometimes will insist on calling her Emily.
So far, things are looking fine and like the first time, we pray for a happy, healthy and normal kid.