At broody central…


There’s no denying it, I am ridiculously broody. Over the last week or so, there seems to be a baby boom with many friends and fellow bloggers announcing their happy news of impending arrivals. Whilst I’m honestly really happy for each and every one of them, I’m unashamed to say I’m a tad jealous.

We’re trying for our final piece of our family puzzle. We feel incredibly blessed with our son, Little Mr. He really is our world. People say he’s an absolute credit to us and we feel so lucky to be his Parents. As both hubby and I both come from families with a sibling each, we would absolutely love to give Little Mr a brother or sister to grow up with. When we’ve had our heart to heart chats about the future, we’ve always talked about being a family of four, we both feel like we’re not done yet and if lady luck is on our side, we’d love to have another baby.

We’re officially trying. We’re into our fourth month of trying for another baby (or TTC as it’s known more commonly online). We knew falling pregnant could take time as our previous experience with Little Mr was over two and a half years. As I have an underactive thyroid and polycystic ovaries (PCOS) our TTC efforts were monitored by the Gynae team at our local hospital and I’m really hoping we don’t have to be scrutinized so closely for a second conception.

I’m hopefully doing all the right things to help us achieve our dreams; I’m taking Pregnacare multi-vitamins, I’m losing weight and my diet is pretty good. We’re also trying to pin point when my fertile week is so we can ‘do the deed’ (I really hope my Dad isn’t reading this, sorry Dad!) I’ve been using ovulation prediction kit sticks to try and work it out but they’re not supposed to be that reliable for sufferers of PCOS so I’m hoping the fact that I have a regular period goes in my favour.

I’m confident with my fingers tightly crossed that it’ll happen sometime, and obviously I’m hoping it’ll be sooner rather than later. Every month we try, I am trying not to get my hopes up towards the end of my cycle. The heart ache of knowing your period is on it’s way is soul destroying. I know as a Mama of one beautiful little boy already I should count my lucky stars as there are couples out there who haven’t yet got a baby in their arms but I’m pining for one more baby. One more pregnancy. One more chance to feel a baby moving inside my tummy. One more ‘try’ at a normal labour.

Please keep your fingers crossed for us. I’d happily not eat chocolate for a good few years to receive those two little lines on a pregnancy test and for those of you know me, that’s a big deal!

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  • Reply Donna 16/10/2015 at 10:09 pm

    Everything is crossed and I cannot wait for news – you could have some wonderful bump company if recent announcements/news is anything to go by! I definitely hope it happens sooner rather than later. Hugs x

    • Reply Emma Shilton 16/10/2015 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you Donna, keep those fingers crossed xx

      • Reply Juliet 27/10/2015 at 12:45 am

        When you stop wanting something so badly it somehow manifests itself. Wishing you health and happiness on your journey.

  • Reply Lauren (@laurenbigeejit) 16/10/2015 at 10:15 pm

    Awww sweetie reading this brought back memories from last year when literally all I could think about was getting pregnant, was I pregnant, would I ever be pregnant…!! I used OPK sticks one month but couldn’t be bothered with the faff so stuck to the Pink Pad app and a bit of blind luck ;) I have PCOS too (although a “mild” case I think) and my cycle was 4 weeks to the day so hopefully that regularity will go in your favour. Fingers crossed and prayers winging their way up for you :) Much love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Reply Emma Shilton 16/10/2015 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you so much gorgeous lady, I’m already using Pink Pad app and a couple of others to make sure the dates match up for my fertile week so just hoping we get lucky xx

  • Reply Confessions of a New Mummy 17/10/2015 at 9:07 am

    Wishing you lots of luck and keeping my fingers crossed that you don’t have to wait too long to see those two little lines xx

  • Reply Emily G 17/10/2015 at 9:35 am

    Em, me and you both. You have written how I feel. I’ve been trying since last November. I am getting healthy and fit and I know the odds are it will happen soon. I am so happy for everyone I see who is pregnant but I do dread that TOTM when I am almost sick with nerves about another month it hasn’t happened. If you want to talk please do I would love someone to talk to who can empathise with me lots of love xxx

    • Reply Emma Shilton 17/10/2015 at 6:42 pm

      I’m optimistic it’ll happen for you Em, it’s just heart breaking knowing that time of the month comes along and you just have to get on with it even though you’re completely gutted and have to build yourself up again. Thanks Em, here if you want to have a chat too xxx

  • Reply Robyn 17/10/2015 at 9:45 am

    Lovely post, it really hit home for me as I already have one little boy but really want to give him a brother or sister and as you say, would love to feel those little baby kicks with me everywhere I go again. I was so anxious about delivery and adjusting to life with baby no. 1 that I didn’t enjoy being pregnant as much as I wanted to, I would love another chance to embrace pregnancy now that I know what to expect. Good luck to you!

    • Reply Emma Shilton 17/10/2015 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks so much Robyn, I feel so much better for writing it down. Wishing you all the very best too xx

  • Reply Nicola Bradbury 18/10/2015 at 12:35 pm

    Oh Lovely Emma. I have everything crossed for you. I know how much you want this and I’m certain you will have a little brother or sister for Little Mr really soon. We are also TTC as you know, but this time I am much more laid back about the whole thing because I found that when I was trying with Alfie, I was obsessed. Even to the point where I was taking my BBT every morning before getting up, so I knew if I was ovulating. I found that I was putting too much pressure on myself and once I stopped putting all that pressure on myself and I stopped checking if I was ovulating, what my BBT is and religiously logging everything on every app, it happened the month later. I do believe, in my case, I was putting too much pressure on myself and was also quite stressed at the time. This time, I’m just trying to keep track of when I’m ovulating and I’m not overly concerned for the moment if I don’t get caught straight away. Last time it took us 8 months (but they do say it takes a few months for the pill to get out of your system fully). This time, I came off the pill in Feb, but cos of my health scare earlier this year, it’s only been the last month or so that we’ve actually been actively trying. I have everything crossed for you hun. xxxx

    • Reply Emma Shilton 19/10/2015 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment Nic, I’m feeling so emotional about it at the moment. I know our time will come but i’m so impatient. I’ve never been a patient person. You’re right about the pressure though. I put far too much pressure on myself for everything and sometimes it’s so difficult to live up to the standards I set myself! I need a slap xx

      P.S I have everything crossed for you too xxx

  • Reply Debs @ Super Busy Mum 20/10/2015 at 9:42 pm

    Crossing everything I can in hopes for you my lovely! Also sending across as much Irish luck as I can! I will happen, for that I am sure! xx

    • Reply Emma Shilton 20/10/2015 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks Debs, I need all the luck I can get xx

  • Reply Becky at PinksCharming 20/10/2015 at 9:58 pm

    Ah I really hope it happens much quicker for you this time around – hopefully your body will know what to do now you’ve been through it once already. Those negative pregnancy tests are so disheartening but you are so right to keep in mind that you have one amazing child already. Fingers crossed for you. Becky xx #TwinklyTuesday

    • Reply Emma Shilton 20/10/2015 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you Becky, I’ve got everything crossed xx

  • Reply Julie Downes 20/10/2015 at 10:25 pm

    Fingers and toes all crossed. I hope you get your positive very, very soon. #TwinklyTuesday

  • Reply Lisa (mummascribbles) 23/10/2015 at 10:00 pm

    Aww lovely lady, I am wishing you all the luck in the world in making baby number two. I too am ridiculously broody after the amount of pregnancy announcements I have seen this past week! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  • Reply Caro | The Twinkles Mama 26/10/2015 at 8:30 pm

    Aaah — this made me a bit sad. I have been feeling exactly the same; in fact I got quite upset about all the announcements last week. Sadly, it took 7 years for me to have the boys though and we don’t have the money for another round of IVF. We don’t have any chance of it happening naturally so, very sadly, there are no more babies for me and my boy.

    Wishing you all the luck in the world though lovely — I really hope that you get that big fat positive. I waited so long for the BFP and am SO grateful for what I have — but I REALLY do long for another baby. Good luck pet xx Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with us at #TwinklyTuesday

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