It was extremely hard keeping such big news from the girls for so many weeks. Especially because I was so tired and feeling like utter rubbish through the day. Falling asleep on the sofa or on the bed and not being able to explain to them that I just wanted a two minute nap. All close family members knew about the news that we were expecting Baby. They were all happy and super excited but I was more excited telling Mia and Elliw. Because Elliw is at the age she can understand a bit better and Mia was at the age she could properly understand, I wanted to record it. I couldn't wait to tell them and I wanted to capture that moment and their reactions on camera.
When I was getting ready Wednesday, 30th December, morning the girls were both asking where I was going. I just told them I needed to go to hospital to talk to a doctor and that was it. They didn't ask again. I felt really sly not telling them but I needed and wanted to tell them at the right time and place. After my scan I told my partner that I couldn't wait to tell the girls. We both went to pick the girls up from the family members who looked after them whilst we had the scan and we came home.
My partner had to go to work and I started to feel a little unwell and Mia had done an accident so I cleaned her up and did a bit of housework. Then, I told them both to go to the living room and sit down and wait whilst I get some things to show them. Although they had no idea what I was showing them, they were super excited. They both sat quietly with smiles on their faces as I got the camera out. My stomach started turning as I was so nervous and so excited to tell them.
"Mammy has a new baby in her belly" , "You're going to be a big sister Elliw and you're going to be a big sister again Mia!" were some of the things I told them at the start.
At first I am not sure if they believed me. They seemed confused and asked me to show them. So I showed them the scan photo. Mia got hold of the scan first and they both looked at it. Elliw still seemed rather unsure and Mia was laughing and said she doesn't want another baby in the house - ha ha! Although Mia's reaction wasn't what I was expecting it was still nice to capture both of their reactions and expressions as I told them.
Since telling them the big news, they have asked me all sorts of questions such as if Baby pee's inside me (LOL), if Baby moves when I walk, talks when I talk, eat when I eat.. you get what I mean right? All day, most days. But it's nice. I have booked a 3D scan for 15 weeks on the 31st January and I am super excited to see what the girls will think about seeing Baby on the screen.