At 15 weeks pregnant today I thought it time I share the fact that we are expecting a little sidekick for Monkey early May 2016!

Every Superhero needs a Sidekick pregnancy announcement

It’s been difficult keeping our news out of social media, espically once we had seen Pip (babys nickname) on the screen at the 12 week scan. As you would expect its been occupying my mind a lot so it’s also been a bit of a struggle to write posts which are not pregnancy related. There will be some coming in the following days which explains our story to date and will make up for it.

Unfortunately this pregnancy will not be as smooth sailing as it was when we had Monkey as I have since been diagnosed with sticky blood or Antiphospholipid Syndrome. It does meant that in order to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy I need to take certain drugs. Because of this I have struggled with making decisions around revealing our happy news incase the worst should happen. However it’s starting to become obvious in photos and I’m reading a lot of other pregnancy related posts and not being able to comment properly so have decided to come clean!

The sign from the photo above I made using a cheap chalk board and some chalk pens. Since Monkey had a Superhero party last weekend it seemed the ideal excuse to get some photos. He’s not so sure on the idea of having a baby brother or sister at all at the moment – not wanting to share his toys! I am sure he will come round though, after all he’s got 25 weeks to get use to the idea!



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  1. sewingbeefabric Reply

    Congratulations! I sincerely hope that all goes well with the sticky blood and you can really enjoy your bump. I’m sure your little lad will be excited by the time your new arrival comes. Lovely to see such wonderful news xxxx

  2. Oh congratulations!! I hope everything goes ok for the rest of the pregnancy and I’m sure Monkey will fall in love with the new baby as much as you do once it arrives x

  3. You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy) Reply

    Ah congratulations! What wonderful news, I hope you have as trouble free pregnancy as you can x

  4. Chris (from Besties Sharing Bites) Reply

    Congratulations! And what a wonderful photo of Monkey. I hope you’ll have a safe pregnancy and don’t have to worry too much.

  5. Katie (Growing Up KaterTot) Reply

    Oh my goodness!!!! Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you! *Hugs* ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Congratulations! Wishing you a safe and healthy pregnancy (super cute sign btw!) #babybrainmemoirs

  7. whine or wine Reply

    Oh lovely news for you. Such a worry in the early stages….I had two mis carriages the second time so was terrified to tell anyone but all good now and she is 2!! Enjoy xxx

  8. Congratulations on your little ‘pip’. Sorry to hear about the blood syndrome good luck with the rest of the pregnancy!

  9. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

    Congratulations Clare, this is fantastic news! I’m sure Monkey will love his future brother or sister. It is tricky when they start messing up toy set ups but there’s a little while until that happens ๐Ÿ™‚ I hadn’t heard of sticky blood before. I’m glad there are medicines you can take for it & I wish you the best of luck & health for your pregnancy xx

  10. Nessa Robinson Reply

    Congratulations!!! So exciting to be expecting your second baby…hope the drugs help this to be a smooth pregnancy and put your mind at ease! What a sweet photo to announce the imminent arrival of Pip! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Coombe Mill Reply

    Massive congratulations, I’m so excited for you and look forward to your pregnancy journey, try not to worry about the sticky blood, it sounds like the doctors are on the case and you will have the medication you need to keep things on track. #TwinklyTuesday

  12. Sugar&Rhubarb Reply

    congratulations!! How exciting for you all! Will you be on heparin? I had a DVT with a previous pregnancy and so had to inject for the whole of my last one. It really did take it out of me and made me so cold. I felt very sorry for myself. But it did make me take much better care of myself whilst pregnant, knowing that I had to!!

  13. Eek! How exciting! Congratulations! I love your announcement photo. I’ve never heard of sticky blood before. Best wishes with you. I hope everything goes smoothly xxx

    Thanks for linking up to #fartglitter x

  14. Congratulations! What lovely news – and I hope the remaining 25 weeks are troublefree. Great that the doctors already have something to treat this at least. Absolutely love the photo too.

  15. Congratulations. I’ve never heard of this condition. I do hope things go as smoothly as they can considering. Thanks for linking to #BabyBrainMonday

  16. amytreasure0 Reply

    Such wonderful news there is a definite blogger baby boom at the moment. I am going to be super broody in about 7 months! xx

  17. Congratulations!!!! I adore the announcement. So sweet! Eeeek so exciting. I can’t wait to see your updates on how you’re all doing. ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

  18. Michelle Murray Reply

    aww what lovely news hope you have a very boring pregnancy and it whizzes by.

  19. mackenzieglanville Reply

    Such fantastic news! Congratulations, may you have a safe and enjoyable pregnancy! I love the nickname Pip so cute! Such a happy post to read. #fabfridaypost

  20. Congratulations again! You must be thrilled to have it out in the open now. I hope everything works out with your condition. My friend’s sister has the same thing and is due around the same time as you.
    I love your sign, by the way.
    Fionnuala from

  21. Congratulations my lovely! I’m so happy for you!! Look after yourself – I’m glad there’s meds. I was a whole cocktail when I was pregnant due to high BP! #babybrainmonday x

  22. Aww congratulations and I LOVE the announcement so cute. Good luck with everything I haven’t heard of the disorder. I look forward to reading your journey. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

  23. Congratulations!! Such great news! I love the announcement. I haven’t heard of sticky blood before. I’m glad that you are being look after by the professionals. Don’t worry about monkey he will fall in love as soon as he see his sidekick. ? I hope your pregnancy will go well. Thank you so much for linking up with me again. #FabFridayPost xx

  24. Oh wow only just seen this, congratulations so happy for you!! There seems to be a blogger’s baby boom going on ๐Ÿ˜‰ love your new blog changes too gorgeous header! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix

    Stevie x

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