We are expecting!

~ Posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 9:09 AM ~

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Yes, we are expecting our second child!

I'm going to be honest here as I believed I have never been this nervous and panicky the 1st time round. Maybe, because this time, we have Ben around and that I'm still breastfeeding him while being pregnant! Yes, I'm about to hit 23 months of breastfeeding in 2 days time.

Honestly speaking, I don't know anyone around me who breastfeed more than a year, let alone, one who STILL breastfeed while she is pregnant.

So all this is pretty scary to me as I can only sourced for information from the Internet and all those parenting and nursing mums groups on Facebook  (such as KellyMom.com, Code Name: Mama & The Leaky B@@b) and blogs around. Thank God for Facebook as I've managed to pose my concerns and get lots of feedbacks from mothers (thank you ladies!) who have successfully nursed through their pregnancies and I hope I'll be able to do so as well.

I've also ordered the "Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond" book from Amazon as it was highly recommended by lots of people, can't wait to receive it!

I mean, you guys who know me will know that I've always been saying that I will continue breastfeeding as long as Ben wants it and as long as I can still produce breastmilk for him, so being pregnant should hopefully not be an obstacle or an excuse to wean him off breastfeeding.

And while I'm at this topic, I'd just like to say to those people who have the idea that one MUST wean in order to try for their next child. Oh well, that is total crap. Please don't even believe that and deprive your child of your breastmilk. I don't, and I am glad I don't wean Ben just because of that. Do read up and research more if you want to find out the reasons for weaning during pregnancy (but NOT before!)

On the family side, my hubby has been very helpful and has been spending more time with Ben even though he's so tired with his work and all so that I could have some 'me' time and rest for a while. So yes, I'm very very thankful and grateful for his help. And you should've seen his excited look when I tested positive as he's happy that Ben is going to have someone to play with!

So anyway, that's all the updates from me for now. Just that I think I won't be blogging as frequent as I can as nowadays, I tend to rest when Ben takes his daytime naps and I go to bed by midnight nowadays (instead of 2 or 3 am previously), not to mention the early stages raging hormones which gives me mood swings and stuff. (But other than the rare occassions of mood swings, I am feeling pretty much OK, no other morning sickness).. But I will continue to update my Facebook page on daily basis. So you guys can keep in touch with me through my Facebook page as well.

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Please wish me luck and I really need all the support I can get in making my breastfeeding during pregnancy works! I've already heard the "How long are you going to breastfeed your toddler? You should stop already since you are pregnant now!" from the gynae we visited recently... sigh... so, yeah, I need all the positive support I can get to make this work! For now, I'm taking it one day at a time, as long as I can still breastfeed and there's no risk to the pregnancy, I'm going to go on as long as I can!

And of course, most important is, please pray that I have a smooth and safe pregnancy and delivery!

Thank you for reading this, for your support and prayers and all and God bless you!

Comments (36) -


Congrats! I BF, got pregnant & continued through my 2nd trimester (when I just stopped producing despite my best efforts). It's more than doable. Smile


Congrats!! So excited and happy for you!!

Mama Hen

Congratulations my dear friend! This is so exciting! I wish you all the best with breastfeeding! It will all work out. Try to get your mind on other things so you relax and have some fun! Have a great day!

Mama Hen


CONGRATS Jenny!!! I hope that your plans to breastfeed during pregnancy and beyond work out for you!

MieVee @ MummysReviews.com

Happy lunar new year and take good care. Smile


Found your blog through Authentic Parenting
Congrats on baby no 2 on the way! And on continueing with breastfeeding.
My toddler is now 25 months, and we are also enjoying our breastfeeding relationship. I have also heard all those comments about BF. Nowadays I just smile...

Catheryn  @ Pink Bibs

Jenny Jenny Jenny!!

Congrats!!!! And a double celebration this new year!!  
Rabbit baby on the way Smile

Take care ! God bless you and the little ones Smile


Wow! Great news, good luck! I find a good cup of coffee helps in times like this, Cool Earth is amazing and your making a better world for you babies by saving a tree every time you buy it

GOOD LUCK! Keep us up to date...and relax Smile


Congratulations!  I found your blog from Authentic Parenting.  I breastfed each of my boys for 4 years each--last day nursing on their 4th birthday.  By the end, it wasn't so frequent, just once or twice a day, at bedtime mostly.  I never had too many comments--I guess I'm blessed.  Maybe it's just because I didn't care anyway, it was our choice, and I didn't care what strangers/friends/family thought about it.

Anyway, my son was 19 mo. when I got pregnant with my second.  I did breastfeed through the entire pregnancy.  By the end of the second semester, I had no more milk.  I limited him to one side, for only a few minutes at a time.  It was kind of painful.  But he was still young (in my mind), and still greatly benefited from the nursing.  Bonus--I had no engorgement, and no pain when I started nursing.

Best of luck to you!

Diana @ Find Your Happiness

Congratulations! I'm so very happy for you. Congratulations for breastfeeding too for almost two years! Just like you, I'm letting my son decide when he wants to wean, too.

I have seen some research about nursing during pregnancy and tandem nursing. I think as long as you have a low risk pregnancy, there is no need to stop now. Eventually when you're closer to your due date, your milk changes to colostrum-type consistency and the older child usually doesn't like that and will wean themselves. Some OBs also recommend stopping by then because it could cause contractions. But like I said, as long as you have a low risk pregnancy, there shouldn't be any problem!

Goodluck and I'm praying for a smooth and early pregnancy for you Smile


Big sis Jenny!

Congratulations! This is a very good news. I wish you luck, and hey, no need to be nervous, you are equipped with enough knowledge Smile

chill and enjoy your pregnancy. stay safe, God bless! Kung hei fat choi!


Congratulations! I'm sure you'll work through your breastfeeding anxieties. It'll be great. Smile Yay babies!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hello to everyone!

Thanks for your comment support and for sharing your experience and feedback! It's such a nice feeling to read all your comments! God bless you all!

Mama Hen

Left two awards for you! Come and get them!

Mama Hen

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Mama Hen!

Thanks a lot for the awards! Such an honor to be given these awesome awards and so nice for you to think of me! Smile


You will do just fine-Relax and enjoy! Your blog is awesome

Best of luck


I pray that you achieve your goal of breasfeeding while pregnant. it must be more challenging than just breasfeeding or feeding one baby only. i breastfed my sons too but in different periods of my mommyhood. i admire you for doing this. i enjoy reading here Laughing i found you from technorati!
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Jenni Price

Well this is wonderful news! A big congratulations to you and your family!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Mary!
Thanks for your comment support!

Hi Jona!
Thanks and appreciate your support! Really nice to hear you're hopping over from Technorati! Smile

Hi Jenni!
Thank you, thank you! Smile


Yeah Jenny!!  What awesome news Smile  So excited for you guys!!  Having a second is just such a marvelous feelng!!

Don't worry about what ANYONE says - do what works for you and everyone else....well....they can just go away!!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Aurie!

Thank you for your comment support! Smile


I am currently 7 months pregnant and still nursing my 2 year old Smile

Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone in making this choice to benefit your children. It's totally natural, and our bodies are made for it. It's only society that discourages it - there's no medical research that states any contraindication for nursing while pregnant (or causing miscarriage, early labor - anything like that). So nurse away! I actually think it's really benefitted me this pregnancy. It's a great reason to sit or lie down and cuddle! That's how I get my afternoon rest. Abbey asks for "mama" and I say "OK, but we need to have mama in mommy's bed and be calm for a little bit" Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hello Amy!

Thank you for sharing your experience! Really really appreciate your comment support!

Tracy Poh

Hi Jenny,

Congratulations! I just read your blog. Have been busy for the CNY.
Take care & I am sure you can do it!


Hello Jenny,

Happy CNY and Congratulation! Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Rosse!
Happy CNY to you & family as well and thanks for the wish! Laughing


Congratulations!!! Both on the new addition and bf'ing so long! And thanks for linking up such fabulous news to <a href="www.actingbalanced.com/.../">Acting Balanced's Thirsty for Comments </a>

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Heather!

Thanks for your comment support! Smile


I don't have a baby myself so I can't comment as to breastfeeding, except to tell you that I admire you offering it to Ben for so long and being so open to continuing this.  

Congratulations on the new baby!  Best wishes for a smooth easy pregnancy!

Deanna T.

Congrats! You should have no worries over breastfeeding while pregnant.  I myself nursed my two year old while pregnant with zero issues. She self-weaned at around 2.5 years. Exactly one week before the baby was born.  So I've never actually tandem nursed, even though I had intended to.  The book you've chosen is a good one.  Good luck!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Callie!
Thank you for your comment support! Smile

Hi Deanna!
Thank you for sharing your experience! And appreciate your support! Smile


Hello hello!

I just found out that you're pregnant with your 2nd child. So sorry! Congrats!!! So envy because you are successful with your breastfeeding. Anyway, you can do it! Be strong.

Enjoy your pregnancy and Ben is going to have someone to play with! Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Carolyn!

Thank you for your wish and support! Smile

Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life

Congrats, Congrats!!!  So excited for your family!!!  Way to go on the breastfeeding... we are approaching 16 months, going great Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Cindy!

Thanks for your comment support! And all the best with your breastfeeding! Smile

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