Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Two little lines........

.....Can only mean one thing. Well I don't know, maybe it means a lot of things, but for us, when I saw those little lines, it meant that I'm pregnant!We're both so excited about it.

Seth and I had always agreed that when I took a pregnancy test, we would both be there together so that we would find out the results at the same time. I had always planned on sticking to this plan. Even as I was walking up the steps to our house on the evening I took the pregnancy test, I was still planning on sticking to it. It was a different issue when I walked into the house though :). I'd had a couple of dreams that I was pregnant, and although I really wanted to be, I didn't think I was. I'm not one who thinks that if I dream about something it will happen, but I couldn't seem to get it out of my head. So, when I got in from work that day, I thought, you know what, I'm just going to take a test because to prove that I'm not pregnant (such positivity! I didn't want to get my hopes up though) and then I'll know that the dreams were just dreams and nothing more. I didn't wait the full three minutes or however long you have to wait to find out, so imagine my surprise when I saw the two little lines! I was thrilled and I cried and then I thought to myself, "oh no, Seth is going to kill me", which clearly he wouldn't, but still! Amidst my elation I also felt terribly guilty for not waiting to take the test with him. The worst thing was waiting for him to get home from work. I get in at around 6pm and that evening he didn't get in until almost 8. Waiting for him felt like an eternity! When he got in, the first thing I said to him was, "you're going to be angry with me", at which point he just grinned at me and said, "you took a pregnancy test, didn't you?". He knows me so well! When I told him the news, he was as thrilled as I was. Now, I'm one of these people who always like to make sure things are right. This also runs to pregnancy tests apparently, so at around 9pm that night, I sent Seth out to get me another pregnancy test. The one I used was a cheapo one and even though it had given me a positive result, I thought that getting a better one would be good, you know, just to make sure. I needn't have bothered as the next morning when I took it, it was the same result. You would have thought that this was the first test that I had taken as I was every bit as happy! Seth laughed at me because for him, the first test was enough, the second one was definitely for my benefit.

I am now 13 weeks pregnant and I have to say, I have been feeling okay. I've been tired but I quite often am anyway. I haven't had any morning sickness which is great, but I have had quite a bit of nausea just in the last few weeks. No cravings yet. There are things that I want, but I don't necessarily attribute that to the fact that I am pregnant. Just before Christmas, I went off savoury food and didn't like the taste of it as it made me feel sick, which is never a good thing! Not the feeling sick part (although that's not great either!) but going off savoury food. Man cannot live on chocolate alone! Luckily that didn't last too long.

We told our families the news at Christmas time. Ideally we would have liked to wait until the 12 week scan (even though I'd had one at 9 weeks) but we wanted to be able to tell them in person. When we told Mum and Laura, I showed them the bruise on my arm from the blood test that week. When they saw it, I casually told them that it was from my blood test at the midwife's appointment that week. They started to say how I always bruise when I have blood taken and then at around the same time, they both paused as Laura said, "wait a minute....midwife?". They were so happy, lots of hugs and Mum cried, as I knew she probably would. Laura has decided that if we have a boy we should call him Megatron and if we have a girl we should call her Nike. I am not in favour of this, although because of her, it seems that now we often refer to the baby as Megatron. Never a good thing.

When we went to Lin and Steve's house to tell them and the girls, I told them in the same way I'd told Mum and Laura. I'm not very imaginative when it comes to thinking up ways to tell people! They all screamed. Steve didn't, needless to say, although that I would have loved to have seen! We were over at Deb's for Christmas dinner when we told her family. Again, I told them the same way. Jamie was busy looking at my arm and tapping it when Deb realised what I had said. It was only when everyone reacted that Jamie cottoned on. His reaction was great when he finally realised, it was a cross between utter shock and sheer joy as he hugged me and commented on how I'm now all grown up. He's only three years younger than me, so we've pretty much all grown up together.

Telling Seth's family the news was just as fun. We had a picture of the 9 week scan on my phone. Myself, Seth, his parents and his brother Luke were all in the kitchen when Seth showed Kay (his Mum) the picture. She looked at it and said, "ooh, it's a baby....... (turning to me) your baby?!" When I nodded my head, she shrieked with happiness, which caused one of Seth's sisters and our sister in law to come running in from the lounge. They had guessed what the news was. It is so much fun telling people and seeing their reaction. It's a bit weird because I was so excited about telling our families the news but I was fully prepared for them to maybe not be all that excited as it's us having the baby, not them. But our families are all so excited and happy for us, it's lovely to see.

Today we went for our scan. It was pretty funny, the baby was wriggling around so much and the sonographer couldn't get the measurements she needed so she kept poking the baby. She then tipped the bed so that my head was low down and my feet were in the air, I actually thought I was going to slide right off, thank goodness for the wall in the way! In the end she sent us off, told us to go and get a drink and a chocolate bar or something and come back an hour later. When we did that, the baby had calmed down a lot so she was able to take the measurements she needs. All seems to be well, so we are pleased about that! It was so amazing seeing our baby move around. Next scan - the 20 week one! With regards to finding out the sex of the baby...... Seth wants to know, I don't. So we shall see what happens with that one!


  1. Megatron! Lol. Congratulations again to you both. I hope you continue to feel healthy and well throughout. Lucia. x (just checking out my blog roll is on my morning to-do-before-I-even-think-about-going-to-work list!)

  2. I love they way you describe how you took your test...that's what happened to me with Rhiannon. I didn't think I was, so I took a test in Justin's absence to prove I wasn't....only it proved I was! Fortunatley i only had to wait for an hour or so before he came home. Isn't it just the best feeling in the world? (finding out your pregnant, not feeling sick!)
    Hope you continue to feel well and bloom!
    By the way, I loved your novel way of announcing it on FB!

  3. That's funny that you took two pregnancy tests....I had to do the same. Altough the first test should have been sufficent, as it said 'pregnant', but still a second test is always comforting! So excited for you both!! Wait till you start feeling the baby move, its an amazing feeling!! :)

  4. So fun reading all about it again - what a great day that was. But you have neglected to mention the dramatised re-telling to "Paradise" hahahaha! I'm looking forward to meeting Megatron / Nike :)

  5. It was a wonderful way to be told and I think of that often.!!!!! It is just so exciting. I am so thrilled and happy for you both.xxxx

  6. SO EXCITING!!!!! I'm totally with you on the not finding out! It adds an extra excitement to getting through the labour process when you don't know!!!