The word is finally out. We are expecting another baby. We are beyond happy and can’t wait for everything what’s coming. We feel so lucky and blessed to be expecting a baby again, never in a million years we dared to wish to get pregnant again so quickly.
I’m so happy that I can say it out loud now.
Keeping it quiet is nothing for me as soon as we found out I actually wanted to tell everyone already.
Luckily the time has gone by faster then I was expecting and now I can finally talk out loud about it.
There will be a lot pregnancy related posts on my blog from now on. I love everything about pregnancy and even more when I can experience it myself. So I like to write about being pregnant and about how I feel and everything I else I can think off.
The first few pregnancy posts will be updates from the first trimester, starting today off with a post about how we found out that we are expecting a baby again.
A Second Child?
First a little throwback on how it all started. We always said we didn’t want a big gap between Oliver and another child. I was thinking about it more and more and thought I was ready to try for another baby. If we would get pregnant there and then Oliver would be about two years old. For me a perfect age in between. Oliver wouldn’t be to young but the gap wouldn’t be to big either. I had the feeling I was more ready for it then Andy was. We talked about it but not really serious so I decided to have a proper and serious conversation with Andy about it as I was ready for it and I wanted to know how Andy thought about it. In a way I was a bit nervous to start the conversation as I was scared Andy really didn’t want it yet but to my surprise he gave the most wonderful answer I could wish for. He said that he had a conversation with Oliver about it (Andy has often little conversations with Oliver, even though Oliver doesn’t really talks to him but still it’s so cute when Andy does it) and that he had asked Oliver if he wanted a brother or sister and Oliver had said yes and Andy would love to have another baby as well. It makes me smile when I think about it again.
So yes, that was that, we decided to try for another baby.
There was no rush though and we didn’t want to try too hard as we believed that would work the opposite side as we would focus too much about it then it would probably take ages. I never tracked my cycle so we decided to start tracking it when my next period would start. Even that I didn’t track my cycle I always remembered when my first day of my last period was. My cycle was also always very regular so I kind of knew when my next period was due. I was going to wait patiently for my next period to start, well I wasn’t really patient as I’d rather be pregnant the sooner then later.
I Can’t be Pregnant Already!
A few days before I thought my period would start I had this odd feeling my period would never start. I don’t know why I had this feeling as I did not had any symptoms. I think I had this feeling as I hoped I would be pregnant already but I also thought it couldn’t be as we didn’t start trying properly yet. Yes of course I know how you get pregnant but I wasn’t expecting it would happen already but sure I was hoping it.
I decided to buy a cheap £1 pregnancy test but this one turned out to be negative. I was not pregnant and just had to wait for my period. I laughed at myself of how ridiculous I was to think I would be pregnant already. A few days later my period still hadn’t start. Hmm that’s odd I thought I’m never late. So I did another test (as the box I bought before came with 2 tests). This one was negative again.
I was way too impatient and I was thinking things they weren’t there I told myself. I probably miss calculated when my period should start and I was way too excited about getting pregnant. I told myself to let it go and wait patiently for my period to start.
A Positive Test
Almost another week went by and my period did not start. This never happened to me so I decided to do one more test and if this one would be negative as well I should really leave it for what it is and go and see a doctor if my period wouldn’t come next month either.
And so I did another test. I had 2 thoughts. I thought I must be pregnant as I never missed a period but I also thought that I couldn’t be pregnant as the other 2 tests were negative.
While I was waiting for the test to do its job I walked into the kitchen to do some stuff. After about 5 minutes I walked back to the test actually thinking it would be negative again. I look at the test and I was in shock. There were 2 pink lines one wasn’t as clear as the other but 2 stripes definitely meant it was positive not? I checked the back of the box again and yes two stripes meant the test was positive.
I was still in shock though with a big smile on my face as well but I thought how did this happen. In a way I did expected it but also absolutely not. I’m sure the first 2 tests were negative because I did it too soon and if I used a proper clear blue test it would have been positive straight away probably.
Due to family circumstances Andy had to be in Wales so we weren’t together which was a shame but of course I called him and let him now the news. He couldn’t believe it but was very happy about the it. I found it hard to believe myself so we did another 2 test and they were both positive as well.
When we found out I calculated when my due that would be. My due date would be 13 December 2017. At the day we found out I was 4 weeks and 6 days pregnant. My due date has been changed a few days after the dating scan but I’m going to talk more about that in my first trimester update.
Like I said in the beginning of this post we never expected to get pregnant so quickly but we are very grateful that we are so lucky that it did happen so fast and even more blessed that everything is all healthy with the baby so far.