Don’t worry I won’t go into too much sexy detail, you know how that stuff works… But the best way to start the topic of Motherhood is to go from the beginning! Let’s start with how it all happened… getting pregnant.
DECIDING TO BE PARENTS
On the 14th June 2017 whilst at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego we were celebrating our fo
We had great jobs working from home, owned a house and felt like we were comfortable enough to have a child.
That evening, we threw away my contraceptive pill, ate pizza, ice cream and walked across the beach at sunset excited about our new future.
Of course we had no idea how long (or how quickly) it would be before I fell pregnant.
As I had been on the pill since I was fourteen I wasn’t sure if my body was ready for me to get pregnant. The other issue I had was that my pill (Cerazette) stopped my period completely for six years so I had nothing to measure the timing of my cycles.
After coming back from our holiday, I began feeling tired so rather enthusiastically did a pregnancy test. Unsurprisingly, it came back negative. I wasn’t too disappointed as we had literally been trying less than a month and we were sure it would take longer.
We had another trip planned to Cannes just two weeks later which I was looking forward to! Wine, good food and sunshine. Although, perhaps I should’ve said no to the idea of wine as we were trying to conceive. Alas, I felt like it would do no harm.
Frustratingly, my swimsuit no longer fit my boobs into it and that’s when I relised I had put on weight. Needless to say, I felt a little insecure when swimming in the sea. Although I had a nice time, the whole trip I was fatigued, constantly hungry, grumpy and very, very warm.
On returning home from Cannes, I could barely keep my eyes open throughout the day. I was exhausted in almost everything I had done. I was still ravenous but also nauseous. “Perhaps I should take another test,” I suggested to Paul.
Both of us went to Tesco feeling quite anxious. If I wasn’t pregnant then what the hell was wrong with me?! To be on the safe side, we bought two tests in the hope that we would know within the hour..
I peed on the first stick and waited. It was blank. Nothing at all came up. The test was a dud. Feeling confused and impatient, I thought I would try another one later in the day.
And that’s when our lives changed.
WE’RE GOING TO BE PARENTS
Paul was upstairs at the time. I ran into the bedroom and showed him two blue lines. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry with joy. It was early days and I was so nervous the test had been wrong.
Despite not being 100% we called Paul’s parents and told them the great news.
“We have to go get a digital one, just to be sure,” I said, excitedly dragging Paul into Boots to get a Clearblue test. We rushed home and waited for my next toilet break.
I took the test again and this time, instead of lines I got a message stating I was definitely preggers.
This confirmed it. That number. That word. I was pregnant. There was absolutely no doubt at all now. And I was in fact over 3 weeks pregnant!
CHECKING THE DATES
As I mentioned earlier, I had absolutely no idea when I could’ve fallen pregnant due to my lack of period. Who knew I would end up relying on my monthly cycle?!
We went to the hospital on the 15th August for a scan and discovered I was now 9 weeks gone! Really?! Over two months?! That
Seeing the little blob on the screen was an incredible experience for me. Not so much for Paul as when the heartbeat was pointed out, he felt a little faint! Paul has never been one for medical discussions as they make him incredibly light-headed so I told him to wait for me outside (lol). That little blob was going to be a tiny human. Our tiny human…
From that moment I was ecstatic and ready to be a Mummy! We knew we had to be careful about who we told and getting too excited as it’s usually around 12 weeks you are out of the early danger zone.
I told my closest friends and family the news almost straight away. Once we had reached 12 weeks, I shared a few photographs showing that our life was going to be full of love and chaos. We were due to have Baby Saxby on the 23rd March 2018.
We were incredibly lucky to be blessed with an easy and quick pregnancy. I had no idea our bodies could work so fast!