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Got the all clear :)

So yesterday we have our 12 week scan which put me a little further ahead than we thought- 12 weeks and a day rather than the 11 + 6 we thought I was. Anyway suffice to say the scan was all clear and that put us in the clear which means we are officially pregnant and I can officially tell people 🙂 so what did I do go straight out after work and buy our first little outfit!!

The relief is ridiculous!

Will post more later

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Baby Bump -10wks 3 days vs. 5week bloat!

Well, I am so glad I took a photo shortly after I found out…. I am not sure how I have rounded so quick, but seeing the two photos next to each other!! No wonder nothing fits me! This baby’s going to be a bloody whale!!!

First photo is me feeling bloated at about 5ish weeks

The second one is me in a bikini This morning at 10 weeks 3 days.

I honestly didn’t think that my body would change so quickly, I have been feeling like I was fat and must of put on weight but actually comparing the photos I see that my belly is round and not just flabby.

I feel better….

For all those commenting… Be nice I am fragile today!!

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Almost 10 weeks

So officially Im 9weeks and 5 days. And it’s getting progressively harder to stay quiet!!

We saw the nose, and it was wriggling around like crazy! It booted its leg out and we saw all its toes splayed. Then it wriggled its arms about and turned its back on us!!

But then… Just for a couple of seconds… We heard the heart beat!! 174 bpm amazing 🙂

It’s growing bang on size, the placentas growing and everything’s just perfect 🙂

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Projectile Sach

Morning sickness… That delightful reminder your carrying your child….

As you cling to what’s left of breakfast, lunch or dinner. You try desperately to console yourself knowing that “it’s a good sign” you try not to feel sorry for yourself or ask yourself why your doing it all! Because you know deep down it will all be worth it.

But today… Took morning sickness to some seriously ridiculous heights.

I like to think of the sickness as puke contractions… The familiar waves building stronger and stronger until your ready to heave ho out your last meal…

Well my puke contractions started towards the end of my last meeting at work. I could feel the sweat start to trickle down my back as I knew what was going to happen. I made a hasty retreat out of the meeting and threw my belongings into my bag running for the lift to the car park…

The lift… Or the torture ride…. Jumping and bouncing its way to the ground floor.

When I got to the door I ran to the car and ripped the door open crouching by it wretching for England. Nothing came up… So I tentatively got into the car and drive home.

About three quarters of the way home I felt the strongest wave of nausea I had had yet. I tried desperately to distract myself reeling off ridiculous word associations trying to think of anything other than puking whilst driving.

I skidded into the drive (ok not skidded, but pulled up fast) and left everything in the car running for my dear friend Mr. toilet.

I couldn’t get the key in the door properly, and the wretching began again, I ripped open the door as the key turned and dived head first into the toilet.

I have never experienced sickness like it. I genuinely thought I was going to suffocate. I threw up so many times in repetition I ran out of air and couldn’t breathe. Gasping for breath between hurls I gripped my temple as the pressure being forced through my head and eyes was unbearable. I really thought I might have burst something in my eye. But I couldn’t stop being sick I had absolutely no control over this violent projectile sickness.

Eventually I stopped throwing up, but I was clinging to the toilet seat shaking and gasping for air for a good few minutes. When I looked in the mirror I discovered that I had burst something but luckily not in my eye, but in my face. Lots and lots of tiny blood vessels burst and have me a nice puke rash all over my face!

So now, I am spotty, bloated, covered in a rash, sick and exhausted!

But it will be worth it… It will right?! ;p

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Properly Pregnant! :O

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7 Weeks 5 Days

I will be honest, despite taking roughly a billion pregnancy tests, I was most definitely in denial. I tried walking round Kiddicare and Mothercare, two HUGE baby shops, but I just… I duno, it didn’t sink in.

I have spent at least the last month in shock and denial. Not daring to get excited, or believe it is true.

I guess the doctors had drummed in the negativity so much, I forgot that I could actually be pregnant.

Last night, sure set me straight.

We had our first scan. An early pregnancy and dating scan. I could just about make out the head, you can’t in the photo but you could on the screen. But more mind blowing, you could see the heart beat.

The image of last night is so clear, sat in this dark relaxing room screen in front of me, nerves coursing through my body…

I watched as he prodded my bloated belly and up on the screen came this tiny little splodge… with an even tinier beating heart. I stared shell shocked, as the wife bounced around her seat saying

“OH MY GOD, THERES A HEART BEAT, LOOK A HEART BEAT!!!”

My whole world halted, the wifes voice became a muffled cheer as I stared shell shocked at a beating heart. That moment felt like a life time, and then a huge wave of shock punched me in the chest, and I broke down and cried.

Well it explains the throwing up… which is all the time!

All Things Pregnancy

5 weeks 6 days

So I seem to have acquired a pretty hefty backlog of blogs I owe myself and other fellow bloggers, so I will sit here tonight and write them and set them to upload over the next few days…

So pregnancy…

Anyone else ever experience denial? I think its the shock, I just cant seem to accept the fact I am pregnant. I just cant believe it, I mean part of me does obviously. I duno it is just so surreal…

I mean I have now done 18…. 18 pregnancy tests… a little psycho I know…

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That was this mornings… the test line is now darker than the control line…. mental, I look at these tests every morning and just think, how am I creating positive pregnanct tests!!

My boobs STILL hurt, I mean they are so fricking huge now I literally need a hammock to carry these bazungers around!! Genuinely, the below photo is how big a bra I need now!! no joke!!

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I am tired, but not like I was, instead I seem to be experiencing constant bloating, and some serious aversions to certain smells. The other Mrs. Black, bleached the whole house the other night and tidied whilst I finished an essay, then when she came over to me, her hands stunk like something so vile, I cant even explain it, when I asked her what it was, she said bleach!! BLEACH?? I used to love the smell of bleach….

Well apparently not! she continued to waft her hands around me, so I promptly threw up!! That will learn her!!

Other than that, no major symptoms, a little cramping but nothing major.

I decided that I wanted to book in two early scans, so I am having a 7 week scan, and a 10 week scan. The 10 week scan mostly because we are going to Gran Canaria pride, and I want to know that our baby is ok just before we go, and also because if some of our friends find out, at 10 weeks with a couple of scans behind us, I am hoping it will be ok. I asked the midwife and she said it would be fine, and thats before we even have an official NHS scan, but I am a little more realistic than that and want some proof… I guess I am just anxious to know everythings alright. It feels like everywhere I look people are talking about miscarriage. My sister in law had a mis-miscarry which means she didn’t know, which I just cant think of anything worst, so I want an early scan to make sure everything is ok, to reassure us. Thats not crazy is it?

WhenI got in from work this evening though… it all became a little too official… we have a booking appointment… to see a real midwife, and I have a green booklet…. for all my pregnancy information and appointments….

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Forgive me, I removed all the identifying information…. but

IS THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENING???

When am I going to stop being in denial???

I guess its because I dont want to get too excited until we get the all clear… role on May 18th…

I am "Sleeping Breasts Sacha"

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Four Weeks &  Six Days

I don’t sleep, not usually! but boy am I tired at the moment, seemingly all I can do is zombie my way through the days and sleep, sleep, sleep the rest of the time.

I mean I took a fricking nap today! whaat?!

Usually I get 6 maybe 7 hours sleep a night, max. Sleeping is for the dead, feels like a waste of life. So I try to sleep just enough to get by. But now, oh boy, I’m napping here, napping there, feeling exhausted basically always, I am guessing this will continue for the next 20 years?!

I feel like I am already changing my perspective on life, I am slightly concerned that I might be lonely because none, and I do mean none of my friends have kids, they are all a few years younger than me, and are showing no interest in anything other than getting shit faced at the weekend. I had a search for some pregnancy antenatal classes in the area and there are a few, so I guess when I hit the second or third trimester I will try and go to some of them to meet expectant mums.

The other couple of symptoms are a little cramping like a period, but it’s fairly mild so I am guessing its just uterus growth, but by far the worst symptom I have at the moment is my breasts!!… apart from the forgetfulness so if I have already blogged about this then forgive me!

My boobs are so big and so swollen, I have already had to go bra shopping!!

I have turned into one giant sleeping boob!!

speaking of which… is it nap time??

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It's Definitely a BFP! :)

Ok, as if I haven’t peed on enough sticks I decided to do three tests this morning just to make sure… They were all positive!! Here’s the clear blue and first response… Both positive. I wonder when I’ll be able to stop testing!! I am in disbelief

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