I'm absolutely delighted to let you in on what has been a very difficult secret to keep over the past nine weeks: Ian and I are expecting our third baby together, affectionately known as Pip, who is due in April 2017! Ever since we found out I have been desperate to make our pregnancy announcement, but wanted to wait until our first pregnancy scan.
We were on holiday at Bluestone in July when I found out our exciting news. The day we set off for our holiday, my period started, a week early. Or so I thought. The next day it stopped. I posted in a mummy group on Facebook saying how typical it was and that I bet it would come on full force while I was at the pool. A friend said, "could it be implantation bleeding?" "Oh no," I said, "I am spotty and crabby so it's definitely my period." However, she had planted the seed in my head so I secretly bought a pregnancy test to do if my period didn't restart by the end of the holiday.
While we were at Bluestone, Ian had booked me in for a thermal spa experience. I had used the spa facilities the year before and loved it so I was really looking forward to it. Until I walked out of the second sauna, and almost fainted. The room span and I just caught myself in time before I hit the floor. Okay, I thought, something is defnitely up!
I cut my spa trip short and got dressed. Before I left I nipped to the loo and quickly did one of the secret pregnancy tests. Now, considering this was 5pm and if I was pregnant it would be extremely early, I expected a negative result to show up.
If you've ever done a pregnancy test, you'll know they say to wait two minutes for the result. Well, within seconds of peeing on the stick, I had a positive result. Oh my days!
I skipped back to our lodge, excited to tell Ian. Except when I tried, the words wouldn't come out. Instead, I stood there grinning like a maniac!
"What have you done?" he asked.
"What have you done?!" That was all I could say, before pretty much collapsing in a fit of giggles.
The penny dropped and Ian said, "oh my god, are you pregnant?!!"
"Yessss!" I wailed, before bursting into tears.
And that's the story of how we found out that we're expecting another precious bundle of joy!
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