and First Trimester Wrap-Up
So, I am sure you all have heard the news by now, I am Pregnant!
I know I am a little late with this blog post, but better late than never.
As of today I am fifteen weeks and two days, expecting a little boy to join the family next April. Even writing that down still gives me butterflies.
If you ask any of my friends they will tell you that I have been wanting this for a long time, but being an adult means waiting for the right time in life, which I am happy to say is now.
We (Luke and I) found out we we’re expecting on a normal Monday, I had an inkling but wanted to wait to take a proper test together. Fast forward to while we we were waiting for that ever-so-slow three minutes, we were actually bickering.
Luke was insisting that he should look first, I was saying no way. And then there it was, the big plus sign just staring us in the face. I think I said no about fifty times, I was in total disbelief. So naturally, I took about seven more pregnancy tests, hey … might as well use them all. And of course, they were all positive too. We were stunned, but probably the most happy and excited we have ever been.
Once we excepted the news, the strange thoughts started popping into our mind. ‘What will the baby look like?’, ‘We can’t use our spare room as a nursery, it’s too cold in there’, ‘It’s okay, well just put in a split system’. You know, normal thoughts. The rest of the evening followed similarly, with huge smiles on both of our faces!
Fast Forward again a week later, I had been to the doctors, confirmed the news, been given a very large pile of pamphlets (information soothes me), told a few family members, my mum, sister and nanna. It was starting to really sink in, the news that I had to say see-ya to goats cheese and poached eggs made it very, very real.
At this stage I was just a few days shy of hitting the six week mark, when the dreaded morning sickness arrived. The following five weeks wen’t by in a lethargic, nauseous fog.
I even stopped drinking coffee, I know. I clearly was very sick.
Let’s just skip ahead until I felt like a living human again. I was now around 10 weeks. So close to hitting that second trimester mark. Around this week we actually had our first ultrasound, cue the excitement.
I am not sure when most women in their first trimester have their first ultrasound, but this was when it happened for us, as we had decided to get some Genetic Testing done, which is done at around ten weeks. I think what also drew us to this decision, was that you actually get to find out the gender much earlier, cue more excitement.
Five long working days later we got the amazing news that our little baby was low-risk, and perfectly healthy, awoo-hoo.
Oh, and that he’s a boy!!!!!!
Everyone will say it’s just a coincidence, but I swear I knew. I had been subconsciously saying ‘he’ for weeks now, and whenever I thought ahead I always pictured Luke and I with our Labrador Oskar and a little baby boy.
Thanks so, so much for taking the time to read this. We really are just so excited, and I am thrilled that I get to share this experience with all of you.
I am planning on doing these Pregnancy Wrap-Up’s every few months, so I have lot’s to update you guys on.
Josie, Luke, Oskar and Baby Barber, x