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Monday, 5 October 2015  |  Admin

I’m feeling rather guilty about writing this post. You see, I’m supposed to be writing about the journey of trying to conceive. I started two weeks ago. Which is why I feel a bit sheepish about telling you that I seem to have managed it already! Obviously I am thrilled, but I know it’s not that easy for many people and to those people I’m sorry. I know I’m exactly the kind of person that you don’t really want to hear from. (If it makes you feel better, it didn’t happen straight away, I’m not one of those smug people who can say, “oh he just had to look at me naked and I fell pregnant”)

Nevertheless, there it was, clear as anything on the stick, in writing as I chose one of those tests that says ‘pregnant’ or ‘not pregnant’ because I didn’t want to have the doubt of whether I’d read the packet right or not. Pregnant.

I’m about four or five weeks along now and saw the doctor this morning to arrange my first midwife appointment, which will be at around eight weeks. So I’ll probably be writing another installment before then.

In my last post I wrote about how you’re supposed to ‘just know’ when you fall pregnant. Well, I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t have any more of an idea that I was pregnant, than I had that I wasn’t pregnant last month. Except maybe that I noticed my breasts were a little bigger and more tender, but while I’m being honest, that was mere speculation.

Since I’ve taken the test, I’ve noticed that I’ve had quite a lot of period-like cramps, but no blood so apparently this is completely normal and nothing to worry about. Other than that, I still feel like my usual self and don’t really ‘feel’ pregnant – I’m sure this will change if and when morning sickness kicks in!

The thing I’m finding toughest is not being able to say anything to anyone! Hoping that the weeks pass smoothly until we’re able to announce our happy news…