The 11 Week Itch

Waiting time

After the excitement subsides (a little) that you’re pregnant, the worry sets in and you start questioning everything. If you are being sick or not, feeling tired or not, sore boobs or any of the other many symptoms you can suffer in your first trimester. You judge yourself by everyone around you and read millions of baby and pregnant mom forums (like you ever read anything on a forum before!) and start wondering if you are actually still pregnant.

I am currently 11 + 3 and still another two weeks away from my dating scan… arghhhhh! This waiting period is frustrating and all I want to know is if everything is ok and baby bear is growing normally and enjoying his home I’m making for him/her. If you’re anything like me, you’re impatient and want to know everything yesterday, sadly I have to be put back in my box and told ‘No wait!’

I’m hoping everything will be fine and I just need to keep eating well and looking after myself but “Oh god, roll on 8th November please!”

And So The Journey Begins…

Bump DiariesLast week I had my first positive test with ClearBlue, those words that we have been longing to see for the past few months ‘pregnant 1-2 weeks’ Yes! In fact, I didn’t quite believe it and neither did the hubby, so like mad people we let it sink in and then had to take another test. With anticipation we waited for the little egg timer on the test to go round and round and again the words appear ‘pregnant 1-2 weeks.

I know it sounds strange to be surprised when we had been pro actively trying for some months, but only a few days before I had what I though was the ‘time of the month’ and had even had blood tests to see if anything was wrong to be on the safe side. Worry did now set in and I was frantically looking online to find out what the previous bleeding meant and if it would stick. I’m sure I’m not the first mum that wants to feel excited but nervous to do so, and so the lovely people at my local surgery admitted me to Lister Hospital where I had a scan and we saw the little sack and egg yolk exactly where it should be, my husband even took the opportunity to crack a joke with the Sonographer ‘yes, that’s where I was aiming!’. Really, you can’t take them anywhere.

But this gave us the chance now to actually feel the elation and excitement that comes with finding out your going to be a mom and dad… and so the journey begins.