I found out I was pregnant on Thursday 22nd January 2009 at 4pm; It came as a bit of a shock. Even though we were TTC I was expecting (maybe naively) for it to take a few months not just 2 attempts So, I never expected to see that second blue line come up when my period was just 2 days late. I was so in shock that I called my husband at work to tell him, he didn’t say much…. the shock probably, and the fact that he worked in an open planned office. Then the panic set in, you see the week before the 10/11th January to be precise I was in Manchester having way too many cocktails.
I remember us joking about the restaurant we were in giving a free main course to pregnant woman, little did I know!
The next day was Friday and there was no way I was waiting all weekend to get it confirmed, so I took a trip to the open surgery at my GP. He didn’t even ask me to pee on a stick, he just took my word for it that I was pregnant (oh…. ok then!)
Later that day we decided to tell the parents, I was 28 not like they were going to be shocked. I remember sitting in the living room and Mr T made the excuse that he was going to make coffee, obviously afraid that he was going to be hit over the head with m mums slipper (it wouldn’t have been the first time!, what can I say? He annoys her) So It was left to me to tell them, they were over the moon.
To be honest it was telling his mum that got me worried, she had warned us for years not to get pregnant it…. was too soon. I shouldn’t have worried though, surprisingly, she was the happiest I’d ever seen her and started calling herself granny (Nana as it is now) straight away.
She works in the local shop, so by the time the weekend was over I think the entire village knew.
The symptoms of pregnancy for the first 8 weeks were pretty non existent to the extent that I bought even more tests just to be sure!
But there on week 9 was the SICKNESS, the only think I could eat was ready salted hula hoops and oranges, poor Mr. T starved for a bit as I couldn’t face cooking. Week 10 brought stomach pains that made me worry… after a phone call to the maternity hospital they suggested I came in for an early scan.
Everything was fine and we walked away with out first picture of Sophie.
Next part coming soon.