My Journey to Motherhood

December 24, 2008


Filed under: Feeling Positive,Pregnancy — Serendipity @ 3:27 pm

Yes, that’s how pregnant I am. 18 weeks, 6 days. I haven’t blogged since I got my BFP. I know no one reads this thing anyway, so it seemed kind of pointless, but also, this blog was somewhere for me to vent at my frustrations of not being pregnant.

But then I got to thinking, and I decided that I really ought to be writing about this special time, and how I feel and what’s happening to me. So in a nutshell, this is what’s happened since my BFP:

September 12th: We brought our new puppy, Ernie home. I had a doctor’s appointment to confirm my pregnancy and get referred to a midwife

October 2nd: I had my “Booking In” appointment with my midwife

October 13th: We paid for our private ultrasound scan to make sure everything was ok and we got to see our baby for the first time. S/he was 16mm

November 3rd: I had my official dating scan and was told my due date is May 21st 2009 and that I was 11 weeks 4 days pregnant. I had my first lot of blood tests taken

November 4th: We went out for dinner with our parents and told them the good news

November 5th: We told my brothers and hubby’s grandparents. I told everyone at work

November 7th: We ordered our pushchair and I bought my first pair of maternity jeans

November 29th: I had a letter through telling me I was rhesus D negative and that I would need anti-d injections at 28 and 34 weeks and possibly after the baby is born

December 5th: I had a midwife appointment and had my triple test done. We got to hear the baby’s heartbeat through a Doppler.

December 19th: I still hadn’t felt baby kicked, so booked an appointment with the midwife just to check all was well. We got to hear the heartbeat again. Have now bought a Doppler of our own and are listening to the heartbeat everyday.

That brings us up to date really. I have been lucky in the fact that I have not really suffered with morning sickness. I’ve felt a bit queasy every now and then. I am getting dizzy spells though, and I have suffered with the most horrendous headaches.

I have my next ultrasound on 9th Jan, but we are not going to find out what we are having, and instead, have a surprise at the end of May.

I will update more often.

Until then, Merry Christmas x


September 12, 2008


Filed under: Feeling Positive,Medics — Serendipity @ 8:52 am

I can’t believe it. I got my BFP!! I was feeling rotten. Sore boobs, really bloated etc and I just wanted to know. So Wednesday evening, I did a pregnancy test, and a faint line appeared. So I did another one, and another faint line appeared. Yesterday, I got home from work and did another one, and ANOTHER line appeared. So I did a Clearblue digital this morning and it said the work “Pregnant”. So no two ways about it, I’m pregnant.


Just once more: I’M PREGNANT!!!


I’ve worked it out that I’ll be due between the 24th and 26th May 2009. Different calculators have given me different results, so will just have to wait until my scan. I am going to book in for a private scan at 8 weeks just to make sure everything is ok and give me peace of mind. I know the worst can still happen between 8 and 12 weeks, but at 8 weeks if all is well, there is only a 2% chance of miscarriage.


I just feel so different this time. I didn’t last time. I’m feeling really positive about this one.  I am so happy and scared and excited and nervous.

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