It just so happens that I've been keeping a whopping big 6 month secret from you all! I'm so excited I am now finally announcing it!
Friends of my hubby and I have known since about 4 months but we both decided to go public a little later than usual for a number of reasons.
This isn't actually my first pregnancy, back in October last year we lost our first at just under 17 weeks pregnant. It was such an awful time and was so unexpected as I never thought it would ever happen to us. Being young and healthy I naively didn't even consider that something could possibly go wrong, and getting to 12 weeks you almost think you are out the danger zone, which in the majority of cases you are. We were just super duper unlucky and if anything it made me appreciate more than ever how much of a miracle it is to get pregnant, and have a healthy pregnancy and baby... Which is exactly the case this time! (Moving swiftly on and keeping that paragraph incredibly brief!)
This pregnancy has pretty much been a dream! It took me a good 3 months to believe I was actually pregnant, but once I got through that the excitement definitely took over. I didn't really suffer from morning sickness... just felt a lot hungrier which is actually quite hard to disguise when working in an office. Suddenly I became a major snacker! Of course we were both nervous at first, but this time round we were offered lots of extra scans for our peace of mind which was amazing. We got to first see what looked like a little jelly bean at 8 weeks, then also at 12, 16 and 20 weeks so have been truly spoilt with scan photos!
The 20 week scan is when you can find out the sex of the baby which we chose not to do! We always knew we would have a surprise for our first and I'm so excited that we don't know! I completely understand the practicality of finding out as I am currently shopping for lots of little things in white and grey!
With only 3 months to go, we are finally starting to get going with buying baby things. I've got such huge shopping lists on John Lewis, M & S, Ikea and Amazon and one by one orders are starting to be made which I'm finding far to exciting. Baby clothes are just SO irresistible!!
It's so lovely to finally be sharing this news and now of course lots more maternity related posts will follow! The count down for due date has begun... bring on October!