Have I got news for you.

Watch this, it’ll only take 32 seconds – for you, at least πŸ˜‰ :


If you can’t watch it for some reason, here’s the transcript:

Or, as my colleague Tamsin announced to the Twitterverse recently:

Remember recently when I wrote about why I don’t ‘get’ waiting for 13 weeks before sharing the great news? Well, this is money where your mouth is time.

I’m pregnant. I’m probably only around 3-4 weeks, (which has caused at least two people to roll their eyes and be rather patronising, as if it’s not a real pregnancy yet) but hey ho, to each their own. I remember seeing Ameli on the screen when I was three weeks pregnant. It may just be a mass of cells, but it’s my mass of cells, growing in me.

My pregnancy with Ameli started much the same as this one, with a missed period, spotting, bleeding, and then nausea and tiredness. Β It was the spotting that led me to taking the test in the first place. And I’ve been pretty exhausted the last few days too. But really it was the spotting and the UTI. I spent the third to the 20th week of my last pregnancy terrified that I was losing my baby due to the constant bleeding.

In some ways, that is a relief to me now. I feel more confident that it’ll be okay. I also feel that now, if I lose this baby, I’ll feel silly for telling people. It’s so easy to see why women are left with the feelings they have after a miscarriage. Like it’s something you’ve done wrong. Or something you just weren’t good enough, fit enough, healthy enough, and so on to do.

My thoughts so far have largely been around the state of homebirth in our new area. I have no idea what it’s like here. I might have to start looking into private midwives. Β After my last beautiful birth, I know there’s no way I could go for a hospital birth if I didn’t have to – especially since in one month of living here, I’ve had two mothers tell me about their terrible experiences at our local hospital.

So, fingers crossed, this will be like Ameli. A bleed for some time, but a beautiful bouncing baby after. Β Tired and nausea pass. But hopefully, this’ll be my child forever.

It’s early days yet, but celebrate this life with me.


Categories: Pregnancy


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  1. Eeeek WOW and CONGRATULATIONS! And I thoroughly agree – 3 weeks or 33 weeks, IT’S ALL PREGNANCY. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  2. Oh how wonderful! I love the video!!

    I’m also celebrating my 12th week of pregnancy today. This will make number 4 for us. I’m so glad to have found you through Twitter {CarrigansJoy}.

    May you have a healthy and happy 9 months!!!

  3. Many, many congratulations. Doesn’t matter at all that you’re still early days. When you have good news like this it’s fantastic to share it. Well done!

  4. oh dear,so happy for you. I actually sensed something on your reply re Mama Teas :)Huge congratulations and I hope the early days are smooth and easy for you.

  5. Congratulations!! I didn’t tell my family this time until I was 10 weeks but for complicated reasons. Hope this one sticks tight and that you have an easier pregnancy this time, though whatever happens I know you’ll get through it all! Much love xx

  6. Wow! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t worry, everything will be fine! I found out I was pregnant on the 5th week and we told everyone straight away! Now “the bouncing baby” is 9 weeks old and asleep on my chest as I am typing. πŸ™‚ All the best wishes to you and your family!

  7. Congrats!

    I agree with the whole idea of waiting being silly. I mean, if you want to wait, that’s fine, but it’s not a rule. I’d say the rule is that you should only tell the people you’d share it with if you had a miscarriage. Personally, that’s everyone for me. I’m an open person and there’s no way that I wouldn’t blog about it if I miscarried, so I told my blog as soon as I had told the grandparents (which was less than 4 weeks).

    I also wanted to say that I, too, bled all through my first trimester and into my second. It scared me, but Peanut is now running around my living room clicking her tongue. πŸ˜€

  8. Congratulations on yur joyous news. I believe that waiting until 12 weeks is as much for other people as yourself. Why not share the joy now.

  9. Wow! Congratulations!! Brilliant news! Just you hold on tight little baby, your mummy already loves you very much! xx

  10. Best wishes! I’ll be celebrating with you. I know it’s difficult after a loss, but this is wonderful <3

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