The pregnancy diary: Week 9

This was written in secret before we went public with our announcement of being pregnant, which you can read here. I’m now sharing these with everyone, until this is up to date. As this gets published, I’m now 13 weeks along.

I think I’m finally starting to find my groove a little bit. I’m still eating way too much sugar to try and get through those super fatigue days, but I’m starting to understand my routine a little more. There’s a few tricks I’ve learned that are helping me get through the days. Maybe there’s a light at the end of the tunnel? Everyone keeps assuring me it gets better after the first trimester. [...]  read more

The pregnancy diary: Week 7

This was written in secret before we went public with our announcement of being pregnant, which you can read here. I’m now sharing these with everyone, until this is up to date. As this gets published, I’m now 13 weeks along.

Terrified, still feeling crappy, still doesn’t feel real. I’m an emotional wreck. That’s this week in a nutshell.

Getting to grips with my new reality

Everything makes me scared. What if we lose the baby, or if we do have the baby? What if I didn’t have enough folic acid and now the child will be born with spina bifida? Did I have too much of this, or that, or OH MY GOD I’M ONLY 7 WEEKS IN AND I’M THE WORST MOTHER EVER ALREADY. [...]  read more

The pregnancy diary: Week 5

This was written in secret before we went public with our announcement of being pregnant, which you can read here. I’m now sharing these with everyone, until this is up to date. As this gets published, I’m now 13 weeks along.

The reality of being pregnant is starting to set in, and I’m starting to feel terrified. I’ve never typically been a clucky person, and for a long time said that I wouldn’t have kids. It wasn’t until I met my now husband that I had ever felt that I wanted children, and even then the emotions washed over me suddenly one day and took me by surprise. [...]  read more

The pregnancy diary: Week 4

This was written in secret before we went public with our announcement of being pregnant, which you can read here. I’m now sharing these with everyone, until this is up to date. As this gets published, I’m now 13 weeks along.

HOLY COW I JUST FOUND OUT I’M PREGNANT! Of course, being who I am, this means I need to get this written down, because there’s a lot going through my head right now.

As I write this, there’s only a few people that know. We’ve told a few close friends and family, keeping the numbers low so that if anything should go wrong we don’t have to explain it to a large number of people. We just want the immediate support group ready, because no doubt there’s going to be a lot of questions and fears over the coming 9 months. Uh, 8 now I guess? [...]  read more

The news is out there – we’re having a baby!

After what has felt like forever, we finally made a public announcement yesterday that we’re expecting a baby. Hooray!

We had been discussing how we wanted to do it, and ultimately it was important to me that we were both represented in the picture. Me appearing in the picture though? Hell no. Mario is known for his baking/cooking skills, and I’m known for my love of converse. So we put our heads together and we came up with this:

I can’t say how much of a weight has been lifted off now that everyone knows. I’m not great at not sharing things about myself – I write a blog about my life after all! I had started telling more and more people, especially as my belly started to come out. We made the announcement at work yesterday as well, and it wasn’t much of a surprise to anyone! [...]  read more