If you follow me on Twitter then you’ll already know my massive news…I’m pregnant! I can’t put into words how excited we are about this huge life-changing journey. It has happened at the perfect time for us and today was my first scan – something I had been looking forward to since I found out that I was pregnant. It has been incredibly difficult to keep this news to myself and I’m so relieved that i can finally share it with you all! There had been so many times that I want to talk about my pregnancy but I had to keep tight lipped until I reached 12 weeks.
Seeing my baby’s heartbeat for the first time is something I cannot put into words. I felt an overwhelming rush of emotion when I spotted the little flutter on the screen. Then to see the baby jumping around inside me was completely magical. Chris couldn’t wipe the huge smile from his face and it was just the most incredible moment for both of us.
I was never really a ‘baby person’ per se, I never babysat as a teenager and was never around babies in my family when I was growing up. Despite all that, the moment I found out I was pregnant was a moment of elation and utter joy. It really is different when YOU create a life with someone you truly love. It’s incredibly surreal to think you’re growing a human being inside your body and you literally wake up every day with the realisation that it’s the most surreal and amazing experience you have ever gone through.
I must say that I have been totally overwhelmed today by all the tweets, messages, emails and Facebook comments congratulating us and sending good wishes. It has really touched me that everyone is so positive, supportive and kind to leave such lovely messages for me. It speaks volumes of the fantastic blogging community that I am proud to be a part of!
This is my very first bump update – I only have a small swelling at the moment and it kind of just looks like I’ve eaten a hell of a lot of carbs. I definitely can’t wear my skinny jeans anymore because they are so uncomfortable so this pregnancy lark is going to require a major wardrobe re-think! I have seen other pregnant bloggers doing these updates and I found it really comforting and helpful to see what other women go through, how they deal with certain symptoms and generally how they progress as the weeks go on.