Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I'm not good at withholding information...

Seriously I suck at keeping a good surprise locked away in my "vault". Now I won't spill a confidence or when I'm told that it must stay secret...but when I have a piece of good news I want the entire world to know.


That being said...it has been KILLING me to keep this fantastic tidbit to myself....without further adieu....



TADA!!!!
James and I found out last month that we were expecting....it was definitely a shock to me! I had a sneaking suspicion that I might be pregnant but steadfastly ignored it for several weeks. Finally curiosity got the better of me. I only took the one test and it wasn't even 30 seconds before I had two dark lines...no need to even bother with the second test! Excuse the crazy smile but I was more in a holy sh*t mind frame than the picture time mind frame! James took the picture and said "You better smile!!" before he took it- so this is my "Holy sh*t- what just happened" smile. HAH! 

I have to say, I've been pretty lucky, very little morning sickness (unless you count getting the stomach flu and an infection at the same time, which if that counts then I had 6 months worth of morning sickness in 4 days). Just mostly I've been tired and have had a sore back. So overall I have felt very un-pregnant. Which is great, but of course, me being me had me waking up in cold sweat during the night (between me getting up 4-5 times a night peeing ALREADY) thinking when they did the scan there would be nothing there. Between my paranoia and Dr. Google (seriously James nearly put child safety locks on my computer!) I had myself good and worried. 

All for naught though. Today we had our first Antenatal appointment (here they call pre-natal antenatal...why, who the hell knows, but when in Rome.) We finally got to see our little mini baby in all his/her glory! 

The Baby was kicking up a storm and overall quite active! We only got to see baby for about 30 seconds but that was enough. And yes, I did cry. Totally didn't expect it. And I cried for about a half hour afterwards every time I thought about the scan. Augh it makes me teary eyed now thinking about it. Totally blaming hormones on that one.




So here is Mini Baby- you can see his little legs kicking up a storm! (Can't feel a thing though- its so weird!)



You can just make out the thumbs up!

And another shot for you- Baby gave us the thumbs up during the scan- As James says- to calm down crazy Rach..."Everything is A-ok in here guys!"

So its a very new, scary and exciting chapter in my life over here. Its all starting to sink in and we are delighted! I promise I won't turn baby obsessed on you, but I will definitely be talking about the kind of care you get here and the differences (cause there are tons let me tell you!) between here and the states!

9 comments:

  1. Oooh, congratulations! That's so exciting!

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  2. oh my goodness congratulations!!!!!!! no wonder you've been busy!!! super exciting :)

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  3. I've already told you, but CONGRATS! So excited for you and James!

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  4. Aw, I'm so happy for you guys! I can't wait for you to find out what you're having so I can send you all kinds of baby clothes cause seriously the only thing better than regular shopping is baby clothes shopping haha.

    Love that picture of you!

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  5. Congrats to your little babe.

    I emailed you about the diapers but maybe it didn't get through or got caught in your spam filter?!
    Either way now you know I wrote you back ;)
    So let me know if you want me to send it again or something...

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  6. well congratulations!!!! this is very happy! and very exciting! and you already have a thumbs up from the baby! WHEEE!!!!!

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  7. Wooo Hoo! Congratulations! So exciting... looking forward to following your new big adventure!

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  8. Hy sweetie! lovely post, maybe we can follow each other? Kisses

    FashionSpot.ro

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  9. Holy shit, congratulations!!! You're in for a helluva rollercoaster! If you need any nipper advice let me know. ;-) All the very best!

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