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....

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!


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

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

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

  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!

  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...

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

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

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


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