Pregnancy announcement elephant and sign 23 weeks

Finding out you’re pregnant can bring on a whole host of emotions. It’s hard to believe our little man is here with us now!

Friday the 21st October 2016. A day my life was truly changed forever. Could this really be my first pregnancy?

A Little icky-sicky and some life changing news!!!

Sat at work, I didn’t quite feel myself. In fact I felt a little queasy which is not like me at all. This went on for a little while, around about two hours. I tried not to think too much about it and hoped it would pass. The school holidays were starting that evening and I was just hoping that I would not be ill for the duration of my time off! I was convinced the power of positive thinking could overrule it and that all would be well.

That’s when the seed was planted.

As a teacher at a secondary school, the pupils aren’t scared to say what’s on their mind. One of them said to me – “Miss, you best not be pregnant, you need to get me through my GCSEs” and I laughed.

The situation

Michael and I have been together for over ten years and have never had “a scare”. However since we married in Feb we decided that perhaps it could be the ‘right’ time for us, if ever there is a right time. I mean we both have jobs, we own our home (with a mortgage of course) and we’ve raised a pretty successful puppy! Not quite sure I know what constitutes success for a dog but I’m sure Nala has it!

At that moment the voice in my head very quickly said…oh…you could be.

I thought…no…we’re not really trying just not, not trying. Famous last words!

However it was Friday night and we had planned to meet up with our friends in a local pub, so I decided I should be sensible. At this point I was still sure it would simply confirm that I wasn’t and I could go on my merry way and enjoy a little tipple in the evening.

I popped to my local shop and bought a bog standard test. I took it. Waited.

The faintest of positive lines appeared. What!?

Is this real?

I put my coat back on, grabbed my keys and returned to the shop. I needed to have it in words, not a faint cross, so I grabbed one of the more pricey looking ones that would literally spell it out! Though the first test had been a faint one I was still convinced it was a false positive.

When the word “Pregnant” flashed up I was shocked.

Then I was excited.

Telling Michael

I then went into overdrive! Mike was due home in an hour and I had to try and figure out how I was telling him!

Fortunately we are slightly crazy and when I was around 18 Mike bought me a baby name book.

That’s not weird right? I just really like names!

Oh and when we moved in to our house we bought a toy for our first born…there’s no pretending that’s normal…

So I set up a little scene on the kitchen table with a little note to let him know. Shortly after I set it up in came my lovely husband, complaining about the ragtag children out in the street playing with traffic cones. He walked in to the kitchen and saw the elephant. I stood up and came round the corner and he asked “What’s this?” He had the note in his hand and I nodded. Then he picked me up and we had the biggest hug.

Very quickly our joy turned into plan making. It was clearly not the time to tell people about our pregnancy but we were going out that evening and to Oktober fest the next day. I was going to be ‘ill’ for the rest of the weekend! And for quite some time until we were ready to tell everyone!

Such exciting news at an unexpected time!

We couldn’t wait!!!


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  1. November 27, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Awww, how lovely that you managed to set up such a lovely scene for him in such little time! I wanted to do something like that with my OH, but he had always said he wanted to be there when I tested so I had him tell me what the test results were each time. It helped him feel more included I think. Thank you for linking with the #Honeybeelinky I hope to see you for the this week’s one too! xxx

  2. November 25, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Sounds like the perfect announcement, so sweet.
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

  3. November 21, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    So exciting. I took a test before I should have and there was such a faint line. 4 days later it was definitely bold and bright 🙂 #anythinggoes

    • November 22, 2017 / 10:20 am

      Hi Laura,

      I didn’t know how far along I was at all! Turns out when I took the test I would’ve been at about 2/3 weeks! Definitely got stronger along the way too! So exciting! x

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