Can We Do It....Yep We Can, suits us on a range of areas. Can we pay off our mortgage in under 7 years? Can I lose weight & get healthy? Can we have kids in the next couple of years? Can we make a go of our hobby turned business? This blog will probably end up a random collection of thoughts & experiences, but amongst the normal day to day questions, they're our main 4!!
Ah yes well, to say it's been a while would be a tad of an understatement!
My last blogpost was back on August 30, when I was under the weather. Where do I start from there?
How's about some news? Something along the lines of WE'RE PREGNANT!!!!
Yes, my under the weatherness from August was also morning sickness, altho I wasn't 100% sure at the time!
We returned from our Honeymoon on August 9, and on August 26 at 2am we got 2 lines on our home pregnancy test!
I had been feeling sick for a few days, and had an odd full/heavy feeling in my tummy, I thought oh wow what if. So went and bought some preg tests, the first 3 came back negative, but I was sure something was up, so I kept buying & taking them! Then at 2am on Aug 26, I got up to go to the loo, and thought bugger it I'll test again, and up came the 2 lines, I ran in and woke up hubby waving the stick in his sleepy eyes.
Test 1 - on day 35 of my cycle
Test 2 & 3 - on day 36 of my cycle
Test 4 - day 37 of my cycle
Our GP confirmed our home test by blood test on August 31!
From August until 2 days before Christmas I had dreadful 24x7 nausea and vomiting, I was vomiting up to 20-25 times a day, and about 5 times overnight, I just about nightly awoke with vomit on it's way and had to run to the toilet! Life wasn't much fun for those 5 months!
At Christmas we drove 15 hours each way to my hometown to have Xmas with my family (we told my family via Skype on Fathers Day, saying that hubby would have a very different Fathers Day in 2012, they got the hint!
Since Christmas I haven't had much nausea and only a few vomits, more related to heat/tired than morning sickness, I think.
We're now at 29 weeks, and have met with the great midwives at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, and have been to our first 2 ante-natal classes. I'm reading everything I can on natural childbirth, to try and overcome my birth fears, I want/hope/would like to go as natural as I can, but we shall see.
Everyone has been calling us old fashioned, with us conceiving a honeymoon baby, but we feel so lucky and blessed to have 'fallen' so quickly, old fashioned or not we'll take it :)
So in answer to one of my initial 'Can We Do It Questions'