So as you may or may not have seen, this past few months has been quite the roller coaster for us all in the Prince household.
Before Christmas , I suddenly woke with the feeling I wished to quite all the bad habits like smoking, drinking and I started going to bed early and just being a little bit more healthier in my self and although my husband had been asking for us to have a new baby I was adamant that it was not going to happen .
I merely felt we had already done our bit for the generation and being mum to 7 was quite enough now so instead I opted to buying him a cute little puppy which kept him quiet and stopped him from asking for any more.
The puppy was a total handful and although very cute at times , she was a nightmare , especially when it came to bedtime.
I ended up going to bed on my own with my youngest son around 8pm every night while my husband stayed and slept on the sofa , basically through the whole of December to January .
Half way through January, we also had the fantastic news that a home that we had been looking for, for our ever growing family had been offered to us and we were so busy with packing and sorting to get moved into the new home that I never even realised that I had missed my period.
I have to admit, my periods were always very regular, I knew when I was due on, when I was ovulating and when I was due to come off. It was all as fabulous as it could have been and in the midst of moving home in the middle of February I simply thought I was late for my period due to stress and the weight ? well ,,,,,,,,,I had been piling on the pounds for the past year and that was the reason I had quit smoking, drinking and started to eat a little more healthily , I honestly thought the big bulge in front of me was my muffin top growing from all the bad Christmas and New year treats that I had endured during the celebration months.
Little did I know that there was a little surprise bundle growing inside me.
After Settling in and getting every thing unpacked , then finally realising that I was already past my due date for my period by a whole month, My husband decided enough was enough and it was time to take the plunge so he went and bought the test.
I remember the dreadful feeling I had, I was scared and he was excited .
I never planned for any of this to happen and I certainly never expected me to forget when my last period was and that I had actually missed it without realising.
The nerves really did get me and I passed the test with nervous grin to my husband and just simply said ''I knew it'' then put my head in my hands and laughed to myself in dismay.
I had no words , nothing to say that would even contemplate my emotions of the moment.
My husband just grinned from ear to ear , we knew already it was what he had always wanted and I was happy for him , cheeky sod had already got the puppy from me and now like cat got the cream he was getting the baby too , spoilt rotten, he really is lol.
After the initial shock of the news and many a hugs and reassurance from the grinning cat (my new name for him), we settled down to the news and started to make preparations.
We rang our doctors to be told we had to collect a sample bottle to then hand in and wait for results so after a week of handing that in I rang to find out they had lost my results.
I was mortified that they could actually lose my sample, I really did cry and scream down the phone to them I was that upset at the incompetence (literally taking the pee) and there was me on tender hooks not knowing if the test I had taken at home was a false one or true to its word until a few more days later when I got the results after sending in another and we were told I was definitely pregnant and the test was positive.
Since then I have been trying to change our doctors to a closer one , meaning I have not yet even seen a midwife and have had my first initial assessment today so I can finally see the midwife next Tuesday for the first time. Luckily we took it upon ourselves to buy Folic acid ourselves and I am pleased we did.
I am hoping that I can be booked in for a scan as soon as possible with not knowing when my last period was as I think I have quite the bump already and people have been asking me when I am due .
I simply have no answer except I have just found out and waiting for my first scan.
Considering I have always been so very well organised with these things in the past this was truly the shock and surprise and has totally came out of the blue .
I am hoping you will all join me in following my journey.
It will be my first time I get the chance to do this on the blog as I missed the chance with all my others and I see so many lovely blogger friends doing it I thought it would be fantastic to look back at and hopefully it will be a great journey and enjoyable pregnancy .
Hope you pop back to see how the next part of the pregnancy goes .