Pregnancy: The Early Days

Tuesday, 6 January 2015
If you haven't already seen my update, baby number two is expected in July. Ever since I discovered I was pregnant I wanted to share the news on my blog, but I couldn't just yet. Thats another reason it's been a little quiet around here. I already feel like I have been pregnant for a lifetime, I found out quite early on I was around 4 weeks by my new dates. I did write some little updates during the pregnancy although I hope to update more regularly from now on.
I've not had any symptoms again this time round, apart from an awful chest infection, which I had the same with Jack. Below is some of my earlier updates...

28/10/2014 (5+3)
I'm late for my period with no sign of it showing. Last Friday I took a pregnancy test, late in the afternoon, at a close look it showed a faint + meaning I was pregnant, How could I be pregnant, I'm on the pill again?!
I took another the following morning and it showed negative. I decided my body would rest now and my period would show up. Four days later I still have no period and no signs that one is coming either. This afternoon I took another pregnancy test, which showed just a control line - phew I wasn't pregnant I thought. Until I looked again and there were two lines, slightly faint but more prominant then last time. This afternoon I've had a whole bunch of mixed emotions, I think I'm just being selfish with the wedding upcoming and everything else. I'm yet to tell anyone this news and in fact I'm scared of telling anyone.

29/10/14 (5+4)

Today I told Ashley I was pregnant, yep that didn't go too well. I got rather upset by this. Things happen for a reason right?
Anyway I decided to purchase a ClearBlue Digital test and after what seemed a lifetime of waiting I got Pregnant *phew* then ages waiting for the result of 1-2, so doctors would put this as 3-4 weeks. After much panic, I decided I needed to sort this and get the ball rolling so I made a doctors appointment for the same day. So at lunchtime I headed to the doctors, and I was called in to see a lovely Locum Doctor. She reassured me everything happens for a reason, prescribed some folic acid and did a little pregnancy quiz with me. She then referred me for an early dating scan as we have no idea when I could be due.
After this I decided I would go and pay my mum a visit and tell her the news, I couldn't wish for a more understanding mum if I tried. I would be lost without her.
Now, roll on next Thursday for my early dating scan so I can see whats happening...

30/10/14 (5+5)

So today I've been awake since stupid o'clock, seems the early wakings are happening already, I don't know if this is through worry or generally pregnancy related. When I was pregnant with Jack I had no worries at all about the pregnancy, it was easy sailing, I had no symptoms but didn't particularly worry until later on. However, I'm worrying about this baby already, worrying I will miscarry. I have no symptoms yet again (although I did find breakfast disgusting this morning), I've known many people who have miscarried lately, I don't know if this is also influencing my decision or the current home problems. Obviously fingers crossed everything is ok, we will discover more next week.

06/11/14 (6+5)

Today, I still don't feel pregnant, in fact I've had no pregnancy feelings at all so far. I'm concerned by this but I know its still early days and some people don't have symptoms early on. Today was the day my early dating scan was booked for. My LMP was 8 almost 9 weeks ago now, but last week when I did the digi I was 1-2, meaning now 2-3 so 4-5 in doctors terms. I so hoped this little peanut inside of me would be seen on the scan, I so hoped there was something there.
So 1 o'clock came, and passed, 15 minutes later I was called in to the ultrasound room, it had been a while since I'd been in one of these, I was incredibly nervous, what if there was no baby, all the 'what if's' flew into my head. Then the jelly was placed upon my stomach the the scanning began, not much could be seen, she explained she couldn't see too well so I would need a trans-vaginal scan. At this point I truly panicked, I was watching along on the screen, I couldn't see any baby, I couldn't see any sac or heartbeat. However, after lots of prodding around she confirmed I was pregnant but it was very early days. She couldn't get measurements too well and predicted around 5 weeks but more than likely between 4-5 weeks. This matched perfectly with the digi, but what happened to the four weeks previous? Why didn't I have any bleeding? Whilst she was scanning around she also discovered a cyst on my right ovary, she tried to check my left but it seemed it was hiding away. I'm to go back in two weeks for yet another scan. I'm now hoping baby peanut has developed by then.

09/11/14 (7+1)

Today I had my first 'pregnancy symptom'. Well I am at least classing it as an early pregnancy symptom. Quite early on in pregnancy your breasts begin to feel heavy and hurt a little as your body prepares to make milk, today mine began to feel like this. Although not all the time and not too much its a little symptom I'm classing along the journey.

19/11/14 (6+4)

Today I had the second part of the scan for dating this pregnancy. This time I had a male sonographer, I believe he was training but he was very good either way. Again I had to have an internal scan as baby peanut was small but there was a flickering heartbeat. It was incredibly cute! So I was dated between 6+4 and 7 weeks exactly but the sonographer seemed to date me exactly 7 weeks. Now I'm just to inform the midwife and await a booking appointment.

03/12/14 (8+4)
So today from the scan I'm 9 weeks exactly, I had my first booking appointment with the midwife today which always seems to last a while without talking too much. I'm still not feeling very pregnant. So we filled in the green book and filled in the forms to book me in at the hospital of choice. It's not the usual one so process is a little different. I'm to go for my bloods within two weeks and await my 12 week scan date then see the midwife again at 16weeks.

17/12/14 (10+4)

Today I managed to finish work half a day early, Christmas shopping day, so I decided to head over to the hospital and have my bloods taken, unfortunately I've not been able to come sooner due to work commitments. I'm STILL not feeling pregnant, I feel a little queasy occasionally but think that's due to the awful cold like symptoms I have at the moment. I'm not looking pregnant yet although I was a little bloated the other day.

02/01/15 (13+6)
Today I had my 12 week scan expecting to be between 12+6 and 13+2, however I was put forward to 13+6. Baby did us an amazing performance on the scan. When we first went into the room baby was upside down, but then flipped over doing a big stretch and was then looking up. Baby was kicking his or her legs alot and we even caught them sucking their thumb. It was truly amazing to watch, Jack was super lazy when we went for his scans and didn't move too much. 


  1. I can still remember the first time I saw Monkey on a scan - a wonderful sight. Look forward to following your little bumps progress.

  2. Wow you really did find out early didn't you! It sounds like your 12 week scan was really amazing.



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