I’m going to be a mummy!

Mum & Bub

I wrote this on Monday 1st February, and can now finally publish it!

I sat on the couch on Sunday morning (31st Jan) and thought ok I have one test left. I’d stupidly not read the packet properly and misread test 6 days before your missed period as test 6 days before your period is due.

So no wonder the tests said negative on Friday. Yes, I did 2 just in case! Then as I was cleaning up the dining table on Saturday for some reason I re-read the packet. Ugh, I thought I was meant to wait until Sunday. So here I was on Sunday morning contemplating whether to wait to see if my monthly friend graced itself with its presence or do the test.

60% of me thought I was pregnant. I had been constantly running into things for the past week seriously bruising myself, and my god did my boobs hurt! I was quite teary, and found myself crying at stupid TV shows in the middle of the day. But then the other 40% of me was a bit cranky had some cramps and thought I was getting my period. Oh well, bugger it I thought, I’ll go pee on another stick and if it’s negative this time I’ll be patient and wait and see if my monthly friend arrives on Thursday.

So I pee’d on the stick and sat it on the sink and looked away. I counted to 120 in my head, told myself if it was negative not to get upset and then turned back. I grabbed the stick mesmerized by what I saw. I walked slowly into the lounge room and sat on the lounge. There were 2 lines. 2 lines, people, TWO LINES! I burst into tears and could barely believe what I was seeing. My poor puppy had no idea what was going on and walked over and sat his head on my leg. I said to Jack (puppy), Mum’s going to have a baby. He did the doggy head tilt thing to the side and looked at me like I was talking gibberish, licked my hand then layed down beside me on the floor.

I tried to call Hubby, wishful thinking he’d pick up, he was out racing the yacht for the day. So I just sat there, puppy by my side and starred at the TV. I was desperate for a baby, but I’d also put an enormous amount of pressure on myself to get pregnant soon so I’d be out of my first trimester when we go overseas. Then I panicked that if I put myself under stress it wouldn’t happen.

Anyway, so sitting there I suddenly thought, hang on, the second line is so faint, maybe I’m too excited too early. So I raced into the supermarket and bought another one. Raced home, and whaddya know? It was positive too. So bloody relieved. So now here we go patiently waiting for the next 8 months to meet our bubba! (about 7 months, now but it was about 8 months back then! Now 10 weeks along!)

I know there’ll be some groans from the male Puff readers about how this blog will no doubt change, but sorry fella’s, I’m taking a right and heading down motherhood lane.

It’s gunna be one hell of a ride! Bring on October 2010!

  • Anj (@1writergrrl)
    March 17, 2010

    Yay – congrats to you!! I recall that I used at least 4 sticks to confirm my first pregnancy, too! Why do we kill ourselves with, “It’s pretty faint, maybe that 2nd line isn’t actually there?” Regardless, that’s brilliant news and I hope you have a lovely, uneventful and totally relaxed pregnancy! :)

  • Thea
    March 17, 2010

    OMG, congratulations!!
    I am soooo happy for you.
    I remember that moment when you see 2 lines, there’s nothing like it. Hope you’re feeling well. Looking forward to hearing everything on your blog. xx

  • Belinda
    March 17, 2010

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations Ami!!! Cannot wait to hear blog posts all about being a mum! Woohoo!

  • Jaime
    March 17, 2010

    Congratulations! there’s nothing like seeing those lines. Happy pregnancy!

  • Bernadette Morley
    March 17, 2010

    Oh congratulations lovely! By the sounds of it, you and I kept those pregnancy test makers in business. I used to go through those suckers like no tomorrow.

    Look forward to hearing about all about your pregnancy and bub!

  • Jodie at Mummy Mayhem
    March 17, 2010

    Oh, a huge, huge congratulations AMI!!!! I can’t tell you how excited I am, and I don’t care what your male readers think, I’ll enjoy reading about this journey.

    And of course, if you ever have any questions/concerns, you know where to find me. And you can email me. And you can Tweet me and WHATEVER – I’m here.

    Lovely, lovely news. xxx

  • Megan @ Writing Out Loud
    March 17, 2010

    Oh that is so brilliant!! CONGRATULATIONS!

    I’m so excited for you – I had tears in my eyes as I read your post :’)

    Hope you’re feeling well and don’t suffer from any morning sickness.


  • Ellen
    March 17, 2010

    You’re going to make a fantastic mum (And i’m sure Jack will be a great big brother too)!
    Big Congrats to you and John!


  • Little Miss Moi
    March 18, 2010

    Dear Ami. I always love finding new blogs, especially new Aussie blogs, and what a post to find you on! Congratulations and enjoy your pregnancy :)

  • Kerryn
    March 20, 2010

    WOW Ami. What an amazingly special moment! Can’t wait to read up on all your pregnancy and mummy experiences.

    Congratulations to you both x

  • Another Amy
    April 16, 2010

    Hi Ami,
    I haven’t been on your site for a while (got married, went away on the moon etc!) but last night (at 4am in the morning) I returned…and was so rapt to come back and read all your news. Congratulations on the baby and on the last few months worth of posts- the writing is excellent and I look forward to reading many more posts! Have a great trip away too!

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