When I first found out I was pregnant, I took two tests. To give you a bit of background, I was dating my husband at the time. We were very much in love but nowhere close to planning a baby. We were living in the moment and our focus was on travel, work life, going out and being selfish. To add to this I was very comfortable having a baby in my mid 30’s. I mean, I was 27 at the time.
I had never been one to get broody, or spend time reading on parenting, babies and pregnancy. I actually had never been exposed to daily life with a child under eight.
Well anyway, back to when I first discovered I was pregnant. I had missed my period and it was at the stage where we decided to just do the test to “get it out the way”. Because honestly, we were so sure I wasn’t preggo. So I bought the Clearblue pack, with two tests. I took the first one and it was positive. Funny enough at that point I was still convinced I wasn’t pregnant and that the second one was going to be negative. How naive I was.
I stared at the second one in utter disbelief as my easy and babyless life flashed before me. I was so taken aback. I really had not planned to be preggo and there I was, clueless poor me, in the bathroom wondering what I was going to do next. Ummm, maybe go tell boyfriend and make it his problem too? I did just that.
His reaction was surprisingly different. I mean he thought I was joking at first but when reality hit, he was calm and composed. It took us some days to come to terms with the new direction our life was taking but we eventually got excited that we were expecting a little peanut!
The nine months was such an incredible journey that I could never have imagined was possible (a story for another day). I could never have timed my pregnancy more perfectly. My little person is my world and the greatest gift ever given to me.