It was this date 4 years ago that we found out we were expecting Kayleigh. Having only just moved into our house, we decided it was the right time to start our family and not knowing how long it would take decided to start trying straight away. unexpectedly one month later we had the news that we were expecting Kayleigh.
After coming of the pill it was by pure chance that I tested on that day and it was simply due to the fact that I was due a smear test that morning that I did and i was shocked to see it was positive! That whole day passed in a blur as I had to go to work and act like everything was normal whilst I anxiously waited till it was time to get another test after work!
From then on everything passed in a blur, with the local NHS back then there was a backlog of over 2 weeks for your 12 week scan so we decided to go private and that was when we experienced one of the most amazing feelings ever, that of the reality of your going to have a baby!
From then on the pregnancy was a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Pregnancy is a pretty stressful time anyway but I think the first pregnancy is by far the worse. You worry about every little ache and pain, watching & waiting for a sign or a symptom you are not expecting.
At our 20 week scan we got to see our little madam in a but better detail. They won’t tell you the sex at our local hospital so we had to wait until our 4d scan for that, but for me there was just a sense of relief seeing her on the screen.
Then we experienced another amazing moment on our pregnancy journey, our 4d scan. I was extremely excited to find out what sex our baby was but also to see them in 4d. I have to recommend the Babybond in Milton Keynes as we have used them for the early scan and both 4d scans and on all occasions they have been amazing! Even when Ethan was having a sleep on his 4d scan they managed to work their magic!
The sense of calm yet excitement as we had that magical hour of watching our daughter on the screen, performing, swearing (picture to follow!) is something I will never forget and the trip to the local Mamas & Papas which later became our tradition. Finding out the sex then off to pick a coming home outfit 🙂
Then came along our bundle of joy, I think I will do a labour post at some point on its own as it was a long one!
Pregnancy is an amazing journey and for all those on it, enjoy every moment as it passes too fast, then again motherhood is a pretty amazing journey too.
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