Flashing back to 18months ago, some people don't know until they've missed that monthly reminder that they aren't with child, others apparently don't realise until there is literally a baby falling out of them, although I find this a little hard to believe. I knew I was pregnant with the Koala pretty much instantly. It sounds strange but I just had a 'feeling' that I was pregnant even though I surely couldn't have been more than a week along.
We had decided to start trying when we were on our belated honeymoon in Italy. It was another long train ride from Venice to Florence and started talking about if it was time to think about starting a family, and although the timing in reality probably wasn't good, it just felt like starting our family was what we should be doing. It just felt right. We spent the rest of the train ride excitedly thinking up an A-Z of baby names.
It couldn't have been much later than that very night, or the night after, when our little person came into being!
About a week later and we were still somewhere in Italy, maybe Milan, when I started getting this weird nausea. I think it was then that I had this sneaking suspicious I was pregnant. Obviously any tests I'd take at this point would be negative, so we nervously waited for a few weeks.
On the plane home, my husband had told the flight attendant that it was our honeymoon. Lucky us, half way through the trip the wonderful flight crew of Etihad surprised us with a bottle of champagne. Amazing, one of my favourite drinks became something I couldn't stomach the idea of it let alone drink it. I took a few polite sips and then made my hubby drink it.
|Unsuspecting in Italy, at this point we weren't aware how much our lives were about to change.|
The day I took the test, I knew it was going to be positive. I made my husband look, but I knew. Still, I wasn't prepared for that second line to appear on the pregnancy test.
Three minutes later our world changed. Yep. I was pregnant.
There was no mistaking it.
Just like that our entire world of coupledom dissolved and was replaced with this growing world of 'family'. Every parent has been there, you look at that positive test and think 'what the f*#$! I know we planned this. I know we want to start a family, but nothing will ever be the same again.'
So I was right. We were expecting. I suppose no one knows our body better than anyone else.
Couldn't wipe the smile off my face. Couldn't wait to tell someone. Then came the longest wait of my life, another 8 weeks until that 12 week all-clear scan and 36 until the arrival of my little koala.
Next time, will it be an instant feeling again? How did you find out you were expecting?
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