As many of our friends and family would know by now we recently had some unexpected news. News that is all honesty we never expected or thought possible. It turns out that the Reid family will have a new addition in October! Now that you have picked yourself up off the floor I will give you a little background. Kev and I knew that we would face a hard time trying to conceive, so very early on in our relationship we sought medical intervention. It was only (approx) 10 years later that we finally had our beautiful boys Mitch & Harry... and that was only after years of IVF and many set backs. So after the boys difficult birth and the problems they experienced especially in the early months we made the decision late last year to thaw (and thus destroy) the two embryos we had in storage. In all honesty we couldn't see how we would cope with another difficult pregnancy.
Well life sometimes has a way of catching you off guard and caught off guard we were! I had been feeling very tired and nauseated for over 3 weeks and had decided it couldn't go on. Initially I thought it was simply the fatigue that comes with parenting two little livewires. And for some unknown reason I decided to do a home pregnancy test, just so I could say to the doctors that "no I am NOT pregnant". I have done so many of these tests and was waiting for the usual one line (negative) when all of a sudden there were two lines. I just stood in the kitchen saying some non-maternal words over and over. So sure was I that this must be a mistake I dropped the boys off with a neighbour and went to see our GP. And he said "well you ARE pregnant". A friend's sister who saw me said I didn't look very happy, but honestly I was in shock. BUT not as much shock as poor Kev who welcomed me home completely oblivious to the test and was greeted by the news "we are pregnant". I joke that it took 3 days for the colour to return to his face (and probably mine too).
So here we are less than 2 weeks down the track and 9 weeks pregnant. We had a scan the next day and there was our little miracle wriggling about on the screen. The reality has only set in because of this blasted morning sickness that never goes away. BUT we are both excited and amazed and terrified too...
So there's our news :-)