• Cara Goulding

Oh My Baby Goulding

Updated: Jan 17, 2020

WE ARE PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8th September 2017

I can't even breathe. I didn't realise I could be this happy, and I can't quite believe it. I knew I was feeling queasy for a reason! Where do I even start? It's just unreal.

We’ve only gone and bloody made a baby haven’t we?! After six months of trying, tears and a lack of hope on my part we’ve finally had some luck and I literally couldn’t be happier right now. It’s all I can think about and for someone that normally drops off to sleep within moments I am going over everything that the next 9 months will bring in my head.

10th November 2017

The paragraph above was written about 10 minutes after we took the test and as you can see I'm a little excited.

We found out we were pregnant on a Friday evening at 7pm. I had been feeling queasy for a couple of days, especially every time I opened the fridge and had a general lack of appetite – very unlike me!

My boobs were also so sore and I had started to feel a glimmer of hope that maybe this month I might be pregnant but still I messaged my mum worried that I was making up phantom symptoms so desperate was I.

I ordered a First Response 6 Day Early test as I wasn’t due on until Monday and it was waiting when I got home from work. I then had to wait until the husband got home so I sliced up some brie and grabbed a can of cider just in case it was my last for a while and waited.

I didn’t wait for long though as the cider meant I needed a wee and I didn’t want to have to wait again so I went upstairs, pee’d on a stick and left it for 20 MINUTES. It was a pretty long 20mins in case you were wondering.

Leigh finally got home and we went upstairs only to find no markings on the stick at all – unbelievably I thought that I had done the test wrong and I was going to have to wait until I bought a new one but it turns out I’d just left it upside down because lo! I turned it over and there were the two pink lines of joy.

The moment we had been visualising for six months. Of course I promptly burst in to tears and just sobbed ‘I’m pregnant!’ over and over again into Leigh’s shoulder before running out the room to call my Mum.

And now I get to tell you all! Where do I start?

I had been so nervous about the scan, worrying that i wasnt actually pregnant, and as I lay there I was just muttering 'please, please, please' over and over. When baby popped up on the screen it was such a relief to see them and hear a heartbeat that I burst into tears

We also got a bit of a shock when I asked for a definitive due date to be told that we were in fact 16+1. I swore at the sonographer and told him he was wrong but nope, Baby is measuring up and what I thought was a period (so I didn't take a test) was in fact implantation bleeding.

It means that rather than finding out at week 3, I actually found out at week 7...

And so whereas before our little love was due in May, they are now due in April and so far, so good. I've had all the pregnancy hormones, feeling sick, sore boobs, increased sense of smell. I am currently 16+3 (16 weeks and 3 days) and I bypassed the end of my first trimester without knowing it and am nearly half way through the second.

We will not be finding out the sex, I think there are so few things in life that are a real surprise that I want to keep this one. Of course it means lots of unisex shopping and coming up with a name for both a girl or a boy but we think we might have that sorted already so now we just wait to see which one to use!

You know me, there will be lots of blog posts all about the baby and general experiences, although these will be on an allocated day (Tuesday) so if you aren't interested you don't need to read and can continue tuning in for the usual lifestyle and food blogs!

I've made the decision to be completely honest with you as I spent SO much time googling in the first few weeks and also months of trying to conceive and needed to read honest accounts from people. With this in mind I will be posting two blog posts about our journey to conceive which I hope you find helpful if you are in the same situation.

I can't tell you how good to be able to talk about this, keeping it all a secret has been so hard and then to find out I could have told you all a month earlier!

We are honestly just so happy and can't believe that we are going to be parents. I've been talking to my tummy, although they wont be able to hear me for a couple of weeks yet but I think it's just mad that I am now carrying another person that's going to have it's own hopes and dreams.

Baby Goulding we can't wait to meet you!

Cara x

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