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A Whirlwind Of A Year

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

I cannot believe it, I was so busy with the Easter weekend I didn't even realise that yesterday was the day I discovered I was pregnant! Now a year on Indiana is thriving and by Saturday will be five months old! I can't quite get my head around that it's been a whole year.. but what an amazing year it's been!
I've already done a post following my pregnancy, but I just couldn't not write about this. It may not be big to some people, but it is for me haha.

So rewind a year.. I'm still living at home with my mum, I'm on the pill and I'm just doing what any other 19 year old is doing; working, partying, drinking, basically doing whatever I wanted haha! I had been getting pretty bad (so bad sometimes I was awake at night crying in pain) stomach cramps. I even went to the doctors about them they were that bad, but all she said was take some paracetamol! Being pregnant didn't even cross my mind as I was taking my pill everyday. I remember buying some shorts brand new online in my usual size, but by the time they arrived they didn't fit! I was constantly moaning at Jack saying I felt fat and that I wanted to go to the gym. I was also hungry all the time, I could eat dinner and 10 minutes later want more, don't get me wrong I had an appetite before but this was ridiculous haha.
That's 3 jagerbombs in one glass - not baby friendly!
We went to London for Jack's birthday, I was knackered the whole day!
It started to dawn on me that something wasn't quite right, but I think I just pushed the thought to the back of my mind. It wasn't until my pill break came along and nothing happened that I knew. I felt sick, I was way too scared to do anything about it haha. I spoke to Jack and we started to go into overdrive about the situation. We carried on as normal though, I went to work as normal, but came back to delivery from Jack. He'd bought my flowers and a pregnancy test.. oh the romance haha!

I had to hide it as I ran to the bathroom with the test. I read the instructions but I don't think I really needed to. Before the test line had come up the positive line was there! There was no mistaking it was a positive test haha. I couldn't even speak so I took a picture and sent it to Jack. 


We were having a baby

It was then I started freaking out. How the hell could we manage with a baby?! We weren't living together, we weren't planning to have a baby, and I was only 19! But I always knew I would keep it, I won't go into why but my mind was made up. I was also worried for my unborn baby. I hadn't known so I had just been carrying on as normal! I had:
  • Drank alcohol
  • Eaten the wrong food
  • Not taken any vitamins/folic acid
  • Been on a drop ride
  • Been taking the pill still
All of these things made me panic that there was something wrong! I worried right up until our scan (and until I saw our little Speck on the screen haha). I was 9 weeks by the time I went to the doctors, which was crazy! It meant we didn't have to wait as long for our scan, and she was perfect. From then on I had the most amazing, uncomplicated pregnancy with no problems, no sickness and a pretty cute bump if I do say so myself haha. 
The best surprise in the world!
A year on Jack and I have our own home (we still rent but it's still our home), we both have secure jobs, and Indiana is a beautiful and happy 21 week old. It may not have been our plan, but I wouldn't change what happened for the world. The past year has been the best one of my life, and I just know it's going to get better at the years go on! We're going on a family holiday in June and I'm so excited, everything's better now I have my own little family.

2 comments :

  1. I was 19 when I had my son too! I'd drank up until I found out I was pregnant at 7 weeks, I feel so bad :( just started following your blog :)

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    1. It's such a guilty feeling isn't it, but nothing we could have helped! Thank you, I think I already follow you :) x

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