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Winds of Change…

So in my last few posts I may have been holding something back, and anyone who can see this posts featured image will be able to see straight away what it is… yep I’m pregnant. Finally, after over a year of trying Mr Gypsie and I are expecting our very own Gypsie baby, a baby boy to be exact. 
It’s sort of strange because I’ve always imagined myself with a daughter, so it’s strange to find out I’m having a boy. I kinda felt confident that I knew how to raise a daughter but I’ve got no idea where to start with a son! I’m excited to find out though! 
I found out I was pregnant three days after my wedding anniversary and exactly a week after that disastrous last camping trip of summer. We were considering moving into nanny gypsies bungalow and I just had this feeling…. I went to bed on a Friday night and dreamt that I had a positive pregnancy test, then in the morning, the dream turned into reality! 

Since then it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster! I found out my best friend was pregnant too, our babies are due two days apart, which is beyond exciting, and my twin sister is having a baby two weeks after me! It’s so lovely to have two very special people to share this crazy journey with, I spent a week of bliss feeling like everything was finally falling into place and like I was the luckiest person on the planet before the mind numbing illness and fear kicked in! I had pregnancy nausea constantly for about 3 months and then it was promptly replaced by the flu, there was a slight pregnancy complication (which is how we’ve ended up finding out gender so early) and now finally at 15 and a half weeks I can say I’m starting to get over the various illnesses and have had reassurance for most of my worries (for now – I’m sure my anxious brain will dream up more soon!) 

I’m very excited for the future but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit terrified too. Pregnancy is not what I thought it would be, my body feels totally alien to me, my taste buds, my moods, my sleep patterns, my emotions, it’s like having to get to know myself all over again, and getting to know the new little life I’m creating…. 

16 thoughts on “Winds of Change…

  1. Congratulations! That’s such a lovely feeling. I too was convinced I was going to have a girl, but then a boy came out- it was a blessing to have a clean slate, with no expectations or assumptions. You’ll be fine. And enjoy every moment of it all (also, try and keep fit & strong). Blessings, G in Oz

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  2. Omg this is fantastic! I wish you all the best of health and happiness (: even cooler than your friend is expecting too. My mom and her best friend at the time were pregnant together- they ended up having me and my friend Olivia only HOURS apart haha

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  3. omg! How excitig!! I am so excited for the both of you and having a baby alongside your friend and sister! Amazing! Kinda cool to be able to compare notes with them! I was very lucky in my pregnancies, especially my first one…. it went so smooth, and initially though, feeling my daughter kick and move inside of me was crazy weird, I thought. But I got use to it and decided I better connect with this little being because these funny feeling aren’t going away, they’re just gonna get stronger! And I have to say, as much as I loved having her on the outside, I had to mourn the baby that I lost on the inside! I read afterwards that some women get very attached to the baby within….. and then the baby is born….. and the womb is empty! I think it was a few weeks for me to get use to having my daughter on the outside, which of course, to me, she was the best GIFT ever!!! Now my baby is 20, So whatever you do, even if you’re up all night, try to savour every moment. Believe me when I say, the time flies by! I remember the exact night she breastfed for the last time! Savour every moment! Delight in the moments! Children are so precious! 🙂

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