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….