Archive: Apr 2017

Easter update


The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind. I think we’ve both suffering from sleep deprivation.

We picked up Doris last Friday and we’ve been knackered ever since. She is a cute, funny, crazy little thing. It’s so weird having such a tiny dog running around. We have to watch where we step all the time in case we squash her!

The first night wasn’t too bad, she slept in her crate from 11.30-5.30am, actually a lot better than I thought. But Saturday was a whole other story. She cried, barked and whimpered in her crate for 6 hours solid. It was the saddest noise we’ve ever heard, so heartbreaking.

Sunday was due to be our test day, but we couldn’t wait any longer to find out so tested Saturday morning. We also wanted a little bit of time for only us to know if it was good news.

And it was. I’m pregnant.

I can’t describe how happy we are, although I think the news was slightly overwhelming due to the lack of sleep. There were a lot of tears.

I’ve been in to the clinic for a blood test to confirm and our first scan is in a couple of weeks.

There’s such a long, long way to go but we’re staying positive and taking each day as it comes. I want this to be a happy time but I’ll admit I feel very nervous and I don’t think that will ease until we make it to at least 12 weeks. There won’t be any scan photos on Facebook or big announcements, we’re all too aware of how tough that is on others that are in the same position.

It does feel a bit weird telling people this early, but that was always going to be the biggest dilemma of writing this blog.

I want to thank everyone that’s taken time to read or comment on our story, it’s been truly heartwarming to receive such lovely words and we’re so grateful.

Whatever comes next, I’ll carry on writing.


A new arrival


No, it’s not what you’re thinking, well not yet anyway.

We’ve found our Doris. On Saturday we took a little drive over to Biggleswade to see a puppy dachshund and completely fell in love. She comes home this Friday.


You might think this isn’t super sensible considering there’s a chance I’m carrying twins. Thing is, we’ve spent so long not doing things we’ve wanted to do, or not booking things ahead because I might be pregnant by then. It’s really life limiting and we cant live like that anymore. The excitement of Doris coming home Friday is helping me not think quite so much about the impending test day. And although we feel nervous, we have something else to focus on now who needs us. Just look at her face <3

So now we wait. For Doris and the test.

I feel pretty good in myself. My skin has reacted badly to the progesterone I’m taking which I knew would happen. Nothing that a few layers of Mac Studio Fix can’t hide.

I’m back working today but just from home. That’s going to help keep my mind busy, there’s lots to do. I’m really looking forward to seeing friends tomorrow night for a good catch up and Wednesday I’ll be at the SME Cambridgeshire Awards. My networking group Grub Club Cambridge is up for an award – fingers crossed. I have to find something to wear that I can actually fit in..

A good friend had some incredibly sad news this morning, and my heart goes out to him and his family. Remember to to hug the ones you love tonight just that little bit tighter. Life really is too short x