Friday, April 23, 2010

Oh and, in case you didn't get the memo...


I'm pregnant.
10 weeks today.

We had been planning on waiting until 12 to announce but I am looking so pregnant kind ladies are standing up for me on the tram, and Una asked the other day if I have a baby in my tummy. Face it, it was just going to get awkward.

Una would like us to get the baby out and show her. Empiricist.

Fred could not be more excited. She got the stethoscope, she pressed her head on my tummy, she wants to start a list of names.

Martin and I are thrilled. I posted a while ago about my crazy cycles, well, the truth is we've been trying on and off for years. In February I told Martin it wasn't going to happen for us. I told Martin I was okay with that. A few weeks later we got the most definitive pregnancy result ever. I didn't even look at it. I weed on the stick (you know that's how it works, right?) and left it in the bathroom (with the very sanitary lid on thank you) and said to Martin 'Can you check it when you get out of the shower?' He looked at it and saw no lines. He was looking at the wrong side. Then he brought it in* and showed me two very dark no doubt about it lines. And my face pretty much looked like Fred's does in the photo above, taken the exact moment this evening when we told her about the baby.

Due in November. First scan in two weeks.

*yes, he picked up the wee-wee stick. Good lord, you do know how babies are made don't you? There's all sorts of unholy juices involved, what's a bit of wee between married people? I'm sure he washed his hands afterwards.

25 comments:

  1. Goodness, I'm getting all weepy and teary. I must have something in my eye ;)

    xx

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  2. That photo of Fred's expression is priceless. Gorgeous.

    Congratulations!

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  3. Holy crap dude, that is the most awesome thing I've heard all day. WOOT!

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  4. Priceless and fabulous. I think I must have something in my eye as well. Much love to you!

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  5. I'm thrilled I officially "know" now!!! Can't wait to have another niece or nephew, and thrilled Joseph won't be the youngest grandchild now!!!!

    I bought a pregnancy test that actually had the words "pregnant" or "not pregnant" so I wouldn't get confused with the lines!!!

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  6. oh that's brilliant!

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  7. Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations.

    Congratulations.

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  8. That is the most beautiful news I've heard in weeks, months, ages. Beautiful!! Una's face is perfect :) xxx

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  9. Congratulations Penni. Love the look on Fred's face.

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  10. Congrats again!

    My husband also picked up the pregnancy test (shock!) when I showed him, but he didn't know what it was. He thought it was a tongue-scraper. I said "Don't put that in your mouth, I've weed on it."

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  11. Hi Penni,

    I have some names for your baby!
    And these are it in this baby names list:

    Girls:
    Evangeline
    Bella
    Kayla
    Lusanne
    Ella

    Boys:
    Tom
    Joshua
    Joseph
    Harry
    Luke

    I hope you like these names, Penni!
    Love,
    Evie

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  12. These are very beautiful names. I especially like Evangeline. Should we call her Evie for short?

    Fred has also tabled:
    Lemonade
    Little Jumping Jo

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  13. A tongue scraper? What *is* that?

    Thanks everyone. All the love and support here and on Twitter and Facebook has been lovely.

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  14. I think he'd seen ads for toothbrushes that have ridges on the back to scrape your tongue...and thought the grippy bit on the preg test was for that.

    I think I have just provided Too Much Information.

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  15. Wow, congratulations! What a lovely post to be the first I read on your blog. Such an exciting time.
    (@kayozview)

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  16. Woot. Exciting. Congratulations. Love that look on Fred's face. Who thought to photograph the moment? Brilliant. Oh, and wee - just think of all that baby poo to come, what's a wee stick compared to that?

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  17. wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful news :^)

    congratulations to you all

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  18. Fantastic news Penni. I just love Fred's expression. Made me laugh out loud.

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  19. **Squeal**
    :D
    Love to you all.
    Fred, I'm assuming LJJ is in my honour?
    Looking forward to seeing you all very soon. XX

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  20. ((( Excitement )))

    Congratulations!!! Exciting news indeed!

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  21. Yaaaaay! Yaaaaay! That is delightful.

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  22. You have a wonderful pregnancy discovery story here for that baby to hear one day.

    And congratulations again. Can't wait to follow your pregnancy and baby through your blog.

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  23. Thanks everyone. Scan next Friday. Whee!

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  24. I'm late to the party but thrilled to hear your news.

    Congratulations! You'll populate that tiny school yet eh?

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  25. Congratulations! The photo of Fred is so funny.

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