I saw her slip a pregnancy test in the bag when we were shopping earlier on. It’s not the first, second or tenth so I didn’t think much of it. Then later that day I got a Whatsapp message ‘Come up please’ and I knew exactly what she was going to say.
Donetta was shaking with nervous excitement, we have actually been taking zero contraception measures for over a year now just to see what happened, so it’s not a massive surprise. I walked in the bathroom and she pointed to the pregnancy test…
2x Blue Lines = POSITIVE
Is it really happening? Are we really pregnant? I don’t know!
It’s Monday 29th October and we’ve just come back from visiting my dad as it’s his birthday. It’s gone 6pm and we haven’t had tea yet, so after a nervous/excited little giggle in the bathroom (Sounds like how it all started actually!) we’ve decided to cook tea for everyone and do another test afterwards.
It’s now 6:36pm and as Donetta is currently cooking spaghetti bolognese I’ve decided to get this blog post typed out in real-time whilst this is happening, to grab my LIVE REACTION.
I should explain why one of my first actions is to write a blog!
We’ve always said how much we wish we would have been bloggers and vloggers when Corben was born, all the amazing memories we would have been able to capture would have been priceless. We’ve managed to grab plenty over the last couple of years so it’s no big deal. In August 2017 we had a conversation about having another baby. I have quite publicly stated that I DON’T want another and my reasons why over a couple of blog posts. Then we had this talk and Donetta explained her point of view, I explained mine and we decided to stop using contraception and see what happened.
Roughly 14 months later to be honest I’d not really thought much of it on a day to day basis, as time went on and on it seemed less likely it would happen. Donetta is 37 now I’m 32, it obviously becomes more difficult the later you get into your 30’s that’s just biology, so we’ve been just winging life as usual.
During our chat 14 months ago we also spoke about our career as bloggers and what having another baby would mean. As I am self-employed and money isn’t always as regular as it could be it was a discussion we needed to have. The impact of another human in the family is MASSIVE and we stated that from day one we would want to document everything and share as much as we felt comfortable with.
I want to state right now that having another child for the blog, as part of the blog or anyway relating to the fact we blog and create content about our life, was never a factor at all. The discussion regarding our blog was purely around the fact our blog is about our life and what would be the best way to manage our career and finances around having another baby.
I’m not sure if this is all coming across exactly how I would have planned but this is all in real-time because we want to document as much as possible and we can decide what to share at a later point.
The spag bol is almost ready now…
I’m not sure my real genuine reaction will come out until the second test. I mean you could get a faulty one couldn’t you, but two faulty tests? Thinking about that, they’re in the same pack, what if it’s a faulty batch?! If this second one is positive I’m going straight to the shop to get the most expensive one to try, I like to be thorough!
I’ll leave it there for now, go and eat my spag bol and then see what happens next. Once I feel I have a definitive answer I hope to write down how my feelings portray themselves next. We should mention Donetta is currently 6 days overdue and that’s obviously what has led to the pregnancy test.
There’s so much running through my head right now…
Right, test two has been done!
Immediately 2 lines appear making a + symbol which clearly states at more than 99% accuracy that yes in deed WE ARE PREGNANT! It didn’t even take the 2 minutes, it was almost immediate.
Even more thoughts are now running through my head. We’ve seen that we will be exactly 13 weeks on Christmas day and the due date based on the theory of 40 weeks from the day of your last period, will be 2nd July!
We’re nervous, excited and nervously excited all at the same time.
It’s now 8:40pm so we’ve only had just over 2 hours to process what’s happening. For some reason we’re a little reluctant to go full on excited mode because I think we’re still in a little shock and a touch of nervous anxiety is hovering around.
What thoughts are going through our heads right now? We will let you know in our next post!
Thanks for reading my Pregnancy Live Reaction Series of blog posts. I’m going to continue this series throughout our pregnancy journey to capture as many raw emotions and thoughts as I can as it all unfolds. There will be YouTube videos too over on David and Donetta.