So last night we discovered we are indeed pregnant. However, just incase the two tests in that first pack were part of a faulty batch I went to a different shop this morning and bought the most expensive test I could find just to be treble sure. Yep, still positive.
We’ve not known for 24 hours yet but already I’ve had 7.9 BILLION thoughts fly through my brain. Donetta reckons she’ll be 5 weeks today which means our due date will be 2nd July 2019. Is this really happening?
We’re happy, obviously! Just very nervous and tentative for some reason. I said in the last post that our next post would be sharing with you the thoughts that are flowing through our minds during this first 24 hours.
In no particular order here’s a few that spring to mind…
Everything was so fast with Corben, we’d been together 3 months, everything was still all new and I’d gone from a single bloke to step-dad plus one on the way within 3 months, finally becoming a full on family man with 3 kids only 364 days after meeting Donetta. Yes, almost a year to the day from meeting, Corben was born. So you can see how we had to take everything in our stride and didn’t really have time to stop and think about it all, it all just kinda happened. We also didn’t blog or vlog back then so we kinda just did life without sharing anything or taking stock of what we were doing.
I think the fact it all happened so fast and went as well as things can go, is what’s making us nervous this time around. This time we’re completely different people, we talk and think and evaluate much deeper than we did all those years ago. It feels like this time we will actually be 100% conscious throughout if that makes sense. Last time was just one big flash a blur then BOOM a baby.
What do we do now? I know, it’ll be our second baby and Donetta’s 4th yet I’m still non the wiser of what we do next. Get a doctors appointment I guess just to get the ball rolling for future scans etc?
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Something HUGE I’ve had on my mind these last 18 hours or so is, has the universe been trying to tell us this already?! One of my best mates has just had a baby in the last couple of days, as has the girls auntie. The girls have been talking about the new addition to that side of their family non-stop as have I with my friend that’s now a new dad. I also wrote a post only a few weeks ago titled ‘Is It OK To Hope For A Specific Gender When Having A Baby?‘ at which point we would have been pregnant but didn’t know!
I’ll clear this up now too, it’s 11:52am 30th October and we’re 5 weeks pregnant. I stated in that post mentioned above,
However, let’s say another child was to surprise us and begin to grow in Donetta’s magical belly, I’d want a girl.
There’s nothing wrong with hoping for a girl and now the realisation of the fact we’re actually pregnant is sinking in, yes I still say I would like a girl. HOWEVER do not mistake this for the fact I want a healthy baby of any gender and a good pregnancy, I will love whatever pops out on that magical day… Unless it a Pug, I don’t want another Pug!
If you’re a boy my son and are reading this back in a few years, I would change nothing. Although I’m already convinced you’re a girl. Another thought I’ve had is that I have a strong feeling already that the baby is a girl and I have a name in mind also. I know it’s not been 24 hours and already I have all of this running through my brain and have been making huge decisions very quickly. This is how my brain works.
I remember Corben was Corben very quickly after we knew he was on his way. I was always convinced he would be a boy and Corben was chosen very early.
No, I’m not giving any hints away regarding the name!
Corben will have to share his bedroom at some point. Something I’ve thought about probably most deeply is how it will effect Corben. The girls are teenagers now and have had the experience of Corben so they’ll just be really happy and it won’t really effect them too much. Corben though, he won’t be the baby anymore, the little one, the little brother. He will be a big brother and I’m 100% positive he will be the most loving and caring big brother of all time. I’ve already been thinking about the importance of remaining conscious to the fact he will still need time and attention and one-on-one time with us both and individually.
Luckily we already have a 7-seater so that’s not a problem.
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Can you see the pattern of thought, there just isn’t one. My mind is like a pinball machine going from space in the car to the effects on Corben’s entire life!
Work is something we have to discuss in depth. Our work is our actual life, as bloggers that talk about our lifestyle and vloggers that film as many moments as possible, a new addition to the family and everything that comes with that will change our entire plans for this blog and our YouTube channel.
Strangely I’ve actually been moving away from the dad blog and we’ve not been creating much parent related content on our David and Donetta platforms either. I think inevitably our content will now revolve around pregnancy, babies and parenting. I think life changing moments like this can sometimes choose your path for you. The main reason we moved away from parenting content really was the fact that Corben is now 6 and much of the blog related brands and collaborations we were getting offered were very much aimed towards babies and toddlers.
Thinking about it, if you’re reading this it will have already started won’t it! Pregnancy, babies and all of that. We won’t be stuck for content for a good few years will we!
In general, we’re just finding our feet and letting the news sink in. Obviously we pray everything is as per the previous pregnancy, fairly smooth sailing and hopefully we can consciously enjoy it after already having the experience under our belts.
I’ve no idea where we’re going with this, I just know I want to document everything as we go along in real-time and we can figure out what’s next later on.
I have a feeling DadvWorld and David and Donetta is about to turn all BABY CENTRAL!