The First ‘Last’: The Positive Pregnancy Test.

Last week we had some exciting news.

We are expecting baby number three!

It’s very early days yet, possibly only between six to eight weeks. I haven’t actually seen a midwife yet. We aren’t sure of dates because I still breastfeed Alex, which means I’m all over the place still.

I’m not feeling too horrendous…yet. I have had a bit of back-ache, which I know is fairly normal because of ligaments stretching and muscles relaxing. I’ve felt a bit queasy but haven’t been physically sick yet – with both the boys I was really sick – and I’ve got that horrible fatigue that to me is one of the worse parts of the first trimester.

I’m also aware, more aware than I was with the boys for some reason, that not everyone who has a positive pregnancy test will have a baby at the end of it. It never really crossed my mind with Harrison or Alex. This time it is a bit like a shadow over it, so I’m half wishing this first scary twelve weeks over. Once we see that little heartbeat and wriggly little shrimp on screen, I will start to relax and enjoy it a bit more. We’ve been pretty lucky so far with one very easy pregnancy, and one that had a few tough moment’s (high blood pressure and suspected pre-eclampsia) but was generally ok.

I’m hoping this baby will arrive as quickly (both boys less than 4 hours labour, Alex was just 48 mins) and as safely as his or her big brothers. We would love to have a little girl to even things up (even our cat is a bloke!) but at the end of the day, as long as the baby is healthy, that is all that matters. We keep joking that another boy would be easier as we wouldn’t have to buy anything, but it would be nice to be able to have a bit of pink in the house!

All being well, this will be our last baby. This will be the last pregnancy I announce. The scans will be the last ones we will have of our own kids. Every moment will be a ‘last’. Once this first scary trimester is out the way, I want every moment to go slowly. I will treasure every little kick and hiccup. I will treasure every time it feels like baby is using my bladder as a trampoline. I will make the most of having a lovely bump to take photos of. When baby is here, I will make will make the most of every second that they are a tiny baby – that milky baby smell, the tiny hands because I know how fast they grow. My two beautiful boys were once those tiny little babies. Now they’re perfect toddlers, growing more independent by the day. I know they will be amazing big brothers, looking after their baby brother or sister and teaching them how to run rings around us!

The First Last: The Positive Pregnancy Test

51 thoughts on “The First ‘Last’: The Positive Pregnancy Test.”

  1. Lovely… I remember them exact same feelings when pregnant with lincoln, my last. It was a hard pregnancy but I was warned that at the beginning, but despite being bedbound for part of my pregnancy and having fortnightly scans and trips to see the consultant I treasured each and everyone one of my lasts. Look forward to hearing more about ur ‘bubble’ over the coming months. Congrats to mommy, daddy and both big brothers xx

  2. Congratulations!! How exciting! I am so very happy for you. Hurray Hurray I am celebrating for you. I love baby news. Another addition to your amazing family. that’s even better. I look forward to reading all your pregnancy posts and one day about your little peanut on here too. I know what the feeling of the last of everythign baby is like. I just had my last baby. It was harder to stop breastfeeding knowing thats it. I was hard saying goodbye to my bump because that was it. It’s all goodbyes now every time MM hits another milestones and month old. Enjoy every moment and be so excited at every little thing! Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  3. Congratulations! 48 minutes of labour?! I wish I was you! My first was 4 days, second four hours…and in June I’ll be hoping for your record 😉 We have two boys, and another on the way (we were breastfeeding too). Wishing you a very healthy pregnancy 🙂

    1. It was actually quite scary it happened so fast!! Good luck with yours as well 🙂

  4. oh wonderful news now rest up it sounds like you will need your energy

    1. Trying to!! Not easy with two toddlers already though 🙂 x

  5. Thankyou! We always wanted three. I’m one of three and the oh is one of four so its worked out perfectly x

  6. Congratulations, I hope that everything goes well and you get past that 12 week milestone without any hurdles. You are right that some of us are not so lucky 🙁

  7. Congratulations, I’m so excited for you. I’m sure the next 4-6weeks will fly by and you’ll both be super healthy. x

  8. Congratulations on the positive pregnancy test! I understand your worries, even though I have never been pregnant (my mother had complications with all of her pregnancies). It’s extra special becaus eyou know this will be your last pregnancy.

  9. In the states labor is shorter and less painful… because we leave u out of it. Sorry. Bad joke of the day now officially discharged. Wishing you worry-free weeks and a healthful pregnancy. #pocolo

  10. Congratulations! I know what you mean about the first 12 weeks being scary, it’s such a bitter sweet time as you don’t know whether to be over the moon or scared. Fingers crossed for a smooth pregnancy, I can’t wait to see updates 🙂 xx

  11. I love that feeling. The one when the ‘positive’ appears on the test, the excitement and then the immediate worry kicks in! I wish you happy and healthy pregnancy. Enjoy! xx

  12. I read this post the other day but haven’t got round to commenting until know – I am so sorry! Many, many congratulations, I am SO pleased for you. Sending you lots of hugs and baby glue and hope it all goes well. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo xx

  13. Ooh, you must be due! I know what you mean about those first 12 weeks – they drag! Meanwhile you have all these scary thoughts going round your head. I’m now 25 weeks in on my second baby and the time is flying 🙂 #FlashbackFriday

  14. oh I love this Flashback Post. I remember that feeling of getting that positive pregnancy test. its amazing, scary, crazy, happy …. every amazing emotion you can think of and just to think now you have your little Benjamin here and he is a cutie. thanks for linking up #FlashbackFriday

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