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    Well my first entry in my journal! I'm currently 7weeks to the day today and so so so excited, all I wanna talk about is babies! My hubby Dave is feeling the same, we'd been trying for a year but we were still so shocked when that test actually said yes!!! Got blood tests for various things on Monday (rubella immunity, blood type, that kinda thing) and am being booked in with the midwife for my tenth week. Also get my first scan then I'm told, can't wait for that just to confirm my baby is still there lol!
    Not too many symptoms at the mo, nausea in the evenings, tender breasts sometimes and swelling too. Quite often wake up with lower back cramps but they're not that bad. Peeing more often, aversion to ham (which I'm told I shouldn't eat much anyway!) and got a lovely head cold to go with it all hehe. But none of these symptoms are all that full on yet except for tiredness. I actually napped for the first time at about 5pm today, not like me at all! But I love the pains, the sickness, all of it and I know I'll love it still when it gets worse because it all just means one thing - I'm gonna have a baby!
    I can barely contain my excitement, I wanna shout from the rooftops "I'M PREGNANT!!!" Oh and Dave keeps smiling soppily at me and calling me mummy Love that!

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    Well the symptoms stepped up at last The sickness started getting pretty strong (still more so in the evenings than anything) and I was almost guaranteed to throw up at least once a day for a couple of weeks but (touch wood) it seems to be dying down again now.
    The fatigue has diminished slightly too but then again I am sleeping quite a bit later! I'm actually having trouble getting to sleep some nights despite the tiredness which is odd.
    My breasts are looking quite spectacular!!! Wonder if I can keep them! They're still tender of course but only when touched now instead of just whenever I moved!
    I've gone off tea, not saying I don't like it now, just don't fancy it ever! Ovaltine has become my drink now and cheese and marmite sandwiches my food of choice..mmmmmmm It's kinda hard getting all my fruit and veg each day as I can't keep too many soft foods down, it's mostly toast, potatoes, stodgy things like that that I can eat. But I'm hoping that fades with the nausea.
    I've noticed my jeans are slightly tighter than usual. I've even had to undo them when I'm sitting down and I've eaten which is very new for me. I'm a size 8 but a lot of my slobbing out at home jeans are a size 10 so I was shocked when they first felt tight.
    I didn't think I was having any moodiness... Dave informs me I'm mistaken! He says I'm very snappy and easily irritated at the mo! I have noticed that a lot of silly things make me well up too Even the Simpsons can bring a tear to my eye if they have a soppy moment!!!

    Didn't have the blood tests after all, my doc had made a mistake (not very comforting!) and I'll be having them in a couple of weeks. The midwife is coming on Monday to arrange all that. I have had my first scan however. I had some light coloured bleeding one night. I can't believe how terrified I was, I've never felt so scared. It carried on as brown blood for a couple of days (and wasn't around when my period was due) so I was sent for an early scan just to make sure everything was ok despite constant reassurance from the doctors that it could be perfectly normal. I was feeling confident on the day of the scan, my sickness was still prevailing, the bleeding had stopped... but sitting in that waiting room with all those nervous faces, some of which were obviously receiving bad news... I was a nervous wreck within minutes. David (my husband) is ever the optimist and showed no sign of quaking in his boots! He really is my rock! Thankfully everything was fine. It was magical, our baby was 8mm small, had a heartbeat that we could clearly see on the monitor and they could see the yolk too. I can never describe that feeling of relief, happiness, love and excitement but I know everyone here has or will feel it with their first scan. Awesomeness. David gazed in wonder at the screen and afterwards we just stood there looking goofily happy at each other!
    They dated me correctly (though I'm still having the 12 weeks dating scan) and I was about a week out with my dates! Today I am 9 weeks and 2 days.

    Overall, although I have been moaning about the nausea, I'm still just feeling so happy. David is being great too, he's just as excited of course! We still can't wait for my bump to show!!!!!

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