Friday, November 18, 2011
Tuesday 13th December (DPO12)
I took the first test as soon as I got up, knowing that my period was almost due. I waited for the obligatory five minutes and when I stared down at the cheapo internet test, it wasn't stark white like it had been the previous month, there was something on it... could it be?? I took the test upstairs and woke Tom up. I asked him if he could see something on there and he said that he could. Both of us were not sure what this meant as there wasn't a line as such, but there wasn't not a line. Anyway, I had a really big website presentation with my Managing Director that morning, so didn't want to think too much about what it could mean and I went to work as normal.
I got home that evening and did another test, this time with a more expensive First Response test and a beautiful strong line appeared straight away. This. Was. It. I. Was. Pregnant!
I honestly didn't know what to do then - I was shaking, in complete disbelief, excited, utterly shocked, and just mainly so excited to tell Tom. He had just left work and would be back in 45 minutes - the longest of my life. I called him to see where he was and I think I might have given it away a little during our conversation. Suffice to say that when he arrived home and there was no dinner in the oven, I think he had an inkling that something was up. I showed him the test and it was a very surreal moment. Kind of like - OMG - right, wow - what do we do now then? So, we went out for dinner to celebrate!
We went to a local Italian restaurant in Hersham, there was only one couple in there and the evening went by in a bit of a haze. I had to literally look up everything on the menu to see if I could have it - I just didn't have a clue really! We chatted about the next steps from here, when he/she might be due, how we were feeling and it was a nice, if a little random, evening.
I don't think I slept very much at all that night! I was too excited, especially as I knew that I could tell Vic and Rocky in the next few days!
Symptoms at 3 weeks and 4 days - NONE!
Helen (and Sparty 3+4)