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We said at the beginning of the year that we would like to try for baby number 2 sometime this year, what I didn't expect was to already be pregnant when we had decided on this! However the pregnancy didn't follow through so I guess it wasn't the right time and we weren't ready. Fast forward a few months and I am 12 weeks pregnant again which means we got pregnant just a month after the miscarriage. Even though we are expecting much earlier than we thought we wouldn't change it for the world and are all very happy!

Rewind back to May 10th, I had been eating like I'd never eaten before, I was feeling dizzy every time I got up from sitting down, eating ice like there was no tomorrow, I noticed my nails were growing at a rapid rate and remembered they did when I was pregnant with Amelia. I was noticing signs of anaemia which I hadn't had since I was a few months postpartum when it finally steadied out. Although I didn't experience the first 18 weeks of pregnancy knowing that I was pregnant I was very anaemic and had been before I even fell pregnant the last time. I had a hunch that this could be a cause of low iron. I remembered, this is how I felt when I was for the second time.

I decided to buy a test and took it as soon as it arrived, followed by another and another and they all came back positive. I couldn't believe it! We hadn't even thought about trying again yet especially after only miscarrying a month ago. Of course I was shocked at first but I was very happy and I rang Andy to let him know and he was in complete shock too, but also very excited. It just seemed to happen much quicker than we had thought and felt like we didn't have much time to prepare! I worked out that we would be around 5 weeks pregnant going by my dates although I hadn't had a cycle yet.

My first initial thoughts were "Are we ready for this?" "Can we afford another baby?" and "Will I be able to manage two kids?" After I finally got my head around it and it sunk in that we were expecting a baby at the beginning of next year I started to feel much more relaxed even though I was very much nervous after what previously happened. I tried not to get my hopes up or get too excited, we decided not to tell anyone this time as we told quite a few friends and family quite early on last time. I know it sounds silly but I didn't want to give any reason for this pregnancy to not to continue so I kept my excitement to myself and the weeks dragged by until we had our scan and announced.

How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?

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32 comments

  1. this is beautiful, it was meant to be for sure :)

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  2. I'm so happy for you. How exciting to be starting off a new year with a new precious little baby. Enjoy your pregnancy Kerry :) xo

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    1. Thank you Fiona, I do hope so :) xx

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  3. ahh bless you Kerry. I can't express enough how happy I am for you all xx

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  4. Congratulations. I am so happy for you. Finding out you were pregnant is sometimes scary but also very exciting. Good luck and have a safe pregnancy.

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  5. Fantastic. Congratulations. Sadly not ever found out I am pregnant (YET) Hopefully soon!

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  6. oh congratulations! i bet the not telling people is so so hard!

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  7. So happy for yous. An don't worry about it. Everything will be fine this time round.
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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  8. Congratulations :)
    We conceived our little man on our honeymoon, totally unplanned but I honestly can't remember what we did before he arrived.

    Cat
    www.rockandrollpussycat.co.uk

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  9. Congratulations, I'm so pleased you're happy. We decided to try for a second then just when we decided maybe it wasn't the right time I found out I was pregnant, then found out it was twins! Life has a funny way of keeping you on your toes, I worried about about money etc but now they are here it doesn't matter, we manage! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy xx

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  10. Massive congratulations. Im due just over a month before you, (17 weeks today!). We found out at 8 weeks and told everyone straight away - its our third so I was showing very early on and couldn't hide it! Hope it all goes well and looking forward to reading updates! #blogbumpclub

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  11. Congratulations and welcome to the #blogbumpclub ! Like you I realised I was pregnant before taking a test because of symptoms, though for me it's all about the boobs - they start expanding immediately lol! Really glad all is going well for you so far, it must be difficult after a miscarriage. Best of luck with everything and looking forward to reading more as your bump grows! :) x

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  12. Ah those weeks until the first scan were the hardest for me, ever. On top of having the pregnancy symptoms you've got the worries over not knowing if everything is OK with baby and not being able to shout your news from the rooftops (or not choosing to, in our case). Like you I had a hint of wondering I might be pregnant before I took the test. I suddenly realised my period had been due the day before I can still remember driving F to pre-school that morning thinking, "Blimey this is exciting - maybe I'm pregnant!". Lovely to see you on the #BlogBumpClub again. So lovely to have another blogger to join the gang!

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  13. Congratulations..!! I can imagine the happiness in your heart because i have been there. :)

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  14. Congratulations again - it's such lovely news to hear :) For me finding out this time was a bit of a surprise, and then came the long slog through to 12 weeks to get through the morning sickness and hear that heartbeat for the first time. It all seems such a long time ago now that I'm nearing the end!

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  15. Congratulations! Welcome to the blog bump club with us all :)

    ★Transatlantic Blonde★

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  16. How exciting! I found your blog via Bloglovin' and it is so sweet :-)

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  17. Oh, congratulations, how lovely! And welcome to the bloggers bump club :)
    x x x

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  18. How very exciting. Congratulations. I haven't been lucky to become a mom through pregnancy, but love being a foster mom. Hopefully get to adopt the little one with me now. Again congratulations :)

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  19. Aww, good luck with it all.
    I remember buying a testing kit, after my fella told me not to be daft thinking I was pregnant but I was right (as usual!)

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  20. Congratulations! I remember the mixture of excitment and worry and the struggle to keep it a secret. Eight weeks (until my scan) never felt so long. Now I can't believe my first beautiful baby is almost 5 and off to school this year. It's been a wonderful adventure and has flown by. Best wishes to you all.

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  21. Congrats :) we found out through my nipples being sore a week or so before i was due on, through the old wives tales it sid we was and when i checked ... i was! worked 2 out of 3 of ours too, not bad for an inaccurate way huh?

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  22. Congratulations, you must be so excited! My first symptom was bigger boobs, definitely one of the pros of pregnancy!

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  23. it's great how over the years that pregnancy tests can be done at home, so much earlier and so accurately, I can remember my Wife having to give a urine sample to the Docs and waiting a week for the result and then having to give a 2nd sample to the hospital to confirm!

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  24. Its a very exciting (yet nervous) time. Enjoy x

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  25. Hope the tester was not from poundland (2 for a quid).

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  26. Bit of late comment but having a read through you;re blog and this post popped up on 'you may alos like'...
    Really understand your nerves before announcing, I felt exactly the same!
    xx

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