When I Was Given The Biggest Surprise Of My Life

March 18, 2016

On the 31st of December 2015, like most of you, I was looking forward to 2016.
I had a number of exciting projects neatly planned out for the coming year and everything looked promising.

Surprisingly though 2016 had something massive in store for me.

Later that day having felt slightly nauseous, I decided to do a random pregnancy test.

'POSITIVE' it was!

My husband and I were expecting a 'BABY'.
I was 3+ weeks pregnant and blissfully ignorant about it until then.

We Are Expecting! 
Having a baby had been on the agenda for a while but we wanted to sort one more project before committing to having kids.
Nevertheless, we were over the moon.

WOW! Our lives was about to change.

Having thoroughly enjoyed married life for 8 years, we were so ready to bring in some more excitement into our lives.

Here we were on New Year's Eve making new plans, rearranging our previous plans.

For the next few days we were both pretty calm and collected.
The talk of the day being the baby and our growing family.

I consciously decided to put some of my personal projects on the back burner.

Expecting a baby for the first time, I really wanted to spend more time taking care of myself and the tiny little being inside me. I wanted to experience every second of this journey with my husband.

I must admit though, I spent the first trimester wishing the time away.

Vomiting is my biggest phobia and here I was constantly feeling nauseated and throwing up atleast 3-5 times a day.

Nothing could have prepared me for this.

I was extremely unhappy, frustrated that I couldn't keep any food or drink down.
My heightenend sense of smell made me feel worse.
I would remind myself that it was all going to be worth it but deep down I was a mess.

I was scared that I might hurt my baby and anxiety started gnawing at me.

I spent most days in bed.

My biggest support at this stage though was my husband. He cared for me more than ever before. I did not have to lift a finger during those 3 months. I keep thanking my lucky stars again and again to have married this man.

Almost half way to my due date, I'm grateful that nausea has subsided, although it resurfaces from time to time.  Well, atleast now I have come to accept that it is part of the pregnancy package deal.

I am now enjoying my pregnancy and even more since my first scan.

Hubby and I got to see our precious little one for the first time. It was such a magical moment.

That was precisely when it began to sink in,

"I was a mother to be"
"This was getting real"
"I was growing a tiny little being inside me"

Emotions ran high that day.

As hubby and I watched and heard our baby's heart beat, needless to say, I burst into tears of joy and excitement. I knew my motherly instinct had began to kick in.

Back home, we kept looking at the scanned pictures over and over again. Surely enough we were filled with excitement and had a sleepless but happy night.

All in all, we feel blessed and so looking forward to holding our first born.

As of now, hubby's taking me on a date.
We better make the most the few months left while baby's still in my tummy.

I am not looking forward to sleep deprivation but most certainly excited to experience motherhood.

Sometimes the best things in life are the 

Unexpected Surprises. 

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  1. Hi Hema,
    I am happy your nausea time is over and you can enjoy the pregnancy.
    Good to see you back.
    All the best

    1. Dear Erika,

      I'm so happy to see you here. Thank you for sharing the post and comment. I'm absolutely glad to be feeling better and finally able to enjoy these precious months.

      Much Love

  2. Hi Hema,

    Many congratulations to both of you :)

    Yes, I know we spoke of this good news earlier, and I am so glad you wrote all about it. One can sense the excitement sitting far off as well!

    You bring back good memories of the time I was expecting, and the first pregnancy is always special. So, just take it easy and enjoy the journey - no stress, no worry, and less of blogging too! I don't want to sound like an old granny here, but just sharing a few things.

    Take care and be well. You know we are all there for you, anytime you need us. We look forward to the good news - prayers and good wishes are always with you. Enjoy your weekend and the blissful moments, before the arrival of the bundle of joy in your lives - this time will never come again :)

    1. Dear Harleena,

      Thank you so much for your warm wishes.

      I'm glad to be able to revive those wonderful memories for you.

      I sometimes fail to find the right words to describe how excited I actually am. Just the thought of having a little one in my arms very soon makes me emotional and impatient.

      Thank you for the advice. I am definitely going to concentrate more on myself and make the most of this precious few months of being pregnant.

      Thank you so much for always being a warm and understanding. Truly appreciate it. Wish you too a great weekend. Much Love :)

  3. Congratulations once again Hema. This post brought back so many wonderful memories for me. Of course there were those dreaded days with the vomiting and all that. To this day I still hate the smell of oregana.

    Nonetheless carrying life inside of you in the form of a baby is a happy moment... it is priceless.

    May you have good success, health and a safe delivery when the time comes. I'm seeing blue so I'm guessing it's a boy.

    Best regards

  4. Hi Hema,
    What a pleasant surprise!
    Congrats. Take Care my dear friend.
    I appreciate your Hubby for the love and care he is extending to you during this time. Keep going. All good wishes.
    Keep informed.
    Best Regards
    ~ Philip Ariel

  5. Hi Hema,
    What a pleasant surprise!
    Congrats. Take Care my dear friend.
    I appreciate your Hubby for the love and care he is extending to you during this time.
    Keep going.
    All good wishes.
    Keep informed.
    Best Regards
    ~ Philip Ariel

  6. Hello Hema,

    I am very happy about this and congrats on having your first baby it's such a great news and Thanks to your loving hubby who is always at your Side.

  7. Hi Hema

    Indeed it is a pleasant surprise. Congratulations as this a whole new experience.

    Thumbs up to your Hubby for the care and great to know that your due date is approaching quickly.

    Thanks for sharing.


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