Sunday, 4 September 2011

Oh my Darling, Oh my Darling.....


I have a new love in my life....the small juicy fruits that are Clementines.

So far in this pregnancy I haven't really had many strong cravings but just things that I fancy.

But the other week I had a clementine randomly....and it was the tastiest thing I have ever eaten in my life! I want one right now just thinking about it. 

I have stocked up but sure enough I will be back at the shop by Wednesday buying more little sweet yummy clementines.

I'm thinking that I may be a little low on Vitamin C which is the reason for me loving these orange morsels so much, so all I can do is carry on eating them and hope the bun gets all the nutrients it needs. 

Thursday, 21 July 2011

12 Week Scan

Well, we have had our first scan :) 

I cant believe that I am 12 weeks pregnant already, it has gone so quickly. I remember finding out we were pregnant thinking 12 weeks is so far away but here we are.
I thought I would go through the day so you can let me know if you felt the same.
I started the day going to work to try and keep my mind focused on something rather than being so nervous I could be sick!
I was jittery and jumpy all day and was probably not any use to anyone but I tried to keep busy. 
Our appointment was at 2:30 so we set off a little earlier to make sure we were there on time....Matt has a thing about never being late.

We arrived at the Women's unit and waited patiently, I was bouncing around needing a wee because you have to fill your bladder before the scan...they don't say why but you have to be bursting...and I was. 

Then the Sonographer called my heart was pounding and Matt was quiet.

I was so nervous, you hear all these horror stories of missed miscarriages and I prayed I wouldn't be another statistic to add to that list. 

I went into the room with Matthew and laid down on the bed, still bursting for a wee may I add. 

She squirted the jelly on my tummy which was surprisingly warm and began the Ultrasound. 

As soon as she placed the stick thingy on my belly it was there :)

You could actually see it bobbing about and fidgeting trying to get comfy, so much so she had a job measuring it. 

She carried on over my belly and pointed out the little heart which was pumping away....relief is not the word. I had a little tear at this point just knowing the Bun was okay. 

From the measurements she took she put my dates back a few days so my new due date is the 3rd February 2011.

That was all she did, I thought it would be a longish appointment but I was only in there for 15 - 20 minuets but it flew by.

I want to see my little Bun again but I will have to wait till the 14th September.

We are both so happy and we know that the Bun is as well. 

Here is a little pic - Don't you just Love it

x Kayleigh x

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Its Scan Time

Yay I have my appointment through for my first scan. 
To be honest it has made me more nervous than I thought. Im full of emotions from happiness but also a little anxious that there might be a problem. 
Me and Matt always wanted a baby and after trying for so long as soon as I got pregnant I worried something bad would happen. I dont think I will ever stop worrying so I best get used to it. 

Our Midwife had said that they wont scan me until 14 weeks but im officially 12 weeks today and my appointment is on Wednesday....hmmmm maybe she didnt want me getting my hopes up for an early scan. 

Everyone cross your fingers for a happy healthy baby and I wil report back with more exciting news soon.

I dont like naked posts so here are a couple of pics I found on that I thought were cute as pie.

x Kayleigh x

Monday, 11 July 2011

Seeing the Midwife for the first time ever!

So we finally had our first Midwife appointment last Thursday, and while were on the subject is there a reason that the NHS don't see any pregnant women before 10 weeks!! It seems in the US they have a first scan at 6-8 weeks. Oh well. 

Everything went really well and the whole appointment was about an hour long.

BUT grrrrr.....we turned up for our appointment and we had been double booked!! aggghhh so annoyed it is not even true, we had been waiting like patient well behaved people and then this lady walks in all boisterous and forceful and she got seen instead of us. Rude is not the word.
 Luckily we could be seen later that day but it doesn't fill me with much hope!

In the appointment the Midwife goes through what seems like a millions questions whilst I sit there going, No, No, No, No to everyone of them. She also asked Matthew some questions about his family history which I wasn't expecting so be prepared.

I had a blood test eekk which didn't go to plan but I wont go into detail for the squeamish out there. All in all the appointment went well.

I also got my 1st Bounty pack which I will do a blog post on and give a break down of all the booklets and has sooo much information in.

Next step - First Scan :) 

I know I have.
x Kayleigh x

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Worries of a first time mum...

I'm sure that every mum to be out there at some point has that awful feeling of dread that something may happen to your precious little pea sized embryo.

Before I got pregnant I used to worry about TTC and if we may need help or if we would ever have a baby. I would imagine being pregnant and having this overwhelming feeling of happiness. But as soon as I found out I was pregnant I felt this anxious fear that something would take away our bun.  

I still have that feeling to this day and I'm sure it wont go till I see our little baby and know everything is a-OK.
BUT...I cant live in fear for my whole pregnancy, even though I know I most definitely would if I let myself and read far too much on the Internet!

We haven't had our first scan yet but I'm crossing my fingers and everything that can be crossed that everything will be hunky dorey and I can swoon over our little black and white photo.

Roll on the second trimester
x Kayleigh x

Image from

Friday, 10 June 2011

Our TTC Journey

This might be a little bit of a lenghty post but I need to try and add as much detail without over doing it to make sure I haven't missed anything out for other TTC's.

My Husband Matt and I decided last September 2010 that we would like to extend our little twosome and become a threesome (In a non pervy way obviously) we had been married since June that year and just felt right.

Me and Matt on our Wedding Day <3

At first I was completely clueless on Trying to Conceive, still to this day it completely shocks and surprises me how people manage to get pregnant without trying for months.

I found it very overwhelming when typing 'TTC' in Google and there are millions of results staring back at you. I started watching YouTube videos for tips and tricks but looking back I'm not sure if there is any magic potion or secret wisdom to help you conceive, all you need is time and patience. Not easy I know.

We let things roll on until February 2011 with no success until I decided that I needed to be a little pro active about this so I did further research. I bought a stash of OPKs from ebay and did them everyday, I shortly turned into an Ovulation Monster and was doing 2,3 or even 4 tests a day! 

 Just to let you all know my cycles were very irregular after coming off the pill, they started to regulate in February but it then turned out I had a short Luetal Phase of 8 days. One thing after another grrrrr!!

Once I knew about my short LP I was so worried as you need at least, the minimum, no shorter than a 10 day LP to let the tiny cell implant. DO NOT whatever you do Google any TTC problems and take all comments to heart, I googled this and filled me full of fear and anxiety. From that moment on I was petrified I couldn't have a baby...what would Matt think?

 Some lovely ladies had suggested to take Vitamin B6 to lengthen my Luteal Phase. Woooo there is hope!
I was straight onto Holland and Barrett and purchased some of these lovelies along with some B12 to help the B6 absorb....a random forum said to take them together. 
Not the exact ones but these look more exciting
I took these special tablets for two and a bit cycles from about March and conceived in May :)

I really think that these really helped and it is so important to track and keep note of your cycles. 

I had a little App on my Itouch called PinkPad where I logged all my details from my last cycle to the day I ovulated and everything in between. 

There is sooooo much more information but I want to save all that Info for separate blog posts because this would just turn into a novel :) 

Please let me know what you think & if you have any questions don't hesitate to email me.

x Kayleigh x

Images taken from Google and

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