Mum's the word

Thanks Jamie, for the title of this post!

Sorry for the long silence - more on that in my next post - but I am back, with good news.

I can see from my stats that the most popular exit link from this blog over the last week has been this one, so I am guessing that a lot of you already know the news. I have also received a few messages of congratulations. Thank you! It is a bit weird that this news is out there in cyberspace and I didn't even tell my mum yet! (I don't think any readers will be bumping into my mum in the next few days, but you know, if you do - Mum's the word please! I'll tell her soon!)

The positive test took me by surprise. I thought we may have missed O this month, and then when my temperature plummeted at 10DPO I accepted that it was all over for this month (and probably next month too as the timing wasn't looking good). Then the next day my temperature was up again. It was enough to make me wonder if it could be possible, so I tested. I used an internet stick at first - perhaps there was a shadow, but I really couldn't be sure. Then I tried a Boots blue cross one and I was amazed to see a faint blue line.  But still couldn't quite believe that it wasn't just my imagination, so I set off to the pharmacy and bought a digital test. This is what I saw!

I still can't really believe it. I am still testing on an internet stick every day to watch the line get darker. Things appear to be going well so far. I have some twinges and mild nausea but nothing major. I have been a bit more tired than usual but have napped when BB did for a couple of afternoons so that's all manageable too. It is very early days though. Lets hope this little bean sticks around and that BB gets to be a big brother at the start of May next year.

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, teacher, coach and mentor. I am passionate about eating real food, learning, travel and health. I get to spend my days with my amazing son who has chosen to learn from the world rather than at school. We write to share the life we love and to help others create a life they love too.


  1. Very excited for you! Congratulations!!

  2. had an implantation dip in your temperature! Wishing you an uneventful pregnancy!

    1. Yes that's right - a very late one though. As I usually have an 11 day LP and the drop was at 10DPO I really thought it was all over... until the next day!

  3. Thanks for the congratulations everyone. Everything seems to be going ok so far...

  4. I'm catching up and what a lovely surprise. I hope everything is going really well!

  5. Thanks - and I did tell my Mum today so I no longer have to worry about it being on my blog and her not knowing (I did hide it for a couple of days in the meantime). DD didn't want to tell his mum yet so I had to wait until she left before I could tell mine, just in case we let something slip. Still early days though, (5 weeks and 1 day) so I wont be spreading the news widely for a while yet - just a few close friends and my blogging buddies...