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Surprise – I'm Pregnant!

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13 weeks, 5 days 🙂

Really.

This isn’t a joke.

I’m pregnant.

I’m currently 15 weeks pregnant and baby is due on the 17th February 2017!

Surprise everyone 😉 I bet you were wondering why I went a tad radio silent on you all. Well, now you know why. It turns out that being pregnant does that to a person. I haven’t had my head in a toilet, but I have been sleeping a lot. Probably as much as a cat. Maybe more.

This was the biggest shock of my life, but I can tell you that it is the best shock of my life. Everything has changed and everything will change more, but I’m happy.

It has been a roller coaster. I would be lying if I said that I have loved every moment of it, but I am rolling with everything that comes. I never thought I would have kids, so I’m making the most of this. This could be my first and last baby or it could be the first of many, many more.

I guess time will tell 🙂

If I’ve learned anything, it would be that sometimes you can’t plan everything. Some things just happen and sometimes they turn out to be the best thing.


How far along? 15 weeks today! Only 25 to go.

How big is the peanut? Baby is now the size of an avocado or an éclair or box of crayons or a yellow canary. Take your pick. Either way, she/he is definitely getting bigger!

Total weight gain/loss? I haven’t stepped on a scale in a while, but I’d say I’ve gained 2-2.5kg. That means that I’m now somewhere between 46-47kg or 101-103lb.

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I am living in my leggings.

Sleep? Terribly. I get up a couple of times a night because the cat is needy…and my bladder is shot. Already. Apparently it only gets worse. I am not looking forward to that.

Best moment this week? Telling my friends and family members that didn’t know! It has been so fun to see their reactions 🙂

Symptoms? Tired. So, so tired. I’ve also had headaches on and off for a while, but they seem to be getting better. If it wasn’t for the absolute exhaustion, I wouldn’t know that I was pregnant. I really don’t feel pregnant. It is so, so weird.

Movement? Still too early. I can’t wait to feel it though 🙂

Food cravings? Chocolate milk. I would be happy if I was only allowed to live on chocolate milk for the rest of my life. I also want sushi. However, I don’t know if I want sushi because I’m not supposed to eat it or because I’m actually craving it. I did talk to my parents and we’re going to be making homemade sushi for dinner one night! I guess I can count that as a win.

Food aversions? Bananas and eggs. There’s just something about the smell that gets me. I can’t stand it.

Gender? It’s still too early to tell, but I think I’m having a little boy. I was talking to my friend yesterday, and he said that he was convinced he would have a son, too. He ended up with a daughter. I can honestly say that I don’t have a preference. I just want to know!

Labor signs? Nope 🙂

Belly button in or out? Definitely in 🙂

What I miss? Sushi, feta and all the deli meat I can eat. I’m probably being overly cautious, but I’m a first time mum. Now that is going to take a little getting used to. What do you expect?

What I’m looking forward to? I’m hanging out to find out the results from the NT test. The ultrasound tech and my midwife seem convinced that everything will be fine, so I’m not stressed. Other than that, I am hanging out to find out the gender! I have a midwife appointment on the 13th, so hopefully I’ll be able to book an ultrasound soon afterwards.

Bump? It’s more bloat than bump. I’m also missing that pregnancy ‘glow’ that people talk about.

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51 Comments

  • Reply Vanessa

    OH MY GOODNESS! This is such a surprise! Congrats 🙂 I’m really happy for you! All the best over the next months of pregnancy! 🙂

    August 26, 2016 at 9:06 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Surprise of the year! Haha. Thanks love! You can pretty much guarantee that I’ll be keeping everyone updated throughout the whole thing 🙂

      August 27, 2016 at 11:33 am
  • Reply R xo

    Ahhh congratulations 😍 How exciting!! super happy for you! 😘

    August 26, 2016 at 9:18 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Thanks lovie! 🙂 I have to admit…I am getting way, way too excited. I’ve been restraining myself when it comes to shopping because I have a feeling that I won’t be able to stop once I start haha. Only a few more weeks until I have the ultrasound to find out the gender! 🙂

      August 27, 2016 at 11:35 am
  • Reply theautotorium

    Oh wow!

    August 26, 2016 at 9:25 am
    • Reply Victoria

      That was one of my first thoughts, too!

      August 27, 2016 at 11:35 am
  • Reply annadownsouth

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you!

    August 26, 2016 at 9:43 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Thank you 🙂 I’m getting pretty excited myself 🙂

      August 27, 2016 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Human Interest

    Congratulations!!!

    August 26, 2016 at 9:44 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Thank you 🙂

      August 27, 2016 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Angela

    Congratulations, babies are the best surprises! Xo

    August 26, 2016 at 9:53 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Heck yes! I can’t wait for the next ultrasound 🙂

      August 27, 2016 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Farah

    Aww congratulations! That’s super exciting! x

    August 26, 2016 at 10:03 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Thank you! Best surprise ever.

      August 27, 2016 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Nicole.Ilene

    Congrats!! 🙂

    August 26, 2016 at 10:05 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Thanks!

      August 27, 2016 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Rosie // Hookup Culture

    Congrats!! So happy for you 🙂

    August 26, 2016 at 10:08 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Thanks! 🙂 I’m happy for me too haha. Might mean a little less posts about dating and more posts about babies though 😉

      August 27, 2016 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Kristine

    Congrats!! 🙂

    August 26, 2016 at 10:43 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Thanks!

      August 27, 2016 at 11:39 am
  • Reply watermark17

    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! I’m excited for you 🙂 xoxoxo

    August 26, 2016 at 11:35 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Thanks! I can’t wait to actually be able to squish him/her 🙂

      August 27, 2016 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Rikka

    You told the world! SO happy for you! I’ll be waiting for the next blog posts 😀

    August 26, 2016 at 2:25 pm
    • Reply Victoria

      I told the world! I couldn’t keep it in any more! Haha I was going insane!

      August 27, 2016 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Jolineys

    Congratulations!
    Too bad this wasn’t on your bucket list or you would have one more thing to check off 🙂

    August 26, 2016 at 9:58 pm
    • Reply Victoria

      I can always edit my bucket list 😉 That is true though!

      August 27, 2016 at 11:43 am
  • Reply anhonestmamasblog

    Congrats girl!

    August 27, 2016 at 5:04 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Thanks!

      August 27, 2016 at 11:43 am
  • Reply lessaboutlove

    Well… this was kinda out of nowhere haha… congrats man… tell us more though!!

    August 27, 2016 at 7:16 am
    • Reply Victoria

      You can say that again haha. Thank you love 🙂

      August 27, 2016 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Izzy

    omg!!!! congratulations!! Good luck with the next 25 weeks and can’t wait to read more about your journey and how you cope/what its like with a new born 🙂

    August 28, 2016 at 1:24 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Thanks lovie! It has been insane, but I am so happy! I can’t wait to find out the gender! I will definitely be writing updates along the way 🙂

      August 29, 2016 at 7:09 am
  • Reply Viola (@violahelen_)

    VICTORIA?! Where have I been – how did I miss this post???? Congratulations, I’m in shock ahhhh! I’m so happy for you, you gotta let us know everything that happens 😉
    Viola xo | http://www.apieceofviola.wordpress.com

    August 31, 2016 at 10:34 pm
    • Reply Victoria

      My goodness, you are adorable! Haha. There will be so many pregnancy posts that you won’t know what to do with them all! Don’t you worry about that 😉

      September 10, 2016 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply theyoungmummyconfessions

    Babies are always good!

    September 2, 2016 at 2:36 pm
    • Reply Victoria

      Heck yes!

      September 10, 2016 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply thepregnantlifeblog

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing, I love hearing others experiences! I’m sharing mine over on my blog weekly.

    September 3, 2016 at 7:25 am
    • Reply Victoria

      Thank you! I’ll have to pop over and read your blog too 🙂

      September 10, 2016 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply The Swedish Kiwi

    Congratulations! 🙂

    September 11, 2016 at 10:33 pm
    • Reply Victoria

      Thanks! 🙂

      October 13, 2016 at 8:30 am
  • Reply luv86elle

    Congratulations…I wish you the best for the remainder of your pregnancy!

    October 17, 2016 at 2:34 pm
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  • Reply Audrey

    I have missed SO MUCH since I last caught up with your blog. I don’t know if you remember me, but I used to blog when I was a freshman/soph in college as well. Anyway, congratulations on your new son and all the exciting things happening in your life. I’m off to catch up on your blog!

    August 10, 2017 at 1:21 am
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