When I was pregnant with Niff I kept a short diary and I wanted to type it up for her as I know I won’t remember all of the precious details.
August – a positive test at the end of the month, I did about ten just to be sure!
September – an early scan when you were just six weeks old – the size of a grain of rice but with a strong little heartbeat flickering on the screen. It was amazing to get a picture of you this early on to show Daddy! This was a worrying time, I look at you now and can’t believe that you came from such small beginnings, truly a miracle.
October – I had lots and lots of naps, I didn’t like to cook meat, eat baked beans or cheese, I drank litres and litres of icy cold milk getting up in the middle of the night for a glass, I had heartburn from now til your arrival. At ten weeks we told your grandparents about you, they were naturally delighted. At the end of October I started to feel your tiny movements
November – to the local Park for Bonfire Night, we muffled you in my coat to protect you from the loud noises, once a worrier always a worrier!
December – you came with me on some work training sessions to Coventry, Manchester and twice to London, it was hard work but lovely to have some time travelling to think about you. On 12 Dec we find out that you’re a little girl, amazing!
At 21 weeks I start to tell people at work, I have a tiny bump at this stage, at 25 weeks people still hadn’t guessed! On Boxing Day your Daddy feels you moving for the first time, round about now we choose your name – Joss
Names we thought about:
Ella, Joss Mia
January – Daddy buys your first present, a dream catcher, we nearly have your room ready
February – about now I start to get lots of strong kicks under my ribs, they start to hurt when I’m at work from my bump pushing upwards
March – I keep getting told by the midwife that you’re a small baby, but I don’t think so, you’re really strong!
Early April – you pop your feet out by my ribs and I can make out your heel and toes, Daddy tickled your feet and you started a funny game chasing his hand around! You were always felt on my right side, and were transverse til 30 weeks when you were head down
15 April – first Braxton Hicks, a few false alarms at this point, we nearly went to hospital one night but then they stopped after an hour!
29th April – due date comes and goes but I can’t stop cleaning the house and sorting your clothes
4th May – my waters break
6th May – you’re here at last, as for your arrival, that’s another story!