A Positive Pregnancy Test…

This time last year we were sheep shearing. We have decided to do it a little later this year but that day, while I was running around feeding the helpers and annoying Hubster by taking three million photos, I had a funny taste in my mouth.

When it was all over, I made some excuse to Hubster saying could he have Boo for ten minutes while I go to the shop to get an onion (or similar) for tea and I bought a pregnancy test.

As you will know from my previous post, I always buy the Clear Blue tests first and I did it quickly when I got back.


I wasn’t ‘due’ until the Saturday (this was a Thursday) but I thought it would just be like every other month-I’d spend £300 on pregnancy tests only for Mother Nature to come right on time.

Saturday came and, seeing as I wasn’t pregnant, I’d had a couple of vodkas on the Friday night which I regretted because we were going on a road trip to Wales to look at puppies.

As I was getting dressed, I decided to use the other test.

I did the deed and carried on getting myself and Boo dressed and then I quickly went to check the negative ‘Not Pregnant’ words in the window.

Only it didn’t say not pregnant. It said pregnant. My knees went week and I actually filled up before I was brought back down to earth by Hubster grumpily complaining that he was waiting for us.

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I did what any happy but still nuts person would do-I took a photo of the test and rushed my daughter down the stairs.

Now I know most women would run squealing to their partners and tell them the good news but remember, this was my fourth positive pregnancy test. Even thought I was so happy, I knew things could and did go wrong and it was, after all, early days.


We went to Wales. It was a lovely sunny day and I made Hubster stop on the A55 so Boo could see the sea. I had been promised the beach but the place where we pulled up, the tide was out so we carried on and we got the puppy-Fred, a New Zealand Huntaway dog which Hubster had been obsessed with since seeing them on Lambing Live that Spring.


On the way back, we stopped for food and I got my phone out. Have you seen this photo? I casually asked Hubster, pushing the phone over the table.

He nearly spilt his drink and said he had had a feeling.

We sat there hoping and wishing that this one would stick.

As regular readers will vouch for, I worried all through the pregnancy. I cried at the eight week scan believing they would be telling me bad news again. I hardly slept up to 11 weeks. At the 12 week scan they put me back two weeks and I had to go again at 14 weeks where the little bean had caught up and I was actually 14 weeks again, not 12.

So this week, when the vets text me to say Fred’s booster injection was due, I looked into this little boy’s eyes and remembered the worry and the tears and I felt so, so grateful.


Don’t get me wrong, I am still worried sick about him and his sister. Worried that something could go wrong but for now, I have two beautiful children and I know how incredibly lucky we are that they are here.



*I bet I got you going with the title 🙂


    1. He he I gave heard it happen to other people at 4 months but I’m trying to loose weight so hopefully not 🙂

  1. I love these stories. It made me feel all lovely. So glad all worked out for you all and you got your gorgeous little boy. It must have been scary time xxx #maternitymondays

  2. I wouldn’t call you crazy for taking a picture of the test, I thought that’s what all of us women did haha (especially as the clear blue ones go blank!). What a lovely post and I’m so glad all turned out so well xx

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