Finding Out I Was Expecting Baby #3


I always knew I wanted another baby in future. But firstly I wanted to work my blog up and I was hoping to do that whilst Elliw started full time school in September, as she is only part time at the moment so it is pretty difficult to do some blog work during the day when she is home. I wasn't quite sure when I wanted another but I'd think about 2017 or 2018.

During October just a few weeks after I had finished my period, I started to feel very nausea, extremely tired and my breasts were so sensitive and very painful. My breasts would really hurt even if I was getting changed and especially if the girls came running up to me to give me a cuddle. I was finding it hard to 'stick to plan' with my food as many foods I just couldn't face eating and I could only eat the foods I really fancied at the time. So my usual morning of planning my foods for the rest of the day went out of the window. At this point, I had no idea I was pregnant.

I was due on the 1st November 2015. I was late. I didn't panic too much because I had been a day or two late previous months. I was starting to feel very bloated. I basically felt like cr*p along with all the other symptoms I was having. When it came to the third day of being late, I took a test and it came back negative. I took another test the day after and took many tests after that but they all came back negative.

At around 5 days late I took myself to the doctors. Nearly two hours wait and I finally got to go in to speak to the doctor. He asked me how I felt and I told him straight that I felt how I did with my other two pregnancies, I felt pregnant. He smiled and he said I probably was but hormone levels weren't high enough but he also said many things can cause a late period. He told me to come back the following week for a blood test.

At 7-8 days late, still with negative tests, I went back to the doctors and a different doctor was there that day. She told me to go to reception and book an appointment for a blood test. I had my blood test at 10 days late roughly and it came back negative. I wasn't sure if I felt pleased or not because I had it in my head that I was pregnant, I felt pregnant.

At 16 days late I decided to just take one last pregnancy test. So I went to the chemist to buy one. When I arrived home from the school run I ran straight to the toilet to take the test. I brought the test downstairs with me and I sat down with shock. A second line appeared - it was positive! Although I knew in my head that I was pregnant but because of all the negative tests I was starting to think something else was wrong in my body. Thankfully, the reason for the late period was because my Baby was growing inside of me.

I was nervous and shocked at the start but pretty quickly I was extremely happy and excited. The scan took me back 2 weeks which means I was around 4-5 weeks pregnant, which makes sense I had all of the negative tests because my hormones must of been extremely low.

July sounds like a long time away but I am sure it will go pretty quickly and I can not wait to share my pregnancy and bump updates with you all from 12 weeks onwards.

36 comments

  1. Congratulations! 3 is a magical number - we have so much fun with our 3 girls. Hope you are feeling ok - Your post brought back all those early pregnancy symptoms! Ugh x

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  2. Oh that must have been such an anxious time for you sweetie with not knowing what was going on with your body, but all the time you were growing a tiny human and that's pretty remarkable in itself. 2016 is going to be a great year for you and your beautiful little family! xxx

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  3. Oh wow thats amazing news, congratulations Beth :) #happydiaries

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  4. Congratulations such lovely news. I look forward to reading ur pregnancy updates.

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  5. Wow congratulations!!!! What lovely news. I can't wait to read your updates. So lovely to expand your family. xx #love2blog

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  6. So exciting! I'm so happy for you and looking forward to your future updates on baby #3! xx

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  7. It's funny how you just 'know' - regardless of what tests say! #happydiaries

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  8. Congratulations. It must have been quite nerve-wracking getting all those negative tests back. But I think women do just tend to know when they are pregnant. And a July baby too. How lovely! Hugs Lucy xxxx

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  9. Congratulations! I know the very day I conceived both my sons ( but not my daughters!) Kaz x

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  10. Congratulations! It must have been so difficult waiting to be sure! :) #happydiaries

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  11. Congratulations! How annoying that the tests wouldn't tell you what you knew! I have had that before but not as late as you were. x

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  12. Oh the joy of those early symptoms! Congratulations lovely. I cant believe all the negatives you must have thought you were going crazy. So very exciting. x

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  13. Congratulations and best of luck with baby no. 3 :) xx

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  14. Exciting times. I look forward to following your pregnancy journey x

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  15. Aw bless you warm congratulations to you! I hope that you have a smooth pregnancy and enjoy the arrival of your third child.

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  16. Congratulations!! I can't believe it took so long to come back with a positive test, that would have driven me mad! At least in the end it got there. Hope the pregnancy is smooth sailing :) x

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  17. Congratulations!!! Even with all the technogy available, it's amazing that you were still getting negative readings!! I was surprised as I thought they were extremely sensitive

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  18. You must have thought you were going mad with all the tests coming back negative. Lucky you listened to your body and knew best.

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  19. How exciting! Congratulations! It's fascinating how we just know our own bodies and you could tell you were pregnant before the tests could! Looking forward to following along on this new adventure :) x

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  20. Aw, congratulations! That's such wonderful news :D Loved this post!

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

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  21. Congratulations - I'm pretty sure I want another but I've only just had my second. It's so exciting =D
    I always find it fascinating how people can tell before the actual missed period.

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  22. Congratulations! What fabulous news to be adding another little tyke to your brood.

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  23. Congratulations, how lovely! I think as a woman you do know deep down when you are pregnant even if the tests say otherwise :)

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  24. Congratulations and best wishes for baby #3, how exciting! x

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  25. Congratulations. How bizarre that you had all of those negative tests.

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  26. Congratulations! That is great news. Wish you all the best in your pregnancy - very exciting and look forward to reading your bump updates

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  27. oh exciting only 3 more and you catch up to me ha

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  28. Congratulations to you!! I have 3 children too. I feel quite finished now! :D

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  29. Congrats on your 3rd bundle of joy. Excited to read more updates.

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  30. Wow what great news, so many congratulations x

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  31. congrats! I cant wait to get the news the second time round (hopefully this year) must be so magical knowing your holding another baby in your tummy :)

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  32. Congratulations lovely! So pleased for you all! All my tests showed up negative with Cameron, it wasn't until I started to get pain, they showed up positive. With Lucas, it showed up straight away, on the day my period was due!

    Looking forward to reading your updates.

    Sending lots of love

    Laura x x x

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  33. aww congratulations! The human body is an odd thing, I know people who had negative tests and then found out they were 4 or 5 months gone!
    www.kittyramblesalot.com

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  34. Oh wow congratulations to you and you're family! How frustrating must that have been getting all the negatives - all worked out in the end though wishing you all the best xx

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  35. Congratulations and best wishes for baby #3!
    Take care of yourself now :-)

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  36. Thank you for sharing this story with us! Congratulations! You knew your own body perfectly and already knew!

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