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Our little bit of exciting family news..

They say life works in mysterious ways and sometimes things happen when you least expect them to. I never expected to write this blog post this year and to be honest I’m still in a bit of shock that this is all real.

It’s with absolute delight and giddy excitement that we can announce that we’re expecting our second and much wanted baby. Our little peanut is due January 2018.

Pregnancy announcement 2017

We have held off on sharing our news any earlier as I’ve been a bit anxious about it all going wrong and although I’ve already had a reassurance scan, we wanted to get the first trimester safely out the way first. We wanted to get to this point so we could show Olly our dating scan photograph and give him the news that he’s going to be a big brother.

We found out I was pregnant in May and it was THE biggest surprise. I don’t think it sank in for a few weeks. I’m delighted that it was a completely natural conception  (maybe TMI but you all know we were under the consultant care at the Women’s Hospital for a referral in June for fertility treatment.) I am a BIG believer that the medication I fought so fiercely for over the last 12 months has helped us get one step closer to achieving our family dream.

I have so, so much to say about being pregnant and I feel like the luckiest Mama ever right now so over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing lots of pregnancy updates to catch up and fill you all in with how I’ve been feeling (although sickness and dizziness features quite highly!)

But in the meantime, I am so, so relieved to tell you all that I’m pregnant and thankful that fingers crossed, everything is going well so far. Apologies to anyone who I may have avoided talking babies with or told a little fib to when I’ve been asked about how our trying to conceive journey has been going. I hope you’ll understand why I have been so cautious about opening up. It’s a dream come true and one I didn’t want to tempt fate with before today.

And this one, well he’s going to be the best big brother, he’s so very excited and already offered the baby his cot (too cute!)

Keep growing little one, we can’t wait to meet you xx

Pregnancy announcement 2017

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49 Comments

  • Reply farmerswifeandmummy

    Oh I’m so pleased for you. I’ve been hoping for this blog post for ages. Yipeeeeeeeee xxxx

    07/07/2017 at 7:48 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Aww thanks so much Emma xx

      07/07/2017 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Kate (@Newmummykate)

    Absolutely wonderful news! I’m so pleased for you all and can’t wait for the updates. Congratulations lovely xxx

    07/07/2017 at 7:50 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much Kate xx

      07/07/2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Jo Laybourn

    Fan blooming tastic news you guys! So so pleased for you. Huge Congratulations xx

    07/07/2017 at 7:50 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much Jo, crying happy tears here xx

      07/07/2017 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    Huge congratulations to you all!

    07/07/2017 at 7:53 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much Sarah xx

      07/07/2017 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Oh yay! This is such brilliant news – I’m so happy for you Emma xx

    07/07/2017 at 7:57 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much Sarah xx

      07/07/2017 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Sarah broadhurst

    This is absolutely fabulous news. Congratulations all. I am so happy for you all xxx

    07/07/2017 at 7:58 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much Sarah x

      07/07/2017 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Vicki

    Absolutely thrilled for you xxx

    07/07/2017 at 7:59 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you Vicki x

      07/07/2017 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply nomipalony

    What lovely news. Congratultions!

    07/07/2017 at 8:04 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much xx

      07/07/2017 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Victoria Welton (@VicWelton)

    I know this journey all too well. I’m so, so happy for you Emma xx

    07/07/2017 at 8:05 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much Vic, hope you and little Rex are doing well xx

      07/07/2017 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply tracyknixon

    Congratulations!!! That is wonderful news!!!

    07/07/2017 at 8:07 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thanks so much Tracy x

      07/07/2017 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply An Organised Mess

    Congratulations! Wonderful news xx

    07/07/2017 at 8:09 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thanks Debbie x

      07/07/2017 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Hannie

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! Congratulations lovely Shilts family!! That’s so exciting!

    07/07/2017 at 8:11 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you Hannie xx

      07/07/2017 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply Little Pickle's Mom

    Oh Emma! I can’t even tell you how excited I am for you. You’ve worked so hard for this and it truly is amazing – you’re the most wonderful Mummy. I cannot wait to read more about it all! Big smiles here!

    07/07/2017 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Aww Holly, thank you so much! xx

      07/07/2017 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply Kim Carberry

    Aww! Congratulations! This is wonderful news! I am so pleased for you xxx

    07/07/2017 at 8:25 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thanks so much Kim x

      08/07/2017 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Emma Lofthouse-Burch

    Amazing news! Congratulations x

    07/07/2017 at 8:29 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much x

      08/07/2017 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Not A Frumpy Mum

    Huge congratulations, I remember that amazing feeling when everything you’ve dreamed about comes true, and my miracle baby has just turned 13 Months and I still feel the same way. We feel complete now in a way we just didn’t quite feel before.
    Such a lovely post to read, congratulations again xxx

    07/07/2017 at 8:55 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much xx

      08/07/2017 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Plutonium Sox Blog (@PlutoniumSox)

    I’m so pleased for you Emma, super exciting news and I know how much you’ve been hoping for it. Olly will be a wonderful big brother.
    Nat.x

    07/07/2017 at 9:18 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much Nat xx

      08/07/2017 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Amy

    COngratulations. Great news. X

    07/07/2017 at 9:18 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you :)

      08/07/2017 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Mandi - Big family Little Adventures

    HUGE Congratulations, I can’t wait to read all the updates xxx

    07/07/2017 at 9:24 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you Mandi x

      08/07/2017 at 8:49 am
  • Reply CAT WILLIAMS

    Congratulations Emma! Lovely news

    Cat x

    07/07/2017 at 10:27 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much Cat x

      08/07/2017 at 8:48 am
  • Reply Sammie Hodges

    This is such awesome news! I am so happy for you all, brought a little tear to my eye reading this (despite already reading the news yesterday haha) xxx

    08/07/2017 at 1:12 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Aww Sammie, thank you x

      08/07/2017 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply traceycwilliams

    When this post popped into my email I was praying that your exciting family news would be your much awaited second baby. AND I was so pleased when it was. Chuffed to bits for you all, and Olly will be the bestest big brother. Hugs xx

    09/07/2017 at 4:00 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much Tracey x

      09/07/2017 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Newcastle Family Life

    I know I have already said it on Facebook but huge congratulations to you all. I am so happy for you and I hope that you manage to enjoy every second of your pregnancy and start feeling better soon xx

    12/07/2017 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply mommamack15

    Congratulations! I also have pcos and am under Birmingham women’s too trying for our second so reading your story has really given me confidence that it can happen. Wishing you a healthy, smooth pregnant xx

    15/07/2017 at 11:39 pm
    • Reply Emma

      Thank you so much, wishing you every success xx

      16/07/2017 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Becky | SPIRITED PUDDLE JUMPER

    Been meaning to comment for AGES Emma, but just wanted to say congratulations and I’m so happy for you guys! Such amazing news and can’t wait to follow your pregnancy journey x

    29/07/2017 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Hollick www.tutusandtea.co.uk

    congratulations x

    06/08/2017 at 12:33 am
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