Our little bit of exciting family news..

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

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 07/07/2017 / 7:48 pm

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

    • 07/07/2017 / 8:20 pm

      Aww thanks so much Emma xx

  2. 07/07/2017 / 7:50 pm

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

    • 07/07/2017 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much Kate xx

  3. 07/07/2017 / 7:50 pm

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

    • 07/07/2017 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you so much Jo, crying happy tears here xx

    • 07/07/2017 / 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah xx

  4. 07/07/2017 / 7:57 pm

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

    • 07/07/2017 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah xx

  5. Sarah broadhurst
    07/07/2017 / 7:58 pm

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

    • 07/07/2017 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah x

  6. 07/07/2017 / 7:59 pm

    Absolutely thrilled for you xxx

    • 07/07/2017 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you Vicki x

    • 07/07/2017 / 8:36 pm

      Thank you so much xx

    • 07/07/2017 / 8:36 pm

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

  7. 07/07/2017 / 8:07 pm

    Congratulations!!! That is wonderful news!!!

    • 07/07/2017 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks so much Tracy x

  8. An Organised Mess
    07/07/2017 / 8:09 pm

    Congratulations! Wonderful news xx

    • 07/07/2017 / 8:22 pm

      Thanks Debbie x

  9. 07/07/2017 / 8:11 pm

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

    • 07/07/2017 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you Hannie xx

  10. 07/07/2017 / 8:18 pm

    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 / 8:21 pm

      Aww Holly, thank you so much! xx

  11. 07/07/2017 / 8:25 pm

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

    • 08/07/2017 / 9:20 am

      Thanks so much Kim x

    • 08/07/2017 / 9:17 am

      Thank you so much x

  12. Not A Frumpy Mum
    07/07/2017 / 8:55 pm

    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

    • 08/07/2017 / 8:51 am

      Thank you so much xx

  13. 07/07/2017 / 9:18 pm

    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.

    • 08/07/2017 / 8:51 am

      Thank you so much Nat xx

  14. 07/07/2017 / 9:18 pm

    COngratulations. Great news. X

    • 08/07/2017 / 8:50 am

      Thank you :)

    • 08/07/2017 / 8:49 am

      Thank you Mandi x

    • 08/07/2017 / 8:48 am

      Thank you so much Cat x

  15. Sammie Hodges
    08/07/2017 / 1:12 pm

    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 / 9:44 pm

      Aww Sammie, thank you x

  16. 09/07/2017 / 4:00 pm

    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 / 4:12 pm

      Thank you so much Tracey x

  17. 12/07/2017 / 2:27 pm

    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

  18. 15/07/2017 / 11:39 pm

    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

    • 16/07/2017 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much, wishing you every success xx

  19. 29/07/2017 / 4:50 pm

    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

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