Our little bit of exciting family news..

Pregnancy announcement 2017

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

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

    • Reply Emma 07/07/2017 at 8:20 pm

      Aww thanks so much Emma xx

  • Reply Kate (@Newmummykate) 07/07/2017 at 7:50 pm

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

    • Reply Emma 07/07/2017 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much Kate xx

  • Reply Jo Laybourn 07/07/2017 at 7:50 pm

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

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

      Thank you so much Jo, crying happy tears here xx

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

    Huge congratulations to you all!

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

      Thank you so much Sarah xx

  • Reply Sarah 07/07/2017 at 7:57 pm

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

    • Reply Emma 07/07/2017 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah xx

  • Reply Sarah broadhurst 07/07/2017 at 7:58 pm

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

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

      Thank you so much Sarah x

  • Reply Vicki 07/07/2017 at 7:59 pm

    Absolutely thrilled for you xxx

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

      Thank you Vicki x

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

    What lovely news. Congratultions!

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

      Thank you so much xx

  • Reply Victoria Welton (@VicWelton) 07/07/2017 at 8:05 pm

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

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

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

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

    Congratulations!!! That is wonderful news!!!

    • Reply Emma 07/07/2017 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks so much Tracy x

  • Reply An Organised Mess 07/07/2017 at 8:09 pm

    Congratulations! Wonderful news xx

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

      Thanks Debbie x

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

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

    • Reply Emma 07/07/2017 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you Hannie xx

  • Reply Little Pickle's Mom 07/07/2017 at 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!

    • Reply Emma 07/07/2017 at 8:21 pm

      Aww Holly, thank you so much! xx

  • Reply Kim Carberry 07/07/2017 at 8:25 pm

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

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

      Thanks so much Kim x

  • Reply Emma Lofthouse-Burch 07/07/2017 at 8:29 pm

    Amazing news! Congratulations x

    • Reply Emma 08/07/2017 at 9:17 am

      Thank you so much x

  • Reply Not A Frumpy Mum 07/07/2017 at 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

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

      Thank you so much xx

  • Reply Plutonium Sox Blog (@PlutoniumSox) 07/07/2017 at 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.

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

      Thank you so much Nat xx

  • Reply Mandi - Big family Little Adventures 07/07/2017 at 9:24 pm

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

    • Reply Emma 08/07/2017 at 8:49 am

      Thank you Mandi x

  • Reply CAT WILLIAMS 07/07/2017 at 10:27 pm

    Congratulations Emma! Lovely news

    Cat x

    • Reply Emma 08/07/2017 at 8:48 am

      Thank you so much Cat x

  • Reply Emma 08/07/2017 at 8:50 am

    Thank you :)

  • Reply Sammie Hodges 08/07/2017 at 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

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

      Aww Sammie, thank you x

  • Reply traceycwilliams 09/07/2017 at 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

    • Reply Emma 09/07/2017 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you so much Tracey x

  • Reply Newcastle Family Life 12/07/2017 at 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

  • Reply mommamack15 15/07/2017 at 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

    • Reply Emma 16/07/2017 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you so much, wishing you every success xx

  • Reply Becky | SPIRITED PUDDLE JUMPER 29/07/2017 at 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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