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Friday, December 23, 2011

A little news...

I think it may be a lovely time of the year to share a little exciting news of ours, and thought that the way I shared this news with my husband was very blog-appropriate!!

After we had just moved from Oxford down to London and started our news jobs, I had an inkling that something was a bit different, I was feeling a random mixture of things, that just didn't add up. Well, they added up to one thing in particular, however I was sure it couldn't possibly be that. However, after another few days of waiting and seeing, I decided that I may as well find out! So, off to my local pharmacy to pick up First Choice's double pack of pregnancy tests!

Having not really considered the outcomes, I was a little suprised when a VERY strong positive sign formed in the little result window!! After a few shocked tears, I thought to myself, right, well, I need to bake.

Knowing I had only about 3 hours until Pete would be home, I set to work making him a cake. As I was baking, ideas developed, and I created the perfect way (and what I thought was blatantly obvious way) to tell my husband this exciting news!

Despite my nerves and excitement to blurt it out the second he walked in the door, I knew dessert before dinner would be odd, so waited until we had finished dinner to ask urgently if he'd like some dessert!!! I had the cake under a cake tin and sat down next to Pete on the floor and told him that I had done a little test today, and this was the result.....

With tears brimming in my eyes, I looked at Pete, and he said "Oh it looks great, gosh how did you do the icing, that turned out really well". Okay, not exactly the response I was expecting!! So, needing to be a little more clear it seemed, I emphasised that I TOOK a little test, and that this was the result. Still not clear, I had Pete articulate what the shape was.... "ummm... Positive??". Indeed it was my dear!

I am now well and truly into the second trimester, definitely showing and getting very excited to find out the sex in a few weeks! There was a good reason for the clear gap in posts on my blog, I couldn't stand the thought of cooking for about 8 weeks, so luckily had a few pics on standby that I could post about, as there was no way I was blogging about my food intake at this time, I don't think baked beans on toast would excite many people! Have had lots of support from all around the world and am looking forward to the 2nd half of the pregnancy and to meet our little bundle of joy in just 23 weeks!

Merry Christmas to everyone! I for one don't need to open a single present on Christmas morning, I have everything I could ever hope for already. xx


  1. Ok, I am thrilled to hear this news! Only you would bake a cake to tell your husband though! So cute!!

  2. You and Pete are going to be AWESOME parents!! xoxoxoxo

  3. This warms my heart. So creative and thoughtful. You are already an amazing mother! Xo

  4. Cannot wait to meet this special little McC. Such exciting times. Have a wonderful Christmas. Lots of love xxx

  5. You are the cutest! xx

    CONGRATULATIONS to you and Pete. That's the best news I've heard all week.

    How was the cake!?

    bisous, t