I’m pregnant!


After almost a year and a half of trying we can finally announce I’m pregnant!  The last time I posted here we had been to the hospital for my laparoscopy pre-op assessment (you can read that here) and we were all geared up to have my tubes flushed out and any cysts I had on my ovaries lasered off.

Monday 20th July started like any other mundane Monday, I took Florence to nursery, Matt went off to work and Huxley needed his usual morning walk.  Whilst getting the poo bags and lead together I spotted the cheapy ovulation tests I’d bought online a few months ago.  I bought them to try and keep a track of when I ovulate – however, the result is rarely accurate when you have PCOS.  I decided I’d do a quick test and then take the dog out while it developed.  I didn’t really give it another thought and went out walking thinking about my operation and what the outcome might be and how quickly I might conceive.

I got home about 25 minutes after I took the test and I immediately had a peek as I walked past the kitchen table.  I was shocked to see a very dark test line, much darker then the control line.  I had never seen a result like this on one of my ovulation tests.  I thought it peculiar and couldn’t help but wonder whether I should check for pregnancy.

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The ovulation test


The waiting became too much and I dashed to Tesco to pick up a few groceries as well as a two pack of Tesco own brand tests. I couldn’t even wait to get home and so I headed straight for the ladies toilets.  I took the test and as it developed I thought I saw the faintest of lines – the lighting was so dim it was hard to tell.  I waited and waited in hopes it would develop to a more distinct line.  The more I stared the more I was sure I could see a line.  I took 100 photos (approximately) and messaged Matt to see what he thought.

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In the meantime I walked back to the car hoping the natural light would help me see the result.  Looking at the photo now I can see the line clearly but something in the back of my head was questioning it.  Matt said he thought he could see a faint line and to test again in the morning.  I went home and my mind was racing, I couldn’t concentrate on anything.  I had some lunch and got back in the car and went to Superdrug this time.  I picked up a First Response Early Response and a Superdrug own brand test. Once again the tests were burning a whole in my bag and so I headed to the public toilets in the shopping arcade. I took the Superdrug test first and thought that if it was negative then at least I haven’t wasted the more expensive test. The result came up immediately, a light pink line appeared in the control window AND the test window.  I was shocked, amazed, excited, crying, happy, smiling….every emotion under the sun.  Sat there, in a public toilet, I realised 17 months of tears, tantrums and trying had finally been worth it!  I just sent a message to Matt saying “Looks like we’re having a baby!” with a picture of the test.


The next morning I took the First Response Early Response test and as the liquid passed across where the test line should be the line appeared.  I walked back into the bedroom immediately with the test and showed Matt as he was laying there half asleep.  I think at that moment he and I both believed it was real.  It was happening, three positive tests can’t be wrong.

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As I write this I think I am five weeks pregnant (22/07/15).  I will be posting my four week update/symptoms post in a few days so please come back and see what my bodies been up to over the last week or so **warning** it’s probably TMI!

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  1. Kelly finn
    July 25, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Oh caroline, I’m overjoyed to read this, I have been following you ttc journey for a long while.
    Massive congratulations doll, can’t wait to read your updates x

    • admin
      July 25, 2015 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks Kelly – it’s been a long time in the making! First up date coming on Monday 🙂 x

  2. July 25, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    I am so incredibly happy for you. Amazing news and I love how many tests you did!! x

    • admin
      July 27, 2015 / 8:24 am

      Hi Donna! Ha ha – I still want to do more tests! I did actually do another cheapy Tesco one about three days ago and the line was darker but they’re such awful tests. Here’s hoping for a happy and healthy 9mths! xx

  3. Christina
    November 6, 2015 / 9:03 am

    Iv just done a tesco test and it’s come up with the control line and another line in the test box , im not sure though that if it means pregnant should It be a plus ‘+’ sign or can it just be a straight line ? X

    • admin
      November 6, 2015 / 4:34 pm

      As far as I know, Tescos own brand have just a straight line in both boxes for a positive! Congratulations – sounds like you could be pregnant!x

      • Christina
        November 6, 2015 / 6:26 pm

        Thankyou iv just done another test and got a faint line so looks like I’m pregnant thankyou x

        • admin
          November 6, 2015 / 6:35 pm

          Big congratulations 🙂 is it your first?

          • Christina
            November 6, 2015 / 9:26 pm

            ThAnkyou im petrified , I have three girls youngest is only 6months so this wasn’t planned lol!! X

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