Dirty Little Secret

December 6, 2011

I’ve been keeping a dirty little secret the past couple of months. And I think once I put it out there, its going to go a long way in explaining my constant absence and all round blogging randomness. Being that I’m a photographer and therefore visual by nature, I will go ahead and share my news as an image.


Yes, I am pregnant. The Husband and I are expecting a Mini-Us, 6 months from now. And if that was in fact a collective jaw I just heard hitting the floor, trust me, you are not alone. The news has shocked the hell out of everyone, but none more than The Husband and I. For want of a better phrase, we were completely blindsided by the news, not actually something we’d been planning. Even after 6 positive tests we were still a little doubtful, I mean anyone can have 6 false positives, right?!? It wasn’t until we went for our first ultra-sound and the computer screen lit up with a tiny leg kicking, v-sitting, 3 cm long baby did we really start to register our new reality. Yep, we are really having a baby. No idea if its a boy or a girl yet, it’ll be another few weeks before they can tell us that, but to be honest, we are perfectly happy with the idea of either.

What I’m not happy with is how this first trimester has been giving me a serious ass kicking. F’real. I’ve been text book nauseous, extremely fatigued, a little mood swingy and basic all around miserable, but hopefully not for much longer. We are right at the end of the initial 3 months and rumor has it things should start to stabilize from here. At least that is the hope. But there you have it. Dirty little secret revealed.

13 Responses to “Dirty Little Secret”

  1. AHHHH congrats!! SOOO excited for you!!!

  2. Brianna says:

    YAY!!!! that is so awesome. i am super happy for you guys.

  3. Silja says:

    Ohhh i love the picture! Congratz again

  4. Rachael says:

    That’s great! Congratulations.

  5. Caitriona Smith says:

    Yay…..fantastic news. Congratulations to you both! Hopefully you will begin to feel better soon, Karen.
    Sooo pleased for you.

  6. Ashley Hanson says:

    Karen!!! This is so exciting!!!!!! Congratulations to you and your husband!!!! :-)

  7. Kim says:

    Yahoeee! Awesome!! Congrats to both of you!!

  8. Derval O Rourke says:

    Hi Luv,
    I’m gonna repeat my original skype reaction “Yay I’m so excited I could burst”. I’m sure you’ll feel better soon. Can’t wait to meet bump Shinkins. I have something for you and bump but I’m just going to save it for when you’re home.
    Soooooooooooo Exciting.

  9. Janet Carver says:

    Wow – what exciting news! Congratulations to you and “the husband”!! Hope you start to feel better really soon!

  10. Ana says:

    Congratulations, Karen!!! I am so excited for you!

  11. Brian O'Sullivan says:

    Great news Karen (cant call you Shinks anymore now that you are all grown up). Its lovely to hear good news for a change

  12. DON B says:

    wow! thats great news karen, only 6 laps to go to the finish line….you can do it!!!! Take good care of yourself and congrats to you both. don/renee

  13. nicola says:

    NO WAY and about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol only talking to mac there and he told me…U will love it so amazing…..
    Well done guys!!!
    When u get home we have to c u!!!! xxxxxx

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