OMG, I’m hav­ing a baby!

Whether it’s in the heady early days of preg­nancy or in the very last stage of labour, ev­ery mum has a mo­ment of re­al­i­sa­tion…

Mother & Baby (UK) - - CONTENTS -

That mo­ment of re­al­i­sa­tion…

Rosie Blake, 34, au­thor of The Hygge Hol­i­day (£7.99, Sphere), lives in Read­ing with hus­band Ben and son Barn­aby, 12 months. ‘When my hus­band Ben got in from work, he hardly had time to loosen his tie be­fore I handed him a hand­writ­ten hang­man clue. That morn­ing I’d taken a pos­i­tive preg­nancy test and had waited im­pa­tiently all day to tell him. We’d been try­ing for a baby and, while I hoped Ben would share my ex­cite­ment on hear­ing the news, I couldn’t pre­dict ex­actly how he’d re­act. He went along with the game and I could tell he was baf­fled. He even­tu­ally worked out ‘I AM’, and that’s when his face changed. ‘Are you?!’ he asked, his face light­ing up. I nod­ded, and we burst into laugh­ter, hug­ging and kiss­ing. See­ing Ben’s sur­prise and hap­pi­ness took my breath away and that’s when it hit me: “Wow, we're go­ing to be a fam­ily”. Ben never fin­ished the puzzle, but I re­cently made a sweet dis­cov­ery – for over a year, he’s kept it folded up in his wal­let.’

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