I had to get up early for the fun walk at Thomas's school, but even before my alarm could go off, I was woken up by nausea that morning. I was over worked and under slept, so being tired and grumpy was expected, but the nausea was something out of the ordinary.
After a crazy morning of setting up at the school, doing the fun walk and helping to prepare all the hot dogs for the kids, I was still not feeling better.
Trevor, my sister's husband made a funny comment that morning: "I think you have a bun in the oven" I looked at him and said: "Oh, you are so funny, it's impossible. I had my period like ages ago and can't get pregnant so get over that idea."
On my way back home, Trevor's words made me wonder... without even realising, I found myself buying a pregnancy test. I decided to take the test first thing the next morning.
Participating in the Spar Ladies 10 km race, I had to get up at 5 o'clock. I was so nervous, I made sure to read the instructions twice. "Wait up to five minutes" Well it was not even seconds... And there it was! - The two pink lines.
I looked at it again and again as I felt my heart go warm and I could not believe my eyes. On my way to my sister's house the first words out of my mouth was: "Good Morning, oh by the way, I am pregnant."
She was speechless. We decided that pregnancy tests are not accurate and is wrong most of the time, so it would be best to get tested.
I work next to a hospital, so even before work I popped in for a blood test. By then the nausea was out of control. Every smell made me run to the toilet and keeping my eyes open was a mission.
I had to wait three hours before the results were ready. Believe me when I say that three hours never felt longer. "My love, you are definitely pregnant, by how many weeks we can't be sure but you are between 5 and 7 weeks, Congratulations!"
I phoned my gynaecologist on the spot but like always he is fully booked and was only able to see me on 26 April, so I waited...
For some reason the clearly visible pregnancy signs and the blood test did not sink in and I wanted to get confirmation from my doctor, more due to the fact that I was told by him that I will never have children of my own and that being pregnant was up unto that time just a dream.
My heart was racing and I kept thinking, how is this possible? Can it be, me pregnant? The feeling of that icy cold gel touching my tummy and the sonar searching for a baby awoke the butterflies in my stomach. Thinking back it was probably little Gabi practising her dance moves :) And there it was - Just look at it!!! Baby is a whole 1.33cm. My doctor looked at me shocked and said: "Nadia, how the hell did you do it and I am not talking about the romantic part?"
I was almost eight weeks pregnant and to think that by this time the baby's heart, brain, spinal cord and organs have been formed. The heart is pumping blood and lenses in the eyes are formed and the nostrils are visible...
Well this was the best confirmation ever and at that moment my wish for a baby girl started...