Posted by admin at March 6th, 2007

So we got married on the 11th November 2006 - James had this idea of starting his speech by promising everyone that we’d be starting a family in, oh, about 3 hours - he thought he was joking.

We went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and found ourselves in a luxury suite looking out over verdant rainforest at an active volcano. And apparently verdant rainforest, an active volcano, the best massage in the world EVER and a steady flow of local cocktails provide the perfect environment to get pregnant. Of course we didn’t know that I was pregnant. We thought I had a stomach bug when, up at El Establo, I found myself spending rather more time than I really wanted in the doorless toilet of our honeymoon suite. Another week of glorious honeymoon down at the beach and we flew back to the UK.

after 2 weeks of constant jetlag we started to think that maybe something, or someone was up - the duff. Positive proof came by way of a clearblue digital stick - the most advanced technology you’ll ever pee on - at 7 am one morning . I highly recommend these sticks - they tell you pregnant or not pregnant - there’s no peering at lines involved. So I run upstairs to stick the stick under my darling husband’s nose and he does actually wake up - those of you who know James will understand that this was no small effort on his part. At first he was bemused - why was I sticking a piece of plastic smelling of pee under his nose? But then it dawned on him - he was going to be a father….

….he went back to sleep.