Lindsay's Life

My Story

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“Do you know you are pregnant?” the radiologist asked as she was giving me an ultrasound. ‘I wouldn’t be here if I was’, I thought. There I was; two home pregnancy tests, three doctor’s visits and four blood tests later- all negative. Now this woman is telling me that I’m pregnant.

Backtrack- I met a wonderful man two years earlier at work (I know, what a cliché), anyway he asked me on a breakfast date and it was lovely. We extended our date to lunch and even included a game of mini golf.

“So what can you tell me about yourself?” I asked innocently.

“Well, I have a four year old daughter”, he replied.

“That’s great!” I said, my head was in a tailspin and I thought ‘well that’s it, date is over; I never have to see this guy again.’

Needless to say we saw each other a lot more after that date.

I met his daughter a while later and she is the most wonderful girl I have ever met. We have learnt, argued, cried, laughed, baked and grew together through the years.

I didn’t think that I would have my own child so soon though (I fell pregnant at 21), but he has turned out to be a blessing in my life.

We basically skipped over the first three months of his existence. We were doing hectic renovations to our home; we gutted the kitchen, bathroom and lounge. I had every single symptom to back up my pregnancy, but no pregnancy test was positive. Doctors told me it was IBS, stress from the renovation or a bowel related disease- hence the vomiting. It was so severe that I hardly left the house for two months. Talk about morning, noon and night sickness.

After three months I had enough and went to a local hospital where they did three further blood tests for pregnancy (negative again) and decided to do a colonoscopy the next day as my family has a history of colon cancer.

After I found out I was pregnant I called my love (who was in a business meeting at the time) and told him “It’s not cancer, it’s a baby.”

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16 thoughts on “My Story

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  2. I remember reading this in the A-Z challenge and was floored by it then as well. Just didn’t know it was your first blog post Lindsay! You definitely have come a long way, in so many ways. What a journey! 🙂

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  3. Have you ever wondered how your life, your attitude, your perceptions might be different today if you hadn’t started blogging? I really love that photo of you in the hospital bed — you look so happy!

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    1. I was so nervous in that picture! Mr captured me in the moment, even the nurse told me to relax. I feel free now that I’m blogging. It’s an outlet for my inner feelings, like self therapy. I’ve always wondered where I would be without starting a blog. I’m so happy that I did.

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