I woke up early this morning and took a pregnancy test. The result is that I am 4 weeks pregnant! I had a miscarriage 3 months ago so maybe posting about this (even though I won't publish it until the second trimester) is tempting fate. However, if everything goes well then this will be my last pregnancy, my last baby, and I want to honour, memorialise and say goodbye to this part of my life properly.
I haven't had the opportunity to tell Phil yet because the lazy bugger is still asleep (almost 11am!) I have alluded to it on Facebook, which is naughty of me. But then I never was patient or subtle. As the mum of three little boys, I fully expect people to assume that I was trying for a girl. I am regularly the subject of pitying comments "You've got your hands full!" "I don't know how you manage!" My boys are really lovely. I won't lie and claim they are little angels, but they are funny, friendly, bright, cheerful and love each other, and us. I don't need pity. I was not trying for a girl. I would be thrilled to have another boy. I was a tomboy as a child and if I had a real pink-and-glitter daughter, I don't think I'd know what to do!
So... let's see what's in the news headlines today. Let's see what kind of world I'm bringing the Littlest Gleghorn into:
Hurricane Isaac hits land for the second time and is heading for New Orleans seven years after Katrina devastated the city
Nick Clegg wealth tax the politics of envy says senior Tory
CCTV fitted to stop stingray theft
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has just died. US President, Barack Obama, is up for re-election this autumn (good luck with that...) Greece may be forced to leave the euro. The economy for pretty much every country on the planet is in the toilet thanks to the banking scandal back in 2008. This year we have enjoyed the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and London has hosted the Olympics. National pride is at a level I haven't seen it at in my lifetime. I hope it lasts.
Please stick around, little baby. The news may not always be great but we'll make the sun shine for you!