First hurdle

A heartbeat. A glorious, furious, tiny, fragile little heartbeat. We have reached 8 weeks (is it only 8 weeks?? I feel I’ve been pregnant for 8 months!) and our early scan showed a beautiful beating baby. I know it’s still so early. I know we have a long way to go before I can breath a sigh of relief (about 18 years I suspect) but it’s a start. A baby step. A baby heartbeat.

And while a little heartbeat wildly beats alongside mine, my other wild hearts continue to run riot amid my nausea fog. Today it was my make-up drawer. The sight of my Benefit liquid rouge spilt all over my bedroom, mixed madly with my mascara and nailvarnish would normally have me hitting the roof. But today, I sat on the floor, and laughed. A hearty, heartbeating laugh.

About Grin & Tonic by Alana Kirk

Bouncing into middle age armed with courage, ambition and a pair of tweezers (chin hairs for anyone over the age of 45 reading this) I am a writer with a mission: to redefine this midway point in my life when the last thing I want to do is hang up my high heels and become invisible. This is the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end. A single mum to 3 fabulous girls, an author, and a fundraising consultant, both ends of my candle are on fire. As I enter this new stage of my life, I want to explore what it means for 'mid-aged' women today, who were promised they could have it all, ended up doing it all, and just do not identify with the traditional image of middle age.
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11 Responses to First hurdle

  1. Foodie Mummy says:

    I'm so glad to read this! As you say, it's a start! X

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  2. Heather says:

    Oh wonderful! that first scan is such an amazing moment, isn't it?

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  3. Hayley says:

    So pleased for you hun, got everything crossed it all runs smoothly for you.

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  4. Laughter is still the best medicine – for everything:)

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  5. Diney says:

    great news x I've left you a tag on mine, when you have time and the inclination!

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  6. Kelly says:

    yay! what wonderfully awesome news! my heart is full for you. 🙂

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  7. Kate says:

    I'm so very pleased for you. I was so sick too through my pregnancies – but am crazy enough to feel nostalgic for the fabulousness and excitement which hovers behind the terrible nausea throughout the 9 months. Lovely!!

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  8. Mary says:

    such GREAT news!!! And I feel like I can hear your hearty laughter from here.

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  9. I missed this post somehow, huge congratulatons, I am so pleased for you. xx

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  10. Love and prayers to your little heartbeat.

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