Good Things Are Going to HappenOn May 3rd, right in the middle of our kitchen remodel, and at the exact point when the house most resembled a building site, this happened:

positive pregnancy test

I PEED ON A STICK AND THEN I TOOK A PHOTO OF IT AND PUT IT ON THE INTERNET, OH GOD, WHO EVEN AM I?!

Now, although this wasn’t entirely unexpected (I mean, I DO know how these things work, obviously. Also, I had a feeling. Yes.), finding out you’re pregnant after an ectopic pregnancy, or miscarriage – or, in my case, both – is a very different thing from just finding out you’re pregnant in “normal” circumstances, and, because of my relatively high risk of having another ectopic, plus my overly-generous dose of health anxiety, what should technically have been a really happy and exciting time, was actually pretty scary and stressful all round – and I’m not just taking about all the vomiting, either.

Happily, though, four ultrasounds, multiple blood tests and a whole lot of nausea (OMG you guys, the NAUSEA. PRAY FOR ME.) later, I’m very, very relieved to say that I’m now safely past the 12 week mark, and headed for the second trimester – and since the opening of this post pretty much set the tone for over-sharing, and I’m guessing some of you are probably thinking, “The pee stick is all well and good, but it would be great to see a photo of Amber’s uterus round about now,” here you go, your wish has been granted:

12 week scan - pregnancy announcement

(There is just one baby, not four. I did have a couple of very panicked days where my HGC was so high we thought it might be twins, and that I’d have to give up my dressing room or something equally horrendous, but nope, just the one in there!)

So! Needless to say, I have a lot to tell you all (Like a LOT-lot. Seriously, brace yourselves, folks…), and keeping this secret has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done (Well, other than that time I got stuck inside a top in the ZARA changing room, and thought I was going to have to go out into the store with both arms pinned above my head, and my face covered in fabric. That was also pretty tough, really.), but for now I just wanted to let you all in on the “secret” and explain why I’ve been a bit MIA lately, both here and on Instagram, etc.

Now, here’s to the next 6 months!

[Dress: Boden // Canvas: Photowall]

203 Comments
  1. Idk how, but I had a feeling, that it’s going to happen soon :D:D:D
    All the best Amber & Terry! You’re going to be Amazing-amazing parents!
    (your hair looks different too ;))

  2. I can not tell you how happy this has made me for you both. Been quietly following your journey and praying for you guys – this post brought a tear to my eye! Congratulations – you two will make one beautiful baby!!”cx

  3. Big congratulations Amber and Terry!!! After all that happened last year I am so incredibly happy for you! Wishing you all the best!!!

  4. Heartfelt Congratulations… I am really excited for you, a lot more than I can express in a comment box. I will be thinking about you A LOT. The nausea… I know, right? But I have to say I am looking forward to belly outfit posts…. ;-P

  5. Eeek! I was only thinking of this the other day! Congratulations on having such a photogenic baby and uterus 😂
    Good things are happening!!

  6. OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING!!! Sorry for the all caps but seriously SO AWESOME! I’m so happy for you, a random internet stranger, that it might be borderline weird? But I had my own tiny miracle two months ago and this has been and will be the greatest adventure of my life. Also I have read your blog since before your wedding and so am emotionally invested (seriously, stopping with the weirdness now). So huuuuge congratiolations to you and Terry and your families and hoping for a relatively easy pregnancy (the nausea should stop soon now)!

  7. Yay! Huge congratulations to you both. I literally smiled so hard throughout reading all of this post! Also, I’ve been there after multiple pregnancy losses so can fully appreciate the anxiety you may feel. Take it a day at a time and my favourite motto for pregnancy after loss is that you can be scared and brave at the same time. And I have twins so yeah, totally get that comment too 😉 I look forward to your updates, (sipping ginger beer or nibbling on ginger nuts will help with the nausea) and thank you for sharing your beautiful news with us x

    1. I really hate the taste of ginger unfortunately, so that one didn’t work for me, although I did give it a go back at the very start – trust me to be the one person who can’t eat the thing everyone says will help!

  8. Oh, what amazing news! I’m so so happy for you two! I wish you all the best and a wonderful time!

    Best wishes and lots of love,
    Sandra <3

  9. Delighted for you both! I can really recommend gentle birthing (hypnobirthing) to help with anxiety through pregnancy and birth. I’m seriously the last person who would have bought into this kind of thing but I gave it and go and found it actually helped. If you want to give it a go I can share my MP3s with you via Dropbox. Best of luck with everything. 😊

  10. Congratulations. I know it’s been rough dealing with the miscarriage and the ectopic pregnancy. This is awesome for you both. We had our baby boy last year in October. If you name him Oliver, you and I might be too alike for comfort. Haha. But if it’s a girl Oleander Grace was our choice and 10 out of 10 would recommend.

    (Just a note: I don’t actually care if it’s a boy and you name him Oliver:))

    So happy for you.

  11. Amber, I cannot begin to say how happy I am for you! I read all your previous posts on the topic (and just about everything you wrote for years in your blogs, obviously) and I was often wondering how you were feeling after all you’ve been through and hoping that you found a way to deal with it all. I am so happy you did!
    I laughed (hard) and cried (a bit) when I was reading the announcement, please never stop (over)sharing the way you always do – I just love your style (both in dressing up and in writing).
    I wish you all the best and I am really looking forward to read EVERYTHING you might want to share!

  12. I’m so pleased for you! And as a fellow health anxiety sufferer currently trying to let the desire for a baby overcome the anxiety of basically allowing my body to completely change in unknown ways for nine (+!) months, plus give myself another human to worry about, and I am so fucking proud of you 🙂 (Also, Amber is top of my list of girl baby names…)
    xxx

    1. I am so glad someone else out there understands the anxiety of it – I feel like such a freak sometimes when I try to explain how I feel!

  13. It’s a little person on his/her first (or fourth) photo shoot. Filled with love and joy for the three of you xxx

    1. I literally gasped and got teary eyed when I read this. Congratulations to both of you! It’s going to be a very stressful time, but I’m sure it will all be worth it. Sending you tons of love and support <3

  14. Dear Amber, I’m so happy for you and Terry! I was in tears reading your post about your miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, no one deserves to go through that. I’m so happy for the both of you that you got another chance and that this time everything is allright! Congratulations! I can’t wait for the updates and the OOTDs with a baby bump! 😊

  15. Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Wish you all the best for the next months. And now I am back to waiting for my baby, who was due four days ago.

  16. Aaah Amber, congratulations!! I’m so happy for you, especially after everything you’ve been through recently! Though I’ve never been pregnant, for the nausea I can recommend peppermint tea if you like it? I’ve got a massive phobia of feeling and being sick so I’ve tried a billion things to keep it at bay and peppermint tea is one of the only things that helps usually.
    I can’t wait to hear more updates from you 🙂
    xx

  17. OMG as soon as this popped up on my Bloglovin I got goosebumps, I just knew it before even clicking through. How wonderful for you both and very best wishes for a happy, healthy pregnancy x

  18. Oh, Amber! I really am so delighted for you and Terry! It feels a bit weird saying this from across the internet – I appreciate I am a total stranger, and it’s more than a little weird to be so happy about the news, but I’ve been a long time fan, and have read every word you wrote for the past 7 years. And after all that you went through over the past few months, I really just always hoped for the best for you, whatever that may have meant for you and your family. Knowing that you’ve worked through your challenges and have come out stronger the other side is such a powerful lesson for other people to learn.

    Wishing you and your family all the best in the coming months 🙂

  19. I am very happy for you. I wasn’t sure what to write as I suffer from anxiety issues too and I know big life events can often feel scary and or overwhelming. I wish you and your family all the happiness, love and support it is possible to have.

    Congratulations.

  20. Hooray! Congratulation!!! I cannot wait to see the cute little outfits you chose for your wee little munchkin! I cannot wait to see the renovations for the nursery! Again congratulations xx

  21. Wonderful news! Congratulations! It will be even more fun to follow your blog and see where this new adventure takes you!

  22. Congratulations to you and Terry, Amber!! What wonderful news for you both, I’m thrilled for you. You’ll make wonderful parents and I’m sure you’ll have an exceptionally well-dressed (and beautiful) baby!

  23. That is a fabulous piece of news Amber!!! Congratulations to you and Terry. I wish you the best for this pregnancy and the coming years with the little wonder.

  24. Congratulations! I am the result of a healthy normal pregnancy following two ectopics. Wishing you a boring next 5-6 months!

  25. This is amazing new! I know it may sound awkward, but I’m actually very happy for you both, I’ve been following the blog for years and it’s such beautiful news! Congratulations and good luck!

  26. Congratulations! I gasped out loud when I saw your instagram post. My mum is very amused that I’m so excited for someone I don’t know.
    I’m reading this nursing my 8 week old and I promise, the nausea is worth it. I was so sick with both of my pregnancies. It’s hard to describe how miserable it is to feel nauseous all the time!

  27. A few bloggers that I follow get pregnant over the past 1-2 years, but I thing I have never been so happy for some of the other bloggers pregnancies. And I don’t know why, but…
    Congratulations! Wish you all best!
    Wish you the most boring and normal pregnancy in the history of human kind, with no more complications!

  28. Congrats Amber! That is wonderful news! I’d also like to say you have a unique way of always making me out loud laugh when I read your posts and was picturing you in Zara. I’ve been there, stuck in a broken zippered dress in a change room in Stockholm, omg the worst! Thanks for sharing all the good, bad, embarrassing and funny and good luck for the next few months X

  29. Crikey I had to scroll a long while to write my CONGRATULATIONS!!! It’s because we’re all so very happy for you, not least after all you’ve been through lately. I did wonder if you’d gone quiet for this reason, and I’m so happy this was it! As someone above says, wishing you the most boring and normal pregnancy ever 😀 x

  30. Oh Amber, I’m SO happy for you! (Both of you!) I’m so glad it all turned out well so far.
    Here’s to a wonderful, eventless further pregnancy and a happy healthy baby! *careful hug*

  31. … oh, and of course I’m looking forward to seeing you in the most stylish maternity wear in history. 😉
    Do not disappoint us! 😛

  32. IM AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! So happy I shouted “omg Amber’s Pregnant” as soon as I opened this, and my husband said “I’m very happy for her, that’s the lady with the shoes right?”

    Nothing helped my morning sickness except trying to sleep past when it was worst. But it did completely disappear halfway through the 2nd trimester.

    I have health anxiety and I drove my doctors crazy but I made it through with my little bug perfectly fine. He’s now the healthiest 11 year old boy I’ve ever met.

    I’m so happy for you and I can’t wait to read about every single over-share, every movement, every everything.

  33. This is excellent news! My heart had been hurting for you when you were going through the other time. I will be praying for you all as you go through the next year. Lots of things ahead for everybody and they all have value.

  34. I am so happy for you and Terry, after all the pain and loss, that you have such wonderful news. Becoming a mom might even help with some of your health anxiety. I was nauseous through all four of my pregnancies. Nothing really helped. My daughter just had a baby and she was also nauseous. I just read however, that adrenal support would have fixed it. It might be something to check with your doctor. I’m also very happy for your parents.

  35. Oh, I am so happy for you! This is the best post you’ve ever had. I was miserably sick with all seven of our kids so I totally know your pain. And I have a health anxiety too. I didn’t even know it had a name until I read your blog. Hang in there and try to enjoy your pregnancy. You will never have that little one inside you again. What a special time. God bless.

  36. oh my goodness look at ALL these amazing comments for you! I’m going to add to them, i am so so so so (etc) happy for you both! Brilliant news Amber <3 <3 <3 xxx

  37. Congratulations Amber and Terry, I am very new to the world of blogging, and I don’t receive posts from anyone else. Re- morning sickness, when I had my pregnancies, over 50 years ago, my doctor’s advice was to eat 2 plain digestive biscuits before getting out of bed in the morning! It worked for me!! As I have no grandchildren, I’ll be following you with interest.For now enjoy yourselves, life will never be the same again!

  38. Congrats, how exciting! Take it easy – rainbow babies are super special and I know how easy it can be to feel anxious when pregnant following a loss and to keep your concerns to yourself. I’m sure you’ve got a great support system 🙂

  39. OH WOW! This is such a surprise. I am SO happy for you! I was aching for you throughout the whole loss. I’m so thrilled for you both, and I will be praying that everyone stays safe and healthy. (((HUGS)))

  40. I’m so behind on my blog reading, I open up Feedly and see this wonderful news! Oh Amber I am so happy for you and Terry! You two have been through so much, I feel as though I know you though we’re on different continents. I wish you much health, happiness, and strength through this and look forward to seeing glimpses of your life here on the blog. Much love to you my friend!

  41. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. I found out I was pregnant around the time you were writing about your experience of an ectopic pregnancy. I probably shouldn’t have read it all, but I did (with a fair bit of crying).

    I wish you all the best for your pregnancy and I will try to find time to follow your blog still – I look forward to seeing your maternity style, but I’m due in 5 weeks so will be quite busy after that, or so I’ve been led to believe…

  42. Yay! Congratulations! So happy for you! I have been following your journey and know how hard & scary it has been, so to see this news is such a joy! 🙂

  43. That’s such great news and how hard it must have been not to share! I am wishing you both everything wonderful …congratulations and thank you for sharing… xx

  44. Heartfelt congratulations to both of you! I was so happy to read this! I have been praying for it to work out for you, as random and awkward this might sound coming from a complete stranger. Very much looking forward to hearing all, and yes, I mean ALL about it. I enjoy reading whatever you write about. I’m a mum to a 9-month-old girl and I can’t wait to relive some of my experiences through yours. All the very best, health and happiness! And Granny Smith apples worked with my nausea in case you fancy a very sour try.

  45. Congratulations! I am so happy for both of you. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is easy, uneventful, and stress-free. That is going to be one cute, and well-dressed, baby!

  46. I am so excited to read this awesome news. Just remember you don’t need half the crap the magazines say you do, and no one is a bloody expert at this. Do you!!! This is your baby, your family, your experience…..you guys are gonna rock at this!!!! Sending huge hugs and all the love ❤️ xxx

  47. WOW! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you both! Probably have to re-read the post in the morning, have tears of joy in my eyes. ❤

  48. Congratulations! I have been following your blog for years and love your personal style as well as your writing – you always manage to make me, a total stranger, feel connected and welcomed into your life, so much so that I really felt genuinely excited and happy to hear your great news! I generally don’t comment much on anything online, but wanted to extend my best wishes to you both, and also say how much I admire your strength and openness. Well done for shedding light on important issues in a delicate and relatable way. So glad you both have some wonderful news after a difficult year! Congratulations again! xx

  49. Omgosh, yay!!! I was really hoping you would get pregnant since you were trying! I’ve decided to be childless, one of the many reasons being that I just cannot do hospitals/doctors, so I totally relate with you on the health anxiety thing. And hooray for you being brave! yes, brave! You guys are going to be the best parents 😀

  50. Congratulations! I’m so happy for the two of you! Sending positive thoughts for a health, uneventful next 6 months.

  51. Amber,
    I am so very happy for you and Terry! I will pray that all goes well. I’m looking forward to seeing your awesome style over the next several months.
    Congratulations to you both!

  52. Hello Amber,
    This is the first time I write to you, although I read your blog for quite some time (years?!) now. I follow your adventures in Portugal where the sun shines all the time, but where the wind blows high so I can relate well with all your wind problems! My heart was broken with you previous news and all the health scares you had and now I am really happy for you.
    I want to congratulate you for this amazing news and I think you are right: great things are going to happen. I will be here wishing you all the best!
    Sandra

  53. Congratulations to you both! I hope that things progress safely and smoothly. I also hope you are able to find some peace within the anxiety and enjoy creating your new person.

  54. OMG! BIGGEST CONGRATS!!!! I must say I have never been so pleased about the pregnancy of someone I don’t know in real life 🙂 But I am so very happy for you.
    I had four miscarriages before the eventual healthy birth of my babe (now aged 12!!) and honestly, I know how hard a pregnancy is after all the dramas you have been through. But it’s worth every minute of the trauma. I had a great life before my son, but he made everything else better too. Stay well 🙂

  55. I am in tears of joy for you Amber! My heart is overflowing with love for you and Terry. Congratulations! You will make fantastic parents! I will have to now definitely celebrate with your wee Mum! <3 xxxx

  56. What a beautiful baby 🙂 now only six months for the colour photos! I hope it’s all comfy and easy from here on and hope to see you “blooming” as they say. Lots of love.

  57. THIS POST MADE ME SO HAPPY! A huge congratulations to you both! My Mom had four miscarriages before having me at 34 — sometimes thats just how things are meant to work.

    Sending so much love and good vibes your way!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

  58. I am so thrilled for you both!! I’m looking forward to seeing super stylish maternity wear, a fabulous nursery, and reading your unique take on all your experiences. Wishing you and Terry much boring normalcy. Yay!

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