When we met it felt right immediately. After a year and a half of going out together, the desire to have a child came naturally to both of us.
In early February we decided to have a child. A few days later, when I was on a business trip, the first sign came in the form of a sharp pain in the abdomen and chest. I wasn’t sure, so when the test was positive, I cried with joy! Then came the desire to share the happy news with Antoine. When I got back, I gave him the pregnancy test gift wrapped. He thought he was being given a pen! When he understood he was both surprised and overwhelmed. He had tears in his eyes.
First we told our parents over dinner, showing them the first ultrasound. We had varied reactions, between tears on Antoine’s side and astonishment for at least 10 minutes on my side. Everybody was so happy! Our friends were also very happy for us.
In the first few months, I had morning sickness, up until the fourth month, when it disappeared as if by magic. I also had blood flow and water retention problems, not to mention being out of breath when I had a few steps to climb. But apart from that, the pregnancy was a real joy.