White Cotton Peonies
Thanks to the awesome http://www.ellamasters.co.uk/ for this gorgeous illustration x

Thanks to the awesome http://www.ellamasters.co.uk/ for this gorgeous illustration x

I found my Prince Charming. I got to marry him. My ‘Happily Ever After’ had begun. I couldn’t wish for anything more. Whilst a family was something that we knew would be a cherry on the top, we were realistic that with my health problems, it was unlikely to happen.

Then something magical happened and still to this day, the doctors aren’t sure how (well technicalities aside of course). I discovered I was pregnant. Our little family was to become three (or five if you include the cats). Without being too soft about the whole thing, I can’t help but feel that this was a special gift entrusted to me with the hope to keep me on the straight and narrow. To keep me from the grips of ED and put my own health and that of the little Cookie Monster first.

Blissfully unaware...

Blissfully unaware…

How I Found Out
It was day three of our honeymoon and I just didn’t feel right. Having cut my foot on coral (Captain Chaos ain’t got nothing on me) I needed to go to the pharmacy and decided to pick up a pregnancy test whilst I was there (well 3 if you want to be precise but we were in Fiji so they’re reliability was somewhat questionable). We’re talking about tests that were taken out of a big box behind the pharmacy counter and popped into a sandwich bag for you to take away. Confidence was definitely low.

I’d planned a fully inclusive honeymoon – champagne for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I wanted to get rid of the niggling doubt so that I could get back to my sipping. Then the test showed positive. 12 tests later (probably about £200) and many trips into the local town, it was confirmed. I couldn’t believe it.

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The really faint tick which led to me buying 11 more tests…

Now
Fast forward 2.5 months and we’ve finally just had our 12 week scan. All has been confirmed as well and I can’t tell you what a relief that is. I’ve spent the whole time convinced that something was going to go wrong – not helped by the hormones. Oh, the hormones.

I still can’t quite believe it and Nelly Negative over here won’t truly be excited until the little bundle is delivered.

Why The Cookie Monster?

Ironically after years of never eating something “bad” like cookies, I’ve been craving them. When I say craving, I mean can’t focus on anything until I’ve eaten one, properly HANGRY craving. Whilst lots of my mind screams at me every time I want one (thanks ED), there are times where you just have to indulge, and so I have. The Cookie Monster wins.

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Champagne has been replaced with Virgin Bloody Marys….

My Body

For now, I’ve still been squeezing into my size 6 jeans although I fear that won’t be for much longer. The same can’t be said for my underwear. Pamela Anderson had better watch out. Dickie thinks it’s his lucky day although with hormones all over the shop, it’s a strictly LOOK DON’T TOUCH policy.

I’m trying to stay as healthy as possible, cramming myself with fruits and vegetables to give TCM everything it needs. I’ve been supplementing that with Pregnacare Plus with Omega 3.

Still can't quite grasp that I've bagged such a treasure...

Still can’t quite grasp that I’ve bagged such a treasure…

The Future

I’m hoping to share my journey here (and to save my poor Facebook friends). I hope that it will become a space that The Cookie Monster can look back on to understand how loved they are and how in love their parents are. I really do feel like the cat that’s got the cream.

I also hope that it will inspire others with battles of their own to know that the unthinkable can happen. Fairytales do exist.

For now, I’d like to thank Dickie for loving me more than I ever thought could be possible. I’m going to be a mummy…

M xox

Melanie Kentish

Hi! My name's Mel and I'm a 30 something blogger living in Windsor, UK with my two ginger cats and a rather handsome husband. White Cotton Peonies is the place where you'll find my ramblings on health, fashion, beauty, food and my random adventures as a soon-to-be mum. Enjoy.

27 Comments

  1. Ian

    24/11/2015

    Congratulations Mel and Dickie!
    Very happy for you both. Looking forward to seeing your updates.

    • Mel Kirk

      24/11/2015

      Thank you so much Ian! :)

  2. Jayne Kitsch

    24/11/2015

    Congrats Mel! That is such a wonderful story and I’m so happy for you. You guys are going to be so amazing as parents. Lots of love and hugs to you. x

    • Mel Kirk

      24/11/2015

      Thanks beauty xx

  3. JJ

    24/11/2015

    I’m beaming and my heart is bursting for you! You know how much I love my mini human and how much he’s changed me and the strength he’s armed me with. Like you, I was told I was unlikely to ever have a successful pregnancy and I swear, knowing they’re so very precious makes you love them even more. This is the universe rewarding you Mel, and my God you deserve this happiness. Anything I can do, you let me know. Thankfully you’ll never have to experience things in the way I did, so enjoy it. Can’t wait to meet that little cookie monster and explain just how fabulous their parents are x

    • Mel Kirk

      24/11/2015

      You inspire me every day beauty. The mum that you are is everything that I aspire to be. I’ll be bugging you all of the time now, wanting tips & advice. I’ve been dying to tell you for SO long! xxx

      • JJ

        24/11/2015

        Ahhh too kind angel. Just doing my best to raise a boy who understands the value of respect and kindness, and have some fun along the way. He’s my best mate. And you will be amazing. Always had complete faith in you… You will shine as a Mum x

  4. Steve Ward

    24/11/2015

    Congrats Mel & the man who did this to you!!
    So happy for you and best of luck xx

    • Mel Kirk

      24/11/2015

      Thanks so much Steve xx

  5. Katie G

    24/11/2015

    Hi Mel,
    I know I don’t comment often but I’ve been reading since you started this blog and was very moved by how you handled your ED…
    Then to read that not only you’ve married your prince charming and now you have a little bundle of love on the way is absolutely wonderful! I do believe that sometimes these things happen to give us a new start and hopefully this will give you a new lease of life and health :)
    Your little cookie monster is going to be absolutely gorgeous!
    Look forward to the updates!
    Katie
    x

    • Mel Kirk

      24/11/2015

      Thank you so much Katie. I was so worried about sharing the whole experience and so to receive such a warm response has been overwhelming for me. Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment, can’t tell you how much it means to me! xx

  6. Paula

    24/11/2015

    Amazing news, congratulations Mel! xx

    • Mel Kirk

      24/11/2015

      Thanks gorgeous girl xx

  7. Sandra Emery

    24/11/2015

    Such wonderful news for you both. 2015 has been such an amazing year for you both now and 2016 looks even better. Take care of yourself and baby Kentish. xxxx

    • Mel Kirk

      24/11/2015

      Thanks so much Sandra. Can’t wait for the girls to have another cousin! xxx

  8. Svetlana A.

    24/11/2015

    Congratulations Mel an d Dickie. When is baby due? So happy for you both. 😊😊

  9. Gabrielle Laine-Peters

    24/11/2015

    WooooHooo ! So very happy for you both – I needed good news today – G xoxo

    • Mel Kirk

      24/11/2015

      Aw thanks lovely, means so much xxx

  10. Loraine Crook

    24/11/2015

    Awesome news, Mel. So very happy for the two of you. I shall follow TCM’s progress with interest! CongrTulations.

    • Mel Kirk

      25/11/2015

      Thanks Loraine, we were dying to tell you at Margaret’s party! xx

      • Loraine Crook

        28/11/2015

        Oh I would never have been able to keep it secret. I would have screamed the place down with happiness! xxx

  11. Connie Le Brocq

    25/11/2015

    Congratulations Mel!! You must be over the moon! Take care xox

    • Mel Kirk

      25/11/2015

      Thanks so much Connie xx

  12. kerry

    25/11/2015

    Congratulations! So exciting! xx

    • Mel Kirk

      25/11/2015

      Thanks beauty, your blog is the source of much inspiration! :) xx

  13. Zoe L

    01/12/2015

    Congratulations! Sometimes things just happen for a reason! Even if it costs lots of money to find out. Heres to a happy and healthy pregnancy with your little Cookie Monster.

    • Mel Kirk

      02/12/2015

      Thanks beauty, just looking forward to getting over the sickness stage :) x

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