You may have noticed that I have posted a few questions about pregnancy myself - but after I tell you this little story, you will find it pretty hard to believe.
I had my daughter on January 5, 2003. I went in to labour on the 3rd, my waters broke at 5am on January 5, I was in severe pain for those 2 days.
In 2002 I had a very stressful year. I had broken up with my daughters father, was trying desperately to get a job, and my grandfather died. All of this happening within the first half of the year.
I had my period the whole way through my pregnancy - as normal as what they had ever been, had no cravings for different foods, no weight gain, did not feel my baby kick or anything.
She is my first child, and my partner, who I am marrying next weekend and I are trying to conceive again.
Anyway, I did not know that I was pregnant until I was in labour and the ambulance officers came to my friends house, where I was stuck on the toilet, because I had cramped up, and the officers then informed me that I was in labour having a baby. I told them that they had rocks in their head, as there was no way that I was pregnant, as i could not remember the last time that I had had sex!!!!
They took me to hospital in the ambulance, got me into delivery, hooked me up to the ultrasound monitor, and I heard her heart beat for the first time. 1 1/2 hours later she was born. She had absolutely nothing wrong with her, and weighed in at a healthy 6lb 13oz.
She is a thriving little girl who is my perfect little angel
. I could not have asked for a better child.
I have always been an overweight person, so to myself, my friends and family - none of whom new I was pregnant, but lived with me right through, it was a big shock and the best surprise that I could have given anyone.
I know that a lot of people will read this and think "how could she not know", but I am living proof and here to tell you that these things can happen, and they do happen.
Never underestimate your own body.
Good luck and I hope this helps!!