A new chapter: our little addition

I want to start by not apologising. I needed this time off from sharing my life to process what has already been and will become a big change to our lives as we know it.

I shared the news of my pregnancy online when I was 22 weeks because that’s when I was ready. In reality, I’d known about it as soon as we were really able to, but waited until our 12 week scan to tell family and close friends and 20 weeks to tell others close to us that we were having a little girl.

We are having a baby girl. Writing that now feels so incredibly special I still can’t quite believe it. I’m now 25 weeks and due late December, a Christmas baby and what a gift she will be.

The first few weeks felt completely normal, apart from that we knew they weren’t because of our little secret. It was around week nine that I really started feeling the effects of pregnancy on my body and it felt all the more real. The nausea, the sickness, the tiredness, it marched in and took over. I lost my routine, my healthy appetite, my loves of running, cooking and living every day to its fullest. At the end of every day I was just grateful I’d made it through, nervous about the next but just hopeful that at some point it would end and I’d find myself again.

Our scan at week 12, when we saw her wriggle and turn for the first time, made everything I’d been feeling worth it. I didn’t expect the relief that I felt telling my parents, Nige’s parents, my sister and closest girl friends, but it was freeing. I didn’t return to what I felt as being normal until about week 15 and there was no big turning point, I just slowly felt myself becoming me again, able to do the things I loved with the same energy and positive outlook I remembered.

We decided to find out if we were having a boy or girl at our 20 week scan, just because we could and we wanted to. Again, it made it feel all the more real. Our little girl.

I wanted to write this to fill in some gaps, give me the confidence to start writing and sharing again and maybe help others who are also starting this incredible journey. Things will be a little different but I hope that comes as no surprise and you’ll still want to read about our adventures. So here’s to fresh content (with a little backlog) and a new chapter for The Scientist Runs. Join us.




  1. Ted
    10th September 2019 / 8:23 am

    šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  2. Kathy
    11th September 2019 / 8:59 am

    Aww Amy. So happy for you and Iā€™m going to write an email. X

    • Amy
      11th September 2019 / 9:04 am

      Thank you Kathy!x

      • 23rd September 2019 / 8:19 am

        I’ve been slow off the mark to congratulate you, but congrats, and congrats for making it through those weeks. It’s lonely and weird nor being able to let on why you feel rough. Anyway, you are going to be the most amazing mother. I’m excited to follow along with your adventures. The word adventure might have a new nuance of meaning, but that’s part of the fun. Anyway, if you ever want anyone someone remote to rant at, rave at, ask stuff, etc do feel free to message me. Ihave done many things wrong and many things I have no idea of they were right, but I found that somtimes having someone uninvolved in my life to throw comments at was helpful.

        • Amy
          23rd September 2019 / 8:46 am

          Thank you Gill, so kind!

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