First of all, I would like to explain that I thought long & hard about the suitability of this thread. I know that many women on here are trying for babies & some have tragically lost babies recently. To those women, I am truely sorry. I asked Megs advice as I didn't want to be 'rubbing it in' to those women, or to make their difficult times any harder, but she felt & I have to agree that some people would still be interested in my pregnancy. So, I hope I don't offend anyone, I'm not setting out to upset people. I just want to share my pregnancy as I have no close family to share it with & none of my close friends have children. So I'm sort of fumbling my way along. Ok, I found out nearly 4 weeks ago that I was pregnant. Totally by surprise, we most definitly weren't trying or even contemplating trying for a baby! At first I was devastated by the shock, I spent two days crying. But eventually I got used to the idea & now I'm almost looking forward to it. I say almost as for the last 3 1/2 weeks I've been struck with chronic morning sickness and its very hard to vision anything beyond this. I am now 9 1/2 weeks. My baby is due June 5th 2007. At 8 weeks I had a dating scan. Below is the picture. It was rather amazing. Even at that small age we could see the heart beating & could make out legs & arms. My next 'big date' is the 12 week scan where they check for signs of illness or any problems with the baby or the pregnancy in general. I'm having that on 17th November. So hopefully on the 18th I'll be happily posting all the many pictures I get from that! I'll keep you updated as things move along.