From as young as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a mother. I could think of nothing more amazing than spending my days looking after my baby, so when my husband and I decided it was time to expand our family, I couldn’t wait! I had convinced myself it would take a while, so when that early present came just six days before Christmas, we were over the moon. I was nervous going into the pregnancy, scared at any moment we could lose our baby. Then we had our 12-week scan on Valentine’s Day, a day I will never forget. We were told our baby was growing perfectly and I felt we were finally in the ‘safe zone’. From that point on I couldn’t stop imagining what our life as new parents would be like, all of the things we would do and how exciting it was all going to be. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world.