But I am pleasantly surprised. Just this week I did a bunch of home tests and found out that yes, I am pregnant. Very dark test line, and so far, firm signs in my body that I am pregnant. This is my first pregnancy. I am a 34 year old woman in Australia. I have a boyfriend of three years I am very serious about, who is happy and sticking round for babby. I am an artist, musician, geek girl, writer and eternal babbler, plus a woman who has grown up around countless babies. I am one of seven kids, those kids had kids when I was a kid, (9 of 'em) and I have more cousins than I can count spitting them out too. Mum has always had the house stocked up full of pregnancy books and I've seen more pregnancy documentaries than some people have had hot dinners. Despite all that, I find myself wanting to have other mothers to talk to in a slightly anonymous environment as the reality of pregnancy isn't really something you can put in a book or describe to anyone. Plus having people to talk to is healthy and productive. Anyway, I don't want to turn this into a veritable essay! I'm glad to be here, and I hope I end up being here for some time yet, telling you good things to come. I'll pray for that outcome at any rate! , A.