We’re officially Pregnant

by Matt Mecham on August 23, 2007

in Dad Stuff, Other

Debbie and I have known since the end of June that we’re pregnant. We wanted to keep it pretty much to ourselves until we had our 12 week scan and told all our family.

We had decided very recently to start a family after years of ‘thinking’ about it. I’ll spare you the graphic detail but we didn’t have to wait too long for a positive pregnancy test.

It’s been a bit of a bumpy road so far which a lot of stress and a lot of worry but we both hope that’s behind us and we can look forward to March when our baby is due.

We’ve both been keeping blogs of the experience so that we have a true record of our adventure. Feel free to read them, although you should note that they are a very personal experience and full of things like feelings and emotion. We’ll continue to update them as we go.

My blog…
Debbie’s blog…

Here’s our 12 week scan picture, showing our little baby ‘Flump’ at 11 weeks and 2 days.

We’re both excited and words cannot describe what it feels like to have created a life.


1 Tim Dorr August 23, 2007 at 7:43 pm

He’s reproduced :|

Congrats! This baby is going to be lucky to have two parents like you :)

Oh, and I fully expect that baby to come out of the womb knowing PHP :P

2 Ian August 23, 2007 at 8:13 pm

Congrats Matt and Debbie! I also found out just over a week ago that im going to be a dad and im also ecstatic. Good luck :)

3 Matt Mecham August 23, 2007 at 9:08 pm

Haha, thanks Tim.

Great news Ian! When’s your due date?

4 Ian August 23, 2007 at 9:19 pm

We are due around the middle of April. Its time to start saving :)

5 bramburn August 23, 2007 at 10:07 pm

Congrats Matt and Debbie, hope all goes well :)

6 Hashem E.Zahran August 23, 2007 at 10:27 pm

Look who is gonna be a daddy soon, congratulations Matt wish you and Debbie all the best :)

7 Ken Verheecke August 24, 2007 at 12:27 am

Hey Matt… I’ve got you (your blog) on my RRS feeds on my Safari! Anyway… super glad to hear the NEWS!!!

I wish you and Debbie all the best…

8 James August 24, 2007 at 5:44 pm

Many congratulations to both of you. :)

9 Anonymous August 24, 2007 at 6:36 pm

Congratulations to you :)

Another employee for IPS is coming :P

10 Mert Yazıcıoğlu August 24, 2007 at 6:38 pm

Oopss, I forgot to add “both of” to my message above, and also forgot my name :P

11 Lucho Herrera August 25, 2007 at 11:03 pm

Viagra works!!! Congratulations.

12 Anonymous August 26, 2007 at 4:53 am

Telemacus here:

Fantastic news! :)
Contratulations to both of you! :)

I hope Matt gives birth to the IPDinamic and IPNexus babies soon too. :)

13 Mark P August 26, 2007 at 11:45 am

Congratulations – Matt and Debbie!

I recently became a dad for the first time at Peterborough MU on August the 12th.

The feelings get even better – you wait for first time you hold your baby!

Good luck.

14 Anonymous August 26, 2007 at 8:47 pm

got your eyes :)

15 Keith (MetalFrog) August 28, 2007 at 2:16 pm


I’ve yet to experience the joy of creating a child, but I did have a big hand with my little sister. ^_^

Hope everything goes well with the pregnancy and afterwards!

16 Danny August 29, 2007 at 9:15 am

Congratulations! I wish you and Debbie all the best. :)

17 Erwin August 31, 2007 at 7:43 pm

Congratulations :) I wish you the best for your family ;)

18 Mark P September 1, 2007 at 11:15 pm

Not wishing to tell you what to do but please becareful what car seat/travel system you buy as when we placed our little one in the car seat it basically reduce her airways, this was only picked up as we were in SCBU and they run tests on all the babies in the car seat!

Google brings up some interesting results on this plus there are some on bounty like this: http://my.bounty.com/forums/TreeLeaves.asp?btythdid=961916&btySubid=138

19 Matt Mecham September 3, 2007 at 4:42 pm

Thanks guys.

Mark – got any pictures of your daughter? How was your experience of the PMU?

20 MarkP September 3, 2007 at 7:00 pm

Can not fault PMU in anyway, they looked after us very well, as for SCBU they do in a excellent job in very difficult circumstances!

Do you want piccies of her in the car seat?

Send me a email to discuss this… as we don’t want any pictures in the public domain.

21 Birger J. Nordølum September 3, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Congratulation Debbie and Matt :)

22 Yu Sun September 16, 2007 at 11:33 am

Congratulations to both of you! ;)

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