While shopping with her partner,Paul Dean she had been feeling bloated and blamed it on constipation and went to her local health centre where they gave her a scan – and told her she was probably seven or eight months pregnant.
‘I thought “Oh my God”, I could have done this ten years ago – but I’m in my 40s.
‘It was a massive shock and I still can’t believe it. It’s going to get some getting used to.’‘I had no idea I was expecting – there’d been no flutters, no cravings, no kicking, no morning sickness, no kicking, nothing.
‘We were totally unprepared for a new baby – we hadn’t even got a cotton bud.‘Thankfully our families have been really good, running around to get everything we need.’
Stunned Paul, 53, has been with Amanda for 14 years and neither of them work. He is already dad to Andrew, 34, and daughter Jessica, 32.
‘I thought ‘where the hell did that come from? She’s had no pains or cravings or stomach aches, nothing‘I’m still in shock and the reality has yet to sink in. It’s going to take some getting used to.