Well, this feels like a milestone. 3 weeks was wonderful, but it sure felt…unreal. 4 weeks is a bit more believable. And since I know for sure you’re in there and doing well (for now), I’m ready to start enjoying my time with you and getting rid of some of the worries that keep me up at night.
Your daddy knows about you now — boy was that hard to keep secret! And like me, he loves you already. I wish you could have seen his face when I told him. Actually, you can…I took pictures! He went through all the emotions that I’ve been living with for the last week. Hope. Excitement. Terror. Joy. Worry.
We love you so much. Please stick around for the next 35 weeks or so, mmmmkay?
You’re already making your presence known, and while I am happy to have at least a few symptoms to confirm that this is not a dream, I wouldn’t mind just a little less pressure in my belly, love. You are making my mornings a bit uncomfortable, what with your impact on my digestion. I have lost a pound in a week (man, I used to do everything I could for that direction on the scale!) just because eating doesn’t sound like fun. I’m not sick, per se, but I just don’t have much of an appetite. And when I do eat, I get so gassy and bloated!
But I’ll take all of that and more if it means you’re growing and getting strong and healthy, Bug.
We’re done with doctors for a while. You passed your first test with flying colors — my blood work was great, and my thyroid seems healthy. So it’s just you and me for the next three weeks, until I get my first ultrasound.
The appointment is scheduled for your daddy’s birthday, so please…stick around and show your beautiful face (or sac) so it can be his best birthday ever, OK? We sure would be bummed if we had to get bad news since we love you so much already.
I can’t wait to tell your grandparents. Do you know you’ll be the first grandchild on either side? And the first great-grandchild, too. No pressure, kid. You just have a huge community that can’t wait to get to know you.
I’ll be back in a week with an update. I’ll do my part — eating well, exercising safely, getting rest and drinking lots of water. You do your thing, too, OK?