Today we are 10 weeks and 5 days pregnant. Today I am thankful for small miracles. Today I am thankful for feeling content. I woke up with no nausea this morning and sat up in bed for a full ten minutes wondering what on earth was going on. The nausea hasn't exactly stayed away for the whole day... it is now 11.37am and I have had some ups and downs as the morning has progressed but definately nothing even comparable with how I was a few days/weeks ago. This, I can deal with. I have to admit, it has made me freak out a little wondering if Baby is still OK, but I am sure I am just being paranoid. Our next scan will be our 12 week anomaly scan where Baby's fetal nuchal translucency is examined to help detect any abnormalities, such as Down Syndrome. We have been told that by the 12 week scan Baby should well and truly look like a fully formed baby and we should get some great pictures, which I am very excited about!
I only have two day care children in care today and the weather has been a bit miserable, so I have happily plonked them down in front of Little Charlie Bear (which is something I never do) with snacks and I am relaxing on the bed with the windows open and the deliciously, fresh smell of new rain wafting in around me. Mmmmm, delicious.
Sometimes it occurs to me how hard all of this must be for Ben. He really has exceeded my expectations in the support, patience and understanding departments. I am still astounded that he can stand to kiss me after all the times recently that he been an up close and personal witness to the reappearance of my stomach contents. He has even held my hair up for me during. Isn't that just the best? He really is a very good boy : )
There have been nights where has has roughed it on the lounge or a mattress on the floor because I have been so sick and needed the whole bed to spread out with my sickness paraphernalia (towel, bucket etc) and he has never complained. Just the other night in the hospital car park we passed a group of people smoking as we exited the building and the smell hit me and made my stomach instantly churn. Within two minutes I was hunched over on the wet gravel heaving my guts up while Ben directed traffic around me. Pretty hot stuff. He just takes it all in his stride and keeps on going. I can tell by looking at him that he is exhausted and overwhelmed most of the time, but he has definately been my pillar of strength these last weeks. I am one very lucky girl and this baby is going to have one very awesome Daddy.