15 weeks in, almost halfway, and by now I thought I would be getting used to everything. But that just seems so damn impossible. Every day there is something new. At least it keeps life on its toes.
It’s starting to get a bit more real. There is a little attempt at a bump coming along. The internet is telling me that our baby is about 15cm long at the moment. This is quite a jump when I consider it was 8mm on the first ultrasound, only 8 weeks ago! Alison has mentioned a few times that it kind of feels like some movement. That is supposed to start being noticeable any time now. Stuff is actually starting to happen. I’m excited (and still unbelievably terrified).
Alison is having a much better time with the whole morning sickness issue. There has been the odd crappy day thrown in the mix but overall it has not been too bad. I don’t think that the heat has been helping either. It seems to sap the life out quicker than it can be replaced. Alison seems to keep forgetting that a handful of sultanas and a couple of Jatz could do her for the day before pregnancy. But that doesn’t really work now. Alison has said to me a couple of times that she never understood what I meant when I would say that I wasn’t feeling well and needed to eat something or recharge in front of the air con. She works differently… used to work differently. Now she’ll try to eat something, or have a drink, or sit in the cool for 10 minutes. Slowly but surely we are working out what all the signs are, and what needs to be done about them.
For all the inconveniences that keep popping up, I am constantly impressed by her strength. Alison’s ability to adapt amazes and surprises me. She has been pushed, kicked, and dragged through the seven layers of pregnancy hell. The best I could do was to try and make it the most comfortable ride as possible. Alison has been admitted to hospital countless times, thrown up for 12 weeks straight, dealt with the occasional strong burst of emotions, and still she fights. There is nothing more I could ask of her. Alison has surpassed all conceivable challenges and then some. I am so proud of her. There will be no better mother for our baby.