Monday, July 03, 2006

So what's a month?

Yep. Here I am. Ready to admit to the world what has kept me from posting for the last 5 weeks. I am pregnant. 9.5 weeks. And, up to this point, too disbelieving to admit it to many people. So, instead, I have been hiding. Hiding under a veil of nausea in permanent habitation upon my couch.

What, you don't believe me? Here's proof:

Do please note that this air of flippancy is a thinly disguised attempt at concealing moments of abject terror. I actually have a hard time remembering that this little one is actually a baby. The "I am pregnant" part has sunken in - I eat right, take my vitamins, lie about why I am not drinking any alcohol or eating deli salads. It's the "this is a baby, one that may just become a living part of the family" part that I have not, in any way, wrapped my mind around.

We went for an ultrasound last week, and my dates were on within 2 days. It wasn't as terrifying as I expected it to be, though I am still a little miffed that they don't let anyone into the room with you until they have taken their measurements. Tears were shed, but I wasn't as afraid as I thought I would be. And the feeling of joy when I saw the little wiggle (waving, of course) of the baby's movements.

As you may be able to tell, I am forcing myself to approach this experience with joy and anticipation. So far, so good.

15 comments:

NervousKitty said...

Congratulations, delphi! Best wishes for 8 more healthy months!

Catherine said...

Thinking all good thoughts for you and your little one. Congratulations!

Julie said...

Congrats!! I am grinning ear to ear for you! Wishing you a healthy, uneventful 8 more months, with a living baby to take home in the end!

msfitzita said...

Congratulations! I'm so very glad that what kept you away was something this wonderful. Terrifying, I'm very sure, but wonderful just the same.

Sending you and your little one ((((HUGS))))

kate said...

Many congratulations!! I was getting worried about you ;)

Sue Flaska said...

ROCK ON!! I have been checking every day, hoping this was the reason for your blogging pause. Day to day, my friend....

Aussie Kate said...

Congratulations, I am so happy for you! What a long and stressful ttc journey you have had. Wishing you the healthiest of pregnancies with the happiest of outcomes.

Julian's Mom said...

As you know, I couldn't be happier for anyone! Thanks for letting the cat out of the bag! I know you know that there will be lots of ups and downs in the next 8 months, but I also know that you know that's what we are all here for, to cheer you on and help you get through it, and offer whatever other support we can. (I hope the nausea subsides soon!)

Sherry said...

What wonderful news!!!

R said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

I don't know what everyone else is smoking, but I'm 9.5 weeks too, and according to my calculations, we only have SEVEN more months! ;)

CONGRATS! i AM SO EXCITED FO RYOU!

Rach

Bronwyn said...

Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you. Blogland has been desperate for some good news lately. Best wishes to you, your hubby and the little one!

sillyhummingbird said...

Congratulations! Such excellent news!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!

Treggles said...
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Treggles said...

Yay!