So… I’ve got a bit of news to share.
As if the photo isn’t a dead giveaway… I’m having a BABY! Exciting news for anyone, and Jon and I are no exception. We’re a bit ga-ga about the whole thing, truth be told.
For me, it’s also been cool to experience first-hand many of the symptoms I have been discussing for years with colleagues, patients, midwives and friends. What’s also been interesting (and validating) is that taking my own advice for some of the most common and debilitating symptoms, such as morning sickness and fatigue, actually works! *eye roll* Obviously I already knew the value of this advice, but experiencing it first-hand has consolidated my confidence in what I advocate. An unexpected boon!
So far it’s all going pretty well. Today I’m 17ish weeks and feeling good, particularly in comparison to the dramatic drop in energy and major digestive turmoil I was going through only 6 or so weeks ago. My belly is starting to pop out properly now too and I’m looking forward to looking actually pregnant, rather than weirdly bloated.
There’s a bit of story behind my health, this pregnancy and how I got here… but that’s something I’ll share in the new year. For now, I’m just happy to tell you I’m preggers.
Later today Jon and I are heading up to north Qld to go camping with a large gaggle of family on my in-law’s property. I’m looking forward to some downtime, lots of reading, lots of swimming and a reasonable amount of delicious-food eating. I hope you all have something equally as enjoyable coming up, and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!