Most days I often find myself in the fetal position on the couch, taking deep breaths and waiting for the nausea to pass. Anne of Green Gables and homemade Chicken Lemon and Rice Soup offer comfort when I feel like I can’t even function. In between, I’m talking to Davey about smothered burritos, thinking about molten lava cakes, pinning lasagna and homemade Pop-Tart recipes, whipping up smoothies and eating every hour.
We had an ultrasound last week. It seems so long ago. Baby Bihl is nestled all snug in the womb and all is well. She even did a little happy dance for us (and afterwards, so did we).
Davey and I started reading Secrets of the Baby Whisperer together. The first chapter was sobering and we felt a transition from fantasy to reality. The author talks about the joy and terror new parents experience when bringing their helpless infant home for the first time. We shed a few tears, imagining the joy we’ll share as we get to know our new baby.
Davey found a TED talk online featuring a video on the Beautiful and Efficient Anatomy of Pregnancy. Researchers use advanced imaging to capture the journey of a baby from conception to birth. The photography is breathtaking. It’s a lovely reminder for me when I’m feeling zombie-esque that I’m actually being more productive than I’ve ever been: I’m creating a miracle inside and that, dear Melissa, is enough.