Submitted by chrishugs
So after longing for a baby for four years and trying for one year I am finally pregnant! One half of me is so happy and excited that I am going to have a baby, and the other half just cannot seem to remember that anything is different.
I have not had any morning sickness (please, don't hate me), and at the end of my first trimester, I have not felt my baby move. In spite of half my emotions not realizing I am pregnant, I find myself singing to my baby, just in case sound can get through, and because I am happy knowing that life is growing inside of me.
I know that I will have little difficultly bonding with my baby, but I want my husband to realize some bonding before the baby is born as well. We held hands at our first ultrasound as we saw our baby kicking and squirming at the first ultrasound and heard the fast heartbeat coming through the monitor. He starts looking at me funny when I poke my belly and talk like I am going to hurt our child with my finger, and occasionally he will very lightly lay his hand over my still mostly flat belly.
So, I was a little surprised when the other night he asked "How big is our baby now?" I felt oh so informed as I was able to respond "about 3 inches." My husband replied "Oh, so he's about the size of a G.I. Joe, which is 3-3/4 inches." It's nice to know how well my husband can connect with our baby in ways I really could not have imagined.