The last three months have gone by in a blur. I can barely believe it's October already and only 12 weeks to Christmas.
July and August were extremely difficult due to the passing of my father-in-law. Even as I write that I still cannot believe it is true. In June of 2007 he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and began treatment. In June this year, due to a misunderstanding we believed he was in remission. So imagine our surprise when he fell sick in mid July and two weeks later we were told nothing more could be done. He left us on August 14th. I am just thankful that we were able to be with him in those last few weeks. Rest in peace Jean-Michel and au revoir. You are sorely missed.
During that time I began feeling sick, I had an upset tummy all the time, which is typical for me in times of stress. But later on I started adding up other signs that led to a different conclusion, and on August 21st it became clear!
We couldn't believe it! The obstetrician confirmed it one week later and thus began the most blurred month of my life! I have never felt so sick before! I've heard stories of the dreaded first three months but it's definitely one of those things you have to experience to understand. I barely let the couch for the next two weeks, except to throw up. Just as I approached my 12th week and started hoping for some relief, a complication arose. I started spotting and we rushed to the emergency room. The baby was fine but they kept me overnight and then put me on bed rest. Which is where I have been for the last two weeks.
My last appointment on Tuesday showed that all was well. I still need to take it easy, but I am no longer confined to the bed and couch. We are so happy and excited, especially now that we can share!
My only regret is that we weren't able to tell my father-in-law. But I know that he knows, and so does my Dad. They are probably celebrating together.
So now begins an entirely new era in our lives. We're still getting used to the idea and I bet the next six months will pass much too quickly!