Last week was crazy for me - working and then also rehearsing for a concert yesterday, all while learning to navigate some rockin' nausea and exhaustion. But the concert went well and I'm starting to get the hang of eating little meals every couple of hours and drinking lots of water - which helps a bit. Though not exactly pleasant, if this is as bad as it gets, I'll be perfectly happy.
I've told all of my family now and the responses have been very supportive and loving. I wasn't sure at first how some would react so I felt really vulnerable sending the email - but they were great, and I'm grateful and frankly, relieved. Everyone knows it's early in the game, but I think they're happy to be able to support from a distance with love and prayers - and they are excited!
This week my little pal is the size of a blueberry and has webbed hands and feet and probably a tail. Not a bundle of cuddly cuteness quite yet, but working on it. And today, I had the fun experience today of sharing the names I've chosen with my mom. She, who is insatiably curious, feels honored to know and I'm glad I shared.