You guys, my boyfriend and I created a human and now its living in my uterus until I will evict it come January 2015. It is, straight up, the weirdest thing I have ever done with my body.
As you know, I am a pillar of health so this should come as no surprise but I have been deeply ill. It's been really great hating food, throwing up food and being disgusted by the sight of food alone. I was diagnosed with a wonderful thing called Hypermesis Gravidarum which is severe morning sickness. I was diagnosed with this while in the hospital because merely moving my head made me throw up. Fun fact, however, is that this is the same thing that Kate Middleton was diagnosed with which means we're practically besties and also, I should be a princess.
I am now in my 4th month so symptoms are slowly (very slowly) starting to fade. I am hopeful that I have one of the more 'mild' cases of hypermesis that disappears around weeks 16-20. A friend of a friend has had it last through her entire pregnancy and that makes me want to hug her, but not in anyway move her body as I don't want her to throw up on me. And vice versa, really. All I know is when I meet people who tell me how much their bodies did not like being pregnant or had hard times like I am having, I want to immediately befriend them and add them to my Christmas card list. Alternately when people let me know how easy pregnancy is for them and how they never ever, not one single time threw up, I hate them with every single fiber of my being. It is a mature and rational response.
However, as difficult as it has been (and seriously WOAH), I am really excited. I never thought I would get the chance to do this and so through all of the pain, vomit and sleepless nights, I am happy.
Here's to my weirdest and greatest adventure yet.