Over the first 6 weeks, it’s been pretty plain sailing – my wife has had the odd bout of sickness and nausea but nothing like this… it’s finally arrived – Hyperemesis Gravidarum is here. I suppose I should feel lucky that we’ve had a great Christmas, but it turns out that the Christmas dinner was the last thing of substance my wife has eaten – everything else has been absolutely rejected by her body. Today has been the first time that it’s seemed real – she’s not been able to get out of bed all day, save to be sick. What she’s tried to eat has been thrown up, and even water doesn’t stay down.
I feel so sorry for her – she’s been lying in bed all day, in darkness because she’s finding light and sound is making the sickness worse.
So, it’s the 27th of December and goodness knows what the next few weeks will bring – my wife is already becoming depressed and although I’m naturally optimistic I’m very worried about the next few weeks. Having read about it I know it’s a very difficult time to go through..
I really hope that I can support her through all this, and can’t wait for the day that our baby is born!