Ok, so I talked with the wife of starting a kind of blog/thread to share the male perspective of pregnancy. So, for all of you threads talkers out there, I sincerely hop that I do not let you down.
So, a little background on us. My current wife and I hade been trying for about 6 months and 9 years ago, I had tried with my ex for about the same amount of time. Giving our ages, mid 30's, my wife was concerned about my fertility since the combined amount of trying had been a year with no pregnancy. To further along her fears, my ex got pregnant within about 4 months of divorcing me. I had met with my regular dr at the end of December and was given instructions on how to bring a "sample" to the lab to test my fertility. That was supposed to be Monday the 23rd. On Saturday the 21st we decided to take a hot and got a BFP! Celebratory for the two of us and a great relief for me.
We are now 5wks3days and learning how to deal with our first pregnancy. I have been doing as much research as I can on what I should be doing to help and what she should be expecting while we are expecting.
As with anything else, searching the web will only bring you everyone's opinions mixed with facts which can be frustrating but the band plays on.
There is so much unknown that it makes every little thing suspicious. For example, from the moment we knew she was pg, she started to get more subtle cramping. Nothing super painful but fairly consistent. As they slowed down and become more intermittent, she became nervous that something was off. Then they came back and then slowed down again. At about the same she started to experience a LOT of discomfort in her breasts. I frequently hear comments like, my b00bs are are so heavy, could they actually be getting bigger or I feel like they are going to fall off. Several new bras later and I think we have alleviated some of the pain as best we can. The latest development is food is all starting to taste differently. Some of her favorite foods are no longer as appetizing and she keeps asking if I am cooking things differently by using more or less of different ingredients. I am not sure she believes me when I say no.
First dr appt is jan 21st at about 7.5wks, so we will know a little more then.
That is it for now, I will try to keep everyone posted as things progress