Yay, Crafty, that's awesome!! I just found out a friend is doing something similar for me. I am just floored!
I wish I had some idea of whether this was going to get better or worse. I guess I figure it's going to get worse, because I'm not actually throwing up every morning, yet. I'm nauseous a huge chunk of the day and have smell and food aversions, etc., but I've actually thrown up more in the middle of the night than any other time.
I'm just a couple days from 8 weeks and I never do see a recession even by 12, maaaaybe a little better around 15, but I can be sick the entire pregnancy, off and on.
I remember being so excited that I could tell my MW I had not actually thrown up since I last saw her, and then realized it was because we were already down to weekly visits. And that didn't last. Sigh.
Not even including the first trimester issues, life has been hell (and I don't use that term lightly) for the last 2+ weeks. I'm praying we get through Christmas and are able to enjoy it all. I'm doing everything I can to protect my kids from the hell and give them a joyful Christmas. But it is really, really tough.
They also don't know about the new baby and I won't be announcing it (beyond my mom and sister, at this point) for an indeterminate amount of time. I'd hoped to tell them at Christmas but it just isn't a good time for it. Praying there will be one, before too long!
I hope everyone else is able to get through the holidays as they've hoped! I am grateful that we won't be hosting Christmas dinner here as we usually do. Instead, my same generous friends will take everyone out. I've been thinking of a Brazilian steakhouse (gaucho style meats served table side), which sounds amazing to me right now, and the kids will be thrilled. I hope that all works out because I'm actually really looking forward to it!