This is AWESOME news. So happy to read it. We have so many people here who have gone through hardships in their lives, that reading this really makes me smile. Congratulations.
Thank you, happy to be able to give you a smile. It's an exciting time for us as we'd been trying to conceive for a good little while now, had a female factor fertility issue (so we were on some fertility meds) and THEN we were just about to head down the IUI/IVF path...we ended up conceiving naturally!!!!
Never been happier in my life than I am right now, can't wait to look into the babies eyes, and think to myself....you're part of me and I made you
Congratulations! Trust me, I wouldn't trade my kid for anything else in this world, she's the pride and joy of my life. In 9 months time, you're going to feel it!
As for your missus, just be sensitive and empathic to her, be a jerk later. She's fragile at the moment, and when she wants something remember, even if she chucks a fit, remember to do it anyway and say to yourself "This is for my kid"
Thanks for all the positive comments everyone, things are going great and I couldn't be happier.
Due to bad morning sickness (not sure why they call it morning as she can sometimes feel ill all day!) the sex life is copping it a bit, but I'm obviously understanding of the situation and all I care about is her and bub.
In my private time i might just have to re-acquaint myself with my hand
There has been lots of great advice already. I would like to add just a few things:
1) Go with her to the doctor's appointments. You should epecially be at the first couple of appointments with her when you will get to hear the heartbeat and see baby's first ultrasound.
2) Starting reading baby's books to the baby. A baby's sense of hearing is one of the few senses that is fully developed before baby even leaves the womb. Baby's are able to recognize their mother's voice, because they always hear it. Read to your baby before he/she is born and he/she will recognize your voice as well when they are born.
3) After delivering the baby (and everything has somewhat settled down), run down to the hospital gift shop and get her some flowers. Let her know how much she means to you as the mother of your child.
I hope that I'm not throwing a monkey wrench with this post but be very vigilant of your wife after the birth of your child. We men have no idea of the physical and emotional upheaval that our women experience during and after pregnancy. Some experience the horrendous post-partum depression. If you see her behavior turn for the worse after giving birth, drag her a*s kicking and screaming to her gynecologist to give her the medical attention she needs. She may say that she hate you for doing so but believe me, she will thank you later.