It's difficult to explain what it's like to expect your first child, but the tired phrase "emotional rollercoaster" does a pretty good job of summing it up.
That first trimester, the only thing on your mind is ensuring that the baby's healthy. Then you've got all these ideas of what you want the sex to be and if you prefer the baby to be one sex over the other then you start thinking about what that says about you. Then there' s planning for the baby-shower, doctor's visits, pre-natal vitamins, not lifting heavy at the gym...it's crazy.
Because we've lived up to this point and existing has been pretty much a default for us, it's easy to forget how fickle life really is, and how common miscarriages are. In fact, one in six pregnant women will experience an early miscarriage.