This is me, loving being pregnant! I’m really enjoying my new figure and the knowledge that I’m sustaining a life inside me. It’s so new & kinda weird to see my belly all big and poochy. He’s kicking a lot and that feels like an alien inside of me because they are more like little flutters than actual knock out punches. It will be fun when Andrew can feel them more in a few weeks.
We are still searching for names. When we do, maybe we’ll do a name game to see if you can figure it out with clues (something I saw a girl do once).
Starting at the end of next month we’ll be getting to attend a Bradley Method class together, where we’ll learn about the natural birthing process. Andrew will be taught on how to be my coach during labor and I will be taught on how to relax during the process and well both do some practices each week. They are big on repetition so you really learn it, and thus the day of labor you don’t freak out, but have it down on what you’re supposed to do when XYZ happens. I’m excited to get some good knowledge and information that will enable us, Lord willing, to have an non-medicated birth. I’m really looking forward to bonding with Andrew in this as we learn, and then as WE bring a life into the world, TOGETHER! I’m already so confident he’ll do great for me. He’s a very calm and collected person most of the time, which I think will be beneficial to labor. The class I hope reassures me that I can give birth naturally, as SO many women have, and to give me LOTS of help to push through the pain. My dad says, “You can do it! You’ve fought through pain before. You can do it!” That made me feel great!