It's crazy to think that there is a human being living inside of me. This past weekend I read "Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way". Woah. I know a lot about how the delivery goes. I was in the delivery room with my mom for each of my siblings. But what I was just completely awed by was how God created our bodies to delivery children! I tried to explain to Nate what it all looks like, but he is still having a hard time realizing that there is a baby inside of me. I'm hoping to get the book "Husband Coached Childbirth" for Nate, hopefully it will get him used to the idea:)
I am seriously considering a natural childbirth-like nothing for the pain. I know it's not going to be easy, BUT what I love about the book I read was how they help prepare the parents to get ready for delivery day. There is so much practice and different ways to help the mom stay calm (which is what I am most worried about). Though part of me thinks that if I have a plan of how to deal with the pain before it comes, then I won't get out of control in my mind. Knowing that Nate will be right beside me makes me feel even better! I am so excited to see how Nate will help me through labor. He is kind of grossed out right now since it is my body that this is all happening to, but I know he is going to be great at it. So I am really excited to embark on this adventure with him. It is starting to become more and more real to me. I find myself thinking "Wow. I have my son/daughter inside of me right now. Growing and living and becoming exactly how God wants him to be." Saturday I just kept thanking God for how he has created women to give birth. How can you ever think that there isn't a God when there is no explanation how our bodies know we are going to give birth it all just "happens".
On Monday I get to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time! I can't wait:) I keep wanting to put a bump picture up, but sometimes I have a big bump and other times I look normal. So I think I'm going to wait a week or two to start doing that every week. My stomach is not changing as much as becoming harder. It's like I almost have abs without working out! ha ha
11 weeks, my update that I get says Baby Stunek is about the size of a Fig (1 1/2 inches)
and almost fully formed! Baby S. (I'm too lazy to keep saying he/she so I'll refer to it as Baby S. and he/him/his) is starting to open and close his hands, tiny tooth buds and forming, and his bones are beginning to harden. I didn't know this next part, but he is already kicking and stretching. Some women can start feeling that in the next few weeks! But, according to my calendar that won't be for another few months. :( He also might be hiccuping as well! So fun:)
In other news nate and I moved into our apartment! We love it, though it's so big we feel like we're really far away from each other. We have a balcony so that has become a fun place to sit during the day. I'm waiting for this weekend to get some flowers and such for our balcony to make it look pretty. Our dryer doesn't dry right now, so I've been hanging all our clothes all over the apartment which doesn't help with trying to organize everything! I'm a little overwhelmed with all the wall space I have, so I'm kind of waiting for garage sales to find pieces that fit the decor of apartment. I'm just enjoying having a place to call our own. Oh, we're not getting internet for the apartment so I won't be able to update as often as I'd like. Good thing I work at a coffee shop that has free Wi-Fi:)