Hey paper nerds. Or in this instance, hey honeys. :)
I have some special news to share with you – you may have guessed it already. I’m expecting a baby in February 2015!
And here’s my almost-16-week bump.
It still mostly looks like just blubber (especially when I sit down) but it’s here and I love it!
So far I’ve had very little nausea that seems to have disappeared already after lasting just a month. This is going even smoother than when I carried Ada. Fingers crossed I didn’t just jinx it.
The only real difficulty I’ve had is getting used to the thought of giving birth again. As I’ve mentioned before on the blog I ended up having an emergency c-section with Ada (See question no. 24. Don’t worry – nothing gross, just text.). It’s not even the c-section part that’s be traumatic. It’s mostly the ‘emergency‘ part, if you know what I mean. I had all kinds of ideas of how birth would be and – not to toot my own horn or anything – I think I handled the whole thing pretty gracefully. Even when the shit hit the fan.
But I still have trouble believing that one can actually push a baby out from inside their body. I tried. I did everything I was supposed to. And it didn’t happen.
I’m gonna talk to a doctor at the pregnancy clinic (not my regular doc) and to a mid-wife about these fears of mine. Talking about it helps a lot, I feel. I want to get all my questions answered about having a natural birth after a c-section. I’m especially intent on having less drugs and interference this time around. Last time I got the whole shebang and I pretty much felt like I was watching half the birth and not partaking like I should’ve.
So yeah. That was probably TMI for some but I could talk about childbirth for hours. I really want to hear your thoughts on this too. What’s your experience with childbirth? And if you have some comforting words, don’t hold back! :)
(And don’t worry, I’m super happy about being pregnant! That expression in the top photo is just my ‘bitchy resting face’. I can’t believe I used that term in this announcement blog post. Heh, moving on.)
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an amazing day! <3