Halfway There; I’m so Awesome.
I’m now 20 weeks pregnant y’all! That means I’m already halfway finished! If time moves this quickly while I’m only pregnant I can only imagine how quickly it will fly by once I have an adorable baby who is constantly changing and growing. I absolutely intend to cherish every moment of baby time!
Know what else? The further my pregnancy progresses the less grossed out I feel about birth. I mean, the pre-pregnant me knows that giving birth is the miracle of life, etc., but also, who isn’t totally freaked out by that video you had to watch in high school, or that one time you accidentally turned on Baby Story on TLC? It’s pretty difficult NOT to be terrified and grossed out by photos or videos of someone having a baby. But I’ve been doing my reading. I’ve faced the reality. And I’m getting increasingly confident in my abilities to be badass and do this like a real woman.
Here’s one thing that I vow to you, friends, family, and readers: I vow never EVER to write about the gory details of my baby’s birth. Because really, who wants to read that?! Even if you know and love me, I know you don’t want to read about how this baby actually enters this world. So instead you’ll get a post about how the most beautiful, fluffy white stork landed on the roof of the hospital and my midwife, Eric, and I went up to greet it and untied our baby bundle from its beak. Or something like that. But also, know this: Unless, God forbid, I need a C-section, I’m going to do this thing natural. No meds, no needles. And I’m going to be awesome at it.
May 11th, 2012