Baby Update

Time is flying by SO quickly. It seems like just last week I got an MMS sitting in a hotel room in Nashville, TN of a positive pregnancy test.

Now, there are about 12 weeks left until we get to meet little Alexander or Brenna. Whoa.

Things are mostly ready, I would say. We have most of the major stuff. Crib, dresser, glider, clothes, diapers, strollers, toys… and we haven’t even had the baby shower yet. I cannot believe how nice people have been with giving us things that they no longer needed. Believe me, it’s a HUGE help for us and I can’t even begin to describe how helpful this all is. Thank you all so much for your various donations.

One of our good friends is planning a baby shower for V at the beginning of March, so I assume we will get a lot more of what we need then. One of my good friends asked if he could throw me a diaper party. Although I have never heard of this, I welcome anything that people want to do for me =) I consider it good karma. I try to do good things for people so, I never refuse an open invitation for help.

Our Bradley classes are going very well. I am learning SO much about so many things that I have never thought about or considered. I will say that opting to do a natural birth (and, I’m talking about a REAL natural birth, not what you refer to as “natural birth” while in a hospital… that isn’t a natural birth, that’s just you not getting drugged, but that’s another blog all together) has been a very enlightening experience and oddly empowering. To be able to know everything about the process and be able to know when certain things are MEDICALLY necessary and when they are not really helps to make this whole process a bit more comfortable.

In addition to the classes, I am also reading various baby books that talk about labor/delivery and then just overall baby care. Although being a Dad is something I have always wanted and assumed would happen, it literally scares the shit of me to know that I will soon be responsible for another life. The mix of emotions is mind boggling. I am to excited to describe while at the same time terrified that I will do something wrong or make the wrong decision or mess the kid up somehow. I know most will read this and say “don’t worry about it, everything will be fine”, and for the most part, I know it will. These are just my crazy thoughts.

We just had our 28 week appointment yesterday and everything seemed to be fine. The baby’s heartbeat was good and strong. Mama is doing ok too. There’s the general discomfort that goes along with getting bigger and having strain on joints and all of that, but overall, I think she’s doing really well.

I guess we are getting to the home stretch now. Stay tuned!

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