Friday, December 4, 2009

22 weeks

Here's me all pregnant....22 weeks and one day! Please excuse any streaks in the mirror. I know it needs a cleaning.

This little one has been moving and rolling around like crazy lately. Sometimes I wonder if he is sleeping enough in there. Of course it must be exciting to be a new human, so many body parts to explore and so many acrobatics to practice, so I can understand why the little guy likes being awake!

Some thoughts:

Being pregnant seems to consume most of my thoughts and energy. I have been researching what kind of childbirth I want to have. At first I thought I would just go into the hospital on the day I go into labor and let modern medicine work its magic, but after watching the movie "The Business of Being Born" I started to rethink this idea! I know that childbirth can be a controversial subject so I'm not trying to say one way is better than the other. I have never had a baby before, but now I want to know all about different coping methods in natural childbirth. I want to take classes and be knowledgeable about the stages of labor and what is happening inside my body. If you have had a positive natural birth I would love to hear about it!

I leave you with a picture of these pretty berries that grow outside my apartment.

Have a Happy Weekend :)


  1. I had a terrible birth experience, but I hope that you have a beautiful one. I prepared for a home birth. Took classes, read books, immersed myself in positivity. My advice is to know exactly what you want IF you end up in the hospital, and IF you need a c-section.

  2. You look beautiful Kel! I love the dress. Keep reading, exploring, and learning....that is great!

  3. Look at Youuuuuuuuuu and your crazy amazing belly!! I had a lovely natural childbirth experience (21 years ago not by choice I was to far along for an epidural) but I have to say that having been present of a couple of births recently where the moms had both intended to go natural and then decided to have an epidural- all I can tell you is that both moms seemed much "happier" after the epidural then when things were going "naturally" - my suggestion is: Prepare for the birth you envision and then leave all of your options open, you'll know what's right for you when you're in that moment!

  4. Hey Kelly!
    I am doing a home waterbirth. There are so many wonderful resources out there that will help prepare you physically and emotionally. My midewife has told me that birthing is a physical endurance. The only thing that I really have a hard time with is the pitocin used in hospitals. After having the epirdural pitocin is often given since the contractions will slow down in turn causing longer/harder contractions once they pick up resulting in a longer/harder labor. Homebirth/natural birth is for sure not for everyone but its well worth the time it takes to research the different methods out! Best wishes to you and that beautiful belly!