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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An Update on Poppy

Well, as of today, there are 69 days left until Poppy is supposed to arrive...or 10 weeks. Crazy! I can't believe how fast time has flown, and how close he or she is to getting here. I can't wait to meet this little one.

Yesterday, we played a game--Poppy and I. He or she would give me a couple of jabs to the upper belly, and then I would push back a couple of times. To my surprise, Poppy jabbed back! We must have continued this back and forth 4 or 5 times before Poppy was probably wondering what in the world was going on... Ha. This all could be my imagination that this kid actually responded to my prodding, but either way--it was funny. I think this baby will be funny, in a great kind of way.

I have been reading a lot on childbirth, relaxation techniques, breathing...ideas on how to cope with the pain--not just take it away with a drug. I am not against an epidural, but I absolutely love the idea of knowing that millions of women have birthed babies before me without any kind of drug intervention. I love knowing that this is what our bodies are made to do, and that God can get us through this severe pain--afterall--He created us to do it! And I also love the empowering stories of women who have done this, and the close connection it has created for both the woman and her spouse when they work together to birth this new life.

I am excited. Scared, but excited. Just a few more weeks, Poppy! :)


The Huntley 6 said...

I love that Kim! I know you can do it without drugs! You'll be great!!

Kristy Straub said...

I can't wait to be able to feel the little bugger!

I give you a lot of credit wanting to do it naturally.... I'd love to but I just realllllly don't think I could do it. I'm scared to death of labor as it is... I think pregnancy is designed to make you less and less scared as you go along and more and more like "GET THIS THING OUT OF ME!" I'm not quite feeling like that yet.... haha I can't even feel it yet. So I'm still just thinking "what do I have to do in 5 months??? AHHHH!" I am so excited for you guys and to find out what we're both having so we can either make best friends or.... bethrothe-ments.... however you spell or say that as a noun. Yay poppy!

melanie said...

you are so darn cute :) i love that belly!! and i cant wait to see your little poppy!!

Hewlett House said...

Kris--thanks for your comment. And I think you are exactly right. When I was where you are in the pregnancy, I got light-headed thinking about labor, period. But as I think more and prepare more, that's where I am right now. When you are ready to start thinking about it, maybe I'll have gone through the birth experience so we'll have more to compare it to!

Deb said...

You are just too cute, Kim! I loved playing games with my babies inside too. Try putting a flashlight against your belly and see how s/he reacts to that. And I could never handle it, but if you let cold water run on one side... brrr. Anyways- cant wait to see pictures of the little one in a few weeks!