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! :)