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How are you feeling? Have you bought any more items for your baby boy? Have you finished your registry? I want to see what you have on it! If you don't mind sharing. I am more or less finished with my registry. It's at BRU. If you know my last name you can search me on there and find me pretty easily. Feel free to look through it! And if you have any feedback on anything, please share. I tried as much as possible to choose things that had high customer ratings, so I did a ton of online research. Going through the store with the gun just zapping things willy-nilly did not appeal to me!
Something I recently bought that's baby-related is a glider and ottoman! I am super psyched about it. It's sooooo comfy. We had to order it from the warehouse and it hasn't come in yet, should be soon though, I can't wait to get it set up!
Also, What was it like being there for Angela's labor & deliver? Did it get you excited for your own and make you a little nervous? Oh wow... it was one of the most beautiful experiences I've ever been through. It is hard for me to put it into words. Being at the birth of an actual person, being one of the first to lay eyes on this tiny newborn... it was amazing. By the time I got there, Angela was already in active labor and was in the shower with her birthing ball and hubby. I could easily see her progressing based on the length, frequency and intensity of the contractions as they came. We had Hypnobabies on in the background the whole time and it really helped to focus her. My job was to make sure she had a cold washcloth at all times, take pics/video and remind her that she was doing great and would meet her baby soon! LOL
Actually being there at London's birth completely calmed me about going through it myself. Labor looks like it hurts for sure, but Angela was so focused and calm through the whole thing. She never looked out of control, she never gave the impression that it was something she couldn't handle. Once I saw it happen with my own two eyes, I realized I could do this too.
I promised her I would write the birth story from my perspective to add to her own... gotta get on that!
Did ya'll decide on a name yet Kyle? UGH no!! I'm stuck. Honestly, I never thought it would be this hard. But naming another human being is kind of a big deal, and I don't have any names just jumping out at me going "this is the one!" My tops right now are: Oliver, Calloway, and Dominic. I also love Chase, Pierce, Devin and Damien but DH has more or less vetoed all of those. DH is stuck on Noah, but I'm not really feeling it, I think it's getting too popular. He also likes Dylan, which I wouldn't say is dated per se, but I do associate it with the 90s/early 2000s.
And did Angela give you all my hypnobabies stuff? Have you and Eric started yet? What did you think of the program? I have the audio but not the books. I will have to get those from her when she gets back from her trip. I'm inheriting some pregnancy and birth stuff from her so I'll see if she's willing to throw it in! Also, I'm going to be signing up for a natural childbirthing class which is given by a midwife in my area in her home.
Thanks for the update, Kyle! I like all of your names, and try not to worry- it will come to you
I am so jealous of your experience being able to witness London's birth. So, so amazing. I imagine how powerful that must have been for you to see, especially given the fact that you are pregnant yourself. My sister was present for her best friends birth and said it was the most magical, amazing thing she had ever seen. I think its very different when you do it yourself. You're not able to witness, because you are the one experiencing it. I hope that someday I am able to be present at a birth
Have you started decorating your nursery?! I think thats the funnest!!! If you have, you must share pics!!
I think I was right around your stage in pregnancy when my bestfriend had her daughter. I was there for everything but the pushing..not gonna lie though it kinda scared me cuz she was so outta control. Im glad you got to see a birth that was in control and focused. Its so empowering isnt it?!