...can you imagine? Like literally being the first and potentially only woman on the whole planet to be pregnant?
(BTW, when I have nothing on my mind, these are the thoughts that come into my mind, read on as this is slightly tongue and cheek but I was putting myself in her position and realizing how crazy this would have been)
First of all, the couple probably figured out how to have sex and thought "wow, this is great!". Feels good, it's fun, and how cool is this?!? Little does she know what is about to happen to her. In the first few weeks, her boobs are super sore but thinks nothing of it because she's probably hunting down animals and maybe overdid it when carrying a boulder or something. Then about three months later (they lived off the land so my guess is that she didn't have the morning sickness and stuff because she ate so cleanly), her belly starts to grow. Another month after that and she's feeling something inside of her that she's never felt before. Like something is moving or flipping around. And her belly just keeps getting bigger. To boot, her sense of smell is heightened so the man she first slept with now smells a little funny and off-putting. She's not sleeping as well as she did in the beginning either because her hips are sore and her dreams are crazy (like lots of animals chasing her down).
Another four weeks go by and her stomach is much bigger so much so that her animal skin clothes aren't fitting properly. And the fun sex that got her to this point is no longer appealing because she's uncomfortable.
Weeks go by and her belly gets bigger and bigger and the movement inside of her is now visible on the outside. And the man she is with is like "holy crap, what the heck is going on?"
I'll bet though he doesn't say "holy crap" because they don't know how to swear yet. My guess is that at 9 months when she has her first contraction, the first swear word was invented. And the next one...and the next one...and the next one. Because I can only imagine that if you didn't know what was inside of you, what a contraction was, what labour was, and what you were about to PUSH OUT OF YOU, you would be a little scared and probably be creating words no man had ever heard before.
Finally, she feels like she has a LOT of pressure down there and the only thing she can think to do is push like she has to have a bowel movement. Regardless of how long it takes, within a few minutes or hours, she pushes the first human baby out of her. But it's still attached to her, it's crying, and well...it's a human being that was inside of her! (Enter swear word number five because that was maybe the last thing she was expecting?!?!?)
And to think they had to figure out how to feed the baby (or actually babies are pretty innately smart, she/he probably was just being held and latched on - and breastfeeding was born), clothe the baby, and do everything else we have to do but without
I mean, yeah, it maybe didn't go down quite like that but just imagine what you're going through and having no one on the planet who could explain to you what is going on, what to expect, and so on....pretty crazy right?
Random thought over. Thanks for indulging me.