I thought it might be better to do a monthly thread instead of weekly. We don't seem to be an overly chatty group!
I'm 21 weeks now and I assume most mamas in our DDC are 1/2 or nearly there with their pregnancies. What are you thinking about when it comes to birth? I am re-reading Birth Without Fear which surprised my SIL, who asked why I needed to read it since I've already had a baby. Because I am going to give birth without any painkillers! Need to prepare however I can! I dunno, birth still seems so far away though. I'm not worried or nervous, maybe I'm blocking it from my mind? Or maybe I'm just too busy to really give it any serious thought!
A friend of mine IRL was due same time I am and just found out on Friday that the baby passed away. I don't know the details but she went in Friday night to be induced. Oh my gosh, I cried for her. I can't even begin to imagine what her family is going through. They were going in for the 20 week ultrasound and I guess they found out then.
So many mamas I know prefer pregnancy over having an active, needy baby out in the world but dang, not me. Pregnancy is such a scary time due to all the losses family members and friends have experienced. I'm very grateful for an active baby that I can FEEL is alive and strong. And I know I will not breathe easy until this baby is born. DS is a super active and curious kid and I MUCH prefer that to my new little DS that I cannot watch or take care of. I will be very glad to have 2 boys who might climb every high surface, open every container and guzzle it, want to run in the road, or who think fire is awesome. I'd take that any day over the waiting and uncertainty of pregnancy. I need to see my kids and know they are safe and that life is somewhat in my control.
Wow, I'm rambling. And I'm such a downer!
Anyway, how is life for you right now?