Six Months and a Kick in the Pants

It’s baby bump picture time again…

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I can’t believe that it’s already been another 4 weeks since we last took pictures! I think you can definitely say I’ve popped and thankfully it’s only been in my belly. I’ve been feeling great and {dare I say} love being pregnant. There’s something about the camaraderie and bonding between women that has been an ever pleasant surprise. Both within my yoga classes and interactions with other women at work/around town/friends/etc are constantly filled with lots of love and support. And the more I think about it, the more I feel confident in our decision to have an at home birth and work with a midwife. Don’t get me wrong, these are still unknown fears that cross my mind at times, but I know I am in good loving hands with my midwife.

We start our Bradley Method classes this week as well. This is the birthing method we’ve chosen to use through labor. Whether you choose a home or hospital birth, it’s a tool for couples to use while in labor. And I’m especially glad that we’re starting classes now {3 more months!} to help ease some worries and concerns that have started to surface. Knowing that we’ll have tools to use during labor helps make it all feel a bit better. The things I’ve learned from prenatal yoga have made the world of difference for me mental and physical state, so I have to think that these classes will do the same during labor. I’m also looking forward to meeting other couples who are pregnant and have similar views on labor and delivery. I’ve found that this subject to be a very touchy one {perhaps more accepted here in Austin though} and have found it quite defeating trying to explain myself and our decisions for choosing a natural birth. Hopefully there are some cool couples who we will be able to bond with and share this experience with. More on this to come I’m sure!

One of the most exciting parts of this post is the fact that our little critter kicked for the first time this weekend. We had just gotten home from visiting some friends for dinner when I felt these little bubbles in my stomach. {I had been feeling that ‘bubbly’ feeling for a week or two} I had only had a salad and bread for dinner so I didn’t think they could be gas bubbles {your body has a mind of its own when you are preggo} and started feeling around my stomach. At first I felt some little kick and called Jake to come over and start feeling. He didn’t think it was really happening so he didn’t come to feel, then all of a sudden my stomach jumped out! Of coarse he came running over and got to enjoy the show. It was the coolest thing! Haven’t felt anything else since Friday night but it’s another sweet reminder of our little growing baby. Hope the baby keeps this up to say hi to everyone during our California trip.

{looking a lot rounder this month!}

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3 thoughts on “Six Months and a Kick in the Pants

  1. Michelle says:

    You are lookin good! I’m so excited for you. And I think it’s great you want to have a natural birth!

  2. Amyc83 says:

    You’re still so tiny! Can’t wait to celebrate next month!

  3. Angie says:

    Lookin good Ms. Jessica. I love the little baby belly!!

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