Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Confessions about The Baby

I'm pregnant.  This is one thing I never imagined. I did imagine having to tell a partner that I was pregnant, but I never imagined the actual being pregnant part.  It's...weird.  There is a growing human being inside of me.  It's both miraculous and totally creepy at the same time.  I am impressed by the camaraderie I feel with other women and this thing that only our bodies can do.

We found out that it's a boy.  I think before I knew, I was able to have more distance from the baby.  It was just a thing I had to go to the doctor for.  But now, it's more of a person.  It's a him.  It's our son. (!!)  And sometimes I can feel him doing flips....or whatever babies do that feel flippy.  I wonder now what he will be like and who this is coming to us.

I am not looking forward to the getting-way-bigger that is about to happen.  I feel pretty good right now.  I feel healthy and cute-pregnant.  I can still do most things I want to do without too much trouble (although on Sunday, The Mister had to strap my shoes on for me).  But I read in a book recently that the baby will triple in size for the rest of the pregnancy.  I can't even imagine how there is room for my belly to triple in size.  And this will be happening in summer.  Oh dear.  At least I will not be working and can focus on preparations.

The original very-real terror has passed.  I am excited to meet him.  Now if I even knew where to begin when it comes to a name...or how to take care of a baby.


  1. I think you should name him Walter. No reason, I just think it sounds nice. ;)


  2. I like that Feisty "Harriet" comment (I know who that lovely woman is by the calling card, xox! hehehe, so fun :) . Anyways, I just want to say that you are amazing. I love that you are going to continue blessing the world with your nurturing love. Also, Levi and I always joke about how we are surprised that our daughter will "survive" us being her parents. And then we remember that both of us are the eldest child and we're still fine, or mostly fine. :) You can do it! Loves to you all <3