My First Pregnancy - Ethan
I enjoyed the last bit of my second trimester and all of the third except the last two weeks which lasted a lifetime! I had a beautiful bump! I marveled at the blessing that was happening inside of me.
My mother-in-law threw us a wonderful baby shower. I was honestly not expecting anyone to throw me one as I have no family or friends near me. My constant worry of doing this mothering thing without my own mother near me was somewhat decreased during that time. I felt surrounded by loving people. I felt supported.
As my belly grew I found it harder to sleep, walk, and just do basic tasks. I spent most of my time in my robe or his, lounging around and doing absolutely nothing. I would kick my feet up and sip my apple juice in my wine glass. I had a lot of me-time during the day. I spent this time watching TV, reading and playing on social media. I also spent a lot of time researching everything about babies. i wanted to be as prepared as possible. I watched videos of women giving birth, videos on breastfeeding and just other moms sharing their journey. This moved me to start recording my journey so I did create a video collage of all my pregnancy updates that will be included at the end of the post.
Taking walks remained my form of exercise and later became one of my main methods to try and induce labor. I used to crave the morning kicks Ethan would give me daily. As he grew bigger the kicks became more visible though the naked eye. Ethan was due to come on the 9th of February. A week before his due date I remember feeling worried that he was not giving me much movement. I guess he was resting for the main event huh?
|Feeling and watching baby movements!|
|Getting some exercise walking to WalMart|
I felt kicks in the middle of the night, I felt pain and I was certain it was time. I counted my minutes of contractions and in between and though i was having them 5 minutes apart, a part of me knew it was not yet time but I was hoping. The contractions were close together but were really short. .We went to the hospital and unfortunately got sent back home. I had not dilated at all and my contractions subsided. Enjoy the clip from our first attempt at birthing Ethan. Till next post on the story of Ethan, have a good one ;)
|False alarm hospital shenanigans!|
And finally here's the link to all my video pregnancy updates when I was expecting Ethan: https://youtu.be/qV06RN888dg