My grandma Bella is 83 years old and she's been raising me for the last 6 years . . . She's an amazing woman, and I've been so blessed to have her there to guide me and help me grow into the person that I am. There's no better reward than to hear her say "I'm so proud of you my girl." Okay, I'm getting a bit too emotional here lol. I am just looking forward to this next chapter in my life . . . I am growing up and moving on and I'm so thankful for the people who were there along the way. ❤
I am working on a chart estimating the expenses for the baby items that I want to get before the baby is born. I want to be best prepared before the baby is born and I want to feel as if I'm not going into this completely blind. There are specific items that I am looking to get, and I want to make a budget for clothing, furniture and accessories . . . There are other things that I am also thinking about like 'What am I going to bring with me to the hospital?' 'Who do I want to be with me in the hospital?' 'How many people would I feel comfortable with in the room . . .' 'What color stroller do want?' 'What's the best type of baby bottle to use' 'Should I get a humidifier?' and 'Is a glider chair a necessary purchase?' among other questions. It's not that I'm completely clueless about these things, I just tend to question to best prepare myself in a serious situation. And having a baby is really serious.
And there are some things that need no question such as whether or not I'm choosing to breastfeed. To me, that is no option. Of course I'm going to breastfeed. I think it's the most beneficial and healthy thing to do for your baby and for yourself. A lot of mothers say that it is a very painful and tedious process, but no one guaranteed it would be easy. As a women, our bodies were basically designed to breastfeed. I will learn along the way.
Another would be choosing to have a completely natural or medicated birth. My pain tolerance is exceptionally low . . . I have described period cramps as the worst pain I've ever felt in my life, and I know labour does compare to cramps. So yes, I would like to have something to control my pain during labour and delivery. My plan is that I would try to control the pain until it is unbearable and then go from there. I applaud every woman who has went through labour and delivery without medication . . .
Well, here are just some things that have been on my mind lately :) I hope you've enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. The weeks are going by so quickly and I'm only a week to being halfway there! I look forward to my 20 week post . . . Bye!