Let me just start by saying this being our first baby, I’ve got lots of ideas floating around in my head about what I really would like the birth to be like. How exactly I want it to go. What I want my experience to be. What can I say, I’m a planner.
Now I know, most likely, it’s not going to be the way I picture it. Hopefully there will be some aspects that are the same, or similar, but I’m not counting on everything going the way I’m dreaming it.
That being said, I really would like to have a natural birth. No drugs, no C-section. As low intervention as we can get. All me and Baby. And I know that giving birth in a hospital is not always the easiest way to do this. But again, being our first baby, I would really like to be in a hospital in case anything happens.
The thing I am most stressed about is this birth plan. I’m not worried about pushing out a 9lb baby. I’m worried about how I’m going to push it out, and whats going to happen after.
So when one of my favorite Mommy Blogs commented on this topic yesterday, I was all ears. She talked about letting go of the expectations. Having a plan, yes, but being okay if and when the birth deviates from that plan. All we can do is cross our fingers and hope that we have a nice, easy delivery with no complications.
And really, in the end, we will be taking our baby home with us. And that is what it’s all about. The sleepless nights, the endless diapers, the crying baby, and those perfect little fingers and toes.
On a side note, we heard the heartbeat again today at my doctor’s appointment! Best sound EVER. Seriously. Amazing. And for just those few moments while we were listening to Baby’s heart working so hard, I thought we were going to have a boy on our hands. We’ll see!