This week I purchased Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. I just started it last night and I already feel so encouraged about giving birth. At this point in my pregnancy I'm not feeling a whole lot of fear and anxiety about going into labor. I'm actually pretty excited. Don't get me wrong, I'm not naive enough to think that it'll be a painless experience, but I don't think it'll be a horrible experience either...Lord willing. I just can't wait to meet this baby boy or girl. (By the way, have you voted on whether you think Baby Ace is a boy or girl??? If not, get on it!)
Also, Alex and I watched another amazing documentary called Pregnant in America. So good. Again, it confirmed my desire for a natural birth with as few medical interventions as possible and I think it encouraged Alex to get really involved in this pregnancy. You should have seen him at my midwife appointment, asking questions and making sure that Baby Ace and I are getting the best care possible. What a great husband and daddy-to-be.
For this week's photo we went to 18th Avenue which runs right into City Park. I love this place. It's a pretty big park with lots of open grassy fields, tennis courts, a lake, boat house. It's great. This is also where the Denver Zoo is located. If any of you ever come visit we'll definitely take you there for a stroll.
Oh, I also have to mention that today Alex and I were walking around the Gap and a salesperson asked me, "Hey, have you checked out our maternity line yet?" I could have hugged and kissed her on the spot! It's the first time a complete stranger has recognized that I am pregnant. She asked how far along I was and, of course, commented on how tiny I am, but I don't mind because she knew I was pregnant just by looking at me. Awesome feeling.
The Belly Series