Monday, December 6, 2010

A Weekend of Childbirth

Hey y'all!

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!  Ours was jam packed.  We didn't get much time for rest and relaxation at all.  Because you know what we did??

Childbirth class.

Dun, dun, dun.

That's right.  Matt and I spent all day Saturday and Sunday engrossing ourselves in the birthing process.  Let me just tell you, it freaked me the heck out people!  I mean, every single one of those women in the videos looked like they wanted to actually die.  All I wanted to do was to see just one woman smile.  Just one.  But all I got were moans, groans, and screams.  Not pleasant. 

Now don't get me wrong.  Clearly I know that birthing a child is a painful process.  I didn't expect it not to be.  I just wasn't prepared for the up close and personal view of doing it.

But I think overall the class was helpful.  Now I know what to expect, I have strategies to help me through the pain, and if those don't work...I know all about the drugs :)  Plus, the part of the class where I just got to lie there and get a massage was totally worth the cash.

Can I just tell you though that when we learned hand massages, Matt made me do it to him!  I know.  My husband made his pregnant wife massage him during childbirth class.  I looked around the room making the observation that no other wife had to do this.  You know his response?  "You're the best wife in this class."  Ha.  Nice cover my friend.

Other than all things babies, we did have a chance to get our beautiful Christmas tree from the farm and put up almost all of the decorations.  Isn't Christmas time just the most fabulous time of the year?  It makes my heart so happy :)  I'll share pics soon! 

As for now, I'm off to learn infant CPR!  Woot, woot!  Wish me luck!


Danielle said...

Don't let those videos freak you out. I remember thinking the same thing...afterwards, I was like ok that is NOT what I expected. It was so much less stressful and not nearly as dramatic. I got an epidural so that could have something to do with it but it's not as bad as people make it sound. :) hehe

Lucy Marie said...

I agree with Danielle. Do not let those things freak you out. Because guess what? I did moan and groan and perhaps scream a little bit - but I also smiled. And I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Kristen said...

try not to freak out too much, I didn't scream once during 2 labors and they were both scary deliveries! Epidurals can be your best friend so don't be afraid of it. You'll do lovely my friend! :)

Tatiana said...

I've seen a few births myself, and each time I keep thinking "There is no freaking way that head is coming out of there!" but sure enough, it does each and every single time! Yeah, I'm quite a bit freaked out about that head coming out!
I hope you had fun with your infant CPR class :-) I think every parent should take it.