Sunday, November 11
UPDATE: Birthing Class
Yesterday's birthing class made for a long day. What is typically a 6-week class was crammed into 9 hours on a Saturday. But - it went very well! Despite being exhausted throughout the morning lecture, the videos were very helpful in somewhat preparing Matt and I for the delivery of our baby. We went out for dinner last night and I asked him if he had learned anything in the class. He said, "Well, I didn't realize how much I was going to need to support you during labor. Those women on the video looked like they were in a lot of pain." He continued by telling me that he wanted to be a good "coach" for me - to help me breathe and work through the contractions. WHAT A RELIEF! If nothing else, this birthing class reiterated a lot of what I already knew, but also helped my husband to see how much I need him to be my partner during labor. So, was it a success? Well, I would say that even though the 9-hour class could probably have been a half day and just as profitable, it was a total success in our particular marriage and birth of our baby.