Monday, March 9, 2009

Child birth class

We did our childbirth class this weekend. 2 sessions, the shortened version instead of the 8 week session normally offered. I think the 2 shortened sessions are enough for us. We practiced some positions to get through contractions and a couple of pushing positions. We listened to the sound of someone giving birth so that we would be prepared and not shocked by the sound. We got some very useful tips and advice. A good class.

I am in the process of reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin and K is going to read The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin, both recommended by our instructor. And then we will give birth, hopefully sometime after we finish these books.

After the last class, K was excited and wanted to shop (one of her favorite activities). Since we have a baby shower next weekend, we didn't want to buy much. So we went the the big thrift store and checked out the baby stuff. We got a few useful things (children's hangers, outlet covers, birth announcements, some baby books) and one really cool thing - a KISS t-shirt for 0-6 months. We aren't KISS fans but in college we were KISS for Halloween with two other friends, so this was a pretty awesome find.

March is a pretty packed month for baby stuff. Next weekend we have our Infant CPR course, our baby shower, and our pregnancy support group. Also this month - a breastfeeding course, a baby care course, and two midwife appointments. Lots to squeeze in before we run out of time.

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