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17 November 2007 @ 10:21 am
Went to my first Lamaze class the other night  
It nothing like you see in movies where you lay on the ground with pillows and practice breathing.  Maybe that will be next week.  No, we watched a movie about the stages of labor and birth.  Even though I've seen the "Miracle of Life" in Health class back in high school and I know what to expect, its still quite shocking to watch a baby come out of someone's who-nanny.  I am by no means squeamish, but the video still made me uncomfortable.  I have no clue what it did to my husband, but he looked a bit shaken by the end.  I thought about it and I suppose what bothered me wasn't what was happening exactly, but more like I felt like I was intruding on these poor people's lives.  I mean, here is an extremely intimate moment between a husband and wife and there is a camera crew there to capture it all- and I do mean all.  I felt kind of bad for them.  Though according to my mother, at that moment you don't care who is watching, you just want it out. 

After seeing a normal birth, I think I'm still secretly wishing for a c-section.  As Kirstie Alley said in Look Who's Talking, "You try pushing something the size of a watermelon out of an opening the size of a lemon and see how hot you look."  I know I'm going to want some sort of drugs to help with the pain, but I guess I'll have to see how bad (or good) I'm dealing with things when the time comes.  These thoughts and feelings surprise me.  I'm usually more laid back about things, dealing with them as they come up.  Now, I'm finding that I'm all worried about pain, and what will happen to my body after I give birth.  All sorts of vanity issues I've never, ever had in my entire life are popping up.  Its so completely foreign to me.  Eh, I'm just in panic mode, I'm sure I'll laugh at my self when all is said and done.

8 weeks and counting!

The new computer room is finally finished!  We will be moving the computers and desks up there this weekend.  YAY!
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Jukeboxjukebox_csi on November 17th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Awe, it won't be bad. I know it seems scary - goodness knows I was shaking like a leaf when they wheeled me into the OR, but once the drugs kicked in I was pretty much chilled to the point of near unconsciousness *laughs*. And it's possible junior will pop on out in record time to where you don't even have a chance to think about any pain. There's some people who go into labor with little pain and less than two hours later the baby comes shooting out so fast you'd think the doctor needs a catcher's mitt :)
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on November 19th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
Well, this has been a relatively easy pregnancy, so maybe I'll luck out on the birth, too. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Although, we are supposed to be watching a movie about c-sections in tomorrow night's class...maybe I'll freak out after seeing it and not want one of those either. LOL!