We had our “Preparing for Birth” classes this weekend. On Friday night, I was having second thoughts of letting DH anywhere near me during labor/delivery. I thought that he wasn’t paying attention during the class. Turns out, he couldn’t hear anything and didn’t feel that telling anyone would make a difference. He also “joked” that my number one method for pain management was complaining. Not the smartest thing to say to someone whose hormones are on the rampage and is already feeling pretty sensitive.
Fortunately, Saturday went much better; although he’s still pretty squeamish watching the births. He claims that he’s only squeamish when he thinks about it, but will be fine once it’s happening. Let’s hope so.
I’ve been reading Dr. Sears’ The Baby Book and it tied in really well with our classes. Many of the things he recommends both during labor and after delivery are standard procedures at the hospital we’ll be going to. For example, they delay most of the testing and the vitamin K supplement for an hour so that the mother and baby can bond/breastfeed. And all the tests will be performed in the room with us–the baby doesn’t leave while we are there. If for some reason, I can’t handle it and really need some rest, they will put the baby in a nursery but that’s not encouraged.
We stopped up at the in-laws so I could chat with his mom about the bassinette. As her gift for the baby, she’s doing a lot of the nursery linens and decorating. I cleared up some confusion on where I wanted the print and solid fabrics on the bassinette and she showed me the pattern she’s designed for the crib quilt. It’s going to be adorable! DH says that he’s really impressed because she’s really trying to work with me on what I want. He doesn’t think that his sister or sister-in-law spent as much time with her, or she with them.
On the work front, I’m prepping for our audit in two weeks. Wish me luck!