Thursday, August 21, 2008

We finished our last birthing class on Tuesday. I'm sad that we won't be going back. They did mention a reunion class once everyone has had their babies. That would be so much fun.
I learned more than I expected from the class and more importantly I gained some confidence when it comes to giving birth. I'm still nervous, but I feel more of an "I can do this" feeling than a " Holly crap how can I do this?" feeling. I'm leaving the choice to use medication wide open. I have a very low tolerance for pain medication, but then again I'm not sure my tolerance of pain is any better.
David is enjoying his job. He switches shifts today which means he won't have to wake up at 5:30 in the morning anymore. That makes him very happy. He is not a morning person at all.
Erin has 7th grade orientation tonight. I'm excited and nervous for her. I really hope that she'll have the wisdom to chose good friends this time around. I know she has it in her.
I have no idea what to do with myself. There are things to be done around the house, but I can't do any of them. Most of them involve moving heavy objects. Hopefully David will move some things before he goes to work so I can organize a little more. We still have to replace the carpet in Hayden's room and paint. Before either of those can be done we have to remove a dresser, desk, and cabinet. It's so frustrating to not be able to do those things on my own! Even more frustrating is the fact that we don't have a second car yet. So, I am stuck here during the day. Hopefully that will be remedied soon.


Elaine said...

There is so much transition going on for you all! Maybe it's good that you're stuck at home and have to take it slow? :)

By the way, I think your decision to leave yourself options in terms of pain medication is great...a way to be gentle with yourself and do whatever you need to do and choose what you want and saying that's okay.

Unknown said...

Your present inability to lift heavy things will be over soon, you are almost a mommy again!

I'm also very glad to hear that you are keeping a more comprehensive birth plan for yourself. You don't have to prove anything to anyone. Like I have said countless times, I am a HUGE FAN of modern medicine, and in particular, modern pain medication. I personally think the epidural is one of the greatest inventions ever.


Kristen said...

AMEN to what Cara said: you have nothing to prove to anyone, and as long as you are happy at the end of the day, it went well! (And trust me, everyone WANTS pain relief whether they have it or not.)

I would go nuts without a car, especially in the late weeks of pregnancy. I always tell J "Gas is cheaper than therapy--I have to get out." Hang in there, friend. Ask someone to drive you if you have to!

I think Erin is going to like her new school and friends.

aola said...

Okay.. close you eyes (well read this first).. think of Emily.. see Emily put her pudgy little fingers together in front of her and pull them out in a kind of a stretching yoga type hear Emily telling you ... breath Sandy.. breath... relax. Now smile at me.

McMom said...

Pretty soon you will have your new little man to hang out with!!!

Y said...

I think your pain med choice/ non-choice is the best plan. I went in saying absolutely not, and felt like a failure when I succumbed 8 hours later and asked for drugs. I am convinced that whatever way a child comes into the world is a "natural" way, and there's no shame in any of them! Good luck to you in the birthing room.