Saturday, May 10, 2008

Today was our childbirth education class! Since it was too late to get into the 5 week course (1 hour each on Wednesdays) we had to do the 9-5 all day class. I had to keep standing up 'cause it's so hard to sit that long. Our instructor was really awesome though...gave us breaks every hour to go the bathroom! It was pretty fun to be in one room with so many pregnant girls, all due around the same time.

We got a ton of good information and tips. I feel more prepared for labor...although I'm still nervous and scared as heck. I'm glad we got to practice relaxation techniques...Jason did such a good job! He just went for everything she had us practice without hesitation! One of the techniques was for the labor coach to use imagery through the contractions. The instructor turned on really nice music for us...So while I was practicing breathing, Jason was talking quietly in my ear about one of my favorite places - describing it and so on. He talked to me about Howarth Park back home in Washington! Suuuuch a good choice. This is where we used to go when we were dating in high school, watch the sun setting over the islands and the ocean, carved our initials in a tree, I recorded tapes for him while he was on his mission there...so many memories. Anyway, Jason did such a good job that he made me cry. Sounds silly, but it was such a good experience.

5 comments:

Whitney & Allen said...

Ah candace I am so excited for you. Dont think it's silly that you cried because reading it brough tears to my eyes. I am so happy for you and so glad you married your sweetheart. It brings a smile on my face to know that he treats you well. When are you due now?

Michelle said...

Since every labor is different I remember being nervous about my own too! I totally hear ya. We went to that class too. I think it definitely helped James be a little more secure so he helped me be calm during the actual childbirth, and it sounds like Jason's going to do the same for you. Aren't husbands the best? :) We're excited for you, and you are going to do an amazing job! I know people say this all the time, but it's true - Childbirth pain is only there for a short time, you have your little girl forever. :)

Kali said...

Omg I am terrified of labor and I'm not even pregnant. I don't blame you for being scared! Good luck!!

Emily said...

Candace, I'm SO excited you're so close to you due date. I agree with Kali-- I'm not even pregnant and the idea of birth is more than I want to face-- but I know that you'll be amazing! Especially since you'll have your Jason with you. I'm thinking about you in the next few weeks and have every confidence that you'll be one of those wonder moms who get those babies out while making it look like magic. Good luck and I can't wait to see pics of Kristie!

~Aimee~ said...

Candace, I know it's tough, but don't worry! You'll do an amazing job during your labor and it'll be so worth everything to have little Kristie looking up at you, all content and safe in her mama's arms. Wanna know a secret? I didn't take a class. I figured I had a good idea of what was going to happen, with all the research I'd done, plus my mom being an L & D nurse, plus I was getting the epidural. ;-) So you're better set than I was, and I made it through just fine. Good luck honey! You're fantastic. I can't wait to hear about little Kristie's arrival!