Russ and I went to prenatal class today. It was 5 hours long, and even with one break, that's a loooong time to ask a room full of pregnant women to sit on uncomfortable chairs. My tailbone is still so sore.
As contractions and dilatation were being described, I got really light-headed. I used to make fun of my sister for having a weak stomach, but I've developed it too over the past couple years. Russ has to watch me very closely every time I get my blood drawn or get a shot. I'm sitting there in class thinking, "Great. I am going to pass out during the birth of my own child!" The hardest thing for me is to hear a medical procedure being described. Maybe I have too vivid of an imagination.
So I was fidgeting on my hard chair and breathing so I wouldn't pass out. All of this made it very hard to focus UNTIL they turned on the oh-so-wonderful Miracle of Birth video! Oh my. Russ and I had both seen it before, but it's QUITE different when you're actually going to have a baby very soon. I just kept looking over him in panic, being so grateful that I do not have to see what is happening during delivery, and wondering how in the world anyone actually DOES this!
Despite all of that, however, we both cried a little when the first baby on the video was born. We can't wait to meet our own perfect little girl! I have a feeling that when our little family is together for the first time, we'll all be crying! (although, the baby will be just because that's what babies do)