Friday, September 21, 2007

We went to our first of two childbirth classes at the hospital last night. Lots of people told us that they thought they were just a big waste of time, and I almost didn't sign us up. Heaven knows we have plenty of other things to spend our time on these days. Have I mentioned the LOOOONG To Do list I've been working on?

But then I talked to the doctor, and he pretty much guilted me into it. I asked if they were worth it, and he said "It depends on how seriously you are taking this pregnancy". He really has issues with moms that don't take the time to be pregnant. We all just need to relax more and stop trying to make pregnancy one more thing we add to our list of things to do. . .

So, I decided to sign us up for the class.

In the end, it was really very informative. There wasn't a lot there that I hadn't read in a book or heard on the internet, but it was still good to review. And a lot of it was newer to Ben, as he doesn't spend as much time reading about pregnancy as I do.

My favorite visual of the night (of all of the truly special visuals) was the chart showing where your organs are in your body pre-pregnancy compared to at full term. (I apologize if any of you are squeamish, you may not want to see this)


This is what it looks like before. . .


And this is nine months later. . .

All I can say is, NO WONDER I feel like all of my guts have been shoved up under my ribs! They HAVE!!

1 comment:

Our little (growing) family . . . said...

Can I just say that I am a firm believer in pregnancy classes now? Afterall, if I hadn't gone, I wouldn't have found out I was having contractions and on my way to labor! :) If you read the books out there, the class isn't all that "new" of news, but it's nice to have someone go into more detail on some of the topics. Although, Aaron might not agree with me on that one!