Now, as I think about that moment, of first seeing Jack, and holding him against me, I feel like these 64 days are just way too long..
Today we had our birthing class #3. It was all about breathing techniques and other methods to help during labor and delivery. I originally thought that the birthing classes were all going to be centered around this. I envisioned us sitting in a circle with the other pregnant ladies, breathing in and out, having our partners be taught different massages to give us, etc. This class is more informative then demonstrative, and provides a broader amount of information about the entire pregnancy/birthing process then just labor techniques. The breathing techniques she informed us of are incredibly similar to the ones I already practice whenever I do my Pregnancy Yoga. I feel like I have the upper hand now since I have been doing the yoga for the past 5 months. I feel a little more confident that I will be able to really be able to use that during labor. Then, if the pain becomes more than the breathing can handle, I will think about asking for some Demoral or Stadol. I would really prefer to stay away from the epidural for three main reasons:
- I don't want to be completely numb and not feel the baby coming out.
- I don't like the idea of not feeling my body and losing that control over it.
- I'd much rather go for the tiny needle to get the IV rather than the huge needle in my spine.