I’m planning on doing the unmedicated childbirth thing, so I did some research, looking for a class to help me on that path. I settled on HypnoBirthing. I know it sounds kind of… bizarre or ‘out there’, but it really is just a method of relaxation. It’s all about understanding that what is happening to your body and to the baby during labor is completely natural, normal and positive. There are breathing techniques, visualization exercises and a lot of good tools to help you cope.
So, the husband and I went to the first class last night. I really enjoyed it. Husband may have enjoyed it a bit less, but he was a good sport. We watched a few birthing videos, and I have to say it was pretty amazing to see how calm and relaxed the women were while they delivered their babies. I am hoping to have a similarly pleasant experience.
In some local news, Marshall’s just opened last week in Spokane and apparently it’s the place to be. I ventured a trip there, undoubtedly less excited than the local Spokanites considering I’ve already spent my fair share of time shopping this store… However, I didn’t take into account the fact that I now have a new category to shop… baby boy clothes! I might have gone slightly overboard, but this baby is going to be here in just over 8 weeks and he needs something to wear… right?
Lastly, unrelated to babies, our house in Tinley Park closed this morning! It is such a relief to have that off of our hands. Obviously it’s a tough time to sell, and we feel very lucky to have sold in a (relatively) short amount of time. Hurray!