Saturday we had our all day childbirth class. It was very informative and I discovered that I probably read too much. I can't remember learning anything new, but for the first time I saw a cesarean. I will always only have one of those as a last resort. No thank you that does not look very nice.
It also made me re-evaluate my feelings on medicated vs. natural childbirth. I'm still out on some of that but it's worth looking into a little bit further. Adam apparently learned quite a bit because he spent the rest of the weekend quoting snippets to me as I was "doing things I'm not supposed to" and had already blocked out the video of the actual birth from his memory.
Also on Saturday I received an email from a long time friend who was stranded in Texas because of the "Big Ohio Blizzard of '08." She was able to get a flight to Dallas from Lubbock and asked to stay the day and night with us until she could get a flight back to Columbus. I love visitors! Of course, I wanted Esther to come. We hadn't seen each other in at least 5 years and had been great friends in high school. We were orchestra geeks together and she was one of the first "real" Christians I ever knew. Of course we slipped apart during college but thanks to the wonders of myspace had passed a few emails and such back and forth over the last two years. It was such a joy to catch up, see how God had worked in our lives, and reminisce.
Adam had mentioned a couple of time not really knowing how to handle a new newborn. He's perfectly fine with toddlers and even infants who can at least hold their heads up, it's just the tiny ones he's afraid of. So, I decided to surprise him with his own Infant Care Class of my own making. It was fun for me to pull out skills I hadn't used really in years and then teach them to Adam. That way he also knows how to do things the way I like them done. :)
Adam changing a "bear"-y dirty diaper.
"Look! I dressed the baby!"
Learning to swaddle the baby seemed to be the hardest- but he got the hang of it.