What a whirlwind weekend... 2 6-hour sessions to get the Lamaze classes out of the way. I didn't think I was uninformed before, but man I learned a lot. It doesn't seem nearly as scary now. I highly recommend the class we took, called "Prepared Childbirth" offered at Huntington Hospital. The teacher was phenomenal.
Monday, March 29, 2004
Saturday, March 27, 2004
We've into the third tri as friends approach the two-weeks-to-go phase. The baby journal says that our baby2be is now completely viable... she could be born today and have no problems. But The Wife says she's welcome to stay for awhile longer. Probably only because of how scary even the scientific fact-based information on what all happens during labor is. Because otherwise, the kicking, the heartburn, the inability to sleep in most comfortable positions, the swelling, it all leads to poor sleeping and tired or weary feeling most of the day.
Today we start Lamaze. We're taking the speed course... two days, 9:30-3 each day, instead of weeks of two hour courses after work.
> James at 8:11 AM
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
In a word, no. A weekend trip to visit The Mother-In-Law was cut short when we were unable to cross a mountain range due to some really nasty altitude sickness. We had to turn around after an hour and just head on home. All seems well again now that we're back down near sea-level.
> James at 7:12 AM
Friday, March 12, 2004
Last night, The Baby was kicking. So I laid there and when she kicked I would tap-tap-tap on The Wife's stomach and I would talk to her. I feel like I haven't done enough of that. I'm getting high marks overall for my participation, but when it comes to direct connection with my child, I feel like I'm not going the distance. We go go go all day long and then fall into bed spent and go to sleep pretty quickly.
You're nearly in the home stretch. Your baby is growing steadily as he prepares for delivery day. This week he weighs about 2 pounds and is between 12 and 15 inches long. He's acting more like a newborn now, too. He opens and closes his eyes, sleeps and wakes at regular intervals, and may suck a finger or thumb. He may also be hiccuping a lot this week, which explains that odd rhythmic sensation you've probably been feeling.
> James at 6:35 AM
Tuesday, March 09, 2004
The Wife sent this article a whlie back but I didn't read it until now. (Mailbox overflow.) Hopefully I'd get pretty decent marks in this area.
In other news... The Baby is, at times, simultaneously kicking and punching. And the ceiling of the nursery is all painted. This weekend is one last trip to see the Mother-in-Law, our last real out-of-town trip before baby time.
Registering is all done at Babies 'R Us and Target. And after worrying that no one had mentioned a shower, there's now a committee of like 5 planning the shower which makes The Wife feel really loved.
> James at 6:40 AM