I am officially entering my 3rd trimester. Only 13 weeks to go. 11 if I'm lucky. I hear the last few weeks are the roughest so I am hoping to avoid them by having this baby a little early. I have been trying to decide if Todd and I should take a birthing class, you know to get an idea of what we are in for. But, we'll probably just skip the class and wing it. It can't be that hard, women do it all the time. Maybe I will pull out my maternity book from nursing school and review that section a bit. (I kept it for just such an occasion)
When I get my American Pregnancy weekly updates I've noticed they keep suggesting making a Birth Plan. I did a google search on birth plans, and found some very lengthy ones, and from a nurses standpoint, completely unreasonable. Why do people feel the need to write these things out? Just say what you want when given the options. Do you want pain meds? yes/no Do you want 20 people in the room when you deliver? yes/no. Seems pretty simple to me. I will just have one very simple pre-planned request for my birth plan. EPIDURAL. I am a wimp when it comes to pain, and I thankfully haven't had to experience much of it in my life. The most painful experience I've had so far in my life is a laceration to my thumb requiring 6 stitches. So basically the thought of having natural child birth is down right scary. Some things aren't for everyone.
I was just reading my sister francie's blog about Labor Day! Kind of ironic that I was thinking about my upcoming labor day on Labor Day! Don't you think? So I had to change the title of this post.