I just love our little boy...he is so adorable. He loves to be outside--and today being so nice and warm it was the perfect day to indulge his desires! So I took my coupon and sales fliers outside and looked through them while he crawled around and played. Then I cleaned out the car and then took him to the back deck where we took down diapers. He loved every minute of it and so did I, it was nice being outside and being with my little boy! He is really becoming a ham for the camera...so photogenic! He also loves to play with pots and pans when I'm in the kitchen.
Last night Joshua and I went to my last childbirthing class...I know many of you are trying to figure out why I'm taking child birthing classes when I've already had one baby. Well, since Gideon came so early I only made it through two of my six classes and when I found out the same class was being offered this year I just joined right back in and enjoyed it very much. I have learned a ton that I didn't know about why certain things happened at the hospital and I learned how to labor more naturally for this time around. Joshua was a great support last night going with me and I sure did need him because we did a practice labor and wow was it rough! Our instructor had this crazy music that would play to indicate a contraction and we went through all three stages of labor where you ignore them at first and then you get to the point where you can't and when you can't we started to practice laboring positions with our birth partner but the catch was to make us really "feel" the contraction we were given a bag of ice that had to first be put on our hand, then the back of our hands, then our upper arms and finally on the neck. This was to have us really try to concentrate of breathing through contractions with something terribly painful and discomfortable on us. It sure worked, I had a tough time concentrating...but Joshua is great--his job was to make sure I didn't tense up, massage my back and remind me to do deep breathing...it was a very affecting class and at the end we "had our baby"! Our instructor is a doula and she is a such a great teacher! I am so glad that I rejoined the class especially since I am praying this birth will be completely different than last time...:-)
Which by the way baby is doing great, moving around, making me hungrier this time than last time so I'm definitely growing! I am due the middle of February for those of you that don't know. So I'm almost to my third trimester. We will be surprised again as to what the baby will be--and I keep going back and forth, sometimes I think it is a boy and sometimes a girl...who knows! :-)