Preparing for Labor and Delivery and I Can't Wait!
No, I am NOT one who loves being in pain. I cringe when I stub my toe or slam my finger in a door. I say a bad word and rub my hip in agony after running into the counter top. I do not enjoy pain, but I am still looking forward to the day when my water breaks and all of the "fun" begins. Last night, I started preparing for labor and went to my first child birthing class. All of the information they gave us was simply amazing. It didn't scare me in the least. I was at the very least intrigued that MY body was made to do all of the things shown in the video and discussed with the other participants in the class. My fiancé was even ready to go down the hall to the maternity unit and get things started!
All of the information comforted me. Everything we're learning is bringing my man and I closer than I've ever felt with him, and that is part of the reason I'm so elated to get this train rolling. I know all this preparing for labor is going to pay off big time and that we're going to make an amazing team come game day.That is why I can hardly wait.
Working together, we're going to bring our little baby boy into the world of skinned knees and NASCAR races. Meeting him for the first time will be nothing compared to the little face that looks up at me on that day, when my little nudger becomes very real to me.
He'll take his first breath of air, make his first noises and his new skin will lie against mine for the very first time. Labor and delivery does bring on a lot of unwanted pain, but if you think of the bigger picture and what you're getting out of the whole thing it doesn't compare. Even with hours upon hours of labor, even a first-timer like me can agree...
Nothing compares to the little person they lay up on your chest. That little person that is half you and the other is the person beaming beside you after all of the hard work and all the pain and all the preparing for labor and delviery. Nothing comes close to the feeling of seeing that little face for the first time.
Pain, shmain. Bring it on. I'm ready to meet my son!