Yes indeedy, Batman survived an entire day of seeing lots of vag, nipples, babies, placentas... all the wonderful experiences you get from a childbirth class. We chose to get the "all in one day" version vs having to sit through 4 "once a week" ones. Mistake or wise decision? I think we are still undecided, but we are glad it's over with ;-)
Batman was a good sport and managed not to get too queezy when they showed crowning and the first incision of a c section (I assured him he wouldn't have to look at either of those of mine if he didn't want to. I'm perfectly comfortable with him just hanging out around my head whatever the case).
On the most positive note, Batman said he actually learned a lot and felt it was now more than a "hold your hand and tell you to push" process- more partner involved. I think he won't feel so helpless now if I'm screaming in pain... or he will, but he might be able to handle it better ;-)
Here are a few choice pics from the day (and personally, one of my favorite parts):
A few of putting on the belly. She made him do a bunch of things to really get the feel for it, like sitting on the floor then having to get back up, laying down and trying to roll over, doing a bunch of the breathing exercises, trying to tie his shoe, etc.
I think this is a lovely preggo number, don't you? Really brings out his eyes! LOL
The two of us...
And comparing bellies. Do you see now why people ask me if I'm about to pop?
Overall the class was pretty informative. I didn't really learn anything new, but it was fun to go through all the breathing techniques and positions and have Batman make me laugh all day. He did learn a lot and I think we are both better (hopefully) prepared for when Olive decides to make her arrival.
I have to say, the BEST part of the day had really nothing to do with either of us though.
There we all are (13 couples), getting into different "comfort" positions (side-laying, inclined sitting, etc with pillows) to practice relaxing and breathing and a lady across the room RIPS A HUGE ONE! OMG!! I thought I was going to die. I tried not to laugh... I really did! But the worst part is that instead of just playing it off (since we were all supposed to be relaxing and focusing on our breath) she grabs at her ass in a HUGE gesture of embarrassment. On top of that her partner makes it worse by cuddling up close to her and giggling right along with the half of us that can't control our laughter. Batman and I were CRYING we were laughing so hard! I felt terrible for her... later. I think I was just happy it was her not me! Because I can TOTALLY see myself being in her shoes! I guess all I can say is- she was relaxed...LOL
Class aside, I got a wonderful surprise yesterday!! We FINALLY got a CRIB!!! Secretly, my parents ordered it weeks ago and it finally came in to BRU yesterday afternoon. It's this one and I LOVE IT! Batman and his friend E are going to put it together TONIGHT! I'll have plenty more pics to share tomorrow, I'm sure. On top of that, it even came with a mattress!! Woot! I guess last month when it was ordered BRU was running a promo that if you spent so much on a crib, they would throw the mattress in for free. My parents went one step further and upgraded to a "better" ( I guess) one than they were giving :)
We did have one snafu through the process. When it was picked up yesterday, no mattress was with it. OOPS! So after a talk with my parents (aka my very pissed off Mom), BRU realized their mistake and had it ready for us to pick up today after our class. On top of that, they gave us a $10 gift card for the inconvenience. How great is that? Way to go Mom!!
Whew! If you got through all that, pat yourself on the back.
I'll update more on the crib tomorrow!