Yeah, I know that Hannah is her name as announced by Jacob a couple weeks ago, but I love calling her Baby Deba and will continue to do so until she arrives.
The week before Thanksgiving Kate and I finished up our three night birth class and you know what it was how can I say, very interesting. The first night we had to introduce ourselves to the group and give some information about due dates, hobbies etc. Kate and I were first so I introduced myself and then did Kate. We took turns answering what we were asked to, not thinking anything of it. Everyone else took their turns and we moved on to the next section. I’ll fast forward to after the class when we were in the car, I turned to Kate and said “Is it just me or was it weird that none of the other mothers spoke during the introductions?” and Kate agreed and said she would have been irritated if I didn’t let her have a voice. I know that this has nothing to do with the baby, but it was an interesting observation.
So back to the class, got to watch a lovely video of the stages of labor and low and behold we were lucky enough to see it all! Yup, full on shot and to be honest it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Kate and I were cracking up the whole time, not because we were being immature, but because of the way some of the other dads to be reacted. I’m sure you can imagine some of the reactions.
During the second class we watched another video about birth and went through the breathing exercises that they recommended. I realized then that helping Kate is going to be hard cause she kept laughing at me when I was helping her breathe and supporting her. The third class was more of the same, but overall it was a really helpful class for me. I learned a lot of great ways to support Kate and helped me realize that I am going to take a beating from Kate (love you baby).
The class got our butts into gear and we started packing the hospital bag and we got the crib set-up in our room. We also separated Baby Deba’s clothes by size and season so that we have less to do when she is home. We even picked out her coming home outfit and if you click HERE you won’t be able to see that outfit (sorry, I had to)! You’ll just have to wait until we take pictures leaving the hospital.
I think the hardest part about the whole birth is going to be finding some where for Jacob to go because depending on the time of day and what day it is, different people are available. I feel like we have to have a color coded calendar or something.
The good news is I know that we will figure it out because we always do.
P.S. Here are a couple of the hand made onesies the Turdburglar girls made for Baby Deba…