Week 31. I hope you can all see the significant growth that happened in just one week. This week we had the first of 6 baby classes. For those of you who don’t know, I’m delivering at a birthing center in Denver. One of the reasons we chose to deliver at the birthing center – Mountain Midwifery – is because of their focus on education. We have 4 natural birth classes, 1 breastfeeding class and 1 newborn and infant care class. This week was the first of our natural birthing classes.
Basically, we learned about early labor, baby positions and how to catch a baby if we are not at the birthing center or hospital when Grace is born. There are a couple parents who live in the mountains. They might actually need to know how to catch a baby. It was great to be with other moms and dads who are going through similar situations and experiences. It’s nice to know I’m not the only mama who wakes up in the middle of the night screaming from leg cramps.
Speaking of leg cramps, I woke up around 4 am with a massive charlie horse the other night. I was screaming. Poor Chris probably thought I was going into labor. I can’ believe I will have to endure the pain of labor when I cannot handle a charlie horse.
Lastly, I had my first prenatal massage today. It was blissful. I would highly recommend it for any pregnant lady.