Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I'm scared of delivery day. I have always been freaked out by this thought, even before pregnancy. I change my mind every day- C-section, induced, or "regular". So, to help us decide, hopefully not to worry/confuse/scare me anymore than I already am, Dustin and I are taking classes.

We would prefer to do a 6 week course, 2 hrs each week, that thoroughly explains the process but we are would miss 2 of these classes due to prior obligations. This Saturday we are doing a crash course from 9-5 on all things birth. We will receive a tour of the hospital including the Cesarean Suite and Recovery Rooms, try to understand labor and birth and the various stages of each, discuss breastfeeding and bottlefeeding, talk about postpartum care for mommy and learn to diaper and swaddle correctly.

I feel so naive when I hear people talk about pregnancy and delivery so we are attempting to educate ourselves on all of the mysteries of baby Avery and her birth. I just hope it doesn't result in us running out with our pillows and blankets screaming!


  1. OK, here's my take on it: Just let God do his work. Let baby Avery come out when she's ready. I'm not for scheduled inductions, C-sections, etc. Only get a C-section if you have to. You will beg to be induced (mostly because you are sweating so much from the summer heat), but please don't get one!

  2. I agree- it will all work out the way it's supposed to. I was induced with Noah on his due date and it wasn't that bad- I was planning to wait on him to come on his own, but the Dr. wasn't ok with that idea. I was terrified, too but 4 hours after they broke my water, he was here! It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be! Good luck!