Thursday, February 5, 2009

28 Weeks

I can't believe that I can say that I'm 28 weeks/7 months pregnant. I had my check-up yesterday and everything is going well. The best part is hearing that strong heartbeat from my little boy and hearing the doc say it sounds great. I am now on the two week schedule for my next apts. Yeah, D-Day is getting closer!!

I had my glucose blood test after my apt. too. So, keep your fingers crossed that everything comes back A-OK. The test wasn't as bad as I thought. I drank the flat orange soda substance in no time (the only complaint was the drink was cold, I only like room temperature beverages). I brought a book to take up my hour of waiting and before I knew it, I was being called in for the blood work. It was a piece of cake.

Jeff and I started our birthing classes on Monday. We signed up for the 7 week course given by the hospital we are using. There was a big crowd there too, at least 10 other couples. Most of them expecting in April too. The first night was all about introductions, why we were all there, what to expect and some breathing techniques. It'll be interesting over the next couple of weeks what we will learn and see what I will actually use on the day Mr. Drew arrives.

The best part of the class was at the end (not just because it was the end). The instructor had everyone get on the floor for a breathing exercise. Jeff and I found a spot behind our chairs since there were so many people attending. I was lying on my side and Jeff on his back for the contraction/relaxation exercise. The object was to tense up the part of the body the instructor requests, hold for 10 seconds, then relax. The first area was our faces. The instructor indicates to start and I look over at Jeff while he was making his face and I just lost it laughing. I put myself into one of my laughing/crying/can't breath laughing fits over the scrunched up face he made. I was crying so hard, tears made there way on my forehead. It must have been because I was laughing into my pillow so no one could hear me and I definitely glad we were behind the chairs so the instructor couldn't see me.

After I calmed down, I looked over at Jeff and thought to myself, I couldn't imagine going through this with anyone else.


Cherish said...

That sounds really sweet. You two will be wonderful parents together for little Drew

Melissa said...

Those classes are awesome! I am really glad I went to them on my first, I hope you get a lot out of them too, and enjoy it all because it seems once you are going to these classes and your check ups time flies and you wonder where it went! 7 Months!! Wow, you look amazing!

Congrats again!! And I think it's amazing that you have such a great guy with you for it! You'll need him to lighten the mood while your in labour ;)