Okay, so for the past few days, I've been getting educated by Alice and Eden on the end of the third trimester and getting labor started naturally via CafeMom Studio's Mom-Ed: Childbirth videos. It's been super helpful, super interesting stuff, but I've gotta say -- today's video takes the cake. The ladies talk about what happens once labor starts. And it's so not what I thought. Check out the video, then let's discuss.
Okay, so I never really thought labor happened like it does in the movies -- water breaking, mom-to-be screaming, and a frantic drive to the hospital. But I never thought it would be, well, boring. Play cards? Watch a movie? I don't know how anyone in their right mind could do such things when a baby is on the way.
See, I'm not good with waiting. And I'm not really loving this whole "just hang out" period before going to the hospital. I mean, I get that I really don't have a choice -- and good Lord, am I glad I know about it -- but I seriously don't know how I'm going to act all casual and nonchalant when I'm in labor, for God's sake!
This video has made me realize that I need to plan. I need to figure out a few constructive things to do with myself while I'm waiting to go to the hospital. I am not the type of person who will be able to cozy up on the couch and watch the finale of Rock of Love. I need stuff to do. Maybe I'll clean. Or bake! Or take a shower and blow out my hair! Is that insane?
I don't know. I need to figure out something. 'Cause this girl isn't good with waiting. But she's worse with the unknown, so I'm glad I at least know about the waiting.
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