Odds and Ends

David and I went to our first natural childbirth class last night and I didn’t think it was weird at all, but Raven has corrected me.  Apparently, it was, in fact, weird.  In my defense, I figured that this class would have a pretty strong hippie-bias—I mean, it meets at a yoga studio for goodness sake—so I guess my expectations for weirdness were set high.  So, when she asked us to draw our “pregnancy journey” and breathe calming colors into the muscles that we couldn’t relax, it just seemed par for the course.  I thought it was nice.  Next week, we will be drawing our “ideal birth”, and we are free to be literal or more abstract (birthing in a cloud or in a cave were some examples given).  This may be another red flag for weird.  I will have to consult Raven.

In other news, now that I’m over the poison ivy (which, by the way, was a major part of my pregnancy journey picture), I’m enjoying being pregnant a little more.  I can feel the baby move, which honestly is a little creepy and feels less like a miniature human and more like a giant eel doing figure eights in my abdomen.  Nevertheless, it is reassuring.  We have Things for the Nursery (curtains, a crib and a rug, to be exact) and I have created a virtual inspiration board so that we can better envision what the room will look like in the end (David secretly laughs about this).  AND, we find out if the baby is a boy or girl this Friday, so that is very exciting. 

I have no knitting or pictures to show, as I have been too busy eating all the time, but I’ll have something up soon—autumn finally decided to get with the program, and with cooler weather comes more knitting from yours truly.

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1 Response to “Odds and Ends”


  1. 1 nakiru November 7, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I hope your birth is everything you hope.
    I just attended the birth of my sister’s second (natural, at home) and I feel like it was one of the few exquisite things in the world.

    I didn’t think it sounded weird. I would like that sort of nice when I get to have children some day. 🙂


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