Thursday, March 18, 2010

On my mind

On this gorgeous sunny day, I have a few things on my mind. Like...

*making my list of what to take in my hospital bag. I honestly feel like I should pack it already. Mike and I went to our last Multiples class last night, and we had a panel of guest speakers that were all parents of twins, and one of things they said was to pack your bag early. I just spent the last 20 minutes jotting down what needs to go in there just in case I don't have time to pack it and someone else has to do it for me. I've realized I am one of those people who would rather overpack than underpack.

*I need a haircut and can't decide whether to go to my old hairstylist, or go back to the new one I tried. I had been going to the same stylist for years, but the last time I tried to get an appointment, it was impossible. I was ticked, and in an act of rebellion, I went somewhere else. I really like the new stylist (even though I cried after my haircut--bad hormone day) and ended up loving the cut. Here's the dilemma--the old place is literally less than a minute way and would be really convenient after I have the girls. However, I am not sure that I want to deal with having a hard time getting an appointment. The new stylist was great, but it was on the other side of town. I need to stop sitting on the fence and just make a decision.

*I am trying to appreciate every minute of this life I am living now because it's all going to change. That is both an exciting and scary thought. I'm trying to wrap my mind around the fact that it will never just be Mike and I again. We are going to become a family of 4 in just a few months. I won't be able to hop in the car, grab some coffee and do some shopping whenever I feel like it. My marriage is about to undergo a serious change too. Hopefully we will become stronger as we learn to work as a team! I mean, we're a team now, but this is an entirely new experience and we have no idea what we are doing. But this is what I prayed for. This is what my heart ached for. This is what God has blessed us with. Like I said, it's exciting and scary.

*Do I need to take childbirth/Expectant parent classes? Our Mulitples class touched on childbirth, but nothing in detail. I know that it's a good idea to take the class so that we know what to expect, but the idea of practicing breathing exercises and different laboring positions in a room full of complete strangers is outside my comfort zone. Those of you ladies who have had children, is this class worth taking? Did you use the information given to you during the class?


Amanda said...

I just posted a similar post about childbirth class. I am torn on what to do too.

Kim said...

I always packed to much to! And I always packed around 32 weeks with both girls, for some reason I just felt like I needed to! As for childbirth classes, I never took them but kind of wish I did. I think I would of been more prepared for the different things that came up! The Spectrum nurses I have to say though were above and beyond helpful! Made me feel so comfortable! So if you decide not to, the nurses will definatly help you through!

Becky said...

Oh, so many things to say! Sarah, first of all, I'm starting a new blog and one of my upcoming posts is a "baby must-have" list that I have to write for myself as a reminder of what I'll need (again) come August! So, I'm hoping that will be a help to you.
I asked my bestie Kate about packing for the hospital and I actually followed her list religiously. One question, are you having a C-section? That can certainly change your list and I have TONS of advice on how to handle it/heal afterwards.
Another question, are you planning to nurse? This also has a dramatic effect on what you should pack for the hospital, and I have advice there, too. Basically, ask me any question and I would L*O*V*E to help you. I'm not a know-it-all, but I do know what worked for me, and maybe it would be helpful.
As for childbirth classes, if you're going with a C-section, I don't think you'd need to go. However, if you're planning on trying a vaginal birth, I'd definitely recommend going. Our nurse-midwife who taught the class was so helpful and informative and I really understood what to expect at various stages of labor. Too bad my body didn't understand what was expected of it, Ha-Ha!
Like I said, I would love to help. I'll send you a link to my new blog soon, and email me with questions, okay love?
Congrats, you're getting CLOSE!!!

Becky said...

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that I finally compiled a good list of baby items. It's still on my mind to email you about what to pack for the hospital, too. I hope that I can help in some small way! Just know that you are loved and supported from far away and I'm so excited to have you join the league of mothers!!! :) HUGS!