Thursday, January 31, 2008

Does the world really need a biopic on...


In other news, it's a beautiful, sunny, and rather cold day here in the good land. Skiing is plentiful but the cold really makes ski waxing tricky. I waxed all of our skis with special green as a base, and with blue as a top layer (after struggling with special green and having a minor pregnancy-induced hissy fit, it was just better this way).

I am slowly counting down the days to delivery, and have just started thinking about how nice it will be to be able to run. At the same time, Kira gets stronger and stronger everyday, and so do her kicks. I think we are all ready to get this whole delivery thing over with.

Speaking of delivery and labor, childbirth class has been a lot of fun. Not only do we get to meet a lot of new people in our same boat, but also we get to watch the "real baby story" -- real people in graphic detail going through labor. Once again, all data points suggest that there is pain involved, and drugs are starting to look mighty good. I keep reminding myself that, despite the societal pressures surrounding pregnancy and birth, that delivery is not a competition, and there is probably not a gold medal involved.

The other funny part of childbirth class is the practicing of labor positions and what the partner can do to help. Since many of the positions involve hanging on your partner or the partner bending over to massage you, Frank's back started aching. We decided he may also need some drugs to get through labor :).

What else can I say? We've got a jam-packed weekend coming up...a UAA hockey game, concert tickets, and the super bowl of course on Sunday. I would say the Ski for Women (the world's largest women-only XC event) is also on Sunday, but I think maybe this is a good year to skip since it's kind of like a roller derby on skis.

Have a good weekend!


Anonymous said...

You know what your old grey haired mom says, "Drugs are cool!" Ha just kidding.

Actually there is a gold medal involved...every child born is a gold medal and a winner too!

My boss said I should have a good trip so I guess you are stuck with your mom when the time comes.

Anonymous said...

By the way, You were in the Frank Breech position when you were born. Will and Mandy must have been in the complete breech least Will sat Bhudha style and would not budge.


chaipo said...

Ha! Well the good/bad thing is...there is no practicing doctor at the hospital that will entertain a breech vaginal birth. Today they check my blood again and this would be the week to try to flip her if she's breech, so we will see :)

I can't wait to see you!

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