We still have lots to do to get ready, but we're holding out until after the baby showers. :) I finally picked out a stroller & carseat though and our crib should be here in the next week!
Last week we went to our first Lamaze class and last night was the second one. I'm loving it! Lee is really enjoying it, too. We are both learning so much and we feel really empowered and a lot more ready being quite a bit more informed about just how some of this whole labor thing works. It is also comforting to have a better grasp about some of the common practices, what is necessary and what isn't, and to be reminded that we do have a choice as to how our labor goes even in the hospital. The first night she said to us, "Remember you are going to the hospital not because you are sick or having an emergency, birth is a totally normal and healthy thing so it doesn't have to be treated like or worried about like a surgery or a medical crises." Of course, she reminded us that things do happen, but that there are ways to decrease those chances and that in all reality the chances are very low. She also says to us that you can't "plan birth" because birth will have its surprises, but you can plan FOR birth. I'd have to say Lee & I are pretty excited about the event. I know that it will be painful, but the reward will be so great and so worth it. I feel excited to see and experience something God created my female body to do & I know that He made me strong enough to do it so I haven't really felt fear or anxiety about the situation.