I thought this was too cute to pass up! Yes, it is a very adorable pregnant Jared - 38 weeks and counting - along with me!
Obviously, we had our birthing class last week. I was bit nervous we wouldn't make it in time for the class and be left all on our own. (As Jared put it, "But then maybe we would get a refund..." He was hoping because eight hours on a Saturday is a long time for any working man to give up - what a trooper!) As it turns out, things went on without a hitch! We, along with seven other first-time parent couples, watched video clips, practiced breathing, and scribbled notes on the phases of labor. We all took a tour of the hospital (the labor rooms are actually very pretty - not that I'll probably be noticing that much), swapped tips and enjoyed Bill Cosby's perspective. Of course the "empathy belly" was a hit with the moms-to-be as the teacher announced the different weights as she added them, "Each of these five pounds weights will rest right on your hips, and this one goes right on your bladder, and of course I heated this towel so you'll be nice and toasty..." (Although after watching all those videos I personally thought also being in stirrups would add much more empathy.)
All in all, it was very helpful and we are so excited to meet our little guy! (Still no official name but we're working on it.) Now just as long as we don't forget what we learned when it gets real!