Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Birthing Class Reunites

I have no concept of time, whatsoever. Something happened during the birthing/infant process and I can no longer discern the passing of time...especially at night, when I get those precious few hours of sleep. I'm SURE that it has only been five minutes since my head hit the pillow and when precious baby decides its time to wake snoring mommy up for a little midnight snack.

And now, I can't believe its been a month since my last post. Goodness. My next one will be when she starts kindergarten. Or starts her period. Or starts her own family. Because *BLINK* and the day is over and a new one has begun.

Last night was our birthing class reunion. It was really fun to see real-time genetic experiments. You get to know these couples over a seven week cycle, then you get to see what kind of baby they produce (some of them more successful than others, he he). You also get to see what the gals look like without an extra 20-30 pounds, without stretchy pants, and without the perpetual waddle. We shared our birth stories (mine was the worst, I'm sure), bitch about the hospital, and whine about our postpartum issues. I think when it was over, everyone was a little reluctant to leave. There was this sort of team camaraderie, that we were all in for *something* but no one knew what. And then we're pushed out of the nest to discover for ourselves what this whole parenting thing is all about.

6 comments:

Martha said...

Great post, ha, ha, brought back some happy memories. We met a couple in our birthing class we still keep in touch with, it's like War Veterans or something. I hope you get some more rest soon, ah, sleep deprivation, first w/my kiddos nursing, now w/my Dh snoring...

areyoukiddingme said...

We did the one day birthing class, so there was no time for socializing. My hospital did offer a weekly mom's group, but it was too far away from me to attend. (Of course, I could have gone to the hospital 5 minutes from my house, but I chose the good hospital 40 miles away.) It is nice to connect with people in the same boat as you.

Hope you're able to get some sleep and that time slows down a bit!

karlinda said...

Congrats on your little one. I guess there's a bit of a 'spirit of the blitz' amongst a birthing class. :D

KimboSue said...

cool... I have never heard of a birthing class reunion. Pretty sweet.

Krystal said...

Congrats on your little girl!

I bet it was so great to see the little ones and moms and dads at your "reunion." Hopefully, you'll be able to get together again!

Happy ICLW!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I'm sure that the time thing will eventually come back in line (or at least a little closer)... eventually! ;)

That's cool about getting together with your birthing class. I think that bond would be pretty powerful.

ICLW