Friday

Attire:
Olian Maternity – Brown print jersey dress
Sofft – Black suede Mary Janes
Ann Taylor – Gold hoops
Ralph Lauren – Gold bangles

Hair:
Washed and conditioned
Matric Curl.Life Contouring Milk
Hair scrunched and let air dry 80%
Used diffuser on dryer to dry the rest of the way

Beauty:
Laura Mercier – Flawless Face Kit in Sand
Nars – Blush in Orgasm
Cargo – Matte BeachBlush in Tenerife
Body Shop – Shimmer Cubes in Warmth: peach on lids, chocolate in crease and along lash lines
Cover Girl – LashBlast mascara in Rich Black
Benefit – Lipstick in Bouquet Dive

Had my 32-week appointment with the midwife today and all is well. Good blood tests, no gestational diabetes, good blood pressure, all progressing nicely.

Last night we had our Hypnobirthing class and it was pretty cool. There's only four couples in the class. We did a few self-hypnosis practices – we closed our eyes and imagined a bunch of helium balloons on one wrist and a bucket of wet sand on the other. We learned to create total relaxation by having our spouse grasp our shoulder. We did some positions on the floor with pillows to be very comfortable and have the baby supported. We practiced different types of breathing for surges, birth, etc. It was pretty cool, though after a long day at work I think I fell asleep dyuring one of the floor meditations! We saw two videos of women using the method during birth and it was pretty inspirational. Seriously, these women were almost silent the entire labor and the babies just slid out!!! I know that won't happen for all but it was very cool to see.l All in all my husband and I really enjoyed it, look forward to our homework and the next class!

4 Comments

  1. November 10, 2008 / 12:39 am

    This is such a special time for you and your husband. We took a Bradley class with our first, 18 yrs ago, and it is fun to go back and read the things we wrote in our workbook.

    I make a lot of noise when I push, but it’s not screaming, it’s more like “I’m lifting the refrigerator.” It’s rather involuntary!

  2. November 8, 2008 / 2:36 pm

    I really love those Sofft Mary Janes! So cute!

    That’s totally interesting about the hypnobirthing, best of luck with it and I’d love to hear how it goes.

  3. November 8, 2008 / 5:26 am

    I used Hypno Birth for 3 of my 4 children, and it was very relaxing, I was fearful with my first child of everything you see about the pain and screaming and my first birth was nothing like that, it was a very calm birth yes there was pain but more pressure, but I was relaxed everyone around was relaxed it was amazing, I had one of my children at 26 weeks and was so rushed it was the complete opposite of my other births. Hypnobirthing is wonderful and I wish you the best!

  4. November 8, 2008 / 1:12 am

    I know that it won’t be for a while, and you will be quite busy afterward(!) but I do hope you will post a brief review of how the HypnoBirthing works for you. I’ve never heard of anyone using it, and I’m really intrigued. My husband is a doctor, so he is really just into the whole epidural and push and be done with it and doesn’t really believe in anything too “holistic” by his standards, but the thought of something which teaches you to relax really caught my interest (not that we’d be having children for a long time, considering we have several years of a long-distance marriage.. but, you know, something to file away for the future!).

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