It's so cliche, but I don't even remember the pain of labor and childbirth. Don't get me wrong, I remember it hurt, but I barely think about that now even though I'll be doing it again.
I'm more concerned about what to do when baby actually gets here. How will I handle 3 KIDS?! Cat?! :)
With my first baby I was a wreck all 9 months with just the "not knowing" of what was going to happen when I was in labor and not knowing what to do. My husband still teases me that I wasn't pushing right. We probably should have taken a birthing class or something, but since I was definitely getting an epidural I didn't think it was necessary. I wish I would have taken a class now. Labor definitely wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. I had contractions all week and then one morning I woke up to really strong contractions and I was pretty sure it was it. So I took a shower and got myself ready while I let my husband wake up. Once they were 5 minutes apart I knew it was time to wake up the hubby. We hopped in the car and the 45 minute drive turned into an hour drive because my husband was so excited that he took the longest way possible to get to the hospital because he wasn't thinking! I immediately got an epidural as soon as getting there and everything just went so smoothly after that and soon I was holding my precious baby.
So now with my 2nd baby due in April, I am actually looking forward to labor and the birth of my baby! It's definitely very different the second time around.
I liked Philips Avent on Facebook as Rachel Honsvick DeMille
1. Nervous about what life would be like, how things would change, how to take care of a little baby! So much unknown, I HATE the unknown and now my life was suddenly full of the unknown!
2. I packed comfy pjs!!! and slipper socks
3. I like the Facebook page and I think I shared the giveaway awhile ago!
4. PAIN MEDS! i was good to go after that, I was so scared of labor, but it wasn't too bad. The worse was the pain - I had back labor so it was rough. Recovery was so much worse than labor. i had heard that it could take 5 hours of pushing, and I knew there was no way that was going to happen! 5 sets of pushes and he was out, quicker than the dr. even though!
5. I slept on my side, angled toward my stomach. It was still not too comfy!