Friday, April 23, 2010
This being our first child, Winn and I are both really glad that we took prenatal classes together. I think it helped to prepare us for what to expect during the pregnancy as well as giving us some tools to use for the labor and delivery. But no matter how much planning and preparing you do, there is always some anxiety about the unknown, and Winn is often asking things like "What should I do if..."
So I thought it might take some of the pressure off of him if I made a little booklet (cheat sheet) for him to bring along to the hospital. It has ideas of different things he can suggest to me during different stages of labor, the special instructions for hospital staff that we decided on and included in our birth plan (details like who's allowed in the delivery room), little reminders and love notes, etc. I know, I know, call me anal retentive, overly organized, whatever. Maybe I just have too much time on my hands now that we're in the "waiting stage." (The *official* due date is today!)