Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I am happy to report that Nick and I completed our final birthing class tonight. Talk about timing. If the class would have lasted just one more week, we would have already had Caleb here to take care of and not just baby Teet. Tonights class was all about infant care and new momma care. We learned how to bathe, swaddle, diaper, feed etc etc our new baby. Teet was soo little that the hospital blankets swallowed him whole. We watched an interesting video on newborn manurisims, and I have to admit that all I could think about was little Caleb's arrival. I can not wait to see him for the first time. After our break we came back and learned about momma care after baby is born. We discussed the baby blues, and PP Despression. The instructor then began talking to us about our bodies, and the pain that we may experience after delivery. I have to admit that I had not thought to much about the pain that could come with stiches, but I am thankful to have learned of various ways to help minimize this pain. However, I about died when I saw the size of the maternity pads and underwear that the hospital supplies new mommas. The pad was the size of a diaper. I couldn't help but laugh, and Nick and I just looked at eachother. I mean seriously huge. I know they are probably the best thing at the time, and I am sure that I will not care, but they are soo different than I imagined. I mean I had purchased pads (for the first time since I was 12), but now mine seem to tiny. I dunno what to think. They make it seem as though you are going to hemorrage blood with the size of the pads. Is it really as bad as it seems? I am afraid that they will show through all of my clothes that I am taking to the hospital. I guess we will just have to see. I feel as though every time I walk it will sound crunchy. SOO attractive. Oh well baby Caleb will be worth it.


Lea Liz said...

OH girl let me tell you after it is all over you won't care about the size of the pads or the net mesh undies.. haha.. oh and di they show you the ice packs? I called them burritos and those will be your best friend too!!
I actually didn't bleed too bad and I could have wore pads had I of taken them but I wore theirs just in case because you don't really know what your body is going to do!!!

Abby said...

I'm with Lea Liz - you soooo won't care. I even grabbed extra pads and mesh undies (by request) before leaving.

I would say that I downgraded to the smaller ones by week 2 postpartum, though. And probably wore one of some sort for at least 4-6 weeks afterwards.

I do advise some looser shorts/PJ pants though. Just because they're more comfy :D

The Dimino's said...

ok ,so I refused to wear the mesh undies and I brought my own pads!!!! Go buy the always overnight!!! They are super thin and very absorbant and it doesn't feel like you have a diaper on!!!! I also bought black lounge wear so that if I leaked you couldn't see it on the pants!!! And as far as the after pain it wasn't that bad for me and I had a 2nd degree episiotomy!! I think I just asked for motrin twice the whole 3 days in the hospital!!! I know you are so excited about little Caleb's arrival Tuesday!!! I wish you the best of luck!!! You will do awesome!!! The key is to think about that beautiful baby and set all your fears behind you!!!
<3 Crystal