Do you remember what a big deal it was to turn 10 and be in the 'double digits'? I'm having a similar feeling this week. I am now into the single digits for the number of weeks remaining in my pregnancy - 9 weeks and 2 days! Instead of telling people how far along I am, I normally tell them how many weeks I have left to go. Pretty exciting.
Also, I haven't filled everyone in on the exciting day Scott and I had Saturday, June 6. We 'got' to attend an all day child birthing class! (Scott was especially excited - ha!) We debated about whether to take the class, but thought we should start our parenting responsibility out on the right foot and take the class. Most of the information covered was a review for me, but it was nice to get the facts about pain management during labor. I am fully embracing modern medicine and will be getting an epidural ASAP. :) Also enlightening was the postpartum information. No one likes to talk about the Depends-like diapers, ice packs, etc. that you need for a while after pregnancy. Good times! I think Scott's main takeaway from the day was that labor is usually more than a 2 - 3 hour process. Like most guys, Scott had only seen a 'Hollywood' labor on TV. He assumed when labor started, you immediately went to the hospital and that baby would be born a couple hours later. Seems funny to those of us who know labor can be a much longer experience from start to finish. However if you think about it, TV/movies usually only show the last stage of labor. Scott was quite a trooper and hung in there the entire day. In the last couple hours of the class, nearly all the guys in the room where staring off into space or fully engrossed in their blackberries. ADD had set-in, for sure.