or at least to go into labor and delivery.
Amidst some falling snow and slick roads yesterday morning, we made it to Good Sam for our childbirth class. It really wasn't as bad or as boring as either of us thought it would be. I think we would both agree that watching 1 birth was enough (they showed us about 4 or 5), but otherwise, it was pretty fun (maybe more so for Melody than for Eric since she got to lay on the pillows and pretend like she was having contractions while Eric learned how to rub her back and feet and arms for 2 hours).
We definitely feel a little more prepared as far as when do we actually need to go to the hospital (that part was freaking us out a little) and I guess this means we're qualified to have our baby now. Only 6 weeks left! She is moving and kicking and stretching like crazy. It's hard to imagine how life will be when she gets here, but we can't wait (even though it will be exhausting). As we look at our tree and wrap up our Christmas shopping, it's even crazier to think that this time next year we'll have an almost 11 month old toddling around the house!
~Eric and Melody