Antenatal class and my hunt for a birthing playlist

This weekend just gone the hubby and I attended an antenatal class at our hospital, as part of our preparation for the upcoming birth of our first born. We’ve still got one more class to go yet. This one was more of a foundation and learning what was to come. We crammed it all into a single day session, and by the end of it I was brain fried.

We covered:

  • What to expect when you go into labour
  • The various stages of labour
  • Pain management techniques
  • Induction techniques
  • When to actually go to the hospital
  • What to prepare for hospital (packing list for me, our bub and hubby)
  • What not to do when the wife is in labour (i.e. for the partners, how to avoid getting hit in the face by annoying your beloved one)
  • Breastfeeding techniques
  • Post-birth care
  • Tour of the hospital facilities

It was so worth it. I’ve come out of it feeling more comfortable than I expected. Before we went, I would have assumed that the minute my waters broke I would have to make a panicked call to Mario (if he was at work), then a mad dash to the hospital. Just a little unnecessary it seems! read more

52: Blog 100 memories ( 11 to 15 – music)

52 in 52 - memories

11 – First concert (year unknown)

When I was younger, at one point I was hanging out with a church group. In all fairness it was because I wanted to join in all their cool social activities – water fights, bowling etc, and most certainly not because I was interested in learning about God. The actual church and religious stuff I thought was nonsense (to my mother’s relief).

One night they had a concert that I attended. I remember nothing of the music, although I must have thought it was decent. Actually, I think they may have been a rock style Christian band. read more

Get my muster on

Today I'm going to the Gympie Muster, a country music festival held in a location where we joke the people have two heads.

I got a free ticket thanks to a good friend who works at a radio station. I have never been to the muster before, so I'm excited about the unexpected (I've heard the people watching is great; new website “the people of the muster” maybe).

Tomorrow I will be sure to post some hilarious pictures! Stay tuned!

All work and no play…

Finally, FINALLY it seems as though I'm healthy again. That's awesome. Oh, except I was about to say I haven't had to blow my nose in ages, but remembered that I blew it this morning after I sneezed. That was the exception though, other than that it's been forever.

Today was the first Monday I have been able to work in about 3 weeks without going home sick early. I shouldn't be thrilled it's a Monday, but I'm thrilled it meant I've lasted a weekend without a relapse of getting sick. That's awesome. read more

I saw Weezer in Sydney

This weekend I went on a road trip to Sydney with my Mum. The plan (originally formed with C but after our recent relationship issues he decided not to come) was to come to see Weezer in concert. My mum stepped in when C said he wasn't coming, so we left straight after finishing work Friday night.

Drive-thru coffee stop

 

After 13 hours of driving we finally arrived, and as I had driven 12 of them I was shattered. All up I probably had about 20 – 40mins of sleep max during the trip, and once we reached my sister's place I probably had another 2 hours (after the concert I promptly passed out for a solid 8 hours). read more