Sunday, September 3, 2006

Labor Day is Almost Here

Well, today is Sunday, September 3rd, and our baby's due date is on Tuesday. Tomorrow is Labor day, and who knows, we might be in labor! At this point, the preparations are complete and we are ready to go.

A week and a half ago, at our Dr. appointment, we picked up the birthing tub. It weighs about 45 pounds and comes in the case to the right. Our doctor is so cool, he even helped load it into the car!

Of course, we are pretty excited about the birth, so we promptly set it up in the bedroom. Here is a photo of the tub. The walls are actually made out of a heavy duty styrofoam. And what you see right now is the permanent liner in the tub. Before the actual birth, we'll put in the disposable liner, which is currently sterile. Then, we'll fill it up with a hose hooked up to the faucet. We are told that it will hold about 80 gallons of water. Our hot water heater is only 50 gallons, so it may take a while to fill.

What else....I've started reading a great book called The New Father by Armin Brott. Baby Jones gave it to me as a Fathers Day Gift. It is kind of a month-by-month manual which explains child development and is full of great tips for fathers! Susan has been re-reading The Birth Book and The Breastfeeding Book by the Sears'. Also great books for new parents.

The only thing left is to make some refinements to the Birth CD. This is supposed to be music that will help Susan to relax. It actually is pretty much done, and includes music from our wedding and some other relaxing songs. But thinking about a birth CD is kind of fun. Here is a list of songs that are not on our CD, but based on their title or lyrics, maybe they should be part of a birth soundtrack.

  • "It's the end of the world as we know it," REM

  • "A whole new world," Aladdin soundtrack

  • "Push it, Push it real good" I don't know

Can you think of any fun or satirical ideas for a birth soundtrack? Login and let us know!

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