Playing around with the camera
I am now 35 weeks along. We were taking pictures of ourselves the other day, this was my favorite one. Good news.... I've had less pain in that muscle in my belly for the past few days. It's been hurting still, but way less than before. I have been wearing that brace whenever I do something, and trying to stand straighter (when I remember), and it seems to be helping. Now my biggest issue is the back pain... but I don't think it will be going anywhere until after I have Ethan. We never did take any childbirth classes, but we are going to take a tour of the maternity ward at the hospital tonight. I was talking to my friend Julie, who also delivered at the same hospital, and didn't take any classes, and she reassured me that the nurses coach you through everything anyhow. I have been reading a lot, so I don't feel like I'm in the dark or anything. I've also been watching a lot of the Discovery Health Channel, and I've seen quite a few normal births and C-sections, epidurals being administered, and some other crazy high risk births. They show everything with the C-sections, so I can now say I know exactly what that looks like! Hopefully I won't have to have one of those, but you never know.
This Friday is my 26th birthday. It's kind of funny, my mom had me, her first baby, when she was 26, and I will also have my first baby at 26. We are going to go to Oak Glen in the afternoon with Danny and Jolene and Christian, and then I think we are going to Ooka's in Riverside for dinner. Ooka's is like Bennihana's with hibachi grills and a sushi bar (although no sushi for me yet). I can't WAIT to have sushi again....mmmmmm.