Less than one week into the new year, and I have A TON of homework. "How?" you might ask. Because I signed up for not one, but two classes a week. The first class is for child birth. The second, photography. Two things I'm very interested in right now. (Obviously the first a little more than the second.)
The child birth classes are called The Bradley Method or Husband-Coached Natural Childbirth. John heard more the first night than he wanted to, including a story from one of the girls there about peeing when she sneezed or something, but I told him that's only the tip of the iceberg.
Funny story about our first class--we went around the room introducing ourselves, and John and I were the first ones to go. John starts out with, "Well...I've been sober for 8 days..."
Obviously, I get the joke and start cracking up, so we laugh about being at the "wrong" meeting. I don't think the other students have any idea what they're in for with John in the class.
All joking aside, I really think we will learn a lot, which is my whole purpose for taking the class. My goal is to have a natural child birth, but I know myself well enough to know that plans change, so the real goal is to be able to make educated decisions to ensure I have a healthy baby.
So clearly the downside to taking these classes is homework. Between work, exercise, travel, and getting the house ready for the baby, I don't have a lot of free time. But the upside is that I get to spend quality time with John, which I really enjoy. He's way more into learning about the camera than I am, but I'm happy just to be there with him.