Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bajingos and Mustaches

The way one handles a stressful situation is very telling. It can reveal the type of person you truly are, deep inside.

My man and I exposed our true character today in a Childbirth Preparation class. While others were listening intently, taking notes and asking questions, we were the couple making inappropriate comments under our breath. During part of the class, one husband was even massaging his wife's foot, which was propped up on his lap. Adversely, Tim and I poked each other in the ribs as we joked.

Our level of discomfort was pushed over the top with all the videos of scary bajingos and talk about needles, incisions & bodily fluids. (At one point, the instructor asked Tim if he needed oxygen. Seriously.) So what did we do to compensate? We made fun of the facial expressions on the poor, laboring mothers and the Chester mustaches on their husbands and doctors.

We're going to be fantastic parents.

9 comments:

Agent Pepper said...

At least you handle stress with jokes and laughter. I'm writing my first DBQ (Document Based Question) - it's a really hard, stupid essay with lots of requirements to even just get a 70% - for history.

How did I handle the stress of this situation (that I'm still currently in the process of writing)?

I handled my stress by taking a two hour break from the project to cry, talk myself out of punching the wall so hard just to break my hand so I wouldn't have to write it, and stuffing my face so now /I/ look like the pregnant sister.

Awesome.

Bundy Family said...

You will make great parents as you laugh your way through things. I have neighbors who say I could have tons of kids because I'm so calm that's because I laugh at the stupid things I do myself and my children do. Gotta love those pre-birth classes. Kory and I only made it through one class.

Jill Johnson said...

The only thing you need to know about childbirth is that nothin will prepare you for it. every birth is different. Just know where to go when you are in labor, and all will be well. Why is it that those birthing videos are like 30 years old? All the dads are pimpin it.

Debra W said...

I just read your comment on PW's blog, so I ad to come over and say congratulations!

Very funny story! Childbirth classes can be very amusing at times. As far as the breast-feeding goes, if you are serious about it, don't allow the nurses in the hospital give your baby any sugar water bottles or pacifiers. They LOVE to push those things on new mothers and the baby will become confused. Tell them that the only nipple that you want your baby to have is yours. It is enough. I swear. I nursed four daughters and had the hardest time with my first, but we made it through and it was worth it!

Best of luck!

Elizabeth said...

Sadly, I can see Steven and myself doing this exact same thing. Have you seen Baby Momma? The scene in the birthing class is priceless.

I'm impressed you could stay, but then again if we were having that much fun we would too.

Emily said...

Jay and I were the same way in our birthing class. We got the church giggles like crazy. You know the giggles you can't stop even though it's really an inappropriate time to be laughing. You've got to make it fun right?

Heather B said...

Heehee. At least you were both doing it together! Think how ticked you would have been if he was making the comments/jokes while you were writing down every word. You married perfectly. :)

Todd, Katie & Averi said...

You will make a perfect mom, and if Tim is anything thing like his brother Chris (when I knew him in High School) he will make a cute dad.

Sarah Garner said...

awesome!

That's why we never went to the birthing classes, we both knew we couldn't keep a straight face! I think the laughing part will help you a lot more than the breathing part through labor!

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