Sunday, September 16, 2007

Last Antenatal Class

We had our last Antenatal (Prenatal) class yesterday :( It's been fun to have these classes, and I look forward to it each week. Some of the information was really helpful... but there was definitely some that wasn't. We had two different classes where they were supposed to spend some time doing "relaxation exercises"... here that translates: "meditation". It was actually quite humorous at times. One lady played a funny tape (yes, I'm talking about an audio cassette) of music that was supposed to be relaxing. It was some mystical sounding music with a funny man's voice saying: "OM" over and over. While that was happening, the teacher said to imagine yourself on an island... on the island you find a temple, at that temple is an altar, you bow to the altar and realize that the alter is you.... WHAT???? haha! I have no clue how that is supposed to help people during labor... haha oh well... I was definitely entertained. Meditation is a big part of the religion here... but it was interesting to see that most people in our class thought it was a pretty silly way to relieve labor pain... some people even fell asleep.These are some of the fun girls in our class (a couple of girls weren't there this week). I was really wanting to build a lasting relati0nship with some of these girls - but with such a big class, it's been hard. I have become pretty good friends with Kool (she's the girl that's in between me and Emily in these pics)... so I'm "hoping" that will continue :) Adam and I got an idea to take a picture of the class at the end today and offer to email the pics to everyone in class :) Now we have every one's email addresses! Fun hunh? I love my camera :) haha!
There are lots of babies due in December :)

6 comments:

Anthony and Sharon said...

What great pictures!
I know you're slightly taller than average in height (American "average" that is) but in this picture you look straight up supermodel tall!

Also, the girl on the end... no way she's due in December...I think she was due in August! What a belly!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

haha well, actually that girl is due next month... MOST of the girls are due in December :)

The Agarwals said...

I was thinking that same thing about how tall you look in these picutres! Amazing! So, I was laughing at the meditation thing, only because that is exactly what they had us doing in New Orleans!! Seriously, the teacher had us listen to this CD and imagine we were on a beach somewhere- it was crazy. She played random music and wanted us to do some of these random sounds. It was so awkaward! I never wanted to do any of it!! Ha! Anyways, what did you learn that you liked and think you'll use? Are you gonna try without meds?

E-Rob said...

I look so weird, like I'm photo-shopped in.

shannon said...

aww! what great memories. i love all of the cute pregnant women in these photos! what blessings will be entering the world in december!

Rick & Heather said...

What a fun class! I never took any of these...agian, planned c-section. :)) I really "hope" you guys can keep in touch with some of these women...you know play groups and such. Don't forget all of that helpful advice while you are in labor. "I'm a temple, I'm a temple, I'm a temple". Sounds like a winning chant.