Dave and I had our first birth class last night. It was supposed to go 6-9 but ended up going short – we were home even before 8pm. Fine by us! Just means we can
party get to bed on time like old people.
The class itself didn’t feel very revelatory… we talked about relaxation techniques for labor, how the body changes with pregnancy, etc. Nothing very surprising there.
Dave took pictures with his iphone while I nudged him and shot him “don’t!” looks, even though he was perfectly discreet about it. This is my “you’re being a stinker but I’m not mad but you should stop” face. Something I’m sure our son will know well, too.
I get really awkward and weird in groups where I don’t know anyone. Normally I’m super social and friendly, but when I’m with strangers I get really quiet and withdrawn and just want to be unnoticed. Then as soon as the initial ice is broken with that person (or people) I’m chatty kathy and their best friend in the world and totally would share anything. I like to live in extremes.
What are you like in a group of strangers? Are you really comfortable and talk easily? Or do you “go dark” like me?