birth pool himself!
You wouldn't believe how long this takes!
And considering The Jord's birth took 4 hours and The Frog's only 3 hours, we figured it's probably good to, not only do a trial run, but to pump the thing up and leave it up!
It's quite a job.
I know, because the poor kid isn't the only one doing this...
And so did I, spell them both when I wasn't taking photos!
I say planning because we all know the best laid plans can change, we may end up at the hospital...
I might just decide, once it all starts: 'Stick this' and start packing a hospital bag...
We might hit a bumpy patch during - instead of the relatively uneventful labour I had with both boys and clearly am expecting with Miss Piggy.
Anyway, I've decided that as long as I get to do it in water, and I don't have to spend days in hospital, I'll be flexible.
They seem to think the cute motifs on the pool's sides mean that it's a toy.
Haha... I wish this was all child's play, but after two completely drug-free, natural births I know all too well that it's NOT!
All prayers, good wishes and positive thoughts sent my way are appreciated!