Thursday night is "guy night" for David. He goes out with his friends and does typical "guy" stuff...like going to debate societies and talking about philosophy. The joke is that I stay home and bake a dessert for myself (because what else would I do when left at home with Dmitri for several hours). When they arrive back at our place later in the evening, I let them have the "leftovers." It's a pretty good set up, since I only need about half of a batch of cookies for my 98 lb. self.(David says I have a 400 lb. soul)
Tonight I made brownies and watched Youtube videos. It all started with watching a tiger nurse piglets, and the next thing you know, I'm watching an elephant birth. (You know you want to look it up.) It was crazy, on so many different levels.
Firstly, it was awe-striking. Completely unbelievable to watch, as most birth is. It was also really loud, and their was a lot of popping and gushing.
Secondly, mamas who want a natural birth can take a lot of notes from an elephant. She is calm, she is upright, she is swaying her hips back and forth and walking around. She acts as if birth is normal (because it is!)
Thirdly, she kicked her baby around after it was born. Ok, don't take note on that one.
Dmitri thought the video was crazy. ( I'm doing my best to make sure he knows birth is natural and normal! I think he's off to a good start.) Go ahead and call child services on me.
All in all, a great night.
And check out that video! (Here is the link)