Am I crazy? - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums
View Poll Results: Should I join the class?
Yes, take time for myself once a week. 2 28.57%
No, I'll be too tired. 5 71.43%
Maybe. 0 0%
Voters: 7. You may not vote on this poll

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
ArchersMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: NW Oregon
Posts: 2,515
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,159
Thanked 3,039 Times in 1,226 Posts
Am I crazy?

I just found an intro to competitive obedience and rally class for Teal and I to take. The only problem is that it starts September 1 and I'm due with our first child September 25. The class is 6 weeks long so it wouldn't be complete until the first week of October. It's an evening class so if I was unable to go, DH could take Teal or he could watch the baby so I could go. I already have to give up one of my hobbies, hunting, at least for this season. Is it crazy to think I could finish this class?



Archer the golden - 2/26/2013
Lottie the mix - 10/5/2013
Teal the golden - 7/4/2015
ArchersMom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 10:58 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 192
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Thanks: 119
Thanked 225 Times in 97 Posts
Well, I've never taken such a class, but I have had 3 babies, and I would not recommend having any sort of hard and fast plans during the last few weeks of pregnancy/first weeks of baby, unless you are totally ok with missing any or all of the classes. Everyone's pregnancies are different, but that last month was always a killer for me. The first few weeks at home with the baby are also usually a blur. Sometimes simply getting a shower is a great accomplishment, let alone sorting yourself out for a class. Not to mention the physical recovery and the fact that babies don't necessarily show up when they are expected.
However, if your hubby can do the class if you are not up to it, it might be a really great thing for Teal (and if you are up to it, certainly for you!).
So I guess what I am saying is, only you can know if this is right for you. This might be a great introduction to how babies can waylay the best laid plans, lol!
Siandvm is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Siandvm For This Useful Post:
ArchersMom (08-23-2016), CAROLINA MOM (08-26-2016)
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
ArchersMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: NW Oregon
Posts: 2,515
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,159
Thanked 3,039 Times in 1,226 Posts
The tiredness is what everybody keeps warning me about. But I won't be doing anything else with my time besides caring for the baby. Plus my parents will be coming to stay with me one week, and DH is taking off work completely for a week after they go home.



Archer the golden - 2/26/2013
Lottie the mix - 10/5/2013
Teal the golden - 7/4/2015
ArchersMom is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to ArchersMom For This Useful Post:
jennretz (08-23-2016)
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 11:30 PM
Advanced Member
 
BriGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 2,233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Thanks: 980
Thanked 2,008 Times in 1,102 Posts
Of course you are crazy, and I think the class will be fun and a good way for Teal to get some extra attention!

Sunfire's To Live Is To Fly "Hazel", Cookie (RIP), Jasmine (Lab mix), Poppy & Marmalade (The Cats)
BriGuy is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BriGuy For This Useful Post:
ArchersMom (08-23-2016), jennretz (08-23-2016)
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 11:30 PM
Super Moderator
 
Pilgrim123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Coleraine, Australia
Posts: 2,873
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 161 Post(s)
Images: 3
Thanks: 1,985
Thanked 3,233 Times in 1,413 Posts
It has been a very long time since I gave birth, but I can assure you that those last couple of weeks are long and uncomfortable and worst of all, the chance of bending is about the same as an elephant learning to dance Swan Lake.
As for bladder control for the length of a lesson, well, good luck. Mine wouldn't have managed to make it that long.
But you never know. You may be super fit, super supported and really lucky with timing.
Pilgrim123 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Pilgrim123 For This Useful Post:
jennretz (08-23-2016)
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
ArchersMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: NW Oregon
Posts: 2,515
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,159
Thanked 3,039 Times in 1,226 Posts
I'm 35 weeks now and I honestly feel great. I still workout a few times a week and feel like I could run a mile, although I'm not allowed to. I'm sure the recovery will be tough though, and anything can happen. They have a bathroom at the facility, so really the only thing I'd really have to worry about is the drive. I really think we can make it work.



Archer the golden - 2/26/2013
Lottie the mix - 10/5/2013
Teal the golden - 7/4/2015
ArchersMom is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 11:48 PM
Advanced Member
 
Altairss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Northwest WA
Posts: 738
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Thanks: 822
Thanked 595 Times in 354 Posts
If your feeling good and want to and you have a back up handler then I say go for it. I whelped a litter of shelties two weeks before I gave birth and raised and socialized puppies with a newborn. People thought I was nuts but I was fit and had backups in case I needed it for both child and puppies. Oddly I enjoyed the heck out of it.


Sparkles now at the bridge, Boots at the bridge and Tink my very special heart dog.
Bridge dogs, Tuffy, Blueboy, Pudge, Shasta, Maddie, Broker, Jet, Baily, Reva, Sparkle and Boots sweet boy we are missing you so.
Altairss is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Altairss For This Useful Post:
ArchersMom (08-24-2016)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome