The children were curious too and wanted to know WHY I was putting a toilet seat on a perfectly good chair. That brought up some interesting conversation!
I bet a few of you can guess;-)
This is my custom made birthing stool. Technically I didn't make much of it, but I am proud of my handiness and ingenuity. I bought this darling chair and a matching night stand while thrifting last week with Mrs Smith and ten children. I needed a night stand; and I intended to find a chair I could hack down for the birth stool purpose, but this one was sturdy and oh so cute! I couldn't bare to hack into it, so decided to make it work like this and recover and replace the seat after I'm done using it as a birthing stool.
I have used birthing stools a few times in the past (more along these lines) and I really like them. There are several reasons I like to use a chair of this sort during labor, but the main one is that I normally have pretty intense back labor. If I am sitting up AJ is able to put downward pressure on my back where I need it, which greatly eases the pain.
Obviously this chair has a back so it will be interesting to see if it works well for this purpose, but perhaps I can turn around? I'll have to tell later if it was a success or not. If not, no love lost - I still have a darling little chair for my bedroom.
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times