I kind of got us into this because though we decided not to take prenatal birthing classes, I thought it would be a good idea to do something. Just for the experience of it. And yoga, familiar enough. Husband said yes, because honestly? Sometimes it's hard to say no to a pregnant woman.
Even if you are an Alpha Dom and never envisioned yourself at a prenatal yoga workshop.
Mats are side by side, we are sitting facing each other, holding hands.
"Whoever reaches their limit first, is responsible for letting the other person know."
I bit my lip. And ducked my head but not before I met his eyes and couldn't help but giggling.
He squeezed gently with his fingers on my wrists, trying to refocus me.
The workshop involved a lot of stretches, where your partner helps you maintain stability and balance, and we were led through a lot of positions that are supposedly helpful during labour. Some of them where positions where pressure or sensations were purposefully introduced--the idea was to learn how to cope with them.
He was awesome.
We totally kicked ass--you know, because it's so competitive and all.
But I loved how we worked through everything together and how, even here, I still followed his lead and he was so very supportive.
We barely spoke, we didn't need to.
He knows me. And because his limits are my limits, he knows what I can take.
It hasn't been smooth sailing around here lately. The last couple of weeks have been kind of rocky, filled with intense emotional highs and lows.
There has been so much life stuff going on.
They say pregnancy can exacerbate.certain things and I can't help but wonder if that's true and I haven't always liked where my thoughts have gone along that path.
He's so damn strong.
But, limits, you think there has to be limits and I've wondered over this time, if he has reached his and if not now....?
"I own you. I own every part of you and there isn't a part of you that scares me. I have very big shoulders."
That's how he replied to my concerns and that should be enough for me to let them rest easy.