So last night was our first "Prepared Childbirth" class at the hospital. One of the highlights was Eriek getting chosen to wear the "empathy" vest. The instructor first put a thick strap around his chest after he let his air out so he couldn't breathe very well. Then she had him place a weighted patch right above his belt so when he put the vest on it would put pressure on his bladder. Then she put the vest on which contained a 5 lbs. weighted pendulum that moved plus two 7 lbs. lead balls that also moved around (like a baby does). There was also quite a bit of fluid in the vest.