Saturday, March 20, 2010

Childbirth Classes

A while back we signed up for our Childbirth classes at Cooley Dickinson hospital.

We decided to go for Childbirth 101, Breastfeeding Basics, Understanding Newborn Behavior, and Nuts and Bolts of Babies. Because of scheduling conflicts we signed up to take the Childbirth 101 class over the course of 4 weeks (as opposed to the one time, all day Saturday class), and the rest of the classes will take place all on one Saturday (next Saturday, in fact!).

The Childbirth 101 class was set to begin March 7th but the week before it began we got a call that it was canceled! Due to not enough people signing up! Yuck!

So we switched to the April class instead. Which is lovely. Except it's all a month later than we'd planned, and goes right up to my due date. I'm hoping we'll still get all we need from the class (as in, I won't deliver 3 weeks before my due date!). Of course, I've heard that sometimes these classes aren't really necessary if you've done enough reading, which God knows, I have.

Now we wait, as time passes by. And it's moving quickly - tomorrow is 34 weeks for me! 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

32 Weeks, Baby Showers & Partner Massage

Yay for being 32 weeks and 5 days pregnant!

Thoughts for this week:
- Holy Cow are we getting close!

- My shower is in two days. I'll see great old friends (some of whom I haven't seen in nine years or more, since before my wedding!) who are all fabulous women with whom I can't wait to share my ginormous belly.

- I've got a new bottle of Purex Free & Clear just waiting for me to start my many, many loads of laundry once we return home from the shower. This detergent is supposed to be great for baby clothes, cloth diapers AND our adult clothes. (And it's affordable!) This also makes me happy that we're not falling for any ad campaigns that only one detergent can be used for baby stuff (you know which one I'm talking about!).

- After hearing raves from several other couples about a Partner Massage class for labor (not sure of the official name of this class) at Cradle in Northampton, AND after Andy saying he'd actually be interested in taking this class, I am desperately looking to find the next one scheduled. I don't see any on the calendar, so I'll stop by and ask. There must be one before May 2nd (my due date!)!

That's all on this pregnancy front, for now. Here's looking forward to 33 weeks!