Friday, February 19, 2010

Went to Baby Class :-)

HJ and I went to a baby class last night. (Yes, I do know I am supposed to be on bed rest... but it was too hard to resist taking this class.) It was our second of three baby classes, where the instructor will teach us about how to bathe baby, breastfeed, swaddle, make your own baby food, etc. Last night's class was about safety and what to do if baby's sick.
I didn't realize that there are so many things to think about when you become a parent. Before this class, I never even gave a single thought to nasal aspirators and rectal thermometers. It makes me nervous, although I think for the most part, motherhood comes naturally for most women. Still... when you become a mother, you are taking care of another human being; raising someone you helped create. Eek. The PRESSURE. haha. I guess the only thing you can do is try your best to be the best parent you can be. :-P

Which is why HJ and I decided to take the class. When I told my dad about taking the class, he said, "Why? She's making money off of you! I didn't take the class and you turned out fine." This is true; but I think taking this class makes me feel a little less anxious about all things baby... a little more prepared.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

35 Weeks - 5 more weeks to go!

Wow. Where to begin. In all honesty, I probably should have started this blog when I first found out I was pregnant, but I too lazy/tired/sick to even begin to think about writing a blog. Pregnancy is a joyous thing, but it can take a toll on a woman's body. Women are great, aren't they?

Well, I'm now able to write this blog because all I do is lie around all day. I've been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, a form of high blood pressure during pregnancy, so the doctor prescribed bed rest. I can only get up to use the bathroom, shower, and eat. Honestly, you would think that being prescribed rest is a good thing, but I have been very bored. I've been trying to think of creative things I could do while still in bed, and here's a list I've come up with:

  • Lots and lots of crafting... crocheting, scrapbooking, sketching
  • Reading... borrow books from the public library so that it's free :-)
  • Catching up on sleep. Believe it or not, when you're pregnant, it's difficult to sleep.
  • Thank the heavens for the Winter Olympics on tv.
That's pretty much it. I'll have to think of more to do for the next month and a half! :-/