Do you agree with what the American Academy of Pediatrics said about having the baby sleep with you in your room for the first year to reduce SIDS and other sleep relating deaths among babies?
My state's doctors say the opposite; they say that the baby needs to sleep near us, but not in the bed with us. The woman who taught the class said the Notre Dame Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory is an interesting resource on the subject.
Personally, I wouldn't want the baby sleeping in our bed, because I'd be afraid of rolling over and crushing her. My wife and I sometimes move around a lot at night, because we have problems with insomnia. A lot of people tell me, "Ha ha, enjoy your sleep now while you can!", but that's impossible. I haven't slept through the entire night so far this month. I can't enjoy something I don't have.
What are you most excited about and most nervous about?
I am most excited to see Rosie and interact with her. At this point, I've been talking to and about her for so long. I just want to see what she looks like! I wonder what color hair she has! As for most nervous, I'm worried how the dog and Mary will interact with the baby. Mary, um, is not so good with holding the dog correctly. I'm worried she won't be able to hold Rosie correctly either.
I also have bad daydreams about my wife dying in childbirth, or the baby dying. For whatever reason, these daydreams seem to happen when I'm sitting by myself, alone, at a fast food place. I've broken down crying at Taco Bell and Five Guys. My wife tells me that's 100% normal. (She cries at Taco Bell, too. *rimshot*)