Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Infant Care Class

We have infant care class tonight, so if the new President isn't decided before class starts, it'll probably be decided after class ends. Hopefully, it'll be an interesting election, where everyone's vote counts! Or it'll be like other elections, where only 1-2 states pick the President. (I've heard it's Pennsylvania and Ohio this year). Best of luck to whoever wins, because they'll probably have to deal with a lot of backlash for a while.

Our due date is Christmas, and just like the childbirth class, we're the couple with the latest due date. The majority of couples in the class have November due dates. One couple even has a due date of the 11th! Cutting it a little short, aren't they? I hope they show up to class, instead of going into labor early.

Childbirth class involves learning how to pick up babies and change diapers. Newborns are pretty much incapable of moving their necks, so you have to be careful with that. The class also involves destroying all the myths you learn from movies and books. In real life, babies don't learn how to smile until a month, at least. They also are not guaranteed to have clear skin; sometimes they have skin conditions, like acne, yellow stuff, white stuff, and blue spots. (The skin conditions have official names.)

Last week's class was focused on the first three days of life, which are usually spent in the hospital. Today, we get to hear about life at home and the first several months with Baby Rosie.

I guess this means we're on Week 33. Seven weeks left! Any baby / pregnancy questions you blog readers want me to answer?


Elizabeth Pfeffer said...

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?

Michael Gray said...

That presumably will be discussed in tonight's class!

Ashton Smith said...

What are you most excited about and most nervous about?

Anonymous said...

I read baby powder is very dangerous to your health, what do they recommend to use instead?