So last night was our first baby class! In Lafayette Indiana, you can sign up for Lamaze or Preparation for Childbirth. When you do this, you get to take a handful of other baby classes for free. We signed up for Lamaze. We've heard a lot of mixed reviews about the value of Lamaze, but whatever, we're gonna give it a shot. Anyway, last night's freebie class was "Newborn Care". I was really excited to see what it would be like.
It was funny arriving at the place. We got there just before class started, and a few more cars were pulling in as we did. So there we are, marching into the building -- three couples, each female equally rotund. I could barely control my giggles. Something was so funny about throwing all these pregnant folks together.
The class was fine. I was a little disappointed to find out that everything the instructor talked about I had read 100 times, but Aaron seemed to get something out of it, so that was good. And we did get to play with a baby doll, practicing swaddling, and changing diapers. Aaron and I were the only couple in the room intending to use cloth diapers. I was also disappointed that we didn't get the hospital tour! For some reason I thought that was part of this class. Next Tuesday I have a breastfeeding class and the following Thursday we begin Lamaze.
Picture, 34 weeks: