Thursday, October 19, 2006

35 1/2 weeks and getting bigger!

We had our last prenatal class a week ago. I can't believe how fast time flies. The class was great and I really learned a lot. It was all about breastfeeding. I guess I never really realized how much of a skill it is. Growing up I always just thought it was natural and automatic. One thing the teacher said that I know will really help is that I am teaching the baby to breastfeed. He's never done it before so I have to help him learn. She said if I have that in mind then I won't get as frustrated. There were lots of little tricks and things she taught us. There will be a lactation specialist that will be there at the hospital to help us also. I'm grateful about that. She said if you have to do formula, it usually costs about $125/month! That's motivation enough to keep trying! I'm going crib shopping with Tyson's mom sometime next week. I'm excited about that. I'm really grateful she's willing to help us out with that. I borrowed a cradle type thing from a coworker for the baby to sleep in the first few weeks so he can be in our room with us. Things are coming together. My mom is going to buy us a carseat. We got one from Tyson's mom that had been used but it was over 5 years old. Our prenatal teacher said that carseats have a 5 year expiration date-- who would have thought! The plastic gets old and it's not as safe. So we're going to get a new one. There's so much stuff that babies need. I'm sure there's more stuff that I don't know about that he'll need. I have my dr. appointment on Monday. It's my first cervix check! I'll let you all know how that goes! :) Until then, you have a pretty picture in your mind!