Critter Pa and I went to a baby care class last night and it was a waste of time, unfortunately. Really old-fashioned and not very helpful. We played with creepy baby dolls and practiced diapering (with old-style cloth diapers and REALLY old rubber pantaloons in addition to the super-fancy Pampers they were touting) and giving them baths. I felt like I was a high school teenager that had gotten knocked up and this was my reality check. Part 2 is next week, but we’re not going back.
I had thought it was going to be more about safety and health, and instead it was about playing with dolls. And ours was REALLY creepy looking. Critter Pa thought maybe we got the scary one because we were late. “This sucks. You show up late, and you get Chuckie.”
Fortunately, the childbirth class was GREAT and I’m very happy with our choice to hire a Doula.
Also, I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Sunday, and I’d love to talk about it if you’ve also finished!