Wednesday, May 26, 2010
so, i always told myself i wouldn't become a "mommy blogger" and just write baby stuff all the time, because for those couple years when i was married & childless, i felt sort of distanced and left out by friends who did that...no offense ;) BUT. my life is rapidly turning into all-about-baby so i guess i should share some of that.
last weekend we took a childbirth prep class at our swanky new hospital. i think it was a bit of an eye-opener for b [he grabbed one of those birthing info brochures when we got there and leafed through it intently, asking questions and showing me various pictures and saying "whoa"], but i really liked it. sure a couple of the videos made my heart rate rise, but overall i liked talking through all this stuff i've been reading about for 8 months and being able to ask questions etc.
we also got to tour the birthing center, which made me feel really good. especially since we just moved here, i didn't quite know what to expect at the hospital and whatnot...but the tour definitely helped me visualize where i'll be and what will happen.
the best part was when we hung out by the nursery window for a bit and watched a nurse give a tiny baby her first sponge bath. all i could think about was jurassic park when they go to the dino nursery and watch a raptor egg hatch...and two seconds later another guy in our group said "this is just like jurassic park!" yesssss. i am not the only crazy JP-obsessed person :)
and i guess i've started nesting, because yesterday i went through our designated baby closet and started organizing all baby dub's clothes, toys, etc. he has a LOT of really cute stuff and i can't wait to dress him up. shoot, even patterned onesies make me excited these days.
then, last night we went to babies r us to buy up the rest of the stuff we needed from our registry. due to the move and whatnot we had a ton of gift cards to use on things that we hadn't wanted to buy & lug all the way from utah, so it was like christmas morning. i am SO ready for this baby now. he has a car seat! and a stroller! and a boppy! what more could a baby ever need?
we also ran into another couple from our birthing class while there, who promptly asked b if he was there to buy a sharpie to label our baby [one of b's questions during class was whether he could mark the baby so the nurses didn't mix him up...yeah, he was def the class clown even when it came to birthing stuff]. no, the sharpie was not on our registry, thanks.
i've been reading tons of pregnancy / baby books and online articles, basically since before i got pregnant, and now i'm starting to flip back through some of them for a refresher. my favorites so far have been baby wise, the super nanny baby book and of course what to expect when you're expecting. i just got happiest baby on the block from the library this week so i'm thrilled to learn about the 5 s's or whatever propaganda that book teaches.
and there you have it. the wells are getting ready for this baby! now if only we could come up with a middle name....