Now-a-days, you don't just have a baby.
You have to educate yourself on how the f*&% that beautiful watermelon-sized being comes out of you.
There are childbirth classes.
And there are baby care classes.
And there are pediatric CPR classes.
Plus many, many more.
All of these YOU NEED TO TAKE AND SIGN UP FOR ASAP.
What did women do when there were NO classes?!
I'm guessing that's when it really took a village and they learned from other women and their experiences.
Well today, we have classes.
I have now successfully signed us up for...
A CHILDBIRTH CLASS
A BABY CARE CLASS
A PEDIATRIC CPR CLASS
We are going to take our childbirth class at a different hospital than the one where we will deliver because they had no room left at our hospital! And we have 14 weeks still until this baby comes (god willing). Maybe I should have signed up when that pregnancy test had 2 lines on it! Jesus!
You can take all of these classes through the hospital or through private facilities. The private facilities were more expensive, so because we will have two doulas helping us (during and after the birth), we opted for the hospital childbirth class. We then enrolled in the baby care and CPR classes at a private facility.
Trying to organize all of these classes was stressful for sure. Especially when both you and your spouse work and can't make 6pm classes for 5 Wednesdays in a row! I mean who can do that anyway?!
(This lady can.)
More updates to come once these classes start in May/June.
I'm sure they will be eye-opening to say the least!