Baby classes

To prepare for my arrival, mom and dad have been going to what they call prenatal classes. At first, dad wasn’t sure that they needed to go to these classes, because he said “how hard can it be to have a baby?” I don’t think that mom liked that comment too much…and she made him go anyway.

But, after the first class, dad still wasn’t so sure they were necessary and said that he wasn’t sure why he needs to go–he’s not the one that has to do any work. Again, mom didn’t like that comment too much. Sometimes I think that dad has a lot to learn! So, if dad isn’t the one doing any of the work, does that mean that it’s me that has to do it all? Or just some? Or is it all just mom? Maybe I should start paying attention in class so I know what to expect.

Although he was hesitant at first, both he and mom have been going for a few weeks now. And while mom thinks that these classes are helping her to know when I’m ready to make my appearance, they certainly aren’t helping to ease any of her fears. But, I know that she feels like she is more prepared. At the same time, I think that the classes may have made dad a little bit more afraid, too. But, mom says that at least now he knows how hard having a baby really is!

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36 weeks of baking

We’re almost there! This week, at 36 weeks old, mom says that I’m pretty much ready to come out. I’m about the size of a head of romaine lettuce and am between six and seven pounds now–enough to survive on the outside. And although I could be in here for about four more weeks, mom keeps saying that she thinks that I will make my appearance sooner.

In fact, mom was talking to someone the other day and they too said that I am baked enough to make my appearance. But wait a second, I didn’t know I was baking! Is that why it’s so hot in here sometimes? This could also be the reason that mom says she’s so hot all the time. And I’ve heard her say more than once that she’s roasting. I think that this is similar to baking, so does that mean that she’s really baking, too? Will I continue to bake on the outside? And does that mean that I’ll be hot on the outside, too? So many things to learn. I can’t wait until I come out and start getting the answers to some of my questions!

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Just like mom, I think that I will make my appearance sooner, rather than later. I guess it’s only a matter of time…the final countdown is on!