Friday, August 22, 2008

Classes They Should Offer Pregnant Women

Ok, so my labor class was very informative, but lets face it, when it comes down to it, you just do anything you can think of to get through the pain right? so here is a list of classes that I think would have been more handy to take.

*One Handed Cooking & Cleaning - Because every mom has had to cook a meal or clean a room holding the baby and using just one hand.

*Breastfeeding in Public - How to pull up your shirt, get the baby to latch on, put on a nursing cover, and contain baby's wiggling arms that are trying to pull off nursing cover in one seamless motion that will not expose your stretch-mark covered belly or flash your enormous breast in everyones face.

*Embarrasment Evasion - How to deal with the times when your kid throws a tantrum in public, poops all over your lap, pees in the baptismal font, or any other cringe-worthy activity with a much dignity as possible.

*Declining Nosy Advice - How to gracefully tell every MIL, relative, and stranger you meet in the grocery store to kindly shove it because you know what is best for your baby and putting on an extra layer of clothes/feeding them solids at 4 weeks/using talcum powder instead of ointment just will not work for your baby.

Anyone have any other ideas for classes they would like to see?

18 comments:

Kris said...

How to get rid of annoying family members after the birth, so you can get some rest.


Love your list.

Restored 316 said...

Saying hello!

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Kaycee said...

Great blog!!

I agree..we really do need a "in real life" manual that comes with the baby. Haha! Like real life situation type things.

Congrats on your new baby! :)

Aimee said...

Here's an idea: "Self-defense Classes" - For all those psychos who think it's "normal" to come up to you and grope your belly.

I had SEVERAL women do that to me...complete strangers in grocery stores and at the mall. Can you say AWKWARD???

Megan said...

I am not a parent *yet* so I have nothing to add, but I think you should write a book. Or atleast an online guide. Those are good tips!

Jenn said...

Over from momdot,love your header ! I'll be back to read more later and to look at pictures of that baby !

Staci said...

Sign me up for Embarrasment Evasion, I think I'm in desperate need!

AJ said...

Yes, Yes, Yes... I so needed those!

Kritta22 said...

MIL-yeah I'll just leave it at that. Have fun!!

Sarah said...

I offer to teach a class in one handed activities, including typing.

The Mama Hood said...

I loved this post! We can all relate to these...I am still trying to think of one. lol!

Jenn said...

Ok, I'm all caught up 1 We too call our baby monkey or monkey doodle and we buy him cute stuffed ones anytime we find them ,but they have to be cute not scary or creepy or ugly! I so hear you with the people trying to tell you what to do with your baby! I have 4 and still have people with one or two trying to tell me what to do ,like I don't know anything !

Kitty said...

You have a great blog and an adorable baby!! I linked to your blog from Blog Around the World, and we are also in Albuquerque. I'm from Livermore (near Hayward) but whenever we go back to visit, like you, I always say we are going to San Francisco, it sounds so much more impressive!! =)

Debateur said...

I have to agree with you on the labour class. I learned so much but when the pain really started I forgot all of it and just screamed.

Untypically Jia said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can't believe there's another blogger in ABQ!

Kitty said...

Yes, that is exactly where we are, right across the street!! =)

Krystyn said...

How to tell your MIL to get away from you and stop starring at your kid while you are nursing. It doesn't take that long..she'll be finished in a minute. You won't miss anything!

Krystyn said...

Oh, and "please don't touch my belly unless we are on a first name basis!"