We’ve got our ‘Parentcraft’ Class at the hospital for most of Saturday. I am looking forward to it in some respects, although as per usual the worries about meeting new people have set in. Thankfully Loz will be there talking to everyone, and I’ll just smile and nod. We really are like Penn and Teller!
The pregnancy is really starting to slow Loz down though. The aches and pains of a 5.5lb boy dancing around are taking their toll. I can’t remember when she had a full nights sleep. Every position she tries to sleep in seems to get uncomfortable really quickly. There isn’t much she can do, apart from put up with it!
I’m trying to help with her lack of mobility as best as I can; I’ll always move the coffee table closer to the sofa so she doesn’t have to reach too far for a drink and make sure her mobile is close to hand so if it rings she doesn’t have to hunt around for it. I also seem to be up and down the stairs fetching her glasses or make up.
Hah, I sound like such a martyr! I’m not being one, I just try and think of all the things she might need and put them close by. I’m not carrying a child so I’m happy to do as much as I can to help, it’s only fair. I’d feel horrid just watching her struggle!
|34 Week Bump!|
I’m also trying to ‘document’ the growth of her bump too. We’re taking photos every couple of weeks as I think it’s a nice reminder of the pregnancy and you can never have too many photos!
G seems to be excited about becoming a big sister. A few weeks ago we went up North to see Loz’s friends for the last time before little chap is born. Two of her friends have had babies fairly recently and when we met with them both, G wanted to hold them. Both mums let her have a cuddle with them and she was incredible. She listened to every word the mums said about how to hold them and she did exactly as they asked. I’ve not seen G with a newborn before, and she was a natural.
One of the babies needed a bottle and G was able to feed him. I’ve never seen her grin so much! We’d actually met them all at a soft play area and G spent more time cuddling the babies than tearing around! She’s going to make an amazing big sister.
We have thought about G wanting to help feed baby Hakes when he arrives (for some reason she wasn’t too interested in changing nappies?) and after some careful discussion, Loz wants to establish breastfeeding before sharing the ‘job’. We have bought all the bottles and sterilising equipment so that I can help with midnight feeds, but we hope G isn’t too disappointed in the first few weeks whilst we establish a good routine with him. Any advice or stories from experience welcome!
Well, that’s it for now. I’ll probably do a ‘Parentcraft Class Special’ blog about Saturday. Hopefully it’ll give those of you about to experience them a little ‘heads up’ as to what to expect!
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