43 shopping days til full term

Can’t believe I’ve left it this long to blog. Bad muser.
Anyway… I’m on Christmas holidays now from work and as Sue (my team leader) will be away when I go on mat. leave so we all went out for work drinks. It’s amusing staying sober and watching a group of people getting pissed. They passed an envelope around at work and contributed towards buying us a baby rocker/bouncer. It’s a Childcare Rocking Vibes rocker with “vibrating mechanism”. If I was short enough, I’d be keen to try it out myself!

On Saturday we had part 2 of our ante-natal classes. Jan the midwife gave the class and she explained how breastfeeding works. We learnt a few nappy folds, how to wrap the baby, dress the baby (in general, one extra layer than what you’re comfortable in). We talked about concerns and issues like unsolicited “advice” rfe breast/bottle feeding, keeping the relationship going, post-natal blues and depression etc etc. Also had a quick look at the post-natal labour ward as we missed out on that last week. The single rooms were pretty small with a single sofa bed that the husband can stay in. I don’t think the room had an ensuite which is a bit disturbing. Must be a public hospital thing. The good things are though, that the hospital promotes breastfeeding, encourages rooming in i.e. the baby stays in a bassinette in the room with you rather than in a nursery. The midwives also show you how to bath the baby and all nappies and clothes are provided for the baby until we leave the hospital.

I had to sleep half sitting up last night due to a couple of attacks of rising acid. That is a seriously gross side effect of this pregnancy caper. I wouldnt wish it on optus management.

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Aprill Allen

Collector of my own bad drafts & excellent one-liners. Current painting student; Three-time B-Arts dropout.

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