Except I wasn't sure I was going to go. I tend to be pretty introverted in social situations (at first anyway). I knew I wanted to, but... Anyway, there was another woman in our Hypnobirthing class who was getting ready to have her second child. She spoke so highly of the parent-baby classes she'd attended with her first child, telling us that she still had great friends from there, some of whom would even be watching her older child when she went into labor! Ok, I was sold.
|Yep, she had to wear her new Ruby shirt to class today.|
I waited a long time (too long) to actually go. I think she was 6 weeks already? But I knew from the first class that I totally loved it. The vibe is just so totally perfect for a brand new mom, because everyone is a brand new mom. Everyone has all the same problems and successes that you do. Everything your baby is doing that you wonder, "could this possibly be normal?" IS normal, and all the other babies are doing it too! Everybody is nursing, a lot of them without covers even. I came home the first week and told Keith there were boobs and baby butts out everywhere (because we just change them right on the floor, of course), and that I loved it. It was a totally safe place to learn to nurse in public, and just get comfortable caring for my baby out of the house. Add to it that our facilitator is totally knowledgeable and has a very "follow the child" slant that is right up my alley, and well, I look forward to Tuesday every week.
It is just so refreshing to experience the sisterhood of new-mommydom. I come home every Tuesday afternoon with a sleepy baby and a positive attitude. You can best believe if it is Tuesday you will find me at my happy place: parent-baby class.