This past Tuesday, April 17th, was our first childbirth class. We sat in uncomfortable chairs, learned about the stages of labor, saw a video of the birth of someone who, judging by the parents' hair and glasses, is about as old as we are. It's a 6-week class, with the second half focused on newborn care.
Friday we had another OB visit, and everything seems to be going well. We heard the heartbeat, and a couple of kicks on the heartbeat monitor. My thyroid has been borderline the past few visits, so it's being tested again. Since pretty much every woman I'm related to has either hyper- or hypo-thyroidism, I knew this was coming sooner or later.
And then yesterday, we went to the Spring Half-Pint Resale and scored a tidy haul, our first baby purchases:
All for about $50! From top left, clockwise: portable changing pad, green hooded bath towel, duck-head bath robe, 3 short-sleeved onesies, 3 long-sleeved onesies, green sleeper, 3 swaddling blankets, 5 burp cloths, baby bjorn carrier, and green fitted crib sheet (backround). And also, on the less practical side, an awesome dragon marionette:
Speedy photobombed the pictures, because he needs to sniff the tail of whatever creature comes along, be they other cat or green dragon.
I'll try and remember to post more regularly again, which shouldn't be too hard now that there's a bit more going on. 20 weeks on Tuesday!