but I'll share with you the more interesting tidbits we picked up.
- Your baby will probably come out looking weird. It's probably okay. We went through a list of probably a dozen unfortunately-named conditions a baby can be born with: stork bites, baby acne, mongoloid spots, cone head... All named to strike fear in the heart of a new mother but none particularly serious.
|If the first 30 minutes are any indication, life is rough. [source]|
- While the vibe at the hospital is "hotel with reclining beds and flashing lights", there's some pretty hard-core security going on. After the baby is born, he gets a security tag clamped on his umbilical cord that automatically locks all the doors and elevators when he goes by. They haven't lost one yet...
- Everything about post-partum care is gross. You will be a tired, deflated, leaky water balloon. Ew.
- Breast feeding is harder than you would think. There are more holding positions than a wrestling match. Anyone who does it until their kid is 5 is in serious need of a new hobby.
We have our final class - labor and delivery - on Saturday morning. It's an all day event and we're supposed to bring pillows, blankets, and an exercise/birth ball if we have one. Should be interesting...