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Surviving Parenting Class

Saturday did not involve baking, cooking, crafting or making anything for that matter, but it did involve a full day of Andy & I at parenting class at Swedish American Hospital...where in just over 3 mo the little guy will arrive.

We opted for the day long adventure vs the 1 day per week, 5 week course. It was a loooong day. Our instructor was great and super packed with knowledge and we had a huge class (most of which consisted of normal people...but there were a few folks we could have done without....).

After a day of listening, taking notes, watching horrifying movies, trying not to hyperventilate when practicing some breathing techniques, and lots of giggles (some at both appropriate and inappropriate times...totally couldn't help it) we "graduated" from the class. We even have the certificate to prove it. And we celebrated the only way we know how...a cold one @ Carlyle (Beer for A & Root Beer for T) and then dinner out at one of our faves, Five Forks.

I guess that means we're ready? Right! Well not quite. Later this week we have breastfeeding class and in November Andy gets to go to Daddy Boot Camp... equipped with real, live babies! That should be great.


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