Second, mom had appointments on January 5th and 22nd. Dad hasn't missed an appointment yet, he is such a great dad already! Both appointments went well. The doctor was really just checking moms weight, blood pressure and my growth. And making sure mom didn't have any questions or problems. All, well except for moms rapid weight gain, went perfect at both appointments. We won't talk specifics, but let's say she's over 40 pounds gained....Her next appointment is February 5th.
Third, mom and dad started baby classes this month. The basic baby class is a 5 week class every Monday starting the first Monday in January. They have had 3 classes so far and they are going great. Did you know in only 10% of women do their water break naturally?? That was going to be mom's signal - now what?! Anyway, last week was a tour of the hospital. Dad knows where to go, but mom has grandma's sense of direction and doesn't know which way is up! Good thing dad will be driving! They got to see the nursery in the tour and all the new babies of the day. There was a little 4.5 pound baby in the nursery which was too cute (and which is the same size I am now - holy moly!). Mom and dad are even more excited now, if that's possible! Mom and dad also took a baby/infant, child and adult CPR class (with mom's genes a part of me, you can never be too careful!). The final class, which is this coming Thursday, is a Breastfeeding class. I sure hope I will breastfeed for mom!! I know how mom is - if she paid $40 for a class, I better latch on! :)
Fourth, mom and dad have been on the hunt for a pediatrician. Who would have thought this would be such a chore?! I guess if they (and I) have to live with this doctor for the next 18 years it's good to put a little thought into it now. They have had two appointments so far. One went well and the other was terrible (the doctor didn't even show up...). Mom scheduled two more appointments and they will pick from one of those three (obviosuly the one who didn't show up is off the list). Mom will keep you posted on their grand decision! The next two appointments are this coming week. If you are keeping track, that's 2 pediatrician appointments, baby class and breastfeeding class all next week! It will be a baby week!!!
Fifth, baby showers! Mom has her second shower today in Nashville and her third (and final) shower in Knoxville next Saturday, the 31st. She is very excited to see all her friends and get to open more goodies!!
Sixth, my chair arrived!!! Yea! Daddy surprised mommy with it last Friday and had it all set up in my room. Here it is: