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15 August 2011

Sibling Class

So, hopefully in no more than one week and no less than 48 hours, Olivia's baby sister will be here!  To better prepare Olivia, we took her to a sibling class at French Hospital on Saturday.  She absolutely LOVED the class and jumped right in as soon as we got there!

David sat down on the floor with Olivia and the other kids.  Most of the kids were older - between 7 and 10 - but there was one other that was 2.  All the kids got a baby doll with a diaper and a blanket and they learned how to swaddle a baby and learned how to help Mom out when changing a diaper or entertaining a baby.

Olivia had more fun grabbing as many babies as she could and asking David to change their diapers over and over.  The kids also had a chance to color some pictures and then watched a little video about life when a new baby comes along.

By far the best part of the class was the visit to the birthing area where we were able to meet a baby who was born only 24 hours before.  Olivia jumped right to the front of the line for that and snuggled up right by the teacher so she could get a good look at the precious baby girl.  Then all the kids serenaded the baby with Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star.  So sweet!

I think it was great that Olivia was able to visit the hospital and see what a hospital room would be like. She has been talking non-stop about the class and that sweet little baby.

Today I am 39 weeks pregnant.  If I had more energy after taking a shower to put some makeup on and do my hair, then maybe there'd be a picture or two of me up right now, but alas, that's not the case!  I'm worn out and uncomfortable and overly ready for my mom to be out here to help out with Olivia.  I feel so bad for her because I have very little patience left, especially on a day like today when she refused to nap and was Cranky Crankopotomus.   I think it will be a relief for all of us once Nana gets here!

So, if you are a praying person, pray that this baby stays put until at least Wednesday evening and then after that, she can make her debut.  And pray for a little bit of relief for me {and the loved ones who have to put up with me}!

Happy Monday from the Central Coast!


Mom Cooper said...

Here I come to save the day, week, month, whatever!! Seriously I am praying that baby girl stays put until I get there tomorrow.

Olivia looks so sweet holding the baby doll. I know she will be a great helper. I'm sure she has lots of love to give to her baby sister too.

See you tomorrow. Hang in their, reinforcements are on the way!

Poppy said...

She is going to be a wonderful big sister. That is such a cute picture.

Irma said...

Olivia looks like a being a big sister already. I know she will love the baby to pieces! Such a great idea for sibling classes!

Hang in will be fine.