Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Baby Classes

Today we've reached 31 weeks! Just nine more weeks till the due date and we're getting more and more educated as the days pass. Last Thursday Pete became a car seat expert. Well, nearly. We attended the car seat safety class at the hospital in Rochester where we got to practice correctly installing and adjusting a baby seat. I learned as well, but since I have the joy of carrying the little one around 24/7 (and I truly do consider it a joy) I've stepped aside so that Pete can do some things, too. Not surprisingly, he dove right in to the practice session and we were one of the last couples to leave at the end of the night. We're now in the process of ordering our own seat so we'll be set before the baby arrives.

Tonight we continue our classes in Rochester. We're beginning a six-week series of birth and parenting classes. We'll be having the baby at the Owatonna hospital, but going to Rochester every week for classes is an excellent excuse to visit our friends Jim & Alissa and their two little girls. Tonight it's our turn to bring dinner, and I made a yummy dirt dessert. I say it's for Lydia, but really, I love it just as much as any kid does.

Things are slowly coming together in the nursery. We're being careful not to go crazy with it since we have to move in July, but it's fun to have a few things ready. Last week we picked up our stroller and glider, ordered diapers, and bought a list of things we think will be necessary in the first week. We have yet to buy "going home" outfits, but we'll soon check that off our list as well.

This past weekend we had fun celebrating Great-Grandpa Scott's 80th birthday in St. Cloud. Grandma & Grandpa from the farm (Ang's parents) were there, too, and got to see how much little Dino is growing. This weekend we're looking forward to spending a few days with Grandma & Grandpa Olsen.

FYI: For those of you who haven't heard, Dino is the baby's nickname. We like to joke that we're growing a dinosaur. :)

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