Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Childbirth Class Dropouts

Well, I'd love to be able to write this post about all the great things we learned at our childbirth class on Saturday.....except that I can't, because we were slackers and didn't go. Instead we chose to go pick out my birthday present, which was a new CAMERA! I mean, why do I need to spend time learning about the pain of childbirth, when I can practice my picture-taking skills for Ally Grace's birthday. Clearly, much more crucial.

I am seriously pumped about this new camera.....it does all kinds of cool things, like up to 10 photos per second, panoramic shots (for all those times I'll need that), and it even does HD video.....John made me promise to read the manual and learn all of the features, because I am notorious for just pressing buttons to figure things out. Who has time for a manual, right?

Anyway, here are some super-exciting shots that I took on Sunday.....after I finished reading the manual from start to finish, of course.

My favorite subject, ladies and gentlemen....isn't he really, really, ridiculously good-looking?

My other favorite subject, at least for the next 5 weeks. He has clearly perfected the "I'm so sad and hungry, will you please feed me now" look.

My brother-in-law, Jamey, was a great sport, as he's clearly trying to work, and I'm bothering him by taking multiple random pictures.

Didn't really need a panoramic picture of my living room, but wanted to see how it worked.....Now that I think about it, this might be a great way to start taking pictures of my giant belly.

Jackson and Sadie, sacked out after an extremely rough day of playing with each other. It must be SO hard to be a dog.

By the way, does your local Super Target have it's own jelly bean aisle? Because mine does! You can literally go scoop jelly bellies out of huge containers and make your own mix in a little bag. And yes, it's somewhat embarrassing how excited I got about that. I made a stellar mix of birthday cake & strawberry ice cream jelly beans, with some candy corns thrown in for a little extra fun. I know, my life is so exciting.

Everything's looking good on the baby front.....I'm just trying to figure out what I need to have for Ally Grace right when she's born and what I can wait to buy. Any advice from you mommies out there? Also, what did you pack in your hospital bag? If left to my own devices, I would probably rashly end up with strawberry cupcakes and People magazines, so your ideas are much appreciated!


Chunky Monkey said...

You just skipped it???? You know skipping the class does not mean that you can skip the delivery, right? Well I guess you can if you opt for a C-section. Can't wait to catch up tomorrow. I have two gifts that you for sure need before the baby comes. Neither fun, but so necessary!
Chunky Monkey's Mom

Unknown said...

Okay Sherri. I will now give you the best piece of advice I got about packing the 'hospital bag.' Buy some throw-away panties. That's right. Buy them to toss them. Go to WalMart and get at least 10 pair of relatively snug-fitting ALL COTTON granny panties. And wear two pair at a time. Don't forget to pack your own feminine products too. The pads the hospital provides mildly resemble puppy training mats. Pack soon (if you haven't already). Once you hit week 36 Ally Grace could show up any day!


kristymasterson said...

This is really dorky but ended up being really great. I just happened to make blueberry muffins from scratch (nesting) the day before I had Josie. Russ brought all 24 of them to the hospital. It was great to have something homemade. And we used them to reward the good nurses :)