Thursday, July 8, 2010

A tiddle bit peeved.

OKIE DOKIE so here goes my rant for the day. Honestly you can read it or leave it.

I really really want to get involved with this whole having a baby "sorority" there are so many things for preggo mommas and well daddy's to be too!

I want to take hospital tours.
I want to take breastfeeding classes.
I want to take a natural birth class.
I want to go to prenatal yoga & aquatics.

The main thing preventing all these is hubby's new work schedule. HMPH!

No can do on the hospital tours or any type of classes. ALL of them are within his work schedule and since he just moved to a new shift in a new department it seems people are stingy with their hours and don't like to switch.

I can no longer make it to the aquatics classes I wanted to attend because we have 1 car and he has to be to work by 12 and the classes are too early to drop him off at work early & just late enough so that he would be late to work. GRRR.

There is no way that I am going to the birthing class alone. Let me repeat that NO WAY. Yes I know I am the one in labor but Nick is my support system and he needs to know just as much as I do about techniques for relaxation and things he can remind me to do or not do. As far as the breastfeeding classes...I think I can make these work. I don't have much of a problem going alone like I do for the natural birthing classes. I was hoping Nick would be able to join me just as support.

I am more or less venting about his new hours and lack of dinners with my wonderful husband. This is the 1st week with these hourse and I suppose I just have the "myhusbandhasacrappyshift blues"



That Mama Gretchen said...

I'm so bummed for you!

I've heard good things about the Hynobirthing Home Edition Class ... check it out. Then you can do it whenever you want instead of having to make it to a class time.

Anne said...

I feel you. We are not even going to be doing a birthing class, because of my husbands work schedule. I am not too worried about it though. We are having a doula so hopefully that is going to help during the whole laboring thing. I am so sorry, it is such a bummer!

~*Caroline*~ said...

I didn't do any classes. The only thing we did was the hospital tour.

Honestly, the nurses walk you through everything. I never thought, "man, I wish I would have taken a birthing class, it really would have helped."

you'll be fine either way I think. The hospital will have a Lactation Consultant that will help you as much as you want with the BFing. So don't beat yourself up if you don't take them.

Good Luck!

Oh and I know all about the crappy work schedule. I'm sorry :(

Ameya said...

Sorry about the crappy work schedule! :( If it's any consolation, my husband was one of only 2 men on our rather large hospital tour, i think for the same reasons, work.

And I second the hypnobabies home study course, I really loved it. Reading up on lots of birth and breastfeeding things online (My lactation consultant was absolutely worthless and told me incorrect info, unfortunately, so i'm VERY glad I read up before hand) is one of the most important things you can do. I found joining breastfeeding and birth month communities online (mostly on Livejournal) was invaluable to me, too. For both advice/knowledge and just emotional support. :)