My boyfriend is off to a 3-hour infant care class. He's going to be the only guy there without a pregnant lady. Bed rest sucks!
Points for your BF for going without you!! My hubby would have said "no way!!" LOL I hope he gets something out of the class.
Cool that you have such a great resource close by!
Boo that you can't make it!
Cool that he's going on his own!
I'm sure he'll take great notes. You can spend your bedrest making him flashcards and then quizzing him for the next three months, lol.
That's awesome he's willing to go alone!
that's so sweet. I need to sign us up for some since neither of us have any experience with a baby lol
That's the cutest thing I think I've ever read! My DH would NEVER do something like that! You've got a keeper!
Awww!! That is adorable. How sweet
Too sweet of your boyfriend. Hopefully he can give you a "play-by-play" when he gets home.
Oh yes, I got meticulous notes and a swaddling demonstration.
Awwww for sure! So sweet. I bet the instructors took good care of him. Hope you are feeling well!
That's awesome that he is willing to do that. A 3-hour infant care class? I wish our hospital had offered something like that when I was pg the first time. That would have been so helpful.
A 3-hour infant care class? I wish our hospital had offered something like that when I was pg the first time. That would have been so helpful.
Yeah, we're really lucky in LA for all the great support and the classes have been rather cheap, too. Before my bed rest we already went to a parents of multiples workshop and a cesarean birth class. The teachers were wonderful and so welcoming. This infant care class was apparently full of pregnant heterosexual couples with singletons but we've also had classes with adoptive parents, older multi-embryo-IVF parents, and male couples with surrogates. We'll see if the boyfriend wants to go to a breastfeeding class alone though!
Wow, my DH would never go to a class like that, much less without me...lol. Sounds like you've got a keeper
Same for my DH. It was s struggle to get him to do the hospital tour with me for DS. LOL
It sounds like dividing up the household roles works best for a lot of families on this site. It's not the norm around here (although I do know one part-time working mom and one stay-at-home dad). We'll both have to get back to working full time and will be exhausted, so the children-raising will have to be a team effort.
That is really sweet that your husband would go without you. My husband was always better at swaddling than I was.
I don't think it would be helpful to have him go to a breastfeeding class without you even if he's willing. I sure wouldn't want my husband to be telling me how to do something like that.
You may want to take a closer look at whether it makes sense for both of you to go back to work with twin newborns. Daycare is costly for newborns and if you figure in the extra costs of working you may discover that it's really not worth it.
We have, actually. I've been making the huge commute so that we could move close to his mom who will be watching the two kids when I go back. Sticking with family will be helpful all around for saving us money, keeping us working, allowing her to spend loads of time with the kids (which she wants), and giving her some money. We're teachers so we can reassess in the summers.