Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Big Sister Training

Saturday we went to the hospital we'll be delivering Baby M (same hospital Lily was born in) and Lily learned all about being a big sister. It was supposed to be a big brother/big sister class but all 9 participants were girls! And the majority of them were getting little brothers, we were the only ones that didn't know gender. Lily did awesome for a 2 1/2 year old. She was the youngest there, but there was a girl who barely looked a day over 3 and her mom is due on Saturday. The kids got to play with baby dolls, practice changing diapers, went up to view the nursery (no babies though, they were all with their moms) and to see a hospital room. That way its not so foreign when she comes to visit me. Not that Lily hasn't see her fair share of the inside of a hospital room. One ER visit, and 3 Children's Mercy urgent care visits, I think she knows what a typical hospital room looks like. That could be why she was a little skittish about being in there! They also got to watch a silly but age appropriate video and make bibs for their siblings. Lily's is a masterpiece. At one point in the video I had to giggle, they were talking about breastfeeding and showing babies BF and the little girl to my right, about 4 years old, very loudly said "ewww". You are in for a rude awakening kids if you think that's gross, just wait. At another point in the class the teacher was asking the kids what do babies do, and got the typical answers "eat, sleep, cry" and my kid says "poop". We may or may not have been encouraging her to say that.

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