Posted in March 2013

Prenatal Class: You want to do what???

Prenatal Class: You want to do what???

We just spent theĀ  weekend perched on uncomfortable chairs in a windowless room. Torture as preparation for parenthood? Not quite. We were at prenatal class, having opted for a 12-hour, let’s-just-get-this-done weekend instead of six weeks of classes. And it was really good (except for the aforementioned chairs. Where do colleges find these things?). Much … Continue reading

The Gear: Part II

The Gear: Part II

Okay, so it seems I was woefully misinformed! After posting my list of gear we plan to get for the Pretzels, I received a whackload of great advice from mums near and far. Namely: I am not ready for the poop! I am thus updating my list so that it has MANY more muslin/swaddling cloths … Continue reading

A package from home!

A package from home!

My beautiful mother has just emptied Australia Post of its entire stamp supply to send over a box of goodies for the Pretzels. The timing couldn’t have been better, because today we are six months pregnant! I can hardly believe how quickly this is all zipping by. Next thing you know, the snow will be … Continue reading

The gear

The gear

A good friend of mine in Australia, who is also laden with a growing bump, asked me the other day what kind of gear we’re looking at needing for the Pretzels. It was curiosity on her part, but bloody good impetus for me to actually delve into the parenting books to make a list. (This wasn’t too big an ask. I love making lists.) Continue reading