Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sibling Class

Last Sunday, we took Abigail to a "Sibling Class" that's offered at the hospital. I wasn't sure what to expect from the class, but I was impressed. The nurses talked with the children about not sharing their food with the baby because the babies drink special milk. They also showed the children how to test their toys to see if they were safe for the baby or not by seeing if toys fell through a toilet paper roll. Of course, I've already gone through Abigail's toys & gotten rid of everything that a baby could choke on. Then, the children practiced how to change a diaper using babies that looked so real. Abigail got to practice how to hold a baby, but also learned that she needs to ask Mom & Dad for permission to hold the baby first & wash her hands. Then, the children got a tour of the labor & delivery room where they would be visiting Mommy when she has the new baby.

Abigail had so much fun! She's going to be such a good big sister! The class was definitely worth the time & money!
Getting ready to practice changing a diaper

Admiring the baby

Listening to the teacher

Ready to go

Abigail noticed that the baby was a "boy!"

She's doing such a good job!

Check out the hospital bracelet on the baby, Abigail noticed & asked what it was for.

Loving on the baby

Abigail had to cover the baby with a blanket before we walked off.

Abigail practicing holding a baby! She's going to be such a good big sister!

A picture Abigail drew of me with baby Jacob in my tummy! I think it's funny because it looks like a snowman!

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