This morning we had the baby safety class, which covered child proofing the home, infant CPR and treating choking; it was equal parts TERRIFYING and reassuring. It was terrifying in that the nurse teaching the course kicked off with "Babies have a death wish and it's your job to keep them alive", and reassuring in that most of the stuff we covered was either common sense, something I already knew or actually seemed pretty instinctive.
I did enjoy learning that the best beat to do infant CPR to is "Staying Alive", or apparently "Another One Bites The Dust" but the CPR peeps decided that the BeeGees' lyrics were more appropriate to bear in mind at such a moment. Also CPR works far far better on children than on adults, because the blood pressure that CPR produces is actually pretty close to a child's natural blood pressure, so you can actually keep a child's brain properly oxygenated for hours with CPR. Good to know!
It was interesting to meet other soon-to-be parents, but I was jealous of the couple who are expecting their baby around Halloween - And they said that they don't even like Halloween, so it's wasted on them! So unfair! Can you just lie about when a kid is born by a couple of months? How noticable would that really be? Hmmmm?
After the class we rewarded ourselves with doughnuts, followed by a quick flit around Target to buy a few more baby things. Because there are always more baby things to be bought.