Friday, May 25, 2012

What to Expect the first year...or in english, you had the baby now here's what should be happening...

Ok ok I know I promised you all a review about a book event my family went to, but life just keeps getting in the way.  May 11th, Anastasia finally came home from the hospital after 31 long days in NICU.  She is doing well and my whole family is adjusting to having her home with us.

My husband Alex and I decided when I was pregnant that we would not get the VERY popular What to Expect when You're Expecting book.  I felt I would basically have the living s#$% scared out of me and being already scared about being pregnant in general did not feel it was in my best interest to scare myself even more.

I was planning on having the same approach when it came to raising our little darling, but alas we needed help.  Yes we have my mother and father to give us advice but alot has changed in 30+ years so we broke down and purchased What to Expect the First Year.  So far it's been somewhat helpful.  The hospital taught us some ways of basic care, but the book gives us other options for feeding, and burping techniques.

It's nice because they do break things down month by month as to what should be happening with the child once they are born and at home.  It also gives tips on what to look for when purchasing items for the baby (crib, stroller, car seat etc.)

One other positive about the book is that it has other sections for special interests, such as babies who have special needs, are adopted, and what I really needed it for pre-term.

So before you scoff at the book series, (like I did) keep in mind it really can come in handy for those of us who have no clue (like me!)

By the way this is Anastasia at 6 weeks

Til next month (and hopefully I remember to post)

Jessica

2 comments:

Eileen said...

so.darn.cute! congratulations again :)

Jessica said...

I can't wait for her to have her immunizations, then we can go out and visit people!