I took two different baby birthing classes to prepare for Jaminse’s arrival. One of the classes, my ‘Hypnobirthing Natural Childbirth’ class just had a reunion! It was so much fun to see all the babies.
We also decided to make it educational and roped my Dad in to teaching a Baby CPR and Choking class. My Dad delivered babies for 30 years and has been a Family Practice Physician for over 35 years now. He definitely has a bit of experience with babies. =)
He taught us how to do Baby CPR and how to deal with a choking baby. Jamisen was the perfect model (amazingly!). I couldn’t have been more proud.
Afterwards, the babies all had a meet ‘n’ greet. Here is Jaminsen meeting his first girl! I think he’s doing a great job looking disinterested, which everyone knows is the universal boy sign for ‘Hey there, I like you!’
Grandma was extremely admiring Jamisen’s formal wear for the occassion.
A group shot of us with our teensy, adorable babies; it was a lot of fun to connect with everyone.
And a little video for you to see our happy, smiling baby boy (note to email subscribers: you have to click through to blog to see the video):
Kelly Ann Taylor says
He is SO beautiful! I am smitten…
You look GREAT Anne-Marie! You got your figure back and look really good!
Yep….look disinterested, Jamison….there will be PLENTY of girls…yep. Plenty!
Aw, you’re sweet, I’m working on it! Just 4 more pounds to go. =)
I remember your dad 🙂 He used to work where I work. Tell him we miss him down here!!
Oh really!? What Dr. or dept did you work in? I’ll be sure to tell him ‘Hi!’ He’s practicing up in Olympia right now though I keep trying to get him to move to Bellingnam! =)
He came to PCH I work there on the MU. Now we have Internists who do all the hospital work and we never see the MD’s who used to come daily to see their pts.
Aw, sweet. Of course I’m bursting with pride that my Dad would do the rounds himself. =) He’s definitely an old-fashioned Doc with his personal service but cutting edge with all his knowledge. I’m seeing him this weekend so I’ll tell him you said “Hello” =))
Oh my goodness…your “he’s doing a great job looking disinterested, which everyone knows is the universal boy sign for ‘Hey there, I like you!’” line totally made me ROTFLMAO!!
That’s the best dancing I’ve seen done to the tune of Hey Diddle Diddle, BTW. Sweet moves, Jamisen! 😉
I cannot WAIT to see what he’s interested in. Like, will he be a guy with the moves? Or will he be into sports? Or music? Or reading? Or …. or…..
But yeah, he looks ready for Flashdance any time now =)
I think Jamisen can do it all! He’s got the genes for smarts and talent, after all. 🙂
Anne-Marie, it doesn’t look like your father minded at all being “roped” into doing the Baby CPR and Choking class. It sounds like a “must class” for all new mothers and fathers.
By the way, Jamisen is just precious!
All best wishes to you and your entire family!
I suspect my Dad would do most anything to spend time with his new favorite member of our family. =) He’s totally into spoiling the just-right-sized Jamisen alreayd! =)
Hypnobabies huh? Sounds cool. I’ll have to look that up. I think I could have used that during both of my natural childbirths. Jamisen is absolutely ADORABLE btw.
It was basically deep relaxation that you were able to get yourself into with coaching from your husband, doula or whoever was in the room with you. I would recommend it for sure.
What a great dad! Your lucky to have such a wealth of information at your hands. I’m due in 19 days and we are doing the home study course for Hypnobabies. Any tips you wouldn’t mind passing on?
Definitely! Practice, practice, practice. The key is to have all the exercises totally top of mind and easy to recall so that you’re not stressed, trying to remember the stuff. There are downloadable practice guides that I used and they were great.