I'm a bit upset tonight about the pre-natal class we attended. Again, I am doubting myself and the decisions I have made.......I wish I was stronger in myself........
They went around the room asking who has bought what stuff, and who has what stashed away for when their babies are born and I feel like the only person who has stashed away practically nothing :-( But this is because I don't feel I need to.
Like ok, I've got my cloth nappies, cloth wipes, some clothes, a change table, a bassinet, some slings and a second hand stroller. The other girls in my class have sterilizing kits and bottles and pacifiers and the nurse at the class said that it's good to have bottles and pacifiers around incase the baby needs boiled water or something. I was asked whether I had that stuff stashed away and I said I didn't. My mother was saying the same thing the other day about my sister-in-law who gives her baby boiled water too from a bottle, but that the baby doesn't want it. I feel like such a black sheep in those classes now, or that they think I'm a weird hippy chick (with dreadlocks and a pierced nose) who's baby is going to miss out on having a pacifier and disposable nappies because its mama is a hippy.
I thought I'd just pick stuff like bottles and pacifiers up if I needed to buy it later........rather than getting it now and not needing it.
I also asked a question about immunization. In Australia the immunization program is good, but they do a whole lot of immunizations against a lot of diseases all on the one day. The fluid has them all mixed in together so it's two needles the baby gets and they get immunized against, say 10 diseases all at once. I asked the nurse if they could be split up perhaps, so the baby wasn't having to deal with so much on the one day, but it was like I was the first person ever to have asked such a question and the answer from the nurse was "no", and that "every does it this way".