We finished our birthing class last night! We are fully trained for the upcoming labour, delivery, and newborn care. Boom. Done. That was nine hours of grueling proximity to other people but we managed to get through it unscathed. The highlight occurred last night. We were asked to bring a doll or similar stuffed toy with us to this final class. We rummaged through everything we had the night before and found that only our Spartacat doll was anywhere near the dimensions of a baby. So that's what we brought with us.
I was expecting to do some trial runs with diapers but we soon found out that the doll was to be used as a baby-substitute for practicing breast feeding positions. As Jen pulled Spartacat out of her purse, there was some appreciative murmuring from across the room (obvious Sens fan) and also some snorts of disgust (obvious Leafs fans). But the attention was worth it because watching Jen gently lift Spartacat to her boob was probably the funniest thing I've seen in my life. I really wish I'd taken a picture as Jen jostled Spartacat around to try and get him to "latch" but I'm pretty sure she would have killed me.