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Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies

Sibling Preparation for Newborn Arrival

Birth Plans for Siblings

We have the fortunate situation where our alumni ask to come back to take a refresher course when they are preparing for their next children.  

When these couples take a class together, we still follow the same course outline because the material makes sense in a different way now that they have a reference point for what they are learning.

We also add a little section to each class to talk about sibling preparation.  This fall, we are going to devote some of our Tuesday posts to some of the material we are sharing with them "just in case" it may come in handy for some of our readers, too.

Bébé Concierge: J'aime la vie by Victoria Antoinette

Here is a neat business I would like to introduce you to – baby concierge is an emerging industry that is of particular interest to our students and readers.  Stephanie Antoinette is the Founder & M.O.M. (Master of Multitasking) at J’aime la vie by Victoria Antoinette Mommy & Bébé Concierge.  She is like a wedding planner, except for all things mom and bébé!

BIO:  I am the mother of two beautiful girls and have a baby on the way! My husband Andrew is an incredible father, he is my best friend and number one fan!

Picture Books for Siblings



We are officially on our babymoon!  We welcomed our daughter on October 1, 2011 ~ you can read about here is her birth story!  I want to thank fellow birth worker, Rachel Davis, for writing today's post so we can continue to snuggle and adore our sweet baby girl!

Click herefor Tuesday's post on Sibling Preparation



Picture Books for Siblings
By Rachel Davis

On his second birthday our son, Jacob, learned that he would be a big brother!  As we prepared for the arrival of our second child we explored many picture books about birth and new babies.

Preparing Siblings for New Baby


We are officially on our babymoon - we welcomed our daughter
Angélica
on Saturday morning.  More about her birth story will follow soon!  In the meantime, I want to thank my fellow Bradley Method®Instructor, Rachel Davis, AAHCC for providing today's blog post.
Rachel Davis, AAHCC is the mother of two joyful children, a son born naturally in the hospital and a daughter born in the water at home.  She is also a Bradley Method® instructor and birth doula in downtown Phoenix.

Preparing for our Homebirth

Argh!  I feel like a working-out-of the home person again!!  Since yesterday was a holiday and we didn’t do schoolwork, I am working like today is Monday and I have one more day to write…the joke is on me!
 
We are actively working on preparing our kiddos (ages 6, 4 and 2) for our homebirth since we are at 35 weeks now.  Here are some of the things we are doing:
 
1.  We are watching birth videos with them at night so that they have an idea what it might look like, sound like and how we are going to work together to have the baby.

Planning for Baby - Part 2

On Tuesday we looked at the dollars and cents/sense of starting or growing a family (read more).  Today I am going to offer some considerations to continue the conversation on growing your family.
 
Child Spacing
How did you/ do you get along with your siblings?  Did you like your family dynamics growing up?  How about your partner?  What was their childhood experience? 
 
This is a good place to start when you and your partner are talking about “when” should you start trying to have another baby.
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