T-shirt: Target, Denim: Pea in the Pod Maternity, Sandals: Target, Accessories: H&M panama hat, Karen Walker sunglasses, Lionette necklace, Lionette bracelet, Mansur Gavriel tote
This weekend, the husband and I attended some baby classes (Saturday and Sunday) to help us feel better prepared to greet our baby into the world. Since we spent half the day indoors, I opted for the basics - jeans and a t-shirt. It's always a winning (and easy) combination.
We've actually attended a couple of other classes already but this one was the big overview that included a hospital tour (which was great to see!). I didn't grow up with a bunch of other kids, or seeing babies all the time, so being responsible for the life of another human being is awfully intimidating. I never considered myself "naturally maternal" in the sense that I could scoop up a crying child and instinctively know what to do. I know attending these classes isn't going to change me overnight but they did empower me with knowledge. At the very least, I feel more informed.
I realize the role of parents are ever changing and the idea of what is "right" is entirely subjective and constantly evolving but, for a novice like myself, having classes to attend makes me feel like I'm doing what I can while I can to make the most informed decisions. I'll never really feel prepared. My whole life has been that way. But, I feel reassured there is a support system of people who understand what this experience is going to be like. So I'm incredibly grateful for that.