Some people had asked in our last prenatal class about why it isn't recommended to allow television for kids under the age of two. As someone who likes to research this kind of stuff I looked up what the general Internet had to say on the topic and forwarded them to my classmates in case anyone else was interested.
This guideline is from 1999 (both in Canada and the US). They are likely to be revised in the near future to distinguish between "verbal" and "non-verbal" infants rather than having an arbitrary age recommendation.
Essentially the conclusion seems to be that in the very early stages of a child's life direct interaction with others is critical to the proper development of their brains.
It\u2019s a Girl!!!
Healthy and wiggly ;)
Praise God! (I could just dance\u2026)
Assuming the ultrasound technician is right about the gender, her name will be Elizabeth Eliana, because God ANSWERS!!!!
We spent this evening practicing breathing patterns and learning \u201chow to relax\u201d.
There\u2019s nothing quite like sitting on the floor in a darkened classroom, leaning against your spouse and listening to eight other couples giggling as we all attempt to provide our partners with an opportunity to practice appropriate labour coaching techniques.
Baby is still alive!
I had my first midwife appointment and she's really nice. So the tentative plan to have a home birth has passed the first hurdle. And... we got to hear the heartbeat again.
So today at least I know for sure I'm still pregnant.
Brendan is amused by my relief.