Sunday, September 07, 2008

There's a hole in this cake!

Saturday was our Infant Care class, which I was looking forward to because, quite frankly, Brent and I haven't taken care of a lot of babies. And there was that "incident" from three years ago, straight out of a sitcom, that stands out in my head. (Short story: we babysat for some friends of ours and ended up putting her diaper on backward. Oops. I also didn't mention the part where we had to stand her up to put it on in the first place. Double oops.) So I was ready to learn more about taking care o' babies.

The class was from 10-1. I must admit that I was riveted. In the pregnant state that I am, my bathroom trips are more frequent, but I had to hold it 'cuz I was so interested in everything she had to say. I especially enjoyed her opening slide show that included all the ways our baby may look when she makes her grand entrance (stork bites, baby acne, newborn rash, blue hands or feet, dry skin, etc. -- all sorts of stuff that might freak out a new parent).

We learned how to swaddle, how to dress and undress the baby, tips for changing the diaper, tips for feeding, carrying the baby, putting the baby down for the night, how to tell if the baby is sick, etc.

I think Brent got a lot out of the class, too, despite his being a little creeped out by the disapproving look of our fake baby.

Disapproving fake baby

Best of all? The class was free of the idiot parents from our childbirth class. No stupid questions, no one talking just to hear themselves talk. All in all, the three hours went by quite quickly and I'm feeling at least a little more prepared.

Our class was right around the corner from a new bakery that I was dying to try. How excited was I? Well, the night before I actually dreamt about trying it. Sad, but true. I think the pun-filled name alone was enough to draw me in.

The place is called Kiss My Bundt!
Kiss my bundt!

As you may imagine, they feature bundt cakes of all sizes and flavors. They were offering free samples of their baby bundts (or maybe the mini bundts? I'm not 100% sure). We ordered three to take home in addition to the two samples we tried.
Bundts!

We had the red velvet, carrot, lemon drop, chocolate chocolate and chocolate with buttercream. Brent noted that they were a lot like cupcakes, but with less frosting. I thought they were quite good, especially the red velvet. I believe they were $2.50 each, and probably three bites worth. (More if you use a fork rather than picking it up like a cupcake.) I don't know if I'll run back there again, especially as it's a bit of a trek, but if I'd stop by again if I were in the neighborhood.

After picking up some bundts, we headed to another bakery, but this time for sandwiches. It's a place called La Maison Du Pain, which Brent had tried and enjoyed a couple times previously. All the baked goods, especially the breads, looked AMAZING. If I didn't have a box full of bundts, I would have picked up some other goodies to go, especially the macaroons and the creme brulee and the..., you get the picture. Instead we stuck with sandwiches. Brent had a chicken sandwich while I had the tuna on olive bread. So delicious.

My sandwich.

Tuna sandwich on olive bread

The rest of the weekend was filled mostly with organizing and cleaning, especially in our future nursery. (Oh, and some naps for me.) The nursery will get painted on Saturday, which then means Brent can assemble the crib, desk and shelves while I organize all the clothes and goodies in preparation for Em Dash's arrival. So excited!

"Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder." - Eberhard Arnold

25 comments:

  1. Red velvet cake is the best. The sandwich doesn't look bad either!

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  2. It's amazing all the weird little things that can effect a baby's appearance when it is first born, stuff we never heard about. When Lila was born, her ears were a really funny shape. I recall sitting in my hospital bed rationalizing in my head how it'd be OK...she could grow her hair out and hide her alien ears when she was older...she was still beautiful everywhere else, etc. Then I finally realized (I'm sure nurse probably told me) that b/c of close quarters inside the womb, sometimes it takes a few days for their ears to spread out and find their normal shape. LOL...I was so happy. BTW, her ears...now quite beautiful and perfect for short hair.

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  3. Your sandwich looks delicious! Your fake baby looks... well creepy.

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  4. Great post! You totally cheered up my monday morning crabbiness! That pic of the baby doll - priceless! And how cute are those bundt cakes! I even loved those cool swirly balloons on the storefront!

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  5. Kiss My Bundt- I love it! And now I feel the urge to bake...

    Glad you went to the class. I wish Rob and I had done some more of those but we seem to be doing okay in spite of it. As long as we have friends/family, books and the internet, we do okay :o)

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  6. Now that baby is a little freaky looking!

    The sandwich on the other hand looks great!

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  7. that is great that the class was so good AND free of idiots :)

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  8. that baby looks SO disgruntled.
    cute bundts. frosting to fill the hole rather than a flowerpot is much better.

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  9. I have crappy Kaiser insurance and one of the girls in the office who is pregnant told me they have mandatory baby classes. I don't know how tht's legal but I digress...Anyway, I am NOT a ptient person by any means and I dread te day I'm forced to sit in a class with people talking for the sake of it and trying to act cool. If I'm as bad as I am now, I can only imagine throwing pregnancy hormones into the mix. My hubby will have to buy me a box full of pastries to placate and distract me through the class. :)

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  10. You have no idea how relieved I am that they offer classes like this -- and that there are other pepople out there who also have no idea how to change diapers!

    At least you know your baby will be so much cuter than scary disapproving baby.

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  11. that baby doll's face is hilarious!! I'm glad the class was fun. I love asking the pregnant ladies at work about everything babies :)

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  12. I think my baby has given me that disapproving look once or twice... but they say they can't control their facial expressions this early in life..hmmmm

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  13. mmmmbundt cake, sounds delicious.

    and that baby is sort of creepy, haha.

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  14. bundt cakes always make me think of "my big fat greek wedding." :)

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  15. perfect that you should grab a red velvet bundt, what with your prowess with red velvet cake bites. I'm still trying to master the peanut butter balls.

    Also, I do not know what a stork bite is!

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  16. Kiss my bundt!! The gal who owns that store is good friends with my sister-in-law! I'm so happy you went! I heard she was having her grand opening this weekend! Yay!

    We thought about taking an infant care class, but decided to pass on it. Hope it was the right choice!

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  17. That baby is scary-looking. [shudders]

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  18. That doll is way creepy! So glad your class is moron free, yay! FYI, it's so much easier to dress a newborn with side tie/kimono style shirts. I learned that the hard way :/

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  19. I would have totally gotten like 10 red velvet ones. SO SO YUMMY!

    Sounds like you guys are all ready for the big arrival!!

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  20. that is the scariest. freaking. fake. baby. EVER.

    i'm afraid to go to sleep now, for fear of having nightmares about that thing.

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  21. Yikes! What an evil looking baby...

    and yum for bundt cakes and for clever names. :-)

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  22. That fake baby is totally judging you.

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  23. That angry baby is freaking me out too. *shudder* It's like it's eyes follow you wherever you move...

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  24. evilbaby! EVILBABY!

    i love the corners of the photos....all rounded, like the ol' days.

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