We’re pretty sure the liar who said, “Don’t worry! Breast-feeding melts off the pounds” is the same person who said, “Don’t worry! Your maternal instinct will kick right in.”
Our suggestion: While nursing off that extra padding, pop in a copy of Baby’s Home … What Now? The new DVD takes all the advice, tips, and facts you need for the first three months and synthesizes it into manageable chapters.
Calling on experienced parents and a panel of experts (an ob-gyn, pediatric nurse, sex therapist, and postpartum consultant), it bravely ventures into territory your friends with kids forgot to share (sleepless nights, messy postpartum recovery, sex after childbirth).
And though the DVD won’t give you all the answers, it does arm you with enough knowledge to feel confident in your new role as mom. Which is the weight off you really need.
Available online at babyshomedvd.com, $25.
Brunch with Santa
What: Take homemade ornaments to hang on the tree and grub on good eats.
Why: Eradicate empty bellies by donating nonperishable items while there.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: D.B.A. Barbecue, 1190 N. Highland Ave. NE. Reservations (recommended) to 404-249-5000.
’Twas the Night Before Christmas
What: Picadilly Puppets brings the classic poem to life.
Why: Shown from mouse’s perspective for a silly change of pace (guess he was stirring after all).
When: Sat., 10 & 11 a.m.
Where: Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. Tickets at 678-226-6222 or online at auroratheatre.com. Adults and children, $7.
Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World
What: Marvel at an array of decked-out trees and learn about diverse holiday customs.
Why: Starfish and shells make the Bahamian display downright beachy.
When: Thru Jan. 5.
Where: Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Rd., Druid Hills (404-929-6300). Adults, $15; children 3-12, $13; under 3, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Parents and Experts, LLC