The Frankenbaby Chronicles

Two girls, three cats, some frozen sperm, a doctor's office, and a big dream.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Getting ready!

It's been fun doing things like hanging art in the baby's room and all of that, but I guess it's time we get down to the nitty gritty. Jen and I spent part of the night talking about what we wanted to pack in the birth center bag and made plans to get that done over the weekend. We had to hit Target tonight for cat litter, so while we were there we also got some travel-sized toiletries (just toothpaste and deodorant, as we have tons of little shampoos and lotions from hotels) that we can slip in the bag as well. It's amazing to think that sometime soon we will be heading to the birth center to meet our baby!

I also bit the bullet and ordered a diaper pail and some other supplies for cloth diapers and wipes. Some people say we're going overboard with the buying but honestly I don't think anyone is going to buy us a diaper pail for our poopy diapers, and that's not the kind of thing you want to find yourself without when the kid shows up, you know? Besides, we're the ones that want the hippie products, not anyone else. ;) (And hey, the truth is that most people want to buy onesies and blankets, not things dealing with baby poo.)

The little baby clothes are all washed and put away in the dresser, but I still have to wash the diaper inserts and covers and doublers, and then find somewhere to put THOSE away. I guess I didn't realize there was so much STUFF. And one of us needs to install the car seat base just in case there are any "early surprises."

Things are really starting to come together around here, which is exciting and scary all at the same time. I was trying on a pair of maternity shorts at a store today (it's starting to get hot around here) and caught a sideways view of my belly in a full-length mirror. Wow, it looks kind of weird to be sticking out so much. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will sound weird, but you can never pack too many clean pairs of socks for the hospital.

And snacks. Granola bars and such. Cuz you won't want Jennifer to have to leave you to go in search of food.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

It was so great meeting you guys! We'll definitely do it again - I'm looking forward to "game night".

10:08 PM  
Blogger Kathryn - partner of Donna said...

It's so exciting eh? Which of our little girls will say hi first? :0)

6:17 AM  
Blogger Jude said...

Kathryn, I'm voting for yours! :)

10:56 AM  

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