The Frankenbaby Chronicles

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

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Impending babies and baby books

Yesterday we hit 34 weeks. This means that in three weeks we will be considered full-term. That is kind of terrifying! I am perfectly prepared to go over 40 weeks but I refuse to prepare myself to go under. I guess I should work on that. We're actively making preparations this weekend, since we thankfully have no plans. We've got to wash oodles of baby stuff (after cleaning the old soap residue out of the washer), do some more work in the baby room, and do SOMETHING with our nasty, nasty yard. I hope I have tons of energy and lots of nesting foo over the weekend, because my list is LONG.

We received a baby book as a gift yesterday, which was very sweet. It's actually the one we registered for based on how it looked on the outside. We never opened the package to look inside, because I figured they all looked largely the same, and problems with one would be problems with another. I really love the Todd Parr baby book but that was discontinued ages ago and is a bazillion dollars on eBay. So, we were stuck.

Anyway, we get this baby book last night and I open it up and it's all "Mommy" this and "Daddy" that. At first it didn't seem too daunting to white-out the Daddy parts and change them to Mama... but then I realized that there is a lot of stuff about "when Mommy's water broke" or whatever... and I'm the one with the water, but Jen is Mommy! So we'll have to white-out that stuff, too!

I'm starting to wonder if it's worth it at all to have this baby book. But I still think that others are not going to be much better. Does anyone out there in the IVP have better baby book suggestions? I am SO all ears. I didn't really have a baby book (second kid, parents were getting divorced) and I really want to be all sappy and stuff with this baby.



Blogger Princess K said...

just delurking to let you know about the baby book i found on amazon the other day... it has all sorts of 'alternative' family pages and you can take out the stuff that doesn't apply. anyway, here's the link:

Oh, and best of wishes from our house to yours!! I've been following your blog for a bit now, and can't wait until the little one shows!!

8:42 PM  
Blogger lynn said...

Hey Jude- just do a search online for alternative family baby books like pricess k said. There are not a whole lot of choices out there, but I have found a few that I thought were cute. My bro and I both had baby books growing up, filled with cute sentiments like when our first tooth showed and little envelopes of our hair. Personally, I think we might forgo a baby book for something a little more easy to keep up with like a decorated box for keepsakes. And when it comes to keepsakes like little notes and dates of the first tooth etc, I would say, have a sweet little pad of paper designated for that box (with the same theme or whatever) and write it on the little slip of paper and drop it in! That is my plan anyway- I think it is a little easier to manage, at leaste for me because I doubt I will want to take the time to glue in pictures, notes, and report cards!

10:18 PM  
Blogger Kathryn - partner of Donna said...

It took us ages to find a book with the appropriate language - it was on


1:43 PM  
Anonymous oneofhismoms said...

We have the baby book by Sara Middah, published by Workman Publishing. It only has one place where it says "father" in the whole book, and I was able to just write over it. All of the illustrations are very androgynous, as well. I love it. Good luck.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Jude said...

Thanks for the baby book suggestions, guys. A really nice IVPer and her wife offered to make us a personalized one. HOW COOL IS THAT??!?!

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a great baby book!

Especially created for GLBT families.

9:29 PM  

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