October 09, 2006

Getting Ready For Baby

Although, I had no reason to hope, I still got my hopes up that perhaps I'd have a baby over the weekend. NOT. Obviously, I know the child will arrive, but I still can't help hoping for sooner rather than later.

We still haven't picked out names, which seems to bother my friends and family more than it bothers me. I guess I have more faith in our ability to come up with something suitable when the time comes than they do.

Other than the difficulty with names, we did get some of the other little things done to get ready for the kidlet. I bought a baby book, which like those of older siblings will mostly never be filled out. Not wanting to set the standard too high for myself, I've managed to not fill out any baby books after about the first month and I've also managed to only once get a studio portrait taken of a child. We wouldn't want the rest of them to start complaining that I didn't love them as much as baby number one -- so I just striven for an extra low standard for all. Henry Higgins treats a duchess as if she were a flower girl and I try to make sure I make as few differences between my children as possible by doing as little as possible.

We brought the carseat and bassinet down from the attic. I made sure someone will be around to take care of the kids when we go to the hospital. I think we're actually in decent shape for the arrival of a baby. I even vacuumed and cleaned the kitchen floor. I have some food in the freezer for meals after all the ladies from church stop arriving with food. I'm sure there is something I've forgotten, but things seem like they are pretty much as ready as they'll get.

Now we just have to wait around for the big event.


I'm waiting with you!!!!

Mary is a very nice name. haha

Very few people do traditional names these days.

Posted by: Mary at October 9, 2006 12:30 PM

The waiting game is the WORST. At least you are prepared. I hope he/she arrives soon!!

Posted by: dcrmom at October 9, 2006 12:42 PM

It has always seemed like a sensible thing for a baby to arrive before the baby's name. How can we name the one we do not yet know?

I'm not bothered ;-)

Posted by: patricia at October 9, 2006 07:01 PM

I think I told you this story, but when my fourth son as born we had picked out the name Asher (this was long before Ashton Kutcher, btw.) He came out and everyone in the room said, "What is his name?"

My husband answered, "Asher"

And I looked over at him and said, "I don't think so."

The doctor and nurses all started laughing. But at that moment when I laid eyes on him, I knew it wasn't his name.

Posted by: chris at October 10, 2006 08:29 AM

The twentieth of October is a lovely day for a birthday, if you ask me. At least I must have thought so a few decades ago.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't even keep up with the baby book for the first baby. This is why I blog. Blogs are much easier for long-distance relatives to access than old fashioned paper books, anyway!

Posted by: Lenise at October 10, 2006 12:34 PM

Only if you tell them about it or they Google you, Lenise. Let's hope my relatives stay away from Google.

Posted by: Jordana at October 10, 2006 02:13 PM