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One:
Some of Staci's friends threw her a baby shower this weekend. A bunch of our friends came as well as her mom...and my mom flew in for a special appearance. We got some awesome stuff so I wanted to thank all the people who came, and her friends for putting it on.

Staci and I both got gifts for the pre-kid...I'll post them Thursday.

Two:
The baby room is just about done. I have to frame 2 pieces of art...then we need to get some sheets for the mattress. We started early...the slacked off...but it looks like we're finishing on time.

Three:
The baby turned head down and dropped. Since it wasn't head down in our last ultrasound Staci was able to get another to make sure all was good...in the pics they saw a full head of hair...kinda cool they can tell.

The pre-kid's freaking huge...you can feel it's butt and head and see arms, knees or feet pushing out.

Of course I mean huge based on it's current housing situation. Staci is worried that we'll blow through newborn clothes too fast. I'm a whopping 5'6" and she clocks in at a tremendously tall 5' even.

If our child is good at basketball it may have a chance at being the next Muggsy Bogues, but I doubt it will even have a chance at being the next Spud Webb...so I think it will get good use of newborn sized clothes.

Five:
This is our last Hanukkah without a baby...and we've been bad because our menorah isn't even out. Although we each had a latke that a friend made so that should be enough. Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate it.

Three:
We got a pack and play from Sears...for free...it's because they screwed up so many times with delivery of a washer and dryer and then repair of the dryer. When they screw up they send you gift cards...a friend has a theory that it's pretty easy to get $150 each time, but I think $75 is cake, $150 takes more skill. But that's also because I get super pissed while he is calm...and Staci is calm to so she was able to get $150 for their second mess up.

So if you ever have a problem with them you should call or email...you should get a gift card easily.

And yeah the pack and play isn't super Montessori-like but it's going to be our bassinet until our kid moves to the floor bed.


Comments

  1. your counting from three to five to three again proves your readiness for parenting. lack of sleep makes that kind of counting make perfect sense. :]

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  2. Damn...I was going to add a disclaimer that this post was sent by my phone so I would tweak when I get to a Mac, but I thought I double checked the numbering after a copy/paste...so I'll keep the order. Or maybe I'm correct and that's the new math that was promised to us in the 80s.

    Weird thing about sleep is I've been getting more...I think my body is trying to bank sleep which I don't think will work.

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  3. Don't worry about the newborn clothes thing too much. Everyone told me I wouldn't need them and I think I used them for at least 6 weeks. I only bought like 5 outfits and 6 sleepers because I was worried too but then I got soooo sick of seeing those same few outfits!

    Go with your gut :)

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  4. your counting from three to five to three again proves your readiness for parenting. lack of sleep makes that kind of counting make perfect sense. :]

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