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Anyone got some extra torso lying around?

December 29, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cletus, I’m really looking forward to the day when you won’t be Cletus anymore because that will be the day you will no longer be inside me, and you’ll have a real name. You’re getting bigger by the day, and it feels like it. You’re moving an awful lot, which I know means you’re doing just fine in there, but you’re squishing all my important organs. It’s harder to do pretty much everything these days, and we still have a few more weeks to go. However, despite my discomfort, I have happily discovered that I am having occasional Braxton-Hicks contractions, so I guess my uterus isn’t a dud, and it’s getting ready for the work ahead.

We broke down and bought a car seat yesterday because we know we need one, even though we hate the idea of having one. Does it make us bad parents if we got the cheapest one we could find? Since we don’t have a car, taxis don’t require them, and we aren’t planning to use it with a stroller, it will only be used on longer trips, and not that often. I assume they wouldn’t be selling something that’s unsafe, but it’s probably not the comfiest thing you’ll ever sit in.

We also met with the pediatrician who will probably be your doctor. She seems pretty nice, though young. The office is brand new, and is bright and friendly. Just one of the many decisions we’ve had to make lately.

We have clothes washed, diapers ordered, books, and toys. We almost have a crib, but it came damaged, so we’re working on getting it replaced. It will be 2012 in just a few days, and then I think it will start to feel like your birthday is getting really close. In the meantime, I am trying to keep myself busy and work at least a little bit every day, even though I’d rather be at home knitting cute things for you, or figuring out how to rearrange the apartment to accommodate all the new stuff we’ve accumulated.

Since we have much of the big stuff ordered or decided, I am feeling much calmer and more prepared for your arrival. But, of course, there are so many unanswered questions about when that will be, and how it will go. It’s a mystery! What interesting days lie ahead for us all.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Julia Bates permalink
    December 29, 2011 3:52 pm

    Those last days! I avoided preparing, for some odd reason… Denial? Anyway, we managed and that was 32 years ago! Hang in there! Let’s hear it for Braxton! Julia

  2. Julie Hudson permalink
    December 30, 2011 11:56 am

    Maybe he/she will come early? That’s what mine decided to do!

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