Since I last updated you with Baby Preparation Progress I was freaking out about diapers and such. You’ll be happy to know that my anxiety level has significantly gone down in the past week. There was not much I could do about the situation at hand when I was having my mini-breakdown because Jamie had not received his student loan money for the semester or his first paycheck from the new school. Now that he got paid I managed to spend all his money on the baby. Ha!
But really, I spent a good chunk on the things we need: the birth kit, a small stash of prefolds, a few outfits, and I even scored an Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper at the Weepeats sale for $45. Now I just have to pay my midwife, finish buying the supplies for the birth itself, sanitize all the linens, and clean the bedroom. The master bedroom and bathroom need quite a bit of attention. What I would like to do is have some of the furniture moved around so we can fit the changing table in the bedroom. Obviously, I can’t do that on my own. So I will dream of the way I want things and my minions will do my bidding! My minions will also clean my shower, mop the bathroom floor, and take out the trash while I sit at the kitchen table and mod podge some soup cans to use as toothbrush holders in the boys’ bathroom.
I know, I know, that was totally random. Not in my mind, though! I’ve had this container of Mod Podge sitting in my craft cabinets forever (it came from my mom), and now that Pinterest has opened my eyes to all the glorious possibilities, I want to do something cool. It’s true that I’m only halfway finished with knitting a blanket for this baby. It’s also true that it’s September in Georgia and just the thought of having a blanket on my lap makes me sweat. If it ever cools down, I’ll pick up my needles again. In the meantime, I need to occupy myself with projects that won’t make me burst into flames.
So today is Washing and Sanitizing Day. I’ve done the prep washes on a load of tiny diapers and located a set of old sheets to be used during the birth. Now all I need to do is find one more set of sheets for afterward and sanitize some stuff. If I get bored with that, I do have a pile of coupons to clip.
Hooray for homemaking!