Let me tell you, it’s a lot of fun preparing for a baby on one side of the country when all your baby things are on the other side of the country.
Baby clothes – I can’t possibly justify buying new ones when there are BINS of the stuff sitting in Summerville.
Baby change table and pad – ditto.
Crib - likewise.
Bouncy Chair – I just gave in and bought a used one here.
Rocking chair or glider – Both are sitting unused in NL.
Bumbo - It’s so light it is worth getting shipped out, because that thing is GOLD.
Baby bathtub – At least that gives me an excuse to buy one of these nifty buckets.
And then there’s all the little reminders of Sylvia’s birth and early days, like her hospital bracelet and baby book and cards from friends and relatives. I know if I were in Summerville I’d be spending a lot of time going through those things and settling into nostalgia and memories of that wonderful sweet time. Oh sure, I’d be on a mad tear to get the spare room finished (and I mean finished. That’s the only room we didn’t touch when we undertook the Great Summerville Project of 2010, and there are still bare panels of drywall on one side, outright holes in the original walls, and peeling ceiling paint). But I’d be among familiar things at least.
We brought Sylvia home to a half-finished house and now we’re about to do it again for the second time.
I’m always the first to say you don’t need half the stuff on the Baby! Essentials! lists, so I don’t even know why my lack of preparation is distressing me. We’ve got diapers, and a bassinet. Everything else is a luxury, right?
I know. PERSPECTIVE. Mine must be lost in the mail.