Saturday, March 29, 2008

Busy Saturday!

Another big piece of furniture arrived for the nursery today: the dresser and changing top. Finally, furniture manufacturers figured out that an entire case piece specifically for changing babies' diapers isn't the most practical thing over the long term, so now they're making dressers that have detachable trays on top for changing pads. When the baby outgrows the diaper phase, the tray comes off and you have a normal dresser.

We spent about an hour or so in the nursery this morning putting together a side table and arranging books on the bookcase. I collected all the various baby and parenting books we've bought or received and put them in there. With the crib and the dresser and a few toys we couldn't resist buying in the room, it's starting to look like a real nursery -- which it will be in about four months!

I still have to make the bumper, crib skirt, and window shades, but once those are put together and the glider and ottoman arrive, the big nursery projects will be mostly completed. I'm hoping to have all of that done by late May/early June, but we'll see what happens.

Our other "lazy Saturday" projects involved house tidying, sheet changing and mattress turning, cleaning out files, and taking a carload of stuff down to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. As Logic Boy puts it, "Your idea of 'doing nothing' just means you get a lot of stuff done at a more leisurely pace." Which is probably true.

Friday, March 28, 2008

And So It Begins...

Let this be the first post of this blog. Grammar Girl and I are expecting a baby. This has been a hard road for us, filled with infertility, Clomid (the psycho supplement), prayer, waiting, hope, happiness, nervousness, and expectation. Here is where the family happenings will be. The big day is around July 25.

I cannot wait, and yet, I am scared some days, nervous others, excited on yet others. I guess this is normal.

Bean is what we are calling the baby for now. I know the sex, but I'm not telling anyone. Grammar Girl doesn't want to know. That's fine. It's a challenge to keep my knowledge from her, and I hope that I haven't spilled it yet. She knows that I know, and is about the only one not trying to trick me into revealing the sex.

I can confidently say it's a hoo-mon, err, human.

This blog was Grammar Girl's idea, and I am happy to go along with it. This will be our family blog for our family and friends to find updates. I have other blogs, some more private than others. If I know you well, you know my other blogs. There is so much I could put here, and perhaps I, or Grammar Girl will. But not yet. Right now, it's time for candy with Grammar Girl, the Bowden (our dog), and "Bean".

Take care!

--Logic Boy