December 19th, 2008
|jimbojones||01:33 pm - In happier news...|
In happier news, Janis and I are doing great. The baby is apparently destined to be a soccer star; according to Janis' pregnancy books, 3 weeks from now "the father may be able to feel the baby kick". Shit. I've been able to feel that baby kick for two weeks ALREADY. You don't exactly have to concentrate on it! Last night, I had my arm draped over Janis' ribs and I felt it when the baby kicked. "Go, Little Pele!"
We're doing pretty well with the accumulating baby stuff, too. We've got a crib, glider chair with ottoman (for breastfeeding), a play mat, a swing, and a walker now... also, Baby's First Book. We were looking around in the Babies R Us the other night waiting for Chris and Karen to be ready for Chris' birthday dinner, and I picked up a "go to sleep story" kind of book. The illustrations were really cute, the story was rhyme-y and simple in a Dr.-Seuss-but-not-so-trippy kind of way, and I could totally see being willing to read it night after night after night for a few years. I figured all that added up to "better go ahead and buy this now", so I did.
All that stuff? About $100. The book was about $10 new, the crib was free from Janis' sister, and we got the rest of the stuff for $90 off of Craigslist. How freaking awesome is that?
Still don't have a carseat, but we've got three more months to handle it.
Also, my mom and my stepdad are coming for a week, starting a few days after the birth, to help out with the baby, which Janis and I are both thrilled about. Possibly even more thrilled about than Scott is thrilled about being a grand-dad... but then again, possibly not. =)
We'll keep you posted.
I'm reading it right now, and I can't BEGIN to tell you how pleased I am to see Reese Witherspoon's Sweet Home Alabama listed. (I'm having difficulty imagining what they're going to top it with, frankly... scrolling, peeking... heh, haven't seen #2 or #1, so I guess I'll have to watch the YouTube clips before rendering an opinion.
I LOVED the "Honorable Mention" of Kim Basinger in 8 Mile. Seriously, what the fuck WAS up with that (not horribly done) deep south accent in the middle of Detroit?
Btw, as for baby stuff... forget a few YEARS, stuff for infants is generally rated until "25 pounds". For a girl, that's 19 months (median). For boys, median is 15 months... and 75th percentile is 12 months!
Craigslist does seem to be an awesome way to go, though. The $90 we spent on Craigslist got us about $600 worth of stuff, and it all looks pretty much brand new. The glider is a little loose in the joints, but otherwise is perfect and probably a little quality time with a socket set will fix the loosey-goosey stuff. Everything else looks like it just came from the store, and matched the stuff I had liked the best from looking in the stores to start with!
The one thing I don't think I'm going to have much luck getting a cheap Craigslist on is an LCD projector... I decided the hell with those cheap baby toys that project "stars" on the ceiling, I want to hook up a laptop to an LCD projector and let the kid see real planetarium shows, play classical/baroque/romantic pieces with great abstract lightshow plugins, etc. It's gonna be awesome. =)