I feel like a broken record lately, because all I can talk about/think about is the upcoming addition to our family who is scheduled to make his arrival on Feb 4. Yes, I’m finally getting a manny, his name is Alejandro and he’s moving here from Ecuador where he’s been wrapping up his studies in deep tissue massage and skincare regimens as well as early child development, and—
Oh, not really. My husband won’t let me have a manny, because he’s a GREAT BIG WHINER.
No, I’m talking about the baby who’s currently ensconced in my belly, methodically reducing my internal organs to mush with his various well-aimed kicks. According to various “medical theories”, he’s going to actually be on the outside of my body soon? And I’ll have to, like, take care of him and stuff? While simultaneously parenting a 2-year-old and doing freelance jobs and not allowing the house to collapse under the weight of its own filth?
The whole idea is kind of blowing my mind and making all other achievements seem wussy in comparison. Oh, you climbed Everest? Whatever dude, at least you had Sherpas.
Anyway, I thought we could talk about some must-have baby items today. Not that I don’t have a metric crapload of baby stuff already, but maybe I’m missing some critical product that will ensure Baby #2’s comfort, angelic behavior, and tendency to sleep through the night starting at 6 weeks of age.
The theme here is not necessities—not diapers, clothes, etc—but extra luxuries that you’d recommend to any new parent. Hey, ho. Let’s go!
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