Ready for the push

I’ve been doing a lot of nesting lately, so much so that I feel like a bird. Which is saying a lot because you all know how much I hate birds. They’re pesky and squawky and poop everywhere but one thing’s for certain – our feathered friends sure know how to prepare for their babies.

Like baskets. I mean, what’s up with the urge to put pretty baby things into little baskets? These birds make it look so cosy and baby-friendly.

For us humans, that’s what drawers and cupboards are supposed to be for but then it just doesn’t have the same appeal as baskets. I put all these tiny onesies and swaddles in drawers where they can’t be seen and it’s like “meh”, so I arrange them in baskets and every time I walk past, I can run my fingers across and go “awww wook at all the teeny tiny wompers

Having a newborn does terrible things to your brain, ok?

There’s also a practical side to it – easy access. Infants vomit and poop and spit up so many times a day that it’s ridiculous to have to open the drawer, close the drawer, open the drawer and close the drawer again every time they need a change. The smarter thing to do is have them all laid out within easy reach. So…baskets.

While we’re on the topic, it’s very therapeutic to fold and re-fold baby clothes because OMG WHY ARE THEY SO SOFT??

If you look at it rationally, there’s no real need to nest. Having done this twice before, I can state for a fact that babies don’t give two hoots about whether their onesies are folded nicely or not. Maybe it’s psychological. Like when you’re welcoming someone important into your home, you get everything prepped and ready as if to say “hey, you’re special and we can’t wait for you to arrive.”

In any case, we’re ready. Now if only I can find a way to make the baby come out sooner.

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  • Reply Gigi August 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Have a smooth delivery Daphne!

  • Reply Adorra August 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Smooth delivery babe! Feel better soon! :)

  • Reply Elaine August 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Can’t wait for the first pictures of little Finn!

    Btw, I hate birds too, specifically pigeons. Just saying. Because they make a massive amount of poop on the path I need to pass with Sophia everyday. And we all know that’s a potential health hazard.
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    • Reply Daphne August 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Will definitely post pictures once he’s out!

  • Reply Jean August 17, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I like birds, just not their poop. The husband, however, is deathly afraid of anything winged on two feet. Something about a traumatic experience with dead pigeons during NS.

    Anyway, have a safe and smooth delivery!

    • Reply Daphne August 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      I once heard a story about a bird who flew into a woman’s forehead and got stuck there so she had to hold it all the way to the doctor.. supposedly a true story.

  • Reply rach August 17, 2012 at 10:49 am

    happy waiting & have fun. :)
    but really gd luck… :)

  • Reply Madeline August 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Wow it’s D-Day already?! Time passes sooo fast! And with regards to getting your baby out earlier, how about having more “night action”? Probably not going to get much once the baby arrives lol
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    • Reply Daphne August 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      LOL yeah good idea heh..

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