E finally had a day off today, and even though he slept until noon we managed to get some stuff done. I’ve realized that no matter how generous my friends and family are there is no way I am getting everything I need want for this baby at my shower, so I’ve started watching for sales and buying some of it myself. I got the breast pump I had registered for at Target on clearance – which is probably good, since it’s kind of a personal thing to buy for someone else, like underwear or tampons. The crib bedding for the nursery was 25% off at Babies R Us so we went ahead and bought some of it. We found a Closetmaid cubby system at Target that is going to take the place of a dresser and bookshelf, at least for now, and I hope to buy another one to put under the windows.

So the official update is, if Baby Evan was born right now, he would be clothed, diapered and not have to sleep in a drawer. I could cut his nails, take his temperature, feed him, and put lotion on his butt. He could swing or stare at his rattles and stuffed animals, or we could go for a ride in the car seat or stroller. I am slightly less panicked about the whole infant situation.

My birthing class last night was very uneventful and not at all like a sitcom. We watched lots of videos of women in labor and got the all important clip of the baby crowning. I am still happy that my doctors and hospital think “in bed on your back” is not the best way to handle labor, although when the instructor said “Next week we’ll talk about medication options, like an epidural” I couldn’t help myself from saying “Oh thank GOD”. Loudly.

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