Sunday, October 25, 2015

It's The Final Countdown...

One month. 31 days. 744 hours. 44,640 minutes. That's all the time we have until the due date of our 4th child, otherwise known as the Fetus. One month until our house becomes even more chaotic. One month until we get even less sleep than we already do. One month to remember all of the stuff about babies that I have forgotten in the past 3-and-a-half years. One month to figure out where in the house we are actually going to have her sleep. In one of the other kids' room? In the living room? Definitely not in our room...

One month to finish renovating the master bathroom. One month to do all the other stuff on my Scotty-do list. One month to get all of the baby stuff out of storage and filled with batteries. One month to figure out where we stored all our bottles. One month to practice my diapering skills so I can quickly get back to my state-record level of speed. One month to stock up on diapers, and wet wipes. One month to teach the other kids to go get a diaper or the wet wipes on command, and not to lolly-gag while doing it, like they do whenever I ask them to do anything else. One month to figure out where we are going to store all of the baby clothes. One month to practice our swaddling techniques on the dogs. One month to decide if we want to unswaddle the dogs once they are swaddled (it will depend on the day and how annoying they have been...).

One month to find a new diaper bag, since the old one pretty much disintegrated when we retired it after our third, and what we thought was going to be our last, child. One month to buy a new SD card for our camera so we can take lots of photos. One month to empty that new SD card since the Girl will have filled it up with photos of the dogs' butts and other garbled images. One month to find all the bases for the baby car seat, oh and the car seat, too... we'll need that. One month to practice our breathing exercises so that they actually help and not just put me to sleep like they did when the Girl was born. One month to strengthen my hands so the Wife doesn't crush them during labor.

One month to choose a name. That's probably going to be the most difficult of all. Wish us luck.

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