That is, if the Boy Scouts hadn't already cornered the market on that one.
But I would just like to let you know that we are SO READY for this baby. Up to now, we've done, um, exactly nothing as far as preparations go. We haven't purchased a single thing--no clothes, no cribs, no toys. Nothing.
I have an excuse! Kind of. See, I just don't really FEEL pregnant. I'm barely showing, I have no symptoms (except for my permanently broken-out face--I call shenanigans on this "pregnancy glow" bullshit), I just . . . I guess I'm still trying to convince myself that there will be an actual squalling newborn in this house in six months. So I haven't been all that motivated to DO anything.
Except make food. That, I will do. So! Yesterday I made and canned 10 pints of spaghetti sauce with meat. Because it's easy! All I have to do is open a jar! I don't have to cook it! I believe this will be a bonus when I have a baby attached to me and I'm running on about two hours of sleep. We'll just ignore the fact that I also made this sauce last year, when there was no baby on the horizon. I prefer to tell myself that I am in Baby Preparedness Mode.
Also, the MiL, who is apparently much more motivated than A. and me, took matters into her own hands quite literally and decided this kid had better have some wool booties to keep its tiny, delicate newborn feet from freezing off in Blackrock in March. A not inconceivable event, of course.
So she knitted a bootie.
Now all we need is the other bootie, and we are definitely ready for this baby!
Why are you all laughing?