Tuesday, September 30, 2008

He's a problem solver, that one

In case it wasn't obvious before, I'm in full-on nesting mode. Chip said he hasn't really noticed a difference as I'm always running around straightening things and making to-do lists, but what does he know?

Anyway, the internets is a friend to all who nest. Last week the internets was nice enough to leave baby diapers, a blanket and a few miniature hats, onesies and socks on our front porch. Obviously, the "not finding out the sex of the baby will keep me from shopping" reasoning is a thing of the past.

Last night I asked Chip if he thought we needed a bassinet or cradle in the bedroom for the first couple of weeks. Discussion ensued, and we decided to wait and see if this kid even wants to be around us at night. Hey, everyone needs their own space.

This morning, Chip announces, "So, I thought about the cradle, and I think I have a solution. Let's mount one of those gerbil feeder bottles in the corner of the crib, and then neither of us will have to get up in the middle of the night for feedings."

You can't argue with logic like that.

On a related note, if everyone could start saving their cardboard toilet paper cores, Tro would really appreciate it.


  1. Where in the hell was Chip and this GENIUS idea about 6 months ago? I can't wait to hear what solution he comes up with regarding your baby spitting the pacifier out every 30 seconds. I suggested putting a magnet in the pacificer and one in the back of Kate's head but Scott wouldn't let me. Start preparing ahead for this dilema Chip!!

  2. Oh, I'm sure my dad will come up with a solution for the pacifier issue. And it will most likely involve duct tape, which will quickly be followed by a visit from DCFS.


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