So, baby is coming, and coming soon. By any definition of the word, we are anticipatory – both in state and action. We have got the baby items bought, crib sheets and blankets cleaned, bags packed, hearty food cooked and in the freezer (plenty of beef roast, roasted veggies, pork with duck egg and creamy potato soup) and the hospital room has been visited.
The only thing we need now – the baby. And that, probably, is the toughest part. We’re all excited – but we have no idea when The Big Event will happen. This has got to be one of the only times in life (other than being an eternal optomist with the lottery) where you are very excited about something whose time you can’t know.
Below are pictures of all of our preparations.
Mom and Dad’s bag packed – with a comic book for Jacob.
Jacob and his bag – clothes, crayons and coloring books, his toy dinasours, trucks and books for reading. Also, some sleeping tablets just in case he drives Dad crazy. Just kidding.
Baby stuff and James’ crib.
Bi and her ‘baby bump’. I tell her constantly, but she doesn’t believe me – ‘Sweet, you really don’t even look that pregnant’.
Bi with me – and my own ‘baby bump’. And by ‘baby’, I mean a bit too much beer and not nearly enough excercise.
One of the delivery rooms at the hospital – where it will all go down.
Bi talking to the staff in the maternity ward – where she will go after the delivery.
James car seat – for his first ride home.
About David and Lam
A smitten couple and loving parents in our early 40s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up.
We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, boating, traveling, reading, and being together.
Both David and Lam are old souls who love quietness and meaningful conversations in which we ponder the truth and mysteries of life as well as discuss philosophical and ethical matters. We especially like to enjoy the small pleasures of daily life.