Saturday, January 21, 2006

Crash, Clothing sizes, and Nursery

1) Crash. Fantastic movie. Definitely in Oscar line-up, in my opinion. It was nominated for a couple Golden Globes. I feel like I need to watch it again. My brother even said it was better the second time through. If you haven't seen it and are in the mood for an extremely well-done, albeit pretty heavy, movie, then head to Blockbuster and pick it up.

2) I spent much of my day sorting, washing, drying, folding, and putting away a bunch of baby clothes we have received as hand-me-downs. As I was filling up dressers and shelves with onesies and sleepers, a funny thought crossed my mind. Baby clothes are sized according to age. For instance, they are generally 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, and so on. Wouldn't it be weird if adult clothes were the same way? "Hi, I'm Erin, and I wear a size 25 years." And just like some babies are wearing 12-month clothes at 8 months, many adults would be wearing clothes outside their age range. "Yeah, I'm in 37-year clothes right now, but my goal is to be in a 32-year by summer."

3) The arrival of a changing table on Wednesday and a dresser this morning means that Jackson's room is officially complete! And adorable, I might add. So he can come any day now. Except that he'd only be about 4 pounds right now. That wouldn't be good. His lungs need some more cooking time. The cats are still pretty sure this is all for them. In fact, the bassinet in our bedroom has clearly become Ruby's favorite bedtime spot. We've got a cat hair-filled lint remover to prove it. And they are still absurdly fascinated with the mobile in the crib. Oh, cats, you have no idea how your world will change in a mere 7 weeks.

Then again, neither do I!

7 comments:

diane patrick said...

Erin, you are going to be a fabulous parent. Jackson is lucky he'll get to call you mom... well, when he's able to speak, that is!

-Lisa- said...

Woah, 7 weeks!?! I can't believe it, for me, it has gone by so fast! I'm sure it doesn't seem so much like that for you, tho. :)

sleeping with bread said...

Seven weeks . . . oh my!!! Will you be posting pictures?

lalimama said...

If you have a need for additional baby stuff, let me know. We're considering a garage sale this spring, but would rather loan things out to friends if they can be used...baby swing, bouncy seat, walker (that has a really loud fire engine siren on it...it came form my sister-in-law)...etc. Send me an email if you're interested.
The next month will zoom by oh so fast...but the last few days of waiting will seem like months if you go full term. Hang in there.

gloria said...

I'm excited for you. I loved washing up the clothes and getting it all ready. I would look at that empty, ready bed and get a nice warm fuzzy. Bless you sweet lady!

diane patrick said...

OK, everyone went the sentimental route. In contrast, I have to say that the idea of buying clothes now according to my age is absolutely hilarious! I'm 28... I wonder how big that would be! And would that mean that we're supposed to keep getting bigger as we age? Here in Slovakia, I have to know which size I am by 3 different systems. FYI, I like the American way the best - I don't like the idea of being a size 26, or worse yet, a 34!

julie said...

:) you make me laugh.