Thirstie wipes! On sale! For $7! At Cotton Babies!
Because, yeah. We get really excited about butt wipes up in here.
We did not get up early (or stay up late). In fact, after napping for a total of maybe an hour and a half ALL DAY LONG yesterday, Zuzu crashed at 7:15pm and was out for the night. I was right behind her. I fell asleep at 8pm, woke up on the couch at 10pm, and put myself to bed while the rest of my family watched a movie.
I'm telling you: Wild and Crazy.
So today we headed out to Cotton Babies and invested in more wipes, more diapers, and a few other odds and ends.
And since we were already out and about, we headed over to the Target just across the parking lot. This was a pretty upscale shopping area (it has a lots of little boutiques, and the best Whold Foods ever) and the Target was not too crowded at all (by this time it was almost noon) and my mom got the Christmas tree she wanted while David got the cold medicine he needed (yes--his immune system got hit while he was down and he got over the stomach bug just in time to get a cold).
After snacking in the Starbucks at Target, we decided to make a final stop at Buy Buy Baby. I hate the name of the store. It's like celebrating the materialistic impulses of buying things you don't need in preparation for a baby you may or may not get to bring home. BUT we had a very generous gift card to spend and a couple of things on our shopping list...
We bought a walk-through baby gate for our hallway leading to the bathroom and bedrooms. It's really a doggie-gate, not a baby gate. Little Mac has been suffering some tummy issues (I guess she caught our bug?) and guess where she wants to relieve herself of her stomach discomfort? The two carpeted rooms in our house. Our bedroom and the nursery. So the gate will keep the dogs out of the bedrooms while we're gone during the day. We've been using an old-school baby gate (not the walk-through kind) there and we're constantly not stepping high enough so we trip over it (not safe!) or moving it and having it fall over, which makes all kinds of racket and scares the crap out of Cooper (metaphorically). And we've moved it and then forgotten to put it in place often enough that Mac has managed to take a shit on the carpet every day for the past four days. (Great for resale value!) We told ourselves it was worth spending money on something that we use multiple times a day that will be much more convenient as well as more aesthetically pleasing.
And David's stoked about steam cleaning our carpets. Again.
We also got our big girl a big girl seat!
|Phil and Ted's Lobster Seat pic from here|
It's hard to believe she's sitting up well enough to be ready for a chair like this, but sure enough. I know a lot of people use a chair like this to take out to restaurants in lieu of a germy high chair. But the short length of the lobster claws is also perfect for attaching to the short overhang on our kitchen countertop, and the claws are padded so we can also put it on our dining room table. Since space is tight in our little house, this is a nice substitute for a regular high chair, and obviously it's also easy to travel with. We also were given a high chair seat that fits on a dining room chair. It's possible that we may end up preferring that for meals since it will have a sturdier tray, but the lobster seat is perfect for perching her in the kitchen while we're making dinner.
She also looks really cute in it, but I don't have a picture of that yet. (Stay tuned!)
After we returned from our shopping adventures, Brandon and David and I decided to go see the new James Bond movie. My parents saw it last week, knowing that we'd probably want to go over the weekend, so they were prepared to babysit. But of course we didn't plan ahead so the show was sold out.
We considered going to another theater to catch the movie at a later time, but there was the problem of timing the baby feeding (since the movie is almost two and a half hours long) so we ended up just heading back home.
And it turns out that my poor mom has evidently caught our stomach bug. She hasn't barfed (yet) but she is running a fever and feeling crappy. And of course the house smells like the delicious turkey and vegetable soup that my dad make from scratch with stock from our turkey, but the smell of any food makes my mom want to hurl.
As a testament to what a nice daughter I am, when I found out my mom appears to have what we had last week, do you know what I did?
I cleaned the bathroom.
Because it sucks to be sick at someone else's house, but it really sucks to be sick when there's one bathroom and it's been used by five people for two days and hasn't been thoroughly cleaned.
So at least the bathroom is clean and smells like cleaning products.
Now we're watching the Purina dog show (a favorite Thanksgiving tradition of mine). I was rooting for the Great Dane. But that little wire fox terrier that won was pretty cute. If only there were a puggle category. I think we all know who would win that one...
|Honorary Purina Dog Show Champion.|