Readiness Report

Though my young apprentice is not yet entirely ready to emerge from his growth chamber, the time draws nigh. As is appropriate, certain preparations have begun.

  • The room in which the young one will be housed has been made ready. A border — upon which is imprinted a pattern of stars, moons and suns to symbolize the entirety of the galaxy he will one day rule — has been applied to the walls, along with other, similarly-themed accoutrements. Likewise, the crib in which he will rest and dream of future glory has been assembled and appointed with such regalia as befits his station.
  • The bassinet in which he will sleep during his early infancy has also been assembled and adorned with appropriately elegant and majestic trappings. I can take no credit for this.
  • Tomorrow morning I will journey to the Willoughby Fire Department and consult with a “child safety seat expert” to ensure that the car seat is properly installed in the MVoD.
  • A yellow folder has been readied; within are hospital admission documents.
  • Also at the ready is a small overnight bag, prepared by Laura.
  • I am creating a playlist on KJToonz entitled “Push ’em out, shove ’em out, waaaaaay out!” comprised of music that Laura finds soothing and relaxing.
  • Dilation has begun.

He is coming. It is only a matter of time.

11 thoughts on “Readiness Report”

  1. Tomorrow morning I will journey to the Willoughby Fire Department and consult with a “child safety seat expert” to ensure that the car seat is properly installed in the MVoD.

    What the…?

  2. Thagg asked:

    What the…?

    It’s a free service offered by most fire departments these days, and I can think of no reason I shouldn’t take advantage of it.

  3. Thagg also asked:

    First child?

    No, there have been lots of children before. We were all children once.

    WOMAN: Nervous?

    STRIKER: Yes.

    WOMAN: First time?

    STRIKER: No, I’ve been nervous lots of times.

  4. Wanted to rent that last night, not in yet.

    Watched Batman Begins on the computer, since the stereo has been disconnected for at least a month.

    New Year’s Day tomorrow, means the tree can be put away and the stereo hooked back up.

  5. Refresh me on the dilation thingy. Does that affect the due date? Drawing a blank here.

    BTW, youse guys are so prepared, it’s scary.

  6. Thagg said:

    Refresh me on the dilation thingy. Does that affect the due date? Drawing a blank here.

    BTW, youse guys are so prepared, it’s scary.

    The way I understand the dilation bit is that they really don’t start worrying about things until the cervix is 3-4cm dilated. Laura is at 2cm, and it could be a couple of weeks before labor begins, but it could also be sooner.

    I have to credit Laura for the preparedness. She does “organized” much better than I.

  7. Watched Batman Begins on the computer, since the stereo has been disconnected for at least a month.

    New Year’s Day tomorrow, means the tree can be put away and the stereo hooked back up.

    You know, I’m all for celebrating the holidaze and all, with the decorations and the lights, and the stuff, but that’s a sacrifice far above what I’d be willing to make.

  8. blob asserted:

    You know, I’m all for celebrating the holidaze and all, with the decorations and the lights, and the stuff, but that’s a sacrifice far above what I’d be willing to make.

    That just makes me want to watch How The Grinch Stole Dolby 5.1 again.

  9. It’s better than that.

    Before Halloween we were cleaning the carpet in the living room. Not that it was dirty, but we had to clean it four times. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving the Boy Scout Popcorn came in ($3600 worth). That took up a major section of the living room.

    Near as I can figure, the stereo got disconnected the week of 17 November(it’s 20+ years old, no surround anyway). Once the popcorn was out of the way the tree went up.

    The tree came down New Year’s Day, the stereo is now back on-line, and the Xbox has been added to the fray. That would leave us about one and one half months with no stereo.

    Yet, we survived.

    Re-watched Batman Begins that day. It was more relaxing to watch on the couch, but the computer does have 5.1 surround (alas, not THX certified, but respectable).

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