1.23.2006

it's a boy!

Sorry I've been MIA for a while. All last week we were in trial, with a defense attorney who couldn't figure out that .88 means 88%, not 8.8%, and who was so boring and long-winded that by the third day the jurors were rolling their eyes in unison every time he opened his mouth. (We won.) Meanwhile, Nate's sister had her baby five weeks early by emergency C-section. The poor little bugger is still in the NICU, where he is kept in a metal pan under a heat lamp like he was an egg waiting to hatch, but they say he's doing well and should get to go home sometime this week. So Saturday morning we drove up to Detroit Lakes, and Sunday afternoon we drove back. The one thing I can't figure out is what baby clothes to buy, because the smallest size they have is 0-3 months, and he hasn't even made it to 0 yet! Doll clothes, maybe.

Oh, and (apropos of nothing) you know what's good? Sundried tomato & basil Wheat Thins. Also rosemary & olive oil Triscuits. I'm thinking if I suck up to Nabisco enough, maybe they'll start sending me free stuff. I got free Chapstick once, in seventh grade.

5 Comments:

Blogger Sascha said...

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1/23/2006 2:48 PM  
Blogger Sascha said...

Lucky Lil Devil is where I like to shop for baby clothes. Just get him a onesie. They're great for one size fits all ;) And you really don't have to worry about size too much. They grow fast.

1/23/2006 2:52 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Do them a favor, and buy something that won't fit right away. When we had our kids we had so many newborn outfits that it seems like each outfit only got worn once. And once they outgrew those we were on our own.

1/23/2006 3:14 PM  
Blogger Gilby said...

Pete, my mom always has always said the same thing.

I also try to exercise my feminist values by purchasing gender-neutral clothing for babies. Even if the kid doesn't grow up to be all gender liberated and shit, the clothing can be passed on to a younger sibling, cousin, or friend of either gender.

1/23/2006 3:58 PM  
Blogger annie said...

Most of the clothing that he has right now is gender-neutral, because they chose not to find out what they were getting until he was born. All the old wives' tales pointed toward a boy, though, for what it's worth. And he's certainly getting lots of manly stuff now, if airplanes with smiley faces on them can really ever be "manly."

1/24/2006 10:10 AM  

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