I took a few days off over Memorial Day weekend. Hope you weren’t too lost without me.
I should clarify—I took a few days off from the blog. I was, however, kept quite busy over the past few days.
Where’s the baby go in this thing?
Part of our tasks for the weekend included cleaning out the car and installing the car seat base. So, you know, tons of fun. With the move coming up, work on the Squatch Den is put on hold, but that car seat is going to be needed regardless.
It’s not the only preparation we underwent over the past week or so, either. Karli started getting her hospital bag together and making a checklist for when I do my “crazy dad heading to the hospital” impression so we don’t forget things.
This is all happening now—at 34 weeks—because Karli’s a planner. In a couple weeks, Squatch officially becomes full-term, which means shit can go down at any time. And if there’s one we’ve learned, it’s that you should do everything possible while it’s on your mind and physically able to do it. Because, eventually, pregnancy brain and pregnancy tired will win. Every. Single. Time.
Now if it were left up to me, the pregnancy bag would consist of Karli saying it’s time to go to the hospital, me grabbing a change of underwear, and us rushing out the door. Luckily, this part wasn’t left up to me.
For those people interested, or for those who stumbled here because you Googled this and clicked to the 12th page of results, here’s what Karli packed in our hospital bag:
- For Karli:
- Two pairs of pajama pants
- Three pajama tops
- Flip flops
- For me:
- Pajama pants
- For Squatch:
- Coming-home outfits*
*Multiple ones since we don’t know gender or size.
- Water bottle
- Nursing pillow
- Bathroom bag w/ various travel-size toiletries
- Karli’s purse†
†We’ll pack these when the fun starts.
We’re also taking along Squatch’s diaper bag with:
- Receiving Blanket
- Burp cloths
Then, with both of us being photographers, of course we’ll take our camera bag:
- Nikon D7000
- Tamron 17-50 mm f/2.8 lens
- Nikon 20 mm f/1.8 lens
- Nikon SB400 Flash
So we’re pretty ready, I think. For a baby. For a Zombie Holocaust. For the next ice age. We’re ready.