Monday, March 26, 2007

"Exploratory Drywall Demolition"

...are not exactly the three little words you are longing to hear about your new house when you're waiting to go into labor at any minute. But this evening as Arwen was washing dishes downstairs at Jen's (after yet another delicious meal) a mysterious pool of water formed at his feet. He opened all the cabinets, only to find the insides clean and dry. He pried off the cabiniet trim and peered underneath with a headlamp and still found nothing. And then he got out his drywall saw.

By the time he had the hole cut in the wall, we had lost our ability to reproduce the leak. So for now it remains a mystery. We'll just have to keep an eye on it.

The leak was a bummer, but it didn't spoil our evening. We brushed up on baby calming techniques by watching the video "The Happiest Baby on the Block." Now we know how to shush and swaddle our baby into bliss. Jen was teasing me because I also read the book, compiled notes from it and filed them away in my homemade baby reference binder. I know. I need help. I think it'll be real funny when after all this preparation I still end up - inevitably - as clueless and frazzled as anyone else.

After the video we broke out our new Snappis (rubber cloth diaper closures that have replaced safety pins) and Bummis Super Whisper Wraps (waterproof velcro closure cloth diaper covers). Here's a closeup of Snooty the Elephant wearing an organic cloth diaper in the "Bikini Twist" configuration with a purple Snappi.

And here is the whole array of unsuspecting stuffed animals that served as our diapering guinea pigs this evening. Notice Hallie in the background, wearing a look that seems to say "Don't even think about coming near me with those things!"

We are having fun, just waiting for our little peanut to show herself.


Anonymous said...

Man, you guys really need a distraction! LIKE A BABY!!


Heather Marie said...

Yeah, tell me about it! Maybe you could pass along a good word for me to her :)