Dear Baobao and baby,
We are now counting down the days until baby is born (still no name though!). And each of us are preparing in our own way for the latest arrival.
Mama (with occasional streaks of assistance from baba) has been nesting – game planning the next 45 days of our lives by preparing all the rooms, stations, and boxes. She’s transformed our apartment from a state of almost-moved in with organized chaos to fully-moved in and organized.
Baobao has been adjusting to sleeping on his own. And as the days creep closer, he has become more insistent for baby to come out. So much so that he suggested we “call the doctor tomorrow to cut the baby out”. I see how he looks at other babies these days with a genuine curiosity and wanting to hold and touch the baby.
And as for myself, well, I’ve been helping out with the nesting, but my primary achievement has been weaning myself off coffee (again). Because we all know baby is going to bring on some sleepless nights!
Since our sleep arrangements often seem to mark the progression of our lives, it’s only fair to share the current state of things. From December, we’ve all slept in our own room. Baobao for practice, mama to not be disturbed by others / not disturb others, and myself in the original bed. Only three more days to go!