- Crib – check
- Travel system [car seat + stroller] – check
- Battery operated swing – check
- Portable bouncer seat – check
- Bottles – check
- Formula – check
- Bibs – check
- Diapers – check
- Wipes – check
- Changing table – check
- Clothes – check
- Dreft – check
- Baby toiletries – check
- Blankets – check
- Cuddly animals – check
- Infant toys – check
- Books – check
- Soothing music – check
- Baby Einstein DVD’s – check
- Sling for Mommy – check
- Monitors – check
- Pack ‘N’ Play system – check
The only two things I’m missing are a bassinet [my friend who works at Target is picking it up for me] and a baby tub [currently being shipped from Memphis]. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who gave me surplus baby goodies and other gifts. I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know. Please don’t think I’ve lost my manners– I’m holding off on thank you notes until Tatum arrives so I can actually enclose a picture of her with and/or wearing your item[s]. =)
Though my pregnancy has been robbed from me, nobody will ruin Tatum’s birth. For so long her impending arrival has been the light at the end of the tunnel. Much to my dismay, holding her in my arms won’t get me out of the tunnel….but at least I’ll be bathed in light and can see the exit. I can’t wait to meet my precious baby girl. Soon enough we’ll all be together. Within a matter of days this blog will take on a considerably happier, lighter tone.
Having spent the past few years as an internet presence, I’ve been in blogging game long enough to understand that certain topics [such as Whitney Houston] quadruple your traffic. This is not something I’d exploit nor would I be so crass as to think that a breaking news item is ‘good for business’ but I think it’s so interesting to observe all the international hits since my post last night about the loss of a legend. Most of the new traffic comes from Asia: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic. I’ve also received a new follower from Greece and encourage you all to read his story.
Wish me luck, everyone. I discovered an incredible publication last night that resonates with me personally…and they are looking for writers. Tonight’s project involves filling out my application, answering questions, and gathering samples of my work. I’ll reveal the name of the magazine after everything is submitted. Of course this is only a freelance opportunity– something I’d do in my ‘spare time’– but I’m hoping and praying they’ll accept me. Fingers crossed.
Speaking of magazines, from now until Tatum’s arrival I’m going to be working constantly on JiLTED. A burden will be lifted from my shoulders if my only responsibilities involve editing and nagging our writers to do their thing as we approach the March 24th deadline. If you still haven’t called/emailed to discuss your contributions for the debut issue now is the time. I’m especially looking forward to what people have to say regarding politics. You know you have something to say about politics.
Hey Melissa Calvert! I’m calling you out publicly here. Don’t forget to be working on the logo, m’lady. Please and thank you.
I’m going to eat the delicious matzo ball soup I made for dinner, take a bubble bath, and get in my pajamas to read a bedtime story for Adam on YouTube. Bonus points for the fact that I just caught the opening performance on the Grammy Awards from the beautiful and insanely talented Bruno Mars. More blogs to come later tonight.
9 days until Tatum’s arrival. <3
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,