Although, technically, the baby is not due for another 12 days, it could in fact happen any day now. I read somewhere that about eighty percent of babies are born within ten days of their respective due dates, so if you find I haven't posted for a few days then you should probably assume it's all happening.
The boy has getting prepared - he's committed to limiting his alcohol intake to one drink per day until the baby is born, just so that he's fit to drive 24/7. At first, I thought he was doing this as a health thing (because I'm always nagging at him to look after himself more). But almost giving up the booze for a couple of weeks, rather than completely giving it up forever, is still better than nothing.
We picked up our rental infant car seat this morning. The woman we dealt with seemed to be having trouble getting it all buckled up in the back seat, which was a bit of a worry. If a seasoned professional is struggling with it, how long is it going to take for me to handle the thing with ease?
I've been avoiding driving for the last couple of weeks - it's just uncomfortable - so my car's been sitting in the garage used. On the way to the rental place with it this morning, we managed stall several times and flood the engine because we didn't give it enough time to warm up.
I even got my sister out-law to come visit me instead of vice versa, even though she'd have to bring her two young kids with her. She brought cake and I supplied our giant sea-themed jigsaw puzzle for my nephew to occupy himself with. In the short hour they were here, the kids founds several places to leave food - on the kitchen floor, on the living room rug, in the chair in the nursery, behind the rubbish bin and inside one of the boy's boots.