Sunday, November 16, 2014

Preparing for the Coming of Little Ahab

My Beloved Wife Lei is already in her 7th month of pregnancy. Her belly is now the size of a big watermelon. Our baby, on the other hand, is very active. In fact, I could see Lei’s belly actually moving whenever our baby moves inside her belly.

I couldn’t believe that time passed very quickly. It feels like it was just two days ago when we received the news of Lei’s pregnancy. Now, we are waiting around two months for Little Ahab to come out of his hiding place.

Since it’s just few weeks before her delivery, Lei decided that we go to the nearest mall to buy the things that our Little Ahab will need.

Lei’s Mother’s Book listed the following items that we should buy for our baby:

1. Shirt or tie-side (5 pieces)
2. Diaper pins / clips
3. Receiving blankets (5 pieces)
4. Wash cloth
5. Diapers (cloth or disposable)
6. Booties (3 pieces)
7. Sterile cotton
8. Cradle

We spent 5 hours inside the mall. Lei really took her time in comparing all the items that we’re purchasing in the baby section of the mall. The result is sore feet for the two of us. Actually, Lei’s feet was more sore because of her “manas”.

In exchange for the sore feet, we managed to buy all of these:

Little Ahab's baby clothes
Yeah! Mission accomplished!

We also bought a bag to hold all of the clothes of Little Ahab. We didn’t buy any feeding bottle because the salesladies were so makulit and didn’t left us to shop in peace.

We’re fortunate that Lei’s sisters are donating some of their baby clothes. My older sister is also donating her baby stroller and a training bike. I hope more donations will come in the future.

There’s more items that we need to prepare and I’m glad that we’re done with our baby’s clothing needs.