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Isabella at 8 weeks

Wednesday, 23 January 2008 | link | tag | / Personal / Isabella
Isabella is doing very well, and turned 8 weeks this past Wednesday. We take her in to be stabbed a few times with needles next week - oh the humanity, not looking forward to that one bit.

Bud and I got given a lot of advice while she was pregnant, and more now that Isabella is here. Almost none of it is worth the price we paid for it. Some of it was. I thought I would make a tiny list of "things they didn't tell you" in the spirit of cluttering the world with more opinion dressed up as fact.

  • Sleep is good. Do it as much as you can. Naps during the day aren't a Bad Thing.
  • You can't use anything without a pause button without going insane.
  • Epidurals, by design, give out at the crucial moment. Not bad I suppose, but you don't need suprise on top of the pain...
  • Midwives are all batshit crazy. Take your sunglasses.
  • Never seen a million Watt smile? You will soon.
  • Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, and it usually stinks. Take the good, leave the bad, never feel guilty about this.
  • Dunstan Baby Language DVD's are the best $50 you will ever spend. A revelation. Why guess when its already been worked out scientifically?
  • Johnsons and Johnsons products aren't everywhere because they're good for your baby...
  • Life as you know it is NOT over. What a silly thing to say...
  • Isabella has 8 Uncles and Aunts. Who knew?
  • They're right about cars and baby's. Its like vallium.
  • Woolworths online now makes perfect sense.