A Good Home

The Planet of Baby

It’s a whole new planet.

Blog Photo - Baby swing2

Baby Land.

A land where Grandbaby rules supreme.

Blog Photo - Baby bassinet and car seat in dining room

A land of baby bassinets, bibs and bouncers —

Yes, bouncers. As I write, I’m using my left foot to gently rock the grandbaby in a ‘bouncer’. 

My foot and I practiced beforehand. You need to be gentle.

Blog Photo - Baby bouncer and my left foot2

Now, you may remember that I’m an un-domestic goddess – ghastly at all the fine arts of homemaking and mistress of the messy home office. But one thing gave me pride: the rest of my house was usually tidy.

Blog Photo - Baby story tidy living room

Well, not anymore! 

Every room of our house – including this once-gleaming glass-topped coffee table — is punctuated with baby things!

Blog Photo - Baby mat and mobile on coffee table

Bedroom, livingroom, kitchen, bathroom, everywhere…

Blog Photo - Baby bath in bathroom

Stuff the parents bought (like the activity mat 2 photos above), but mostly stuff they were given by kind family and friends (like this baby bathtub above and the high chair, below).

Blog Photo - Baby high chair in kitchen

Stuff she won’t use for another few months.

And stuff I didn’t even know existed.

Goodbye, tidy house! Hello, sweet baby!  

Blog photo - Baby read a story by mother

Our family couldn’t be happier.

58 thoughts on “The Planet of Baby”

  1. Congratulations! I’m pretty sure you’re enjoying this baby immensely and that it will continue as she starts using the things she can’t use yet–and more.

  2. Congrats Ms CR OD, welcome back to deh real world and deh Only life dat matters…best to mom and dad, they’ll need it…we’re all on their side.

  3. I can remember living in Babyland about 30 years ago. We hope for a return visit in the near future, if our son and daughter-in-law cooperate! Congratulations on your new grandchild, and enjoy every minute.

  4. I understand. I truly understand. At my elbow is small trolley that used to live in the kitchen and is now a permanent feature of my writing room. Spread over its three layers is all the necessary paraphernalia for nappy changing and distractions for a baby who becomes overactive during the process. Every other room in the house has similar additions/alterations… and I wouldn’t change a thing.

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