05 March 2009

"The Birth Kit", or "I Don't Want to Know"

(I bought a Rocky and Bullwinkle VHS tape at a book sale over the weekend. Thus the title.)

So it turns out, when you decide to have a baby at your house (or at the midwives' office/house), there are a few things you're gonna need. Things that hospitals just kinda have (and then charge you an arm and a leg for using). You have to call up a company that sells home birthing supplies and have them ship you a box of stuff. Medical-type stuff. (The contents of which are predetermined by the midwives.) Today that box arrived at my house.

At first, I wasn't going to open it. Then I thought, "Maybe I should open it and check to make sure everything's there." Then, after opening it, I looked at the invoice and thought, "Haha... I probably couldn't identify half these things if I wanted to, and thus cannot check to make sure everything is here."

And honestly, I don't want to know. And the box smelled kinda... doctor-y. So I didn't really dig around in the box.

However, these were sitting right on top:

Awwwwww! Baby hats! :-)


bammers said...

Glad it wasn't too scary!! When I saw your post, I thought, "Oh no!!" but those baby hats are the cutest things ever.

keely steger said...

agreed- there are certainly some things in there that you just hope and pray they don't have to use. but it is a good idea to make sure everything is there. make norman do it. or maybe that'd be harder on him than you...

Katie said...

Babies come with hats.

samann1121 said...

I'm trying to decide whether the hats need to stay in the bag and stay clean (however clean they are right now), or if I should take them out and go all crafty on them.

Norman says I should embroider them with the phrase "This End Up".

Alison Bailey Smith said...

I embroidered the hat I got my baby with from the hospital (my eldest was born in America so came with a hat, my youngest born in the UK did not - that is NHS for you!) with a daisy from my favourite pair of socks my husband had bought for me. Still got the hat, the child and the husband 8 years on!