I have a new and unexpected love for bibs, receiving blankets, and D’s iPod.
Prior baby, I had not a clue how much these little guys spit up. Bibs and receiving blankets are saving furniture all over the world as you read this.
We also love the iPhone/iTouch capabilities since the little one’s arrival. D received his iPod for Christmas two years ago but the only time it got a whole lot of use was when we traveled by air – it is great to watch tv and movies on.
In the last two months, though, we have used the iPod daily. In the beginning we used an app called Total Baby that we could use to record how often she ate, had dirty diapers, etc…
Now we use it to surf the internet, watch videos streamed from our PCs, or read eBooks, while putting baby A into her bed to sleep. It sure beats staring at the wall for the 30 minutes to an hour it takes for her to fall asleep “on her own”. I’m currently reading Pride & Prejudice and maybe I’ll read The Three Musketeers next (both are free, public domain eBooks). It’s also fun to re-watch old episodes of The Office.