Today, I have just put on my first load of laundry for you to ensure that you have clean clothes waiting for you when you get home. Just a couple of weeks now, and you’ll be with us. I spent much of my morning lifting and moving heavy furniture, so that we could make room in our bedroom for you, we need space for a crib, a change table, and a nightstand to hold all of your clothes. Your Oma, and your Mom’s friends went pretty crazy loading you up with a handsome wardrobe. You’ll be one of the best-dressed babies around.
I am excited, and right now, little things, like washing a few dozen sleepers, onesies, and swaddling blankets is very exciting. I even coined a new phrase: “sproutfits” for your clothes. Your mother and I love wordplay – movie quotes, bad jokes, puns, lines from our favorite stand-up comedians, and inside jokes. You will have a rich household for language to come home to. I look forward to seeing what sticks.
It seems like such a small thing, but these little chores are worth the world to me.