7.24.2007

The dark lord has many posessions

So in keeping with my HP obsession, B referred to the baby last week as He-who-has-not-been-named. My step-dad picked up on it immediately and started calling the baby the Dark Lord, or DL for short. Who knows, maybe it will stick? What a way to get a bad-ass reputation, huh? He will be the most feared 3 month old in day care next year.

We're getting close to being ready for DL. We've now got most of the large, expensive items, and are starting to think about getting things like bottles and burp cloths and butt goo (anyone who knows the hows and whys of baby butt products, please shoot us an email and help out, ok?).

This is the bassinet/playpen that he will sleep in for the first few months of his life. The sole purpose of this item is to ensure that we don't have to get our lazy butts out of bed every time he cries in the middle of the night. Rather, he will be right next to the bed so one of us can just grab him. As soon as he can sleep through the night, however, he's being evicted to his own room downstairs. Also, don't worry, we will be removing the creepy "I'm coming to eat you" bears before DL comes home and is scarred for life.

This is the future nursery. As of last weekend the walls are painted (thanks, Mom!) but we still need to do the baseboards, trim, and doors. The color turned out much better than I even hoped for. B claims it is the color of squashed bug, but I don't know what kind of bugs he has been squashing.

Finally, just in case anyone was worried that this kid wouldn't be spoiled enough, B went out and bought him his own iPod. We already have extra speakers and a sub woofer to hook it up to. B is, at this moment, having a wonderful time making up baby playlists full of AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. We don't believe in that Baby Mozart crap. Anyone who has known B for more than 10 minutes will not be surprised at this.

9 comments:

crystal said...

Whoa! that green color is almost exactly the same color that Blake and I painted our bedroom this past weekend. I'll have to post pictures.

One of Blake's friend's named their baby Alexander and calls him Xander bc they loved Buffy. Maybe DL will stick... David Lee... Donald Lance... who knows ;)

Steph said...

hehe - my mom is now pushing for Harry or Ron.

crystal said...

I don't know if I know this: Do you know if it's a boy for sure?

The Maternal Unit said...

What about Elvis??? You can't have the Dark One not knowing the King...

Steph said...

Yup, he is most definitely a boy. We got a pretty explicit money shot at our ultrasound appointment a few months ago!

Mom - how about Elvis Voldemort Scott?

Steph said...

Oh wait, I just figured out what you were talking about! Yes, I believe Elvis meets B's requirements for baby music (blues-related and doesn't suck).

The Maternal Unit said...

Actually, we were thinking more along the line of "Elvis Albus Scott". :)

crystal said...

Now you just need something like this http://www.amazon.com/Plush-Teddy-Squishy-Pillow-Speaker/dp/B000LK1UQC/ref=sr_1_5/104-5162661-9082320?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1186010600&sr=8-5 for the music to play through.

Steph said...

That is awesome!