Thursday, July 31, 2008

I Nested This Way



I really insisted on washing every one of my son's new garments (even the blankets and swaddling cloths) and ironing them for his first use. This isn't even the half of all I washed... and it even got to a point where i'd cringe when I get new things for his layette from people because I really end up hurting after.

I washed these on the sink because I obviously couldn't squat plus I started buying stuff and 'nesting' when I was in my 8th month already. It's irrational but I just really wanted that the first things to touch and hold my son would be things my hands lovingly washed. For me, it was a ritual of sorts... me attending to my son's needs.

I don't know anymore how many of each item I washed but I'm pretty sure of 3.5 dozen of cloth diapers (1 dozen Plain White gauze, 1 dozen printed gauze, 1 dozen Gerber pre-folded ones, and half-dozen Chino Pino pre-folded ones).

Ouch.

6 comments:

Matutina said...

Wow! Now that's motherly love. Have a safe pregnancy! ^_^

popcorn said...

omg! labor of love talaga...

The photo of your scarred fingers reminded me of your wedding vows... yung "these are the hands that will....".

Jane said...

Oh, the things we will do for our kids... wow, that must hurt!

Grace said...

Ako din, di marunong maglaba. Nagsusugat din kamay ko. I'd rather do the dishes! :)

Your post shows the things we do for our kids. Amazing ano?

(By the way, I like your site, and I hope you don't mind that I put you on my links.)

walkonred said...

oh my! grabe you're so tiyaga with making kusot and all mec! idol! :) i on the other hand makes babad din the clothes pero washing machine na all the works...
magaling na ba kamay mo?

Chateau said...

Oh my, Mec! I was like that too with my first child. As in super laba everything with Perla (kasi mild daw yun), and yes, like you, super plantsa even the tiniest booty and glove. Tapos meron akong hand-me-down na drawers from my sister. I scrubbed it until it shone like new! But I was never like that again with my next 2 pregnancies, wahahaha. Oh, rest muna those poor hands! But I doubt if you can help it. :)

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