We have finally started the job of making our house safe for a baby, if only the house was safe for me. I was 5 minutes into my first baby proofing job today and I almost cut two of my fingers off. Let me explain...We have a surround sound home entertainment system in our family room and over the years our old method of keeping the wires in place has started to fail. We have speaker wires hanging down and bunched up on the floor. So out we went to the local home improvement store and spent an ungodly amount of money on these fancy new wire conduits that will keep our wires hidden and save from baby's curious hands.
So this weekend we were finally free and it was time to start putting it all together. They should really tell you in the directions not to try to cut the small pieces of plastic with a compound mitre saw. How was I to know that would be a bad thing to do? I put the piece of plastic in the saw, push the button, pull down on the handle and there is a big bang and my hand goes numb and the thing I was cutting exploded into 100 pieces. I was in a bit of pain and was afraid to look down at my hand for what I would find. Luckily all of my fingers were there, albeit a little bloody and bruised. They are still a little sore but I was actually able to get quite a bit of work done on the job and will probably be able to get it finished in another half day of work. So all in all a pretty productive day.
After the speaker wire job is done we still have a few more things to take care of. We need to figure out how to gate off our wood burning stove. We need to put child locks on all of our cabinets. We also need to install gates at the top and bottom of all our stairs. I think we may wait at least until referral before we start on these things so we can see whether she will be mobile or not. No need to leap over baby gates until we have to.
So we are trying to keep ourselves busy this month with work, projects and getting together with friends so we don't go too crazy with the waiting. One week down, four to go until we see Grace's face for the first time.