In his serialized account of his wife's pregnancy, artist/writer Danny Gregory is closing in on the last few anxious weeks, which are full of gear-buying, surprise baby shower-organizing, L&D touring, and increasingly anxious anticipating:
Time to get more paraphernalia. We visit a couple of stores, one manned by a flamboyantly gay guy, the other by a curt misanthrope who sounds half in the bag.The Peanut Chronicle: Stocking Up (May) [tmn]
We decide that we will not need a changing table ($600) or an elaborate pram ($450) or even a full crib at the beginning. For a while we consider one of those rocking devices that Betsy had shown me with additional plug-in options like a bassinet and a mini chair. The grim man says the add-ons are necessary if the baby is colicky which we donít know because a) we havenít seen the baby yet and b) weíre not sure what ěcolickyî means, exactly.