Friday, May 22, 2009

36 days to go!

Given Chris' and my proclivities, I think Bumper will probably be really into books. I'm starting to collect some faves here and there, but not sure about the really good ones for when he's still a baby. Recommendations welcome!

Countdown is so on. Hospital bag basically ready to go. Chris and I have been reading tons about newborn care, the stages of labor, what to do when we get to the hospital, etc. Sunny walks every day and getting sleep whenever I can. I'm up for 2, 3, sometimes 4 hours every night so most days I'm just epically tired. Totally weird feeling like you're walking (make that waddling) around in a drugged haze some days. 


honeycut said...

so exciting! I'm so excited for you two!
book recommendations for all ages:
James and the Giant Peach (and all other Roald Dahl)
The Giving Tree (and all other Shel Silverstein)
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Amelia Bedelia series
Harriet the Spy
and well, I would be remiss to deny any child Harry Potter

Demo said...

only 36 days already!? i'm so excited for you guys!

sterling's favourite "baby" books were:

"the very hungry caterpillar" and "brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?" by eric carle

"bus stops" by taro gomi

"Richard Scarry's Cars And Trucks From A To Z" (this one was his most favourite - he liked to look at it AND use it as a teether. hehe)

"i can fly" by ruth krauss/mary blair

and all the dr. seuss classics

kristen said...

Big Hit Books over here with our serious book loving crew:

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Williams
Anything in the My First Words series
Tails by Matthew Van Fleet
Alphabet by Matthew Van Fleet
Where Is My Friend by Simms Taback
BeBe Goes To The Beach by Susan Middleton Elya
Pat the Bunny Book & Plush (Touch-and-Feel) by Dorothy Kunhardt
Mermaids on Parade by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Feast for 10 Book by Cathryn Falwell
Anything Eric Carle
Anything Richard Scary
Hola! Jalapeno by Amy Wilson Sanger
Cowboy Small by Lois Lenski
Big Little by Leslie Patricelli
Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman

Heather Maxwell-Hall said...

writing up a little list now...
thanks so much, michelle, demo and kristen!

Anonymous said...

We like the classics. These are our must haves:

Where the Wild Things Are
Goodnight Moon
The Gruffalo
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Rupert Annuals

Also, you can get a library card for little ones and they have no fines so you don't have to worry about returning them on time. A great way to learn about new books!