Yes, at 35+2 I am well and truly in nesting mode because the arrival of my second son is imminent. At the very most it could be 7 weeks. Hopefully it'll be less than that. I reached 42 weeks pregnant with Ethan and whilst I'm expecting to go overdue again this time (it's what I know!) I'm hoping I won't go quite that far over. If nothing else, I don't want to have to fight to have my home birth and I know that the more overdue I go, the more I'll have a fight on my hands.
I digress. Over the weekend, hubby finally moved our spare sofa out of the baby's room and downstairs to the living room. The living room isn't intended to be it's final resting place, we are hoping to put it in our summer house in the garden (I have a fantasy of feeding the baby in the shade in the summer house on a hot summer day whilst Ethan plays in the garden - watch this space!). Now the sofa has gone from baby's room, I can work on arranging it into a bedroom. My intention is that he'll sleep in his moses basket in our room for the first few weeks but I still want to have as much ready before he arrives. I've been nesting like a woman posessed. I barely slept last night because I couldn't switch my brain off. All I can think about is getting the baby's room sorted out, getting everything I need for the home birth and packing a hospital bag "just in case". I'd love to be someone who lives in the moment, but I'm not like that anyway, let alone when coming towards the end of a pregnancy! If I could make pack lunches now for Ethan to eat next year at school I would. I'm just wired that way. Even now, I should be grabbing a quick nap whilst Ethan is at preschool but instead I'm doing this. There is ALWAYS SOMETHING TO BE DONE!
Tuesday is about style and fashion though, so I thought I'd share a few photo's of the baby's room so far and some of the clothes I have for him.
Most of the clothing is Ethan's stuff and has just come from the loft but I have bought this one a few new items that are just for him. I couldn't not really!
Tie-dye vests - plain vests I dyed myself
Knitted cardigan - from a small shop in Hawes, Yorkshire
Little Brother top - Asda
Star romper & retro print romper - Boys & Girls
Stripe shorts - Polarn O Pyret via eBay
Stella McCartney cloud print top - TKMaxx
Leg warmers - eBay
What do you think of baby's room so far? I have a few more things that need to be added. For one thing, I need to put up a couple of shelves for books and some toys to go on - I'm thinking floating shelves would look good. I've also got some more bits and bobs to decorate the room with - I ordered a load of stuff from The Pippa & Ike Show last night (you should check out their site, it's wonderful!) and also a couple of bits from Lapin & Me.
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Oh I love the little brother shirt! I may find myself buying one of those too soon, who knows? Hope you are feeling a bit better. We should find somewhere toddler and baby friendly to meet up in the summer xReplyDelete
You may well indeed!! I wonder if you'll have a girl or a boy! How exciting! I'm feeling OK. Mostly achy and TIRED. Apart from that, OK. We should definately meet in the summer though. The Play Port in Portishead is quite a good place to go, great for toddlers. Have you heard of it? xDelete
Relax mama nothing will go as planned, but it will all be good in the end! (Remember, my husband wasn't able to make the birth but it all turns) you will be fine and WOW about the home birth - brave woman! If it makes you feel any better, I still dont' have a baby room, she is in her moses basket in our room. But I gotta say the baby room is looking fantastic - can't wait to see the little guy xxReplyDelete
You are right! I still can't help planning.. and planning... AND PLANNING!! I'm quite fatalistic about it though. As long as I get to give the home birth a go, I'll be happy. If I need to be transferred into hospital, so be it.Delete
Thank you :) xx
Looks like you are very organised, I love the star romper xxReplyDelete
I'm trying to be! xDelete
Eeeek so exciting! I love the bits from Boys and Girls and the Stella top, i'm a TK Maxx fan, i love a good root around in there.ReplyDelete
The nursery looks lovely, the colour is gorgeous x
Thanks - Boys & Girls stuff is always fab, I love their bold prints! I am missing TKMaxx. Being so heavily pregnant now, I can't face it! xxDelete
Oh the nursery so rocks! Well done you!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing at the Friday Baby Shower - Alice x
Thanks Alice! xDelete
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Gosh that room is stunning! And I love the tie-dye onesie suits. Amazing fun to be so near the birth now - hope it all goes wellReplyDelete
Thank you and thank you!! I still can't stop tweaking the room though... I know.. scary, fun.. mostly exciting and it feels very very real now! xDelete
Everything looks great. I hope he doesnt make you wait too long!ReplyDelete