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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