I’ve happily said this before, but I speak so much from the heart I honestly am lost as to which one means more.
I have two things to be grateful for:
Baby boy gave me a 3 hour block of sleep last night! And if I slept that long, that means HE slept that long overnight. It’s the first time I’ve had over 2 hours sleep since having baby boy over 3 weeks ago, so that is great.
The second one is… I headed out.
With Hubbie’s urging that I get out of the house for my sanity, I went to a local cafe with baby girl AND now baby boy… my first solo parenting gig with both kids! I was probably more excited than nervous, and my positive vibes were for good reason as baby boy slept the whole time we were out – at cafe and the adjacent park!
And although I don’t have the photo evidence of my 3 hours sleep as I do breaking out of the house, rest assured that the prospect of future prolonged sleep spells mean as much to me as uninterrupted coffee time. And if you know my love for coffee, you know that is A LOT. 🙏❤☕😴
Baby girl was so excited for the start back at school today. I usually get her up for school, but this time she found me upstairs, brushing my teeth, happily telling me she would not go back to bed – she was just too excited!
It warmed my heart. My girl needs focus, something to do, to look towards. That is just her character. She’s in grade 4 and she loves learning, coming home and telling us things (but it has to be on her terms, if we ask too much she closes up) and randomly telling us tidbits of things she’s seen and heard, whether it’s been from school or somewhere else.
I can see her growing, learning, maturing, before my very eyes. I catch these moments and try to hold onto them, bottle them for future use so that I can call back upon them when I need. 🙏
Something else growing? My belly. For some comic relief, here was the state of my bladder and pelvis today…
Yep. Under pressure! Today must have been one of those growth spurts for baby, because I was in Struggle Street big time. Struggling to move, walk, do much of anything really.
Or if it wasn’t a growth spurt, maybe it’s baby getting ready and rehearsing for their main appearance, the big reveal… 🥰🤰
The first one came in the morning. It was small and flat, and I knew it was one of the two things I ordered last week.
And so it was. The outfit I’m planning on putting on baby, one of their special ‘first,’ once they arrive. 🥰🥰😍😍
Oooh, I can’t help it, it’s so cute! I was oohing and aahing over it, and baby girl was like “come on Mum, yeah say you love it some more.” 🙄🤣
And I paused and went – “I love it!”
A sneak peek. 😉
Then, an hour or two later, there was another parcel. Baby girl informed me as I worked, that there had been something left at our door. We went to have a look… and I was immediately puzzled. The thing I’d ordered last week was small. This was in a medium rectangle shaped box. There was something that was meant to come in Hubbie’s name too, which may have needed a larger box, but this was in my name.
I couldn’t wait. I ripped it open, and saw a packet of nappies. 🥰😁🤣
I knew immediately it was one of my besties who had gifted me this, before I even read the note that came with it. And so it was, she was giving me a pack of the ones she used on her little one when he was born.
Ahh, nappies! It’s already beginning! I need to have myself an arrangement of nappies, creams and wipes before baby comes, so I can start experimenting and seeing what works for baby (and me) and so I don’t have to worry about running around when baby is here.
It’s so exciting! I flit between being petrified, to excited, to anxious, to happy, to petrified again, to freaking excited!
Hubbie and I finished the baby wardrobe today! I give him full credit for the manual lifting and screwing and putting together of the entire unit, and he calls me his project manager, as I read the instructions and try to work out what goes next, handing over the materials and keeping it all moving along. 😁
I felt really tired after we finished that, and just sat for the longest time… but knowing the wardrobe was up there, just waiting for me, I had to like, go in the room and potter around, moving this, moving that, sorting this, sorting that…
Here is the wardrobe complete, and then to the right is the wardrobe after I’ve been dabbling in the room.
I actually love this organisation part of it, I get such a buzz from putting things in their rightful place! I still have a lot to do, but knowing I’ve started and am on my way gives me such joy. 🤩💖🤰😁
I had some recent good updates on my pregnancy and progress today, so I gave myself the allowance…
for indulgence. 😍
I had some mummy-daughter time with my princess today, where we went to the Main Street and I said “you choose where we go!”
She wanted to sit in a cafe for babycino and coffee… and some other things.
I said indulgence, didn’t I?
The girly and sweet theme continued into tonight, with a dinner catch up with my besties. I tell you, nothing fills up my well as much as being around my people, and they definitely fall into that category.
And, following lead from earlier, right after dinner…
More sweet. If you know how ‘good’ I’ve had to be, you would seriously applaud this, trust me. 🤣
It occurred to me at some point today that it was at that exact Pancake Parlour booth, 6 months ago, I was 6 weeks pregnant, seeing my friends for the first time after finding out that fact, and holding onto this big baby secret which was so exciting but still so early to share.
And tonight, 28 weeks later, same Pancake Parlour, same booth, same friends, lots of thanks and gratitude, but stronger love. 🙏❤
It’s all come very nicely full circle, and I can’t help but wonder two things:
Are all these girly and sweet vibes trying to tell me something? A theme for the future perhaps?
Second, seeing as the catch ups have come full circle, I don’t know if I’ll make next months catch up… I think baby will come early!
I’ll just have to host the catch up at my place… with the new addition close by, of course. 🥰
I am sooooo very excited that today, we finally purchased the baby room wardrobe!
Everything else we have… it either has to be cleaned, washed, looked over, or installed… just the wardrobe was the big question mark, until today that is!
The room that will be baby’s is more of a study type room than a bedroom, hence the small size, but it’s small size is actually quite perfect for a nursery, we just had to have a barn door installed (coming soon) and a wardrobe put in.
Having gotten this today is that final check off our list. Sure we still need to get the door in, and sure, we need to actually assemble the wardrobe now (Ikea, right? 🤣)
But just knowing that all the big things on my baby to-do list are ticked off or accounted for, omg…. the nerves, the excitement!