Can you believe I’m 8 months pregnant already?! Time is seriously flying by and although I’m loving how quickly this pregnancy is going. I’d love it to slow down just a tad so I can get my life that little bit more organised.
There are a few things I need to get done (pretty quickly at that!) I’m all for a problem shared is a problem halved, so I’m listing them all here for my new ‘5 Things’ blog series.
1. The Nursery
This has been an on-going project, which has only started to come together in the last week. I absolutely love how we decorated Lily’s Nursery (post coming soon!) so when it came to decorating a boy’s Nursery, I was pretty stumped for ideas or even where to start.
Did we go with Wallpaper? A monochrome look? Or inject some colour with Navy and mustard? In the end we went with a mid-tone grey and a dark feature wall. Now the painting is complete we’re busily attaching Prints and decorative bits to the walls, while trying to organise everything I’ve bought in the last 7 months!
2. That brings me onto his Wardrobe…
I honestly thought I hadn’t bought that many clothes for him, but I’ve been mistaken! We’ve taken all of Lily’s neutral clothes out of storage, so I need to get busy washing. Here’s hoping I find some time this weekend!
3. A never-ending ‘To Do’ List
I’m a big fan of writing lists, especially with juggling running a business and looking after a toddler while your other half works long hours. But, the baby brain has seriously stepped up a notch these past weeks. I’ve now organised a monster ‘To Do’ list with everything I need to get done before the baby arrives. This list has categories and lists within lists – yikes! The Wunderlist App is the best thing for this! Of course, if the baby makes an early arrival like Lily, it wouldn’t matter as we have all the essentials a baby would need.
4. Packing my Hospital Bag
This is something I never got round to with my last pregnancy. I remember the hospital mentioning to bring a bag with me when I was in labour with Lily (unknowingly) and I had just shoved everything together at the last minute. It didn’t matter too much as we stayed hospital for a week. But I think if we are a quick in-and-out this time, I really want to make sure that we have everything for labour and for the baby without Chris having to nip off to a shop or back home again.
5.Finish buying all the baby extras
Let’s face it, babies don’t need an awful lot really but there’s plenty of stuff you can buy which can make caring for a newborn a lot easier. I’m going to compile a wishlist next week and then get round to buying everything.
Anyone else reaching the end of their pregnancy and panicking about how much they need to get done?