The only word I can think up to sum up this week is “baby!” Because, since our scan on Tuesday, the fact that we are having another baby has suddenly become more real. Whether it is because we know “it” is in fact a “she,” or because we know that she is growing well in there I’m not sure, but she has now become a reality.
It’s suddenly dawned on me that we are in no way ready for another baby! I know we have a while to go yet and so I am not overly stressed or panicky, but I am suddenly feeling that we aren’t ready, and I so hate being unprepared for things. Complete control freak! I know I’ve been thinking about things like whether to get a new buggy, but that’s as far as we’ve got, thinking. My lovely physio (who is also pregnant, and due a week or 2 before I am) was asking me last week if we had everything and if we were ready, and I was so blasé and said we were pretty sorted, when we really aren’t!
Maybe it’s because we’ve been through it before and we have a lot of the big things that we will need, but I was definitely in a bit of denial! The room which will be our baby girl’s room is currently a junk room! I sorted some stuff in there not too long ago so it isn’t as bad as it was, but it is by no means organised, it hasn’t even got any flooring and really needs redecorating!
Yes, I did just say it is not as bad as it was….. Honestly the act of taking these photos and uploading them on here makes me feel ever so slightly ashamed of the mess in there. This room has been filled, cleared, cleaned, re-filled so many times. What are we going to do when it has an occupant? Keep more junk in the garage or elsewhere in the house I suppose!
So I have started looking at ideas for how to decorate. I don’t want to go overly pink or too girly, but I don’t see anything wrong with a bit of girliness so I have started a pinterest board with some room ideas. I do love pinterest for gathering together ideas in one place. Hopefully this will help me work through the muddle in my brain and decide how we’d like the room to look!
In the meantime I am trying not to panic buy or go overboard. We still have plenty of time and I am going to put all of my energy into getting organised gradually and calmly (hopefully!! :)) and I am going to join in with #getgoodsummer over at Clarina’s Contemplations to hopefully keep me on track with this!
The other reason that baby is a suitable word for the week, is because our little Monkey is no longer a baby. This week saw us visit what will become his playgroup when he turns 2 1/2 in November. It is a lovely place and only round the corner from us so it is perfect. The staff there were wonderful and he was having a whale of a time when we went to visit. There are a couple of children he has met at other groups who will also be starting over the next year, which should help, and then they will ideally all go on to start school together.
I#ve known this would come for a long time as we’ve long hoped that he would get a place there…. yet now that it is coming up so fast it feels too soon! He’s still me baby and even though he will only be going for a couple of hours, a couple of days a week, I think I’m going to miss him! Does that sound daft to anyone else? Or just to me! hehe The main thing is that it will be good for him. I know that and I am sure that I will get used to it, especially with a new baby to look after too!
The timings will be a little strange as the baby is due at the beginning of November and then he can start as soon as he is 2 1/2, on the 21st November. We obviously don’t want him to feel that he is being pushed out once the baby has arrived though so we will see how he is coping and may defer him starting until he is more used to having baby around. I have no idea what will be the best way to go and we will have to wing it a bit I think. If anyone has any pearls of wisdom about this, please share them with me!