4 February 2016

baby preparations

The time is coming that I have to start thinking about where to put our new baby when it arrives. I have quite a while to go yet, but I have been working a lot, and looking after our daughter, and any free time I get I am usually trying to rest a bit because I'm already not very mobile anymore! So I thought I should try and do as much as I can now whilst I am still able to ; )
A week or so ago (my blog posts have gained a slight back log lately!) I gutted out our bedroom of unwanted stuff and cleaned it thoroughly. I put up the cot (which we had already) and rearranged things as to make it easier for night feeds etc...

I had intended to removed one side of the cot and raise the level to match our bed as a kind of co-sleeper, but unfortunately our bed is a tad too high and I didn't think it would be safe so I left it as it was. Still easy enough I think, last time I just used a moses basket on a stand next to our bed in the beginning, which was also fine.

I made a mobile for the impending infant, last time I made this one for our daughter and she still has it above her bed now that she is 3 1/2 years old! This one is made from wool felt, gold lame fabric and I used printer fabric to make a little padded moon for the middle. The revolving musical box at the top, I made a felt jacket type thing for so that I can change the batteries easily (its an electric version, so much easier!).
I also made a matching cushion from the same fabrics...

I bought a new feeding cushion (the other one is 'somewhere' is our big storage shed!) which is the one with stars on, and the nightlight and things below, were from the babe's xmas stocking! (aka, me)

Because babies tend to munch on everything, I like to use only natural rubber and unpainted wood for their toys and teethers. That bear is pretty much edible in fact!

We are REALLY pushed for space in our bedroom, so I'm using this Ikea trolly for all the baby stuff...clothes, and nappy changing things on the top tier.

To brighten the room up a bit, I made a new curtain, which is actually one of the muslin swaddles I bought recently! It was just the right size and I like the texture of the cotton.

This is where everything else went! ; ) ....

(annoying off-centre fire place...)

So, I have washed the new baby clothes, but have yet to wash the bedlinen, will do that soon. I have made some other bits and bobs, and prepared downstairs baby sleeping quarters (because they tend to sleep downstairs most of the time in fact! or just wherever I am mostly) which I will hopefully show yous a bit later.

For now I have to crack on with proper work things, I hope I get another day to do baby preparations soon, fingers crossed! 


  1. Such a peaceful, lovely, comfortable place for baby (and parents) to sleep and dream

  2. You're always so busy and creative, even when things are challenging. It's to be admired. I have the twin to that Alpine painting. Had to do a double take.

  3. So lovely! Your home is so cozy and sweet. What a lucky babe to come home into that space with so many thoughtful touches from his/her mama. I've had fun nesting as well, but am slowing waaay down now (and am due in two weeks!) and get tired out from the smallest tasks–so do your nesting as early as you can before the extreme fatigue hits! We are feeling "ready enough" at this point, even though there is ALWAYS more than could be done if we had the time and energy. Blessings for the rest of your pregnancy!

  4. Very pretty and peaceful! I love that there is a totoro item too (whatever it is) :)

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  6. Have you thought about raising the cot to the height of the bed? Put the whole thing on a crate or boards? Just a thought!

  7. Have you thought about raising the cot to the height of the bed, on wooden boards or something really sturdy?

  8. Coming, coming soon to a soft and cozy nest beneath a starry starry night ... Small renovation idea for the far-off future when the little ones are slightly bigger - frame out the lopside of the chimney breast and square up the hearth? You'd end up with a little niche that might be good for shelves.

  9. Gah!! I love it love it luuuuurve it!!! You are such a creative person and your Bub (s) are blessed to have a mum like you! (& Nao rocks too of course!) All the very very best from Oz. Looking forward to meeting the new little bug. Xxoo

  10. Ahhh it's all gorgeous, you are so organised! Mine is due end of may we still have no where to put the baby because we have our two year old in a cot next to our bed!! Some serious ere-arranging needed here!

  11. I love your house. And I like when you make babies because you shows all those pretty little things!! I can't wait to see the new little one...there will be two pairs of super round cheeks in your house!!

  12. Love your mobile! Since I am in the same situation and trying to get everything done before being too immobile (twins in May), I'll get the sewing machine out right away.



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