We’re getting there!



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You’ll have to excuse me if this post isn’t even vaguely coherent. I had pretty much the worst night’s sleep ever last night (sure I’ll be looking back and saying something quite different about a night that at least involved 4 and a half hours straight sleep come September, though…;), and was awake from 5 onwards.

It’s all the fault of Papa John’s- stupid salty greasy food eaten late left me dehydrated and restless all night long! Serves me right being too lazy to cook yesterday…


Up until yesterday evening, this is what our front bedroom looked like. Piled high with boxes and bags of baby things, stacks of tiny outfits filling every corner, and a Moses basket that’s become a storage container for yet more of the bits we’ve accumulated over the past few months.

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I’m not even all that sure why I fancied documenting the mess that is our nursery in progress (the mess that I actually did tidy just a little…okay, loads…to make photo-ready) here on my blog, but it just felt important!

Sometimes I worry about things needing to look so *polished* to be blog-worthy, but I was reminiscing recently about how fun it used to be a few years ago, when I first started blogging, just to capture memories without worrying about marketability and maintaining the absolute highest photographic standards and styling things until they look like something out of a magazine 24/7. Because these are the things that just get clean in the way of creativity and productivity, right?!

And I thought-  for goodness sakes, I want to recapture that old feeling of freedom!

So, here we are, for my own personal records more than anything else. Our almost nursery!


We actually cleared out the room a little and put together our nursery furniture last night. It was delivered yesterday morning and I spent the whole day having to shift the giant boxes around just to squeeze in and out of doors and up and down the stairs, so Jason and I were on a mission by the time he got home from work in the early evening!

I’m a little daunted at how teeny that space feels now it’s been filled with our beautiful new furniture (do you ever feel like that, when you put a new piece of furniture in a room? That because it’s new, it’s all you can look at and so it feels huge?) but they’re the most perfect pieces and I’m so excited to get organising all the baby things we’ve been collecting this year.

And once we’ve popped the Moses basket up in the loft until we need it (it’s a family hand-me-down we’re keeping hold of right now just in case we want it as a place for baby to nap downstairs) and the Snuzpod co-sleeper comes through into our room later this summer (eeeeek!), it’ll all open up I’m sure!


I actually was sat up in bed at 6am this morning browsing through IKEA’s range of storage boxes, since I need to buy a few for keeping all the baby’s clothes and its paraphernalia tidy in the dresser, and just the lovely compartmentalised, organised nature of it all made my heart beat fast.

Oh pregnancy nesting, what have you done to me!

So maybe I need to thank Papa John for that extra salty pizza and the heavy stomach and ultra dry mouth it resulted in that woke me up every 2 hours through the night…because hey, it bought me a little extra time to plan that room a little better!

That and you can’t ever regret a cheesy stuffed crust, right?

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  • http://www.hellodeborah.co.uk/ Debbie

    I love the stripy sleepsuit with the red feet! Where is it from?

    You are so prepared. I’m 24 weeks and I haven’t bought anything except a few clothes. Have you bought a pram yet? I’ve bought a chest of drawers from IKEA and have been thinking about their inserts for seperating nappies, wipes, vests, etc.

    Your messy photos still look beautiful.

    I’ve decided on the Snuzpod too, it looks like they have such a lovely range of bedding for it.

    I really want a Papa Johns for dinner now!

    Debbie x Hello Deborah

    • http://www.ciderwithrosie.com/ Rosie

      It’s from John Lewis! I’m so in love with their baby clothes, about 70% of what we have is from there! The Snuzpod is awesome isn’t it? I’ve heard such amazing things about it. We’ve got most of the big stuff sorted- just the car seat and ISOfix thingy to go now then we’re pretty much there! Hope you’re feeling really well! And that you get your pizza ;) Xx

  • https://www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk woodenwindowsills

    It all just seems so exciting and lovely! I’m nowhere near thinking about having babies yet but I can live broodily and vicariously through your posts! Tiny baby clothes are the best! Alice xxx


  • http://www.rebeccakelsey.com/ Rebecca Kelsey

    Honestly, I’m 12 weeks and 1 day out and I have none of the stuff in your photos ready! His clothing has taken up our dresser, but those big essential purchases have not been made yet. Eek! Hoping to catch up soon.

  • http://pollyrowan.com/ Polly Rowan

    Ah this is so exciting! It looks like it’s going to be a lovely nursery.

    Urgh I had the same thing with the dehydration and full-ness last night after a big Greek meal we ate out. It was delicious at the time but I was having regrets when I was rolling around clutching my still full stomach at 3am!!

  • http://www.brittonloves.co.uk Lauren S

    OH this is so lovely and cute to see, I love babies and have my own Pinterest board dedicated to it. Can’t wait to see how it turns out and is organised!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk/ Jessica Rose

    Blimey only 12 weeks left??? They’ve flown past pretty quickly,..I’m so pleased he or she (I’m thinking a she) is going to be a Virgo….;))


  • http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk/ Anastasia

    I love these kind of less polished posts-even though it still looks amazing to me!
    I cant wait to see your little baby in this room :)

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  • http://www.laceandlilac.com Abby | Lace & Lilacs

    Aww, so cute! You’re nearly there! <3 XO

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