And my brain and body are both ready. This isn’t a platform to grumble but my back is aching and I’m bone tired. And I can feel myself starting to switch from “work” mode to “mothering” mode…I’m no longer concerned with clients’ demands or briefs, all I want to do is fold tiny clothes and put my feet up as often as I can. Oh and eat of course (but that goes without saying).
The baby boy’s nursery is basically complete so if he arrives earlier than planned, he’ll have somewhere to sleep.
I don’t take amazing pictures but hopefully the photo gives you some idea. These are a few of my favourite things in the room:
- His wardrobe. Two wonderful friends have just had baby boys a few months ahead of me and have donated all their gorgeous boy clothes – I’m very spoilt. Throw in a few beautiful gifts I’ve been given and baby boy is going to be very well dressed.
- His cot. We bought it second hand and his father and grandfather painstakingly sanded and painted it, so it looks as good as new. It was such a labour of love.
- His car and train blanket. Soft and furry and made by his grandmother, it matches the room perfectly.
- Dr Seuss decal. Such a genius of a man and I love his writing (“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you”). Decal bought from Wall Candy.
- Red rocket clock. After having a daughter first I really wanted something “boysey” and this rocket clock was it. Bought from Citymob.
- Hanging cloud mobile. It doesn’t really go with the rest of the room but it’s whimsical and colourful and I had to have it. Also from Citymob.
- Noddy car. I guess you can call it vintage because it was lying around my old office (at Penguin Books) and going to be chucked away, so I rescued it! See pic.
- His mini library. I visited the Exclusive Books warehouse sale last week and what a goldmine! I stocked up on kids’ party gifts for the rest of the year and also found some gorgeous baby books to start off the baby’s library. All at R50 a kg!
Now all the room needs to complete it is a tiny boy. Watch this space.