What a nightmare Kendra! Im so very thankful that where I live has a decent maternity/parental benefit, and also that my job has fantastic sickleave/mat leave benefits...
I don't even HAVE 12 loads of baby clothes!!! I think I might have 1!!! and it was done a few weeks ago. I haven't been able to find a lot of gender neutral stuff so I am having to wait for baby to be here before getting a lot of clothes. I have about 12 onsies most of which are white, a couple of green/yellow sleepers and thats about it!
Modo, we are looking for a bigger house to rent too. Don't feel crazy, hehe. All my baby's things are in boxes. I should start washing clothes, though. I let you know how many load I have to do but I am sure she has at least one outfit for each day of the year O_O
People have been too generous!
Modo I'm with you I keep saying we've only just moved in here but actually it's been 2 months now! The rest of the house is unpacked and ready but our bedroom isn't!
We lost the screws for our bed so we've slept on our mattress on the floor for 2 months!! The bed frame is in the corner I want to use as the babies area and I there are bags and boxes piled everywhere that will go under the bed when it's up!
We havnt had a car since we moved in either as we couldnt afford to renew the insurance because it ran out when we moved and then dh overtime stopped :/ we should be insuring it this coming Friday though so can FINALLY go get some new screws to put the bed together and go pick up the rest of the baby things like his crib etc that are in storage in the cellar at my dads shop. Hopefully next weekend I can have things ready! It makes me sad to see all his cute little baby clothes etc still shoved in bags! He's going to be here in just over 3 and a half weeks!!
And btw if anyone feels like coming to do my washing my LO is potty training and we have just moved on to the wearing clothes stage so were getting through about 5 pairs of trousers a day at the moment lol, he doesnt have full blown accidents he just likes to carry on playing and sometimes dribbles abit haha!
My mum came and took LO to her house yesterday afternoon for a sleepover! It's been literally months since I havnt had him by my side 24/7 and I've been seriously lost without him, it's been so nice to have a little break though, me and DH even had an afternoon nap and abit of romance if you know what I mean lol
We went and bought some last minute bits like extra bibs, cotton wool balls, baby bath, baby sponges etc, and then best of all we got in bed at 9.30 and slept!!!! With no toddler shuffles along the landing, getting in our bed in the star fish position, I was actually comfortable and slept for hours straight I've been awake since 5 am though haha guess I'm too used to it now!
LO rang me up last night too to tell me nanny bought him McDonald's! And he watched toystory and he's been a good boy playing with my sisters and even used his potty all day!' I really miss him and feel a bit guilty to not have him with us but sometimes I think I just have to admit I need a break, especially at this far pregnant it's not very easy to run around after a toddler lol.
He will be away 4 nights when I have my section! Feel like it will be like having my arm cut off!
Boothh - I'm the opposite at the moment. Earl and I are flying solo lol. Hubby is back after tea tomorrow so not much longer. He's been a little star this last 2 days so this morning (once we're dressed) we're off out to the car boot sale, then to the local retail park to get a couple of bits and pieces, and I think his pocket money (he gets the change out of my purse once a week to go in his money box and it now weighs a tonne!) may get spent on a new toy
In my defence, only 9 loads were baby related, and 3 of them were blankets and bedding....so only 6 loads of baby clothes.
Bumpin, I feel your pain with the gender neutral stuff. Mothercare used to be great but I've barely bought anything new this time (just a few rompers and things for the summer). Everything we had in newborn (only a few bits) and in 0-3m was pretty much beige or white lol. I counted - 25 vests and 19 sleep suits......why do I have that many?
There are some nice bright unisex things in next! I have a few unisex bits just incase and I don't like all the baby blue stuff anyway
I just feel a tiny bit bad even though I know it's good for him to be with other people and he will be getting spoilt and having a great time! The house is just so quiet without him! He's back this afternoon though and I bet by bedtime I'll be wishing for a bit of peace lol x
I really got sick of the baby blue from when I had Bobby, I honestly used to love the colour before that but all his clothes were that colour I don't know if Two-ey is a girl or a boy but I have def gone for a much brighter wardrobe this time. My friend from Natural Parenting introduced me to Swedish stores and I really like their kids wardrobes.
I got a lot of stuff in the January and Birthday sales of this store called Love It Love It Love It which is really expensive otherwise. I also got some bits second hand from ebay which are in great condition. Also Green Baby who are having a 50% Sale right now.
Nits: Glad I am not the only person moving this late in pregnancy! I had loads of stuff for my son as well and he didn't get to wear all of it. My Mom, sisters and extended family bought me a lot of stuff! I am really trying to limit it this time
Boothh: Hope you can get the car insured on Friday and get all the stuff you need to get done! It must be driving you crazy That's really great how your Mom is watching Jesse and giving you and DH some time alone A toddler can make it pretty hard to get the romance in I know all about that If DH and I try and cuddle in front of Boo he makes an "arrrgghhhhh!" sound and tries to separate us That's fantastic news about the potty training. He seems to be doing so well I am worried about Boo while I am in hospital giving birth. The plan is my sisters will watch him in our house and I if I get my vbac will hopefully try and come back the same day with the baby. Otherwise DH will come back home after visiting hours are over. He and B are very close
aimee-lou: Hope you had a great time at the car boot sale. I also really want to go to get B some toys. Glad Earl is being a star for you today
Modo - she used to have him alot but we live further apart now since we've both moved so its not as often! Jesse is very attatched to his daddy and I often get in trouble for cuddling him haha, it's a wonder we are even pregnant again because he sleeps in our bed (in between us) about 90% of the time lol, that's the only thing we are still working on that we don't seem to be getting anywhere with
Lollipopbop - love H&M! got some really cute things from there and I love it for jess too. He's obsessed with dinosaurs and spiderman and they always have clothes with those things on in H&M hehe x
Boothh - Next are good actually, you're right. It's only while I've been sorting that I've noticed how much Next stuff we have, mainly due to MIL and SIL who are Next-aholic! lol. I refuse to pay the OTT prices (just my opinion there - kids clothes really needn't cost the same as grown up stuff lol).
Modo - even though we've been team yellow both times I seem to have a bit of an obsession with orange lol. I have sleepsuits, t-shirts, trousers, jackets, all sorts in browns and oranges. I think I may have favoured it too much though. Hubby used to laugh at Earl in orange saying he looked like a convict!
Oh and I forgot to say the 6 loads of clothes were for newborn, 0-3m and 3-6m (Earl was in 3-6m clothes by the age of 6 weeks so I have done them all and that way I wont have to worry about sending hubby up on a mission to find them all. I also have the box of 6-9m clothes that Earl was in at 12weeks, under the bed ready lol.
Aimee - I can't help myself haha both Jesse and LOs wardrobes are about 90% next, but they last so well and sell on for a decent amount so I don't mind, orange is a no go for us lol, dh and Jesse are ginge and it make jess look ill cus of his colouring so I totally avoid it now lol, I imagine the new baby will be the same! Icant believe earl was in such big sizes so quickly! Jesse wasn't a small baby at all but he seemed to be in tiny baby and newborn for ages, think he was about 6/7 weeks when he went in 0-3 and even now the jeans he's wearing today are abit long and they are 12-18 x
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