Finally Feeling Prepared!

By 3/03/2015

Morning all!

This post is a little overdue, and even as I write this now my arms ache- I had my whooping cough job and a few blood tests and made the fools error of opting to have them in the same arm. You may think that this means I'd have my right arm free- this is true, however it does mean my left arm is numb and heavy and typing with one hand really is not simple!

So this weekend, as I do every weekend, I dragged Jack to Mothercare.
"You must know everything in this shop by now!" He declared as we skipped- or waddled- through the doors for the millionth time this pregnancy. A true fact yes, I do know everything in the store, but if you read my previous post 'Nesting- Too crazy too soon?' you'll know I have an obsessive compulsive need to prepare and organize and look at tiny baby things and cute pink things...

My attendance in Mothercare peaked this week as we took ourselves along to their 'expectant parent event'. As we thought, it was a poorly disguised marketing event in which they tried to convince us that we really do need to buy the most expensive version of every product they provide. I can't complain about it too much; it was a free event, I got a goody bag, Jack got a cow shaped biscuit (which he seemed oddly excited about) and we learnt that there are things we'd missed off our list AND that these things can be found for 1/4 of the price on Amazon!

On with the positive note to this post! 

With our cot on the way, our pram being ordered this Sunday and the fact baby-girl definitely has enough clothes lasting from newborn to 0-3 months (so much so, I don't think I'll ever actually need to do any laundry...) I'm starting to feel a lot more prepared! I've been going over my lists and checking other peoples lists, then adding their extras onto my list and going over it all again- I feel like father Christmas checking it all twice, three times, a hundred times.

 I finally realized we are pretty much ready to have this baby! Cue relaxation and slouching around in pajamas eating biscuits for the next 2 months!

So we have a few flat pack things to put together and a lot of cleaning and organising to do, but we do pretty much have everything and it is such a relief. I am so grown up. Look at me with my nappies and wipes collection neatly stacked in a corner of the nursery!

Maybe I should work on mental preparation next....

Thank you for reading! When did you feel prepared in your pregnancy? Hopefully I'm not letting myself relax too soon...!

Steph xo


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  1. Ahh yay to getting organised - I'm so jealous and I need to do the same! How funny that you can source those things so much cheaper on Amazon too ha ha! Mim @ #TwinklyTuesdays

    1. it's literally insane the prices the specialist shops expect; we've learnt to always check online once we find something we like!

  2. Sounds like you are very organised and good luck with getting the flat-pack things put together.

    1. I need luck! I'm hopeless at instructions! :p

  3. I felt prepared when I'd washed and ironed all his clothes and they were all put in order of size! I got over the whole ironing thing quite early on! Seriously, their socks are so tiny they do not need ironing!! Thanks for linking up with #twinklytuesday

    1. I never iron anything unless it's absolutely necessary anyway :) I actually can't wait to start washing the tiny clothes though...