For me, preparing for our next baby has been both exciting and calming. I’ve followed a predictable course in my preparations: pack a hospital bag, gather supplies, and put together a nursery. All of this organizing has been a soothing preamble to the chaos I know is coming in the form of a tiny human.
Arranging the nursery has been my favourite part of preparations so far. Here’s a little bit about how it turned out, if you’d like to see…
(getting glammed up at MAC before the Vancouver Mom event, the whole night was such a treat)
What a week it’s been. Amidst the usual chaos, I was incredibly excited to attend the Vancouvermom.ca Top 30 Blogger Celebration at Roundhouse Radio. It was a great celebration and it felt so nice to be involved in a gathering of women who enjoy sharing their stories and talents through the blogosphere; a place that still feels incredibly new to me. It was very surreal to be included among the VM Top 30 list this year and I plan to share a post about the experience soon. This weekend, I hope to take it easy while also working on some writing I’ve had on the go for a while. This will likely take place in between the many random Craigslist wheelings and dealings that I seem to have involved myself in while getting things together for the new nursery. I wasn’t totally convinced before, but I now officially believe nesting is a real phenomenon.
Looks as though full nesting mode has begun! I’ve been thinking non-stop about organizing and collecting things for the baby. Of course, none of this has really turned into anything overly productive other than intense internet searches.
I’m hoping through a mix of Craigslist, Facebook swap n’ shop groups, and some new purchases I can cobble together a natural and fun nursery for my little one. I still have a few months to go, so I plan on gathering slowly and steadily. I also want to purge many of the things I saved after having Frankie. As this is my second go at things, I’ve got a better idea of what new babies actually need (i.e. milk, diapers, wipes, cream, carrier, mom, onesies, and muslin cloths). Goodbye wipe warmer and pee-pee teepees!
(pattern on the new sheets in our spare room…won’t be spare for long!)
This weekend, I’m off to visit my parents with a bestie who is also pregnant. I’m viewing it as a mini-babymoon for us. It looks as though the rain is coming, which works out well lounging in pajamas and drinking cups of tea.
Etsy is one of my favourite places to browse while on the Internets. I love looking at what people have made and designed and always manage to find unique things that I think are both useful and beautiful and/or would make great gifts. Here are a few of my favourite recent finds:
1. I feel like my bed would feel even more inviting with this vintage Hmong pillow.
2. This banana palm bag is so fun and would be perfect to throw what little makeup I own into.