Much blogging love,
Posted by Adla at 1.1.11
Posted by Adla at 21.10.09
I woke up this morning and told myself I should spare some minutes and blog the happenings of the past month or I’ll never get to it. I know it’s been that long since I last blogged. I miss clicking away on the keyboard and sharing my thoughts on screen, Blogging is actually helpful as in way it acts like a checklist of what I’ve done and accomplished and a reminder of what else needs doing.
I am currently 8 months plus along, time flies doesn’t it? I am experiencing a fruit salad of mixed emotions. I am anticipating the birth with excitement but feeling scared and anxious at the same time. I am also NESTING like crazy. I am sure I am not the only one, the girls at my antenatal classes seem to agree. I’ve gone on a mad rampage, vacuuming, dettol-ing(disinfecting) my furniture, washing the cushion covers and rugs like I will never ever get the opportunity to clean the house once the baby is around. Don’t talk about shopping, that’s even worst coz I’ve stocked up like the shops will go bankrupt tomorrow and I will never ever get to go shopping again once the bub arrives. Mum thinks I ‘m mad like that, she say’s I’ll get bored the first few weeks and will so go shopping soon after bub is born so this theory playing with me right now are just pregnancy hormones taking me on a wild ride. I have been washing the baby clothes with napisan and have learnt that there are some baby brands that are just terrible, they look cute and all but actually stretch in the first wash. I guess the Aussie girls would be familiar with bonds and I can't help but praise them to the sky just wished they had more cuter choices for clothes. The nurse at the obgyn and I were just agreeing that babys look so clean and pure in white. It's also so much easier to wash whites and I shall treasure the time I can dress the baby in white while it lasts, afterall I am having a boy and friends have prepared me with Little Boy stories filled with a whole loadful of dirty laundry :)
Many of you girls know that I moved into our new place a few months back, moving plus getting organized plus minor renovations here and there is something I do not recommend to anyone Pregnant!!! Instead of narrowing my focus on the pregnancy and baby projects alone , I have all of these wild ideas for the house too. But enough about what I recommend or don’t recommend, Decorating for a new house is just too much fun. I have been inspired by a lot of black lately after having changed the ugliest venetian blinds to black timber ones. Had no intention of choosing black as my choice of window covering but I was pretty happy to find the timber blinds in black coz they are not the usual suspect. Timber blinds usually come in shades of browns or white but very hardly black. So so happy with my buy and it must be some sort of coincidence that a lot of the French decor shops here are playing with black and white this season. I am looking for a louise chair that I can upholster for the family room. Yet to do my rounds in search of the perfect chair. I am slowly putting together and accessorizing my new “ blaque “ room. My new best friend is a can of Wattyl Jet black acrylic paint which has had me paint my mantle console, mirror and desk thus far...totally in love with black at the moment and am glad that I haven’t had any hiccups with this choice of risky colour. I will definitely upload pictures of the befores and afters soon.
The baby nursery is finally in place, the painting pros at Bunnings couldn’t figure out why the sample pot and actual colour didn’t match, there was something weird going on with the computing calculations. Trust technology to mess things up! We ended up getting 6 sample pots to solve the problem and I got busy finishing the room. We’ve put up the furniture, I‘ve washed the baby linen but am waiting closer to my due date to put them on. A little overdue but here’s a sneak peek of the room. I know I will be adding to it as the baby grows...
Till my next addition, who knows when that will be at the rate I'm going, I have to say Thank You for all the warm thoughts and lovely girl to girl advice many of you have shared with me through email, really appreciate it.
Much Hugs and blogging Love,
Posted by Adla at 19.9.08
Time for an update, if I was a library book, I would have been long overdue.
The pregnancy is going alright I’m just a little over 6 months. I have my days where I worry a little coz bub tends to play a little hide and seek with me. There have been occasions where he doesn’t move and then there are days when he does summersaults and back flips like an athlete preparing for the Olympics. The midwives over at the obgyns surgery have been super wonderful and entertain my silly queries and worries. I wish my mum lived around the corner but she doesn’t ( she’s in Singapore) so I have to make do with phone calls, it’d be nice to have her and my sister around to prepare for the baby’ s arrival but I’m coping none the less. They’ll come visit closer to my due date so I’m looking forward to that. I’ve been doing my shopping despite the advances I have received from some regarding it being a little too early. La dee da I say. As my personality reveals, the panic queen that I am, I live by the guiding motto that is to “Be Prepared”. Wouldn’t know how to leave the necessary things to the last minute ( blogging is a super exception), Ill end up with a massive panic attack if I did. I am looking forward to motherhood and this pregnancy has been the focus of my morning, day and night and I’m sure many of you beautiful ladies have experienced the same feeling. I am attending just about every pre natal class the hospital offers, the aqua natal classes tops it. I get to meet other mums to be and its helps relief the aches that I get, the physiotherapist who leads the class is great too. I love the water so it’s just soothing being in it, highly recommend it to anyone expecting.
I’ve started on the baby’s room too. There was a little hiccup with the paint colour. I had gone to get the right colour mixed, the so called duck egg blue I was after. So I had them mix me a sample pot at Bunnings. Came home, splashed the paint on the wall ( well not literally), left it to dry to see how the colour would work out in the day time with natural sunlight coming through the room and in the evening when I’ve got the lights on. It turned out as I hoped, so happy with the sample colour so I sent hubby to the same Bunnings to have them mix up that same colour in a bigger pot while I busied myself on this tree silhouette I’ve decided to implement in the nursery , not to waste the paint from the sample pot, I fill in the gaps with it and heres where we insert the prelude to phantom of the opera. Hubby comes home with my pot of paint, we dip the rollers in. At first glance it looked pretty similar to my sample pot colour so I happily continued filling in the gaps of my silhouette only to find out that the two colours were different. Same name but different concoction and the problem is I don’t like the second colour, It’s just the wrong colour. I have yet to get into Bunnings and get my paint colour fixed arghhhhhhh so much for trusting the paint mixing experts so there goes my baby nursery on hold!
This is what I'm talking about, can you spot the difference?
On a happier blue note,I have to share pictures of these gorgeous embroidered pillowcases made by the sweet Lisa Tutman. I was elated to have won them in her giveaway. Lisa has to be one of the sweetest people I’ve gotten to know through blog land. Thank you Lisa for your generosity. Lisa’s blog is a must visit, it’s called Celebrate Creativity in all its form and is filled with fantastic ideas, she works magic with her hands, you’ll have to check it out to understand what I’m on about. I say ‘Cheers’ to such wonderful blogging friendships!
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Last but not least, I thought of reminding our Aussie girls that it's Jeans for Genes day tomorrow so be sure to be wearing your favourite denim tomorrow. To find out more and how you can support this cause , head down to their website.
Much blogging Love, Adla
For those who guessed Boy, you are soooo correct. Well I had that gut feeling from the beginning but because everyone in my family has been having boys lately, secretly we all thought it was going to be a girl! So out with the floral and dancing ballerinas I had in mind . I’m still in love with duck blue and found a little more inspiration from the vintage red school chair above to accent the baby nursery with.So duck blue and red , thats the colour scheme out of the way. I’ve taken this time away from House cleaning to do some baby shopping , there are soo many cute things out there and everytime I wander around the shops I chuckle to myself and whisper not at how cute things are for babies. I don’t see other shoppers doing such, they must really think I'm a bit off! So far I’ve found the quilt that makes me happy, it’s a combination of patterned fabrics and nothing makes me more happy than that. I see spots and ginghams of sorts and have gone crazy shopping for the coordinates.
The next couple of weeks shall see my crafty hands doing some work for the nursery. In the meanwhile I hope everyone is keeping well and I Thank you for coming back and checking on me often. Do excuse my lack of blogging and remember that I wear a t-shirt that reads," I can't work too hard cause I'm preggers!".
Till my next episode,
Much Blogging Love,
Posted by Adla at 29.6.08