Friday, 19 September 2008

Where o' where have I been?

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,

Adla

18 comments:

Yanivu said...

ADLA! Finally an update! Your nursery look gorgeous! Will email you shortly! Love, Yanivu

LiLi M. said...

Aaah that tree and that little bird look soooo cute!! Then nursery has turned out so beautiful, my compliments! I guess no one wonders where you have been Adla! Of course in your house and preparing for the babies' arrival. Exciting! Just let it flow! Have a nice day!

The Rose Room said...

Hi Adla, you are wise, you don't know how you will be post baby so best to be organised early! His room is gorgeous! I agree with you,baby white and soft little clothes that breathe and don't scratch their delicate little skins! Bonds are good and do stay in shape. You are having spring/summer baby so little pure cotton vests will be gorgeous! So exciting! Take special care of you, Rachaelxo

Kerryanne English said...

Hi sweetie,
I'm so excited for you. Mo tlong now until your little man is here. The nursery looks beautiful - as I knew it would.

Your mum must be arriving soon, if not already, so I bet that will keep you busy.

Time for you to rest up now.
Big squeezy hugs,
Kerryanne

Gail McCormack said...

Awh Adla the babies room looks stunning - like a page out of a magazine
I'm so excited for you!
Of course you're feeling a little scared about everything! Sorry no going back now - sounds like you are very well prepared, your baby is a lucky little man!
Good luck and please keep us POSTED!
Thinking of you all

Sarah said...

Hey Adla,
It was great to hear what you have been up to. What a huge job renovating while being pregnant. The nursery looks just dreamy...
Sarah xxx

Siobhan said...

Hi Adla,

Oh...any days now, you must be excited!!!

The nursery looks amazing!!!

Siobhan

Sandi McBride said...

Adla love, our wedding anniversary is the 15th of October, hope your sweet little one comes on that date! Don't worry, as I've told you time and time again, it's a short term memory loss you'll have of the day in question all but that first look at your new love!
hugs
Sandi

Elly said...

Your nursery looks sóóó sweet!!! I almost long for those days!!! I've 2 boys and a girl now and the white-clothes-days are long, long gone! Even with a girl! And I think every pregnant girl has strange habbits, nesting is one of them! Very recognizable! Enjoy your last month!

Lisa said...

LOVE the little bird and tree. What a delightful nursery. Wow, 8-months? You're almost there-Congrats!

Alison Gibbs said...

HI Adla, now I am sure your sweet little one has arrived. Don't forget to post a photo to show us your best creation ever!!
Alison

Barbara Jacksier said...

Just one word? Or maybe three? We are all waiting to hear "Baby has arrived"

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

oh babies.........what could be more delicious? And you very lucky girl to be having one. I begged my husband for a third but he said, No dice:-(

And your baby is going to have the sweetest little landing spot! Oh that tree!

PS Looking forward to seeing black. It's a glamorous punctuation color for sure!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What an adorable nursery! I'm glad you paint color worked out, it is so cute.

Sandi McBride said...

Adla Darlin' just checking in to see if the sweet one has arrived!
hugs
Sandi

Avery said...

Just caught wind of a Pickfair estate auction taking place Nov. 22-23, 1 pE/12pC. There are some really cool items up for bid like Mary Pickford’s personal autograph book, select pieces of Pickford’s jewelry collection and rare pieces of art from Pickfair.

Just thought I’d pass the info. along for all of you Mary Pickford lovers. I guess it will be broadcast live on www.auctionnetwork.com/pickfair, along with a tool that lets internet viewers to bid remotely against the floor.

finance jobs said...

I just hope your are okay after all the renovations you did for your baby room.. :)

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Congratulations! The worst is behind you and now begins real LIFE! Take the time to enjoy it all.