Baby is full-term! 37 weeks!
That means, my baby won't be born premature. He's still happily inside, kicking and jabbing me with his limbs, but nothing too painful.
I've been in the nesting phase for the past few weeks. It's quite crazy. It's like I want everything to be just in the right place before the arrival of our second prince. Also cos I know what life with a newborn is like, it makes sense to do the stuff I want to do now before my life turns upside-down again.
To give you an idea of how crazy my nesting has been, here's what we've done.
- Completely cleared up Sammy's room
We only have 2 bedrooms in our house, such that Sammy and baby #2 would have to share rooms eventually. As such, we decided to set up baby's cot in Sammy's room as well. But in order to do so, we had to create some space by emptying a huge book shelf of our books / belongings. We spent one whole afternoon discarding what we don't need and storing those we did in boxes in the basement.
The current plan is that baby #2 would co-sleep with us in a baby basinette at the beginning, cos I don't want Sammy waking up from baby's middle-of-the-night feedings. When baby sleeps through the night, I would transit him to Sammy's room and see how it goes with Sammy.
- Spring-cleaning the house
This task has been made easier by the arrival of our cleaning lady. Each time she comes, I just feel sooo blessed and privileged that we've found someone who does such an amazing job! Recently, she thoroughly cleaned our oven and I can't stop opening and closing the oven to admire how clean it is / how I can actually see what's baking inside!
All our windows have been cleaned, just in time for summer when the sun shines through them. My cleaning lady even asked me when baby's due date is. To which I replied "in 3 weeks' time". And she said, "We'll get the house spick and span in those 3 weeks ok?"
Those words sounded like music to my ears! It was sooo good having a cleaning lady, who herself is a grandma to 2 grandchildren, and who somehow knows what a preggy lady needs!
- Clearing our balcony, buying balcony furniture and creating a cosy corner in our house!
Hubby and I have never really been balcony people. I guess growing up in Singapore, I never developed the habit of lounging on the balcony cos it was simply too warm and humid for any outdoor enjoyment. And back in Germany, we never really got down to sitting on the balcony because we just didn't have any nice balcony furniture.
BUT, we were in Ikea the other day (to get more boxes and miscellaneous baby stuff) when I decided that I simply needed to sit down. That's when I came across this entire balcony set going for 150€ instead of the usual 250€. I decided there and then that we simply had to get this because it was exactly what I always envisioned our balcony to look like!
I figured that since our balcony faces a private garden, I could even nurse baby #2 in the comforts of my PJs on my balcony! And I got the whole of summer to enjoy my balcony since baby would be a late June / early July baby. :)
This is also such a far cry from what our balcony used to look like. It was previously only used to hang clothes to dry / store unwanted furniture before we got rid of it. And now, it's my favourite place in my apartment! Woo hoo!
|Looks nice enough to sit on the balcony all day, everyday right?|
- Updated my recipe book again
Before Sammy was born, I printed all the recipes that I've ever used and filed them up. Since then, I have only blogged about new recipes without printing them out. Hence, I'm proud to announce that my recipe book has since been updated and new recipes have joined the T. family cookbook.
Now it's time for me to sit back, relax and wait for baby #2 to come. :)
If you've been / are pregnant, have you gone through the nesting phase? What was your nesting phase like?
|Hanging out at the park over the sunny weekend|
|My two boys|