Sunday, 17 November 2013

39 Weeks

Bye bye bump!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Baby's Nursery

I found the branch on a walk with Bertie in the park and painted it white.
Lots of the vintage clothes which my Mum saved for me are hung on here.

I painted the rocking chair / Frankie hiding!

Gorgeous presents and a hand knitted blanket. Juniper Wilde goodnight cushion,
Monki Monokomi, little Miffy rattle and pink Jellycat.

These genius paper rabbits which I ordered from Chloe Fleury, a French paper artist
who lives in San Francisco and seems to have so many parallels with me;
our cat, our love of colour, rabbits, fashion and baby girls!!

Hat from Baby Gap, which Joe bought and another present, the cute woollen onesie on a vintage hanger

The gorgeous baby's breathe flower wreath which the girls bought me for my baby shower
and a Jellycat musical moon

I love this Farg & Form blind we got from The Modern Baby. The ever popular moon print
from Martin Krusche via The Kid Who. I made a little washi tape bunting,
which you can hardly see, oh and Totoro

The set of Beatrix Potter books which I had when I was small

Amazing hand knit booties, the little ladies set of shoes, all presents, a ridiculous fluffy hat
 and an amazing Alice in Wonderland print from the best people - Charlee and Nico

More brilliant presents - thank you generous baby shower friends! 
Sarah H and Sarah T and Christina!

Check me out above! And how different I look to my Mum! I am wearing this little knitted jumper which my Mum kept all these years and I now have for my baby girl. How cool is that?
I have loved sitting in this room and pondering on everything to come. Only a few days to go now - I can hardly believe it, I am so ready and we are so excited to meet her!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Pregnancy Must Haves

All of the things on this list I really couldn't have lived without over the past 9 months. 

1. This was such a good read - not only is Jools amazingly honest (as is the name of the book) but she is light hearted and funny and at the same time so passionate about being a Mother. Whenever anything got a bit serious or scary I would read bits of this and it always made me laugh and feel ten times happier.
2. Lush bath bombs and bubble bars, I adore you. And I adore my dearest of dear friends Katy who gave me the most generous amount for my birthday.
3. I couldn't have walked about 10 miles a day around Copenhagen at 7 months pregnant without these bad boys. Not to mention from mine to the sea in Brighton and up and down all the hills this summer. They also almost completely got rid of my sciatica which was almost a real problem in my pregnancy until I ditched the flip flops. I want ten pairs more for pushing strollers around town this winter!
4. Dream Genii, you held me in place so many nights when I would have otherwise ended up on my right side/back/front.
5. Miso soup in the first trimester, nothing compares to how that settled my stomach every morning when I dry wretched my way from Brighton to London.
6. ACID! This saved me from beating my chest black and blue when I got awful heartburn in the final trimester. M&S does the best one, the milk tastes amazing and its less than 2% fat. This was a major craving throughout the whole nine months too. I hardly had any calcium in my diet before I got pregnant so I think my body needed it in abundance to make the baby healthy. I wonder if she will have a love for chocolate milk!
7. This Goji Tarocco Orange candle from Anthropologie smells so fresh and wonderfully citrusy, I burnt it almost every night in that first trimester when most other smells made my stomach turn.
8. Write it all down! Once baby brain sets in you can hardly remember your last name and I am so glad that I have documented the past 9 wonderful months. They have been truly great and I hope my random scribbles and weekly bump posts mean that I never forget them.

An Autumn Wish List

In full on nesting mode these last few weeks of pregnancy, getting the house all cosy and ready for a lot of hanging out and a teeny tiny little lady. Also really looking forward to all sorts of banned things such as sleeping on my front, wearing my old clothes (fingers crossed!) and all the food i have missed, hello blue cheese, sushi and runny yokes. So crazy for something to build so slowly over these 9 months and then be over so quickly. I'm ready now and I can't even explain how much I can't wait to see her face and know she is ok.

1. Alexa Chung's book 'It'
2. Mini Boden Bunny Ear Cardigan
3. Oasap Biker Jacket 
4. Gorgeous Moon Ring
5. Noodoll Plush Toy
6. Chunky Knit Blanket
7. Bunny Rocking Chair

38 Weeks

Almost there!
'A pumpkin' really puts it into perspective, doesn't it.

HAM Prints

Some brilliant prints from HAM - in love with the trampolining one! Check out their other stuff here.

Monday, 4 November 2013

37 Weeks

I can't get any bigger than this can I?! We went for a nice long walk on Friday with Bertie on Ditchling Beacon and then had the most brilliant day on Saturday at my baby shower, organised by two of the very best - Laura and Sarah. That was for you! We ate a lot of cake and you got so many presents - you don't even know how spoilt you are yet. I really cannot believe that it is only 3 weeks until you are meant to be here. I am so so curious about you and feel really ready to meet you now little lady, just in case you wondered if coming early was an option. I was a week early so maybe you will but equally your Papa was 2 weeks late and really didn't want to come out at all so who knows!