We’ve had lovely weather some days this week so I’ve spent plenty of time in the garden. We’ve made some real progress on the areas of our home I would like sorted before baby arrives, as well as attempted potty training the ladybird (not going well at all).
I picked up a copy of the simple things magazine whilst dong the food shop on Monday morning. The sun was out and the ladybird was at nursery for the day so I had a lovely hour in the garden reading it. It’s the first time I have picked this magazine up and it was a lovely relaxing read. For a second I considered subscribing and then I tried reading it whilst the ladybird was around. This resulted in the magazine being closed for me, whilst she said “no reading mummy”. A gentle reminder to find time to relax on my two days a week when she is at nursery before the baby arrives!
Even though I missed the first series of in the club, I found a 5 minute catch up on the iplayer and decided to watch the first episode of this second series. I loved it and can’t wait to find time to watch this weeks episode when the ladybird is at nursery next week.
I don’t have a lot of clothes suitable for the hot weather but I do have a few nice bits that are maternity/nursing that I hope will see me through the summer. I bought a lovely maxi dress from the essential one which I have worn a couple of times this week.
I’ve bought the ladybird a few summer pieces. I love this watermelon dress from next. Oh and the cute hat which was bought in accessorize last year.
A few weeks back when I was struggling to find something to wear for a family event I tried the dress I mentioned above on. I felt the stripes made me look like a beached whale (I’ve got used to it now). The ladybird was around and obviously heard me say this. When I put the dress on this week she pointed to my bump and announced it was a whale! A reminder that we need to watch what we say around her.
We’ve made real progress with the nursery this week. The curtains are up and some shelves and a wardrobe frame is fixed to the wall. This weekend we plan to add all the drawers, doors and rail to the wardrobe and build the cot. I plan to use Monday and Tuesday to put the wall stickers up and put all the baby clothes and bits a way (and pack my hospital bag). I’ve also ordered all the last bits that I think we need before the baby arrives. Fingers crossed by this time next week we are all sorted.
I also made a lovely lamb and aubergine dish last night. I made enough of the lamb and aubergine sauce for another 2 meals so these are now in the freezer. I need to have a bit of a clear out and also take stock of exactly what is in the freezer. Ideally Id like enough quick meals for a good few weeks in there. I plan to mainly use these when my husband is at work and I’m still recovering from the birth/adapting to life as a mum of two.
I have lots of ideas for blog posts so I am hope that in the next week or so there will be more than one blog post a week!
Let’s hope this weather lasts in to the weekend. I hope whatever you are doing you have a great one.