Baby shower, baby’s room, Christmas tree all in the nick of time!!

So my shower was a surprise. Look it doesn’t take a genius to figure it out, I only had 5 weeks left, but I wasn’t quite sure if it was happening or not….and it did πŸ™‚

The theme was Christmassy as my due date still remains fast on Christmas day!!

Kerry who organised it did the most amazing job. The decor was so sweet. She did these little favours with a candle in and asked everyone to light it on the day the Ablet arrives.


I was thoroughly spoilt and so was the Ablet. Having already had a baby I had loads of clothes and blankets and pretty much everything in that department so I asked for product. And boy was I spoilt!!! Amongst all the product I received pamper gifts for myself and a few pamper vouchers which have been put to good use on maternity leave πŸ™‚


Can you believe tho that not a single photo was taken which is SO unlike me…. (still trying to get over this πŸ˜‰ but I was given a maternity and Newborn shoot Β from my friends and MIL as a present and today we got the maternity pics. They’re mostly lovely, except for a few whale like ones πŸ˜‰

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I started getting the room ready immediately after the shower….. It all started with the bribery braai on the Sunday where our dear friends Mel, Graham, Kerry, Marius were bribed with food and asked to come move the cot and compactum in to the room.Β So there is officially now NO ROOM AT THE ABDO INN!!!

Again and I remember this so clearly when I was getting Daniel’s room ready that this kids has got SO much clothing. I have 12 baby grows two of which still have the tags on and I feel sick about the excessiveness of it.


There are so many little kids out there that have nothing and mine has more than it could wear in a week AND I didn’t purchase a single one of the those baby grows!! I have however resolved my guilt and will be finding a orphanage when the Ablet has grown out of these to maybe make a difference to a baby that has less than us……

But and here’s the part that is totally freaking me out. I wrote the post up to here a MONTH AGO and the room is not done! Yes daddy’s bike is still in the room and a few odds and ends that I can’t move because they’re too heavy. I’m having this baby in three days and the room is not done!! Hoping tho that daddy Abs will sort this out tomorrow as it’s a public holiday. I do love that man but oh my frikking hat the man can procrastinate!!! Last time it was 36 weeks when the baby’s room was done but he sure has hit a record of T-3 sleeps!!!

So anyways on a completely different note I must share this with you….when I took out the clothes there were the familiar yellow “oops” stains from all over the clothes and especially the toweling nappies I used to use for burping Daniel. So I turned to google and of Oxy Clean (AND OVERSEAS PRODUCT) was top of the list. Great help there, being in South Africa!!! So next I called my mom and you won’t believe what she suggested!?!?!? Dishwashing powder….you know the stuff you put in your dishwasher?!?!? Well I remained a sceptic but man I’m IMPRESSED! It frikking works. Everything is snow white and now ready for baby, I’m super chuffed! Apparently it works really well on Red Wine stains and Spaghetti Bolognaise stains. If the stain is stubborn, make a paste and leave it on the stain for a few minutes, otherwise just soak in the bath for an hour with hot water and then wash as normal…..

Also got the Christmas tree up yesterday. Couldn’t find the decorations… Ah the joys of a rental where half your stuff is in boxes!!

I have to laugh…. although it still grates me that my life is so not I control I really have mellowed since I became a mom. I mean seriously, I am 39 weeks pregnant and it’s Christmas in a week and the room is not done and tree went up yesterday. That would’ve totally thrown me 3 years ago…. Ah how I’ve changed πŸ™‚




2 comments on “Baby shower, baby’s room, Christmas tree all in the nick of time!!

  1. gemmalouise8 says:

    I don’t even know you yet I’m excited for you haha. Congratulations πŸ™‚

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