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 🙂

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.

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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 🙂

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Can you believe tho that not a single photo was taken which is SO unlike me…. (still trying to get over this 😉 but I was given a maternity and Newborn shoot  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 😉

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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. 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.

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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 🙂

 

 

Christmas catch up

I know the title is Christmas catch up and its already the middle of Jan….don’t judge me its been a hectic start to the year!!!

We had a lovely few days with Rich’s parents. They came on the 22nd and left on the 30th December.
The house was pushed to its limits, reminding us just how tiny our rental is (roll on the house build!!!)

On Christmas day we all went our separate ways to church and then came home and opened pressies.
Daniel of course was spoilt stupid! It was funny to watch though ,that out of all his pressies, he loved the cheapest one…. giant jumbo thick chalks Judy my mother in law bought him.

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I unfortunately had to work till the 24th so didn’t get to spend too much time with the family but it was still good to see them.

Daniel true to form when we have guests was a nightmare, so we spent the days scrambling to keep him quiet while family tried to sleep…..not easy ….not fun.

On the 30th though our house turned empty and we had a few days just the three of us, before heading back to work.
We tried to catch up on sleep as best we could and just spent as much time with Daniel as possible. Man alive that child is full on at the moment. He goes from the minute he opens his eyes till the moment falls asleep.

But it was a good time just the three of us…..and just as we started to relax it was sadly back to work. What with that….it always happens like that , just as you start to relax….ding dong….work bell rings!!!

The year has started full pace and we back into the swing of things, eagerly looking at weekends we can get away and chill…..watch this space