Yesterday I finally got to do what I've been waiting YEARS for - put up our New Child's cot :-) I enlisted the help of Little Prince and he was a great assistant, passing me the right screws and bolts and holding the parts still while I fixed them together :-) The mattress has been packaged up in plastic and really could do with airing off, but I couldn't resist making up the cot to see how it looked :-) And to take photos lol. Once Little Prince had gone to bed, I set about constructing the changing unit, I needed help from Mr Messy with one or two of the fixings, but most of it was built by me :-) AND YES I REALISE I SHOULD HAVE MOVED ALL THE STUFF OFF THE WINDOWSILL BEFORE TAKING THE PHOTO LOL - well I realise now that I'm looking at the picture lol.
I then spent two hours hanging up all the clothes in her closet - and it finally dawned on me just HOW MUCH I've bought!!! Wow!! I think me and Ebay got waaaaaay too friendly lol. Little Prince keeps going to visit the room and check its still ok, and I need to think of more jobs for us to do as he keeps pestering to do more things to get ready for his new sister :-) Involving him in the preparations seems to be working really well, and most of the time he is looking forward to being a Big Brother :-) He did sit on my knee for a snuggle and tell me he was worried I wouldn't have time to cuddle him once New Child arrives, but seemed reassured when I told him that she would go to bed earlier than he would (but no he can't stay up till Mummy and Daddy go to bed!!) and that I have got two knees and two arms to cuddle both of them. Its probably not all going to be plain sailing once she's actually here, but he's not really reacting any differently than most children when faced with the reality of a new sibling arriving.