Sunday, 17 May 2009

More Nursery Updates

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.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gosh that is really beautiful J.

I love it...so when am i moving in????!!!!

I love the stenciling too, well done.

Isn't all this exciting?


Roze
xx

Janet said...

Hi Roze,
Thank you so much :-)
If you think you could squeeze in the cot you're welcome to move in lol. The stencilling was a right faff, but now its done I'm really pleased with it :-)
VERY VERY VERY exciting :-)
Love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

I cant believe the amount of clothes!!!!!!!!!!!! You really were not joking! But the room looks beautiful, just missing one thing - and your child will be home soon:)

Love S

Janet said...

Hi S,
I TOLD you I went slightly mad on Ebay lol. Now do you believe me :-)
Love
Janet
xxx

Fraulein said...

I can't close my mouth! This is ADORABLE! All this pink and the clothessssss I LOVE it! xxx

Janet said...

Hi Fraulein,
Glad you like it :-)
And you can see it in person next week :-)
Can't wait to see you :-)
Lots of love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

Like pink just a little bit then, Janet?? lol!!! Really, it's absolutely beautiful...must have been so lovely finally putting the cot up, ably helped by your gorgeous assistant!

love Wai Ling xx

The Sharp Family said...

I love the nursery!!!!!! I think you did a beautiful job and I cannot wait to see that sweet baby in there!!! I know that you are so very excited and I carry that excitment for you!!!!!!!!

Lisa A said...

Oh Janet--I'm sorry I've been so absent lately-you've been quite a busy beaver! AND it's so lovely--wow--if Izabella's room turns out half as nice, I'll be thrilled. OK--i too have been a bit crazy on the clothes thing--I'm beginning to think I'm a little to friendly with Costco myself! But oh it warms my heart so to buy those adorable little clothes and dream about our daughter wearing them. I'm sure you know that feeling. I'm so happy for you Janet. You're such a great mom--with two knees and two arms and all...sweet answer!

Love,
Lisa A

Janet said...

Hi Wai Ling,
How on earth did you guess I liked pink lol?!?! Poor New Child is going to think the whole world comes in one colour PINK!!!
Gorgeous Assistant is now helping pack his play bag, I'm going to have to check what on earth he's putting in there lol.
Love
Janet
xxx

Janet said...

Hi Penny,
I'm so glad you like the nursery too, I LOVE it and can't believe our New Child will be sleeping in there on day soon :-)
I'm so excited now I can hardly sleep :-) We fly THIS WEEK :-) YEAH :-)
Love
Janet
xxx

Janet said...

Hi Lisa,
Glad you like the nursery :-) Hope you had a great time when your Mum visited?
I'm just hoping New Child gets a chance to wear all the clothes before growing out of them lol!!!
Love
Janet
xxx

Rosie said...

Hoping everything goes well for your trip.Love the nursery.I haven't been on my blog for ages.
Not long now,wonderful.

Janet said...

Hi Rosie,
Thank you :-)
Your good wishes mean a lot to me :-)
Love
Janet
xxx

Rob,Dawn,Catherine and Iain said...

I thought Maura had a ton of clothes. I think we both need to go to shopper's anonymous. Not!!!When I was in Scotland last week I couldn't resist buying a few more outfits for Maura. Tights too.I can't wait to see her sweet little face. Iain said to hi to his little buddy. Love Dawn
P.S. Love the room!!!

Janet said...

Hi Dawn,
You and your family have been in my thoughts as you made your trip to Scotland. Big hugs ((((((((((()))))))) it must have been a difficult time for you.
Me and you can be founder members of Shoppers Anon lol. I'll tell Little Prince when he's home from school that Iain said hi :-) and I'm sure he'll want to say hi to Iain too :-)
How's your adoption going?? Any news??
Lots of love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

It really is gorgeous and I honestly didn't notice the stuff on the windowsill :)

Can't wait to see her (again!!) when you get back!!!

Love
Baby Sis
xxxx

Janet said...

Hi Baby Sis,
Glad you like it :-)
I'm sure she can't wait to see you again too :-)
Love
Me
xxxxx


OUR ETHIOPIAN ADOPTION TIMELINE


25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country

OUR CHINA ADOPTION TIMELINE

Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006