You can’t be pregnant forever…..but it sure feels like it.

Pregnancy is a funny thing. ¬†For some, they just hate pregnancy from the get go, for me? I’ve really loved being pregnant. ¬†Until my due date came and all of a sudden it felt like I’ve been pregnant for a lifetime. ¬†Its hard waiting for baby when you’re constantly getting pestered from EVERYONE; asking if you’ve had the baby, why haven’t you had the baby and that the baby keeps getting bigger the longer he cooks inside. ¬†I’ve been surprisingly calm throughout everyone’s little remarks and just kept saying baby will come when baby wants to come, but man, its starting to feel like I’ve got a 30 year old living inside me that just doesn’t want to move out and expects me to serve it ¬†whatever it wants while I get kicked and punched the whole time.

I’m still here and I’m still waiting for baby, I’ve now tried all the natural methods for inducing baby, just to give baby a little nudge, but alas baby isn’t ready to face the big world yet, so I’m going to give baby the time he needs to keep on cooking. ¬† This will not last forever and I’m so eager to meet my little baby, but right now I will enjoy the last bits of this pregnancy. ¬† Even if I feel like a small bus with a really odd shaped belly button.

^^ We all need the cliche baby bump holding pic..Right?

^^ baby makes 3

^^ We will just lovingly stare at bunny until we have baby.

A Sneak Peak Into Baby A’s Nursery

This year has really been a rough one for us, its been trial after trial and just when we think everything will be good for a while its back to where we started. Yesterday we found out that our landlord has put our little house up for sale, so now we are back to looking for a new place when we just made this place a home. ¬†It was just at that moment when things finally looked a little better, I’ve been trying to smile through all the hardships this year, but man! this one was just a little bit too much to bear. ¬†All the stress caused me to have severe stomach pains last night, I actually thought I might go into early labour! ¬†I had pain until the early morning and started feeling better when I lay on the floor for a bit. Even though I’m still really depressed about everything, I’m feeling a bit better today. ¬†Extremely exhausted and depressed, but at least ¬†no signs of labour. ¬†I trust in Gods plan, but I just wish things would look a little better for once. ¬†It feels like everything went completely wrong for us as soon as we got back to South Africa. ¬†Maybe its God’s way of telling us we shouldn’t be here, or just testing us. ¬†I guess we will see what the plan is eventually.

So before we have to leave I decided to give a little glimpse into our little unfinished nursery for baby A. ¬†We decided to do a gender neutral woodland themed nursery with a little more foxes around than necessary, because of the one night we were walking home in Dublin and as we were talking/ ranting about how much we didn’t want to go back to South Africa we saw a fox. ¬†It was one of those moments where everything felt calm, and we later found out that’s about the time baby A was conceived. ¬†Baby A reminds us of that fox and how calm we felt in that moment, our little Irish baby. ¬† Lets take a look into the nursery. Shall we?

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^^ we wanted to make this room magical for baby A with fairy lights draped above the crib, I was waiting for Carl to drape it a bit more than my quick slap dash job here.

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^^ This little chest of drawers was the best find this year. ¬†I found it for really cheap online, painted it a light green (it looks blue in this photo) and spray painted the knobs gold. ¬†If you look to the left you can see my home birth vomit bucket. ¬†ūüėõ ¬†I was still up in the air about painting the ceiling white, I really wanted to, but the little tree house feel made me want to keep it as is.

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^^ We put up this shelf to hang some cute little clothes and have some knick- knacks displayed.  Some of the extra drawings I did on the changing mat.

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^^ I wanted a nursing chair that could be moved around the house easily later on and this one is not only comfy, but meets all the other criteria.  I spray painted the legs gold.  Carl and I also made the little yellow monster and arm knitted the blanket.

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^^ Added a bit of boho to the room with this handmade hanging thing.  I also hand painted the clouds on the walls, to give a touch of whimsy.

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^^ I ordered these crib sheets from amazon and I just love it!  They come in a set of two and its just beautiful!  Also featured, bunny wearing his neckerchief drool bibs I sewed.

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^^ I was only going to make a 1 tier woodland themed mobile, but Carl convinced me to make a two tier one. ¬†I’m really glad he convinced me, I had a lot of fun making these little guys and I just love the hedgehog.

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^^ This buck head was one of the first things we got for the baby’s room, I spray painted the horns gold to make it look a bit friendlier.

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^^ I really wanted a bookshelf up in the baby’s room, but because we don’t have an IKEA here, just buying one wasn’t an option. ¬†We made a plan and found this piece of wood ¬†that made a perfect book rack. ¬†Ordered most of the books from amazon.

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^^ I painted three sleeping watercolour woodland animals, forgot what a deer looks like and now my deer looks more like a hyena than a deer.  I still like them.

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^^ Little fox hooded towel.

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^^ I crocheted two of these granny square blankets, one for a boy and one for a girl.  This one is for a girl and is in the colours of the northern lights and the one for a boy is in the moses basket in our room.  I ripped out some stuffing to make this cute little bear rug.

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^^ Things we still wanted to do was put a garden gnome in that empty spot on the right with two soft mushroom stools, paint the ceiling white and add a little more bits and pieces.  This room brings me great joy, I wanted our baby to have a magical place to play and to grow, where imagination could run wild.  I just love this room.

an instant of life captured for eternity

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^^ Found this really inexpensive chest of drawers for the baby’s room and gave it a little make over.

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^^ I wanted more of a woodland green, but I just didn’t have enough paint stainer to get it there. ¬†Happy surprises, because I really like the way it turned out. ¬†Later on I spray painted the knobs gold. ¬†Walking around with a face mask, while pregnant felt like a ridiculous sight, but things need to get done!

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^^ Nursery break! I’ve been desperately looking for a fiddle fig tree, with no luck at all. ¬†I’ll find you my beautiful planty friend!

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^^ Made the best sugar free, gluten free pumpkin pie bars ever! It was like magic in my mouth, the gingery crust, made me feel like crying tears of happiness! I was floating my own boat hard while thinking I’m a recipe genius!

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^^ My cute little kitchen friends.

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^^ Protein shake in the baby’s room!

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^^ Kind of done with the baby’s mobile, I still feel like I’m missing one little woodland friend? What do you think?

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^^ The guinea fowl family on our walk again, these guys really know how to make you feel bad, when you try to pass them, and they all scatter like you’re the biggest murderer on this planet.

Hi friends! ¬†Whew! Its been a couple of days hasn’t it? ¬†I’ve just been so busy with all lives demands and trying to get everything ready for the baby! I still feel like I have so much to do and buy! ¬†I’m starting to feel just a tad overwhelmed, but I downloaded the hypnobabies app on my phone and its just the best thing to listen to!

I feel like this week has been a whirlwind for the entire world……I try to keep my blog neutral and easy, but what is going on with the world? I’m still in so much shock about the US elections and the effect this will have on all the other countries and I just can’t believe people chose fear again so soon after brexit. ¬†In the beginning of the year I couldn’t wait to see what humans were going to do next and now, I’m like how is such a racist, sexist, completely insane man, going to be president? but who knows maybe this will be the time were people stand together and realise fear is not the answer, we should live with kindness and treat people kindly. ¬† Okay! Rant over! ¬†I felt like I needed to say something about all the craziness right now! ¬†Things will get better, the earth is too beautiful to not care!