Hi Ann and welcome to the thread. Lovely to hear you are doing well now, what a journey you've had! We currently have our pram on layby and pick it up next month but we have gone for the Bugaboo Cameleon.
Amps- sorry to hear that you haven't been well again but great news that your migraine has gone, hope it stays away. Good luck with your mum but it's definitely a tough one to know what to say without there being an argument, which is not what you need right now. I love my mother dearly but wouldn't want her living here when bub arrives. How exciting about finishing work!
Jay- fantastic job on the nursery! I'm feeling pretty organised, I pretty much have all the big things organised and think I only really have small things like extra dummies, singlets, body suits, swaddles, etc to go but I know they are generally things you get at baby showers so should be ok. I'm planning a visit to target/kmart before bub is born to get nursing singlets and a waterproof mattress protector too (things that have been suggested on this thread).
Kerikiwi- your nursery is beautiful! I love the cot too. We are having a similar theme and picked the wall decal and prints today. Hopefully these links work, thinking about leaving the babies name off the decal though (where they have Adel, as a sample) as it might look a bit cluttered
KJ- I hope the swelling eases really soon! I find it really hard to load pics on here too so have only done it a couple of times, wish it was easier!
Arlais- great bargain you got there on the blinds, got to be happy with that and can't wait to see your nursery pics! How exciting having lots of babies around you. I visited a friend's new baby on the weekend and it makes it so much more exciting knowing that will be me soon!
Berra- love that saying, thanks for sharing it!
Bedlover- I'm going to really keep in mind what you said about taking time out to do things together with DH before baby arrives, I think a movie is in order really soon.
AFM: I can't believe how close some of you ladies are getting, I'm so jealous that some have finished work or really close to it. I sit at work all day counting down the days and feeling my little girl kick away.
Ladies, as I said earlier, I haven't got much by way of little bits and pieces, can I have some advice on how many of each I'll need. I have a ton of 3-6mth clothing and some 6-12mth but not so much newborn yet since I have to wait until the winter stock arrives in the shops but so far I have:
Approx. 20 bibs
3 pairs of socks and about 10 pairs of booties
6 newborn beanies
About 6 outfits/suits/night dresses
Only one dummy
3 newborn singlets
2 bath towels
3 face washers
2 knitted shawls and 5 blankets for pram, etc
Cot blanket and about 5 sets of cot sheets
3 cardigans and 1 jacket
2 or 3 pairs of mittens
8 bottles, bottle warmer and steriliser (but planning to breastfeed)
Box of 108 newborn nappies
The above is what I have for a newborn (not the bigger singlets, suits, outfits, etc for 3mths plus), I know I need a lot more and will reassess after my shower but does anyone have any suggestions on how much of each of these things I'll need or whether I have enough of some of the things already? Thanks in advance.