Thursday, April 26, 2012

building a cot

ikea is a wonderful place.

we have a cot. it has it's own room. it was super easy to set up and it looks pretty flippin' good.

now to move all of our stuff out of the babies room. right now the babies room is our wardrobe eek. i think another trip to ikea is due - we need a wardrobe.

photos of the completed nursery will be here once the nursery is complete. ha. check back next pregnancy, maybe my nesting will last more than 20 minutes next time.

tim's nesting has however, brought us one nice weed and rock-free backyard, pictures and mirror hung on the walls, multiple dinners prepared, staircase fixed, old metal fixtures from the concrete slab in the backyard removed and trees trimmed away from power lines etc. he has been one busy bee and i am very grateful for him.

i have a goal to have my hospital bag packed and the nursery finished by the end of this week.

maternity pads - check.

any suggestions of items to add to the bag?


  1. God I LOVE that belly of yours.xx

  2. Chapstick, lip balm, whatever you call it. c; oh, and if the hospital doesn't provide witch hazel pads, I would get some of those. they helped me tons! and facial
    moisturizer. (we were there nine days tho so you might not need these...)

    are you getting super excited?!

  3. I love the natural wood, clean lines and bright spaces you create. Good on you for assembling the cot, I'm lucky if I can put together my son's stacking cups!
    I would say Tic Tacs...or mints of some description ;-)

  4. Arnica 200C from a homeopath. Oh and any snacks, herbal teas etc you might like after the birth (I wasn't interested in food during labour but just wanted wholesome sustenance immediately after). Black undies + warm socks x C

  5. Maybe this is too much information, but I invested in a couple of pairs of lovely stretchy alomst-nana-knickers (not quite that high!) for those first few days of 'flow.' I had my babies at home, so I never really packed a hospital bag, but the things I got ready so we could grab them if we did need to go were chap stick, pj's etc for me, a maternity/feeding bra and an outfit for baby. Getting excited!

  6. putting things together is one of my favourite things to do .. it always remind me of my dad. yay a cot! soon there will be a little one to sleep in there .... so close! x

  7. Oh, we have the same cot but went for the blue one. Love it. And so does Josephine.

    I was rubbish with the hospital bag thing because we planned a homebirth, so ben was running round the house grabbing stuff while we waited for the ambulance to arrive when we got transferred. Organised much!

    So close now!! Xxx

  8. Your own soft toilet paper, hospital paper is ouchie.

  9. Oh Kesh I'm so excited for you!
    I am about to start getting my bag ready (I have 7 weeks to go). Second time around I'm packing - breast pads, maternity pads (surfboards!), nipple cream, big black granny undies, nice body wash, shampoo etc, lip balm, moisturizer, books/magazines, a few snacks, herbal teas, slippers, and then the usual baby/mummy clothes. As well as baby bath stuff etc.
    The cot looks fantastic! xxx

  10. sounds like nesting is going great, yay for a set-up cot! x

  11. Very big, comfy pants.

    And lip balm and a big tub of Cetaphil. Birthing is a very drying business. x

  12. Love Ikea. Your belly is beautiful, Kesh. x

  13. A proper breastfeeding singlet or top. I just had normal tshirts with feeding bras but it was such a hassle learning to feed with the tshirts that I just ended up topless the whole time in hospital. not good for visitors!! Bonds do a great loose fitting support singlet that is perfect.

    And good comfort food for immediately after the birth. I just had vegemite sandwiches and apple juice but they were the best vegemite sandwiches I'd EVER eaten!!

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  15. Big, black nanna undies. The bigger the better. And buy a big pack so you and chuck them out. OH MY STARS IT'S HAPPENING!

  16. I think it's cute you guys call it a cot--I was so confused for a minute! cot = crib. got it! :)

    so excited for you!

  17. I was in the same boat as Amanda! I thought, why is she talking about a cot? What does that have to do with a baby? Haha!

  18. Gorgeous photos! I hope the building went well :D

  19. I was only in hospital for four hours after the birth of my last babe so I didn't really need anything....except for maternity pads. Definitely needed them.

  20. Nappies. for yourself. seriously.

  21. To over the top of your black nanna undies (fyi I bought man jocks- true story) I would recommend black shorts/track/yoga/pj pants. That way if you do leak it is not unsightly.

    Good luck

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