Getting the baby’s nursery ready has been both fun and terrifying. On the one hand, I’ve loved scouring baby shops in search of Scandi inspired homeware. Monochrome decor and cute Arctic toys. But on the other, seeing it all there -in what was our spare room- really brought it home. Our baby is nearly there. And for someone so tiny, she requires a lot of stuff.
A lot of stuff, I have no idea how to use.
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Whilst unpacking the baby items we had bought, I managed to get simultaneously trapped in a sling and utterly baffled by the baby monitor. All whilst side-eyeing our nappy bin, which was about 100x bigger than I imagined.
I eventually found myself sat on the floor. Tears dripping down my face as I clutched a tube of nipple cream and stared at the huge pile of nappies we had bought. Two packets of muslin squares had been the catalyst for my mini-breakdown. Everyone insists they’re important and that we’ll go through a lot, so I bought some. But I had literally no idea what they were for. They look like little napkins. Why did I need so many napkins?
I shut the door on the nursery and didn’t go back in for a week. At 7 and a half months pregnant the reality that I’m having a baby hit me all over again. As if I were seeing that positive test for the first time.
I did of course return. And continued setting things up and organising. It now feels exciting and whenever I pass the room I have a peak inside. Trying to imagine our little girl living here with us. I’ve been able to find a place for everything. And have to admit not having boxes of baby stuff everywhere is therapeutic in itself.
The pom pom mobile was actually handmade by the lovely Emily of Eddy Zephyr. A creative school friend who has an affinity for tassels and pom poms. Check out her Etsy for more of her work. We’ve also got a beautiful white pom pom garland to hang up.