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More shopping…

So this weekend was filled with lots of baby activity. Rudi organized to bring the work bakkie (pick up) home for the weekend so he could start carting all the furniture and stuff out of Babyice’s room so that we could start making room for Babyice’s things. He also fetched the compactum his mom is giving us from her house, which has already provided some much needed packing space.
 
The room is still pretty much in a mess as I haven’t quite figured out what to do with some of the stuff that I want to keep. Of my own things, that is. I did throw out quite a lot of stuff and we took a lot of stuff to Rudi’s parents house to store, leaving more space for our things. Only…our Christmas tree doesn’t fit in the top of our cupboard…and I don’t want to have it standing around in Babyice’s room. I figure I can leave the room as it is and when I come home on Wednesday the housekeeper will sort it out. She’s very, very good at finding a spot for everything. She rocks that way!
This weekend also included a lot of baby shopping! I bought the following items at Mr. Price Home (Larger images can be viewed on their website):
Baby sign

Baby sign

Boy sign

Boy sign

Pram

Pram

 

I’m really stoked that we got our pram. The handle is reversible, so you can either have your baby facing you, or away from you. That rocks and very few prams (even the very expensive ones) have that feature. We didn’t feel we needed a pram with a snug ‘n safe travel system as we’ll have a car seat. The one “big ticket” item I still have to get. I guess I’ll have to wait till they have stock.

 

Having bought all these things has taken a load off my mind. Also having started Babyice’s room and then coming to realize I don’t have to finish everything in one day because I still have 5 months left, has also relaxed me somewhat.

 

I also bought a sleep positioner and a thingie you put in the bath to support baby’s back. While packing the baby clothes into the compactum (we got a second hand compactum from my MIL, just needs a lick of paint) I realized that ALL the clothes I have are newborn. I don’t think I have enough newborn clothes, but I certainly don’t have anything else! I think Louisa said I should buy everything since people will want to buy for me, but I wanted to buy the expensive stuff (like the pram, camp cot and car seat) as I couldn’t expect other people to spend that kind of money on me/Babyice. I don’t have a high chair or a walking ring yet. Those are the other two pricey things that I still need to get.

 

I also have to start washing baby clothes at some point, but I need to get baby washing powder still.

 

All this shopping has been quite exciting! I <3 shopping for Babyice…Rudi even bought a little outfit on Sunday…although it’s 3 – 4, so it will be quite some time before Babyice is wearing it!

 

On Sunday it was my aunt’s birthday and we went to have a braai (BBQ) at my grandparent’s house. My grandfather says he isn’t feeling well at all. He ate a full plate of food which is comforting. He says that they say the first round of chemo is always the worst and he seems to be coping OK, although my grandmother says he says things in the middle of the night like ‘I want to die, please tell everyone I love them if I die’. Shame. It must be very upsetting for my grandmother to hear him say that…and for him to have to feel that way.

 

Now it’s Monday and I’m exhausted from my weekend. Just doesn’t seem right!

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