First of all, I just want to say that the life of influencers and mum bloggers must be really hard because I don’t even know how to take a good photo. For one thing I should have probably ironed my bed sheets if I wanted to use them as canvas. Let’s be honest though, life is too short to do any ironing at all. Unfortunately I know that good photo content is a big part of this, maybe one day.
Unlike with our first born Josie, who had a perfect nursery set up and handmade baby bunting, I didn’t have the space nor time for too much baby prep. I also had most of it ready from last time and in terms of baby clothes I just swapped girl baby clothes for boy baby clothes with my girlfriends and I didn’t have to buy a thing. Nappies we will just reuse as planned and in terms of everything else, well you don’t really need all that much.
However there were some things that I really wanted. Especially the ones that will be in the living room as I will have to be looking at them all them time. I am also the kind of person who loves things organised nicely and neatly at the best of times, adding the nesting syndrome on top and I was in a state of anxiety because I just couldn’t get anything ready until I was finally on maternity leave.
I know it will be so different this time around and so far from perfect, but hopefully more fun as the love will multiply. I know I don’t often come across as mother of the year (event though I am technically mother Teresa) and I do often talk about how I miss freedom and my own space, but I do love Josefina more than life and I genuinely think she’s the most incredible human being. The emotions she does bring up in me cannot be compared to anything other in the world. Despite hating being pregnant, despite not having held him in my arms yet, I can already feel intense love and I love babies. I loved the newborn stage the first time around and I am just praying it will be as beautiful as last time.
ViktorieJuly 13, 2021 at 4:14 pm
I must say that getting a nappy bag that also counts as a pram organizer really was one of my best buys. Still helps me a lot (with our toddler climbing in and out the stroller never minding me drinking coffee or looking for his hat) and when unhooked it can be carried around as a nice shoulder bag.
Nice and reasonable list, Terez, I’m saving this for the second nesting time! 🙂
terezaJuly 13, 2021 at 7:41 pm
Ty jsi zlato! <3
I really missed the pram organiser with Josie and still to this day because she's a pram toddler - lazy as, don't know who she gets it from 😀 but it's probably because that last time I was working as a yoga teacher and I was on such a tight budged I didn't really buy much in general, which only shows how little you need for babies and how most of it is just marketing and easy one at that as mums to be are hormonal.