Builders are finished – we have a nursery!

In an unexpected burst of efficiency, both the carpenters and decorators finished their jobs in record time! I think being pregnant really helped – they both seemed to feel bad at turning the house into a tip, and so worked faster than normal for me ­čÖé

The decorators worked for 10 hours on Saturday to finish the nursery and downstairs bedroom – and as soon as they put up the Mamas and Papas freeze, and we added the lampshade and curtains, we suddenly had a baby room. Here are some snaps of it finished before we filled it with clutter!

And then this morning, we started filling up the space with all the baby things we’ve bought over the past few weeks – that cupboard is going to come in really handy! The cot, drawers and a comfy chair arrive on Thursday – and then we’ll be pretty much organised. Good timing – Baby Bob’s due to arrive a month today! Here are some photos of the nursery when full of our purchases!

Getting the house ready

With Rome out of the way, and no more house guests booked in – we had no more excuses! It’s time to get the house ready for Bob. Cue more builders…

We gave away our old spare room furniture ready for the upstairs bedroom to become a proper nursery. New furniture is on order, but first we’ve got carpenters in sorting out cupboards, shelves and doors and then a decorator to freshen things up a bit. And downstairs, we’re re-doing the study to become a proper guest bedroom.

So once more, our house is a bombsite with our belongings stacked up in every spare corner! Plus, we’re gradually gathering nappies, baby stuff, pram etc, so we’re rapidly running out of space. Hopefully it’ll all be over in a couple of weeks – but here are a couple of pictures of the nursery before the builders got to work and the beginnings of our stash of baby stuff…