Monday, March 17, 2014

Nursery - curtains arrived!

My mom is in charge of creating the nursery linen and today I received her first package which contained the curtains. I could barely wait to get home and open it as I had no clue as to what she chose. I was not disappointed. My mom knows me well. She chose a natural coloured "gold-khaki" which fits in beautifully with the walls and the new tiles. She decorated this with 2 big colourful pictures of animation animals. Perfect for our little Peanut!

The room is very cozy and dark when the curtains are drawn and unfortunately does not create a great photograph, but this should give you an idea. The close-up of the picture is a truer reflection of the colour.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nursery - tiling done and dusted

On Monday the contractor pitched up bright and early to start tiling. We were under the impression that he was coming to inspect and give us a quote first, but he was ready for action. So in a frenzy we cleared the two rooms that needed tiling. I will not even try to describe how the rest of the house looks at this stage - hoarders' dream!

But, 3 days later and the tiling is done. Here is a pic of Peanut's room:

Tomorrow we will wash the walls and the floors and move the furniture back in. My mother made curtains, bedding and a laundry bag, which is being posted. The curtains should arrive soon and I will give an update once they are hanged. Very exciting to see how the little nest is unfolding.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Growing Fast!

On Friday we went for our second scan. The main reason for this was so that the doctor could look at the baby's features in order to establish if there could be a possibility of Down's Syndrome. Because I am already 35 years old our baby do have a higher risk of this.
We were however not much concerned about this, as we have decided that it will not matter and that we would raise this child anyways as it is the greatest of gifts that we could have ever received. We were just happy to have a peek at the Peanut again!

And were we in for a surprise! Three weeks ago we had a look at a little blobby that took some imagination to be called a baby. What we now saw was a perfectly formed little human being. Peanut has grown twice in size in the last three weeks. We could see the features, the nose like a little button - this made us all very happy, as with Down Syndrome babies you would normally not see a prominent nose. The little arms were waving about and the legs, my gosh, we surely have a swimmer on our hands, the legs kicked and kicked. We had a look at the brain, the two perfect brain lobes that formed. The spine and neck looks good and healthy. The heart is beating nicely and overall the baby seems healthy and happy and beautiful! Here is a peek for you too:

And a comparison to show how much our little Peanut has grown on the last 3 weeks.