Monday, June 01, 2009

The nesting phase

So I'm 25 weeks along. Crikey. Time is flying and dragging. This weekend I baked rusks for goodness sake. RUSKS people. And The Band and I looked at COTS. COTS! Incidentally The Band has his heart set on making the cot and compactum - which is just an annoyingly OTT name for shelves which are high enough to change a nappy without breaking your back).

BTW: If you ever want to have kids DO NOT go to Kids R us or Babies R us or whatever the name is until you are knocked up and it's too late. It's not just the painful abbreviation of the word "are" to "R" or the unnecessary use of inverted commas. There's something more about that place just gives me the heebees! I think it's all the kitschness. So much plastic. So many evil messages being sent to the kids. Like the game for 3 years + little girls called Shop til you Drop. Now why, as the kid's presumed only source of funding for the next 18 years, would you want to encourage that mindset? I think it may also be a combination of the stark flourescent lighting, the depressing clutter and chaos of random toys and yelling whiny kids and the cheap and nasty linoleum floors.

But, I digress.

What was I on about? Ah yes. The nesting phase. So you'd think we'd have been all babied out after those shops *Caz shudders* but no. We got home and (after a rather indulgent 3rd jacuzzi for the weekend) we lay in bed dreaming up nursery layouts. WHAT???? I KNOW!!!

So anyway. I'm not a Beatrix Potter, shades of pink, shades of blue or Winnie the Pooh nursery sort (isn't there enough of that happening once you have a baby?? Must the bear really be called that vile name??) My nursery idea is animals. AAAAH. I'm thinking of having low key decor - biscuit and white coloured stuff with fairy lights and then pics of baby animals printed onto canvas. AAAAAH. Now before you all vomit, look at the pics I have in mind...







I mean can you blame me for getting a little broody??

6 comments:

po said...

Awwww look at the little bounding lamb. Awwww.

I could almost say I feel broody now, except for a lamb?

Ches said...

I bet those lions were eyeing that lamb out, and were licking their lips and the poor cub got caught right in the middle...the baby phant just wanted to get higher to see what all the fuss was about...

...I'm sure thats whats going on, there?

Hels said...

Biscuit colour?? Who says biscuit colour???

Those pictures are gorgeous!! and it's a very cool idea. As is the idea of your handy-man making the cot and compactum (this word sounds rude like its describing something gross!). Most impressive!!

I'm all for the nesting phase if it results in delicious rusks being made! ;)

Caz said...

Po - I know - so cute right?
Ches - sigh. that's all i have to say.
Hel - biscuit is a VERY descriptive term and as the recipient of the aforementioned rusks should you really be mocking me?.....

Tamara said...

Hehehe... Caz is getting all domestic and mommyish ;-)

Love the idea of the baby animals. And the biscuit colour!

Joanne said...

Hi first time visitor!!!! Popped over from Gill, love your blog.

The idea of baby animals in the nursery is just gorgeous, sooo different. Biscuit is a seriously good colour and its a neutral.