Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Makeover: Crib Upcycle

It's four weeks to go to due date and it's fair to say the pressure is getting on us a bit to try and get everything in the house done as much as we can. Obviously, the kitchen renovation is not going to happen this month, but we've decided to use the time to go back over the rooms we've already done and just fix any niggly, outstanding bits that need to be remedied. We've had to look into which of the spaces we're going to use as a nursery / the baby's bedroom and modify it as we had just being using them as guest rooms up until now. 

Shane's sister had a crib that she had used with her children, and we decided to make a start on the room by upcycling it.The crib itself was originally from mothercare, (probably about 15 years ago now) but I knew with a lick of paint we'd be able to spruch it right up. 

Monday, 15 January 2018

Exploring: Babymoon in Bunratty

We're getting closer and closer to our due date and one of the things that people keep telling us is to make sure and really enjoy the time that we have, just the two of us, before baby arrives.

Obviously, we'll still be able to do the things that we like to do, but it just won't be as easy to drop everything and just do what we want when they come.

For this reason, we decided to treat ourselves to a little night away before it all kicks off and we headed back down to where we had our wedding reception, Bunratty Castle Hotel in Bunratty, Co. Clare.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Gender Reveal Cake Pops

So far, I've noticed that people love nothing more than to have a good guess at what gender your baby is going to be, and they always have a reason for their guess - ranging from how you are carrying, to your cravings, to the heartbeat of the child.

We decided that we didn't actually want to keep it as a surprise - we wanted to find out what we were having so we could be a little bit more prepared. I have been a little bit nervous going through the pregnancy and so we decided to have both the anomaly scan at 20 weeks and the 3D scan around the 30 week mark. The anomaly scan told us, as well as the good news that everything was looking great with the baby, what the gender of the baby was. However, we have heard stories where sometimes the results aren't fully accurate and so we wanted to wait until the 3D scan to make sure it provided the same result before we shared it with our family and friends.
(In saying that, I was fully convinced I knew what we were carrying, and I did turn out to be correct)!
Yes, we do know it's a little bit kitsch to do a gender reveal nowadays, but it is our first baby and we are extremely excited about it.