Five weeks ago, I wrote this post just before giving birth to my third baby girl.
I never got a chance to post it as labour started, so here it is. It’s quite interesting for me to read back on the many, many thoughts and feelings that were going through my head just days before giving birth.
By early next month my family will no longer be a family of four but a family of five.
Welcoming a new little one into our family is exciting, but at the same time it is a quite daunting. I have some many hopes and fears running through my head at the moment and sometimes it feels quite paralysing.
Oh how ‘ooohed’ and ‘ahhhed’ over the beautiful nurseries I came across on Pinterest.
But I also often wondered if a baby ever slept in that perfectly neat room with that perfectly made cot, had a dirty nappy ever been changed on that extremely well organised change table, and where on earth are the shelves exploding with toys and other baby paraphernalia that you get given?
With those thoughts in the back of my mind, I set myself a task to create a functional nursery on a budget. Despite this being my third baby, it was far from planned (although still very much welcomed) so we had already given away most of our baby items and were pretty much starting from scratch. But that didn’t mean we needed to spend a fortune!
Little bit by little bit, I started to pull things together as I found them. The nursery is now complete and I’m pretty happy with the result, so I thought I would share how it turned out.
Girl or boy? Throughout this pregnancy, I have been constantly asked if we know whether we’re having a girl or a boy.
We already have two beautiful girls – Miss 9 and Miss 5 – who are very excited to welcome another little sister to the family later this month.
Yes, that’s right, we are having another girl (so long as the scans are right!). So that will make three girls. Three girls who have their own futures ahead of them and in this day and age can be anything they want to be regardless of their gender.
Which is why the reaction to having three girls really perplexes me.