Re-decorating, and hectic days

Today started off pretty good for me, as Nicholas decided to sleep from 8pm yesterday until 10 am today, and I stayed in bed until 10.30.

I had the WORST night sleep ever, the kind of night where it literally felt like I hadn’t slept at all when Kenny got up around 9. Nicholas slept through the night, didn’t wake up once. Over the last few days he has been waking up because he has been coughing so much so I’ve had very little continuous sleep for almost a week now. Being very pregnant doesn’t really help much since my pelvis and back hurts like the devil, and I wake up whenever I want to turn over as well. So the night when he is finally back to his normal sleeping self, I have to be awake like a light, couldn’t get my thoughts to stop churning around and around in my head. Just trivial little things like remember to buy bread tomorrow, and I have to make sure this, this and this is done before Kenny leaves. Kept spinning in there until sleep was so far from achievable it was a joke. I ended up looking at the numbers staring at me from my cellphone a million times, 2 am, 3 am, 4 am, and finally somewhere between 5 am and 6 am i fell asleep.

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We had a nice breakfast together when I got up, courtesy of Kenny, and got straight to work crossing off our to-do list after. I went upstairs and started sorting through some old clothes I am donating to charity whilst Ken and Nicholas enjoyed some alone time at home. When nap time started to close in on us, I took over Nicholas whilst Ken went down to put the first load of laundry in and walk Charlie. Then he came up and dropped off Charlie and went to the store to pick up some essentials for when he is away, just the heavy things like milk and such, that I’d rather not lug from the store and home.

He came back, and started assembling  this Ikea dresser for me, so I can start moving Nicholas clothes downstairs, and make space for the new baby’s clothes in the upstairs bedroom that currently belongs to Nicholas.

I’m slowly beginning to re-decorate Nicholas downstairs playroom to make it his new bedroom. I’ve got lots to do still. It looks like a big massive mess right now, with things stacked upon things and nowhere to put them.

I am planning on buying a big shelf from Ikea, so that I can put his things nice and in order in it. All the things that he can break,decorations and books he doesn’t get to touch up at the top, and his playthings somewhere where he can reach it, the bottom shelves I’m going to put baskets, so he can have a space for his Duplo and Building blocks.

That will have to wait until Kenny is back though, as I have no way of getting that big thing home, and absolutely no intention of assembling it myself!

Now I’m just trying to decide if I should tackle the nursery upstairs which is currently painted blue, I really want to pain it in a nice pink colour, but I don’t know if I can be bothered to be honest, I don’t see myself getting much work done with Nicholas running around at my feet either..

On the other hand, decoupaging this the malm dresser that we have up there with some really cool fabric and painting it might be an idea? I know Kenny wants to just leave it as it is.

Yeah, we managed to get a good start on our family wall today, not nearly done but maybe a bit over half way, still have loads of pictures to choose, some that go in some of the current frames, and some that go in more frames that need to be put up. Here is what we have so far.

So far so good. Oh, and I know loads of the photos are hanging a bit crooked in the photo, I hadn’t really straightened them properly..

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Now cuddles with my man before he leaves tomorrow morning!!

Maria

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