It is amazing how much gear you really don't need when you have a baby. I have had such a huge sort out of all the stuff that I'm not likely to use this time around and have gotten rid of it. I don't see the sense in hoarding everything in case I might use it. I had four boxes of baby clothing destined for the charity store and another couple of boxes of good clothing that is the wrong sex and have sold it off. I made a bit of money on it to buy some stuff that I will require such a new car seat. The children will all move up one, so will need to buy my eldest a new seat and will also require a baby capsule. (I only just learnt that the word capsule is a NZ term and not widely used elsewhere). It refers to the smallest car seat for under 9kgs and is rear facing. I'm rather thankful that we already have a 7-seater vehicle, otherwise we would need to sort that one too. I guess buying the van was a bit of forward thinking anyway. So, the spring cleaning of all the baby gear has begun and the house is slowly getting in order from our shift a couple of months ago. It is going to be a long four months ahead with all the work we need to do between now and the time baby is born.
I am starting to feel big now. There is no mistaking my pregnancy. My tummy feels like it stands out a mile. I made a total botch up of painting my toenails this week mainly because I could hardly reach them. I will try and convince hubby to do them for me next week. That will be interesting. I'm not sure what will be worse - him painting my nails or me doing them myself and messing them up anyway.
We had some family portrait photos taken last week. It was a fundraiser activity for the kids' daycare centre. I'm quite pleased with the pictures. We got all the ones taken on a disc rather than a few printed copies, so we can do what we like with them. I've placed a couple of here for you to see.
Well, that's it for another week. 22 down and 18 to go. Yikes!