Week in the life of…


25th – 31st January

What are friends for? They take you shopping, bring you comfort food, keep your mind occupied, make you laugh, and help you remember that life does go on. It doesn’t matter how many times they walk beside  you, covering the same amount of footsteps that you do, they keep you sane. Thank you to a special friend who accompanied me everywhere looking for a sign that was of course, no where to be found. And yes, I know you’ll kill me for including you in the photos above. This week was a hard one- Dave passed away on the 24th, and my friends rallied around me. I enjoyed my little mans hugs all the more this week.

Thanks to Ben for reminding me that I am yet to be able to fully trust him – he just happened to help himself to Jack’s clothes that silly mum, had left on the deck all day with him. There were, surprisingly, no holes in the clothes though, so he was obviously keeping them safe.


Week in the life of…


18th – 24th January

Feeds in the park, lots of walks, and the return to boxing were some highlights this week. Felt super unfit, but glad to be back. Definitely easing the body back into slowly though. The few days after this session, boy did I feel it! Simple things like picking Jack up and laughing were hard!

My big boy also had his 2 month checkup at the Maternal Health Centre – He’s increased his weight from 2.9 kg at birth to 5.54kg at 2 months. Also had my first mothers group this week. Bubba’s ranged in age from 4 weeks all the way through to 8 months.

Week in the life of…

week312 -17th January

Happy birthday Nan! Ben sends his love and kisses btw – and he’ll still want to eat you when you come through the door! Some things will never change. This week was obviously the week for passing out – on poppy, in the pram, on nan’s shoulder. Ben had a few play dates with his girlfriends, Bella and Lucy. Whenever he has play dates he gets so exhausted that he takes himself off to bed, and will fall asleep and snore. While it doesn’t bother me, dad can’t sleep, so poor Benny gets locked out in the hallway.

The nursery

I wanted a gender neutral nursery as I thought I’d be able to keep the gender a surprise during my pregnancy. My first trip to the shops when I was looking at furniture convinced me that I was desperate to find out what I was having!

My aim was to have neutral/white furniture, a feature wall that would be suitable regardless of the gender, and that I could impart colour once bubs had arrived. I’m a massive animal lover, so thought that I could also share my love of animals with my future children.

Design Inspiration

I fell in love with the Sissy & Marley designed nurseries – I loved the balance of the white, and the gender neutral designs. It was when I was looking at their nurseries that I came across the Jill Malek range of wallpaper. I loved the stars, and thought I’d be able to attempt something similar with my own nursery.

Project Details

Furniture – Tasman Eco

Animal Prints – The animal print shop (http://www.theanimalprintshop.com/)

Star decal – Urban Walls

Mobile – LullabyMobiles (https://www.etsy.com/shop/LullabyMobiles)

Dream Big Little One print – https://www.etsy.com/shop/GatheredNestDesigns

Change Table Cover/ Cot Quilt – http://www.bubbleslane.bigcartel.com/

Double sided playmat – http://softmats.com.au/

Personalised ruler – http://www.rulergrowthcharts.com.au/

Favorite Items

I love how the decals turned out. They were a labour of love though. I spent numerous days using a laser level, string, masking tape – everything really! And in the end, just placed them by eye!

I spent days afterwards just going into the nursery and staring at the wall 🙂



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