Ok so the time has nearly come for Shane and I to meet our little love. Tomorrow is her big day and today I can’t seem to properly grasp that the time has finally arrived. I suspect that later tonight when we go to bed I’m going to have a bit of a moment and more than likely a cry (a good one), then tomorrow when we arrive at the hospital, I think that’s when it’s finally going to hit me in the face like giant hand or preferably something more pleasant, like a giant ice-cream sandwich. I’ve lived with her for the last 9 months, felt every single one of her movements for the last few months and imagined every single day what she’s going to look like and in less than 24 hours I’m going to meet her and touch her for the very first time and that is the craziest, most wonderful thought ever.
So we are all packed and ready to go and baby Durrant’s room is 98% ready for her, although I have no doubt she’s going to be sleeping right next to me in her new cam-cot so that I can monitor her every move for the first couple of months. but before I sign off for the next little while, for obvious reasons, I thought I would share her room with you.
Shane (during his down time recording Desmond and the Tutus new album) and I sat and thought about what we wanted it to look like for a while and then started doing up plans and once again my awesome husband decided that he was going to make her furniture, so just like that he handmade her crib, which can be converted into a toddler’s bed, as well as her changing table and shelves and once again I was flipping amazed at how he just put his mind to it and off he blady well went. He’s found a real passion for stuff like this and I’m so amped he’s amped to make as many things as we need.
Quite a few of the items in her room are local (the best), so I’m going to let you know where they come from, in case something tickles your fancy and you want to get your hands on them… all links are below the photos.
*The crib is missing it’s front bars, those are still getting made, don’t worry we weren’t just going to leave her in there and hope for the best.
This was my most favourite book when I was little Batis, I still have it.
Cat pillow is made by Cecile Blake who owns Ménagerie
The Sitting Lamp is from Graeme Bettles Design
The awesome Bokkie Rocker comes from ilovebokkie
The hand drawn little houses are by Jean de Wet (one of the best local illustrators around)
The drawing of the ‘girl with bird on her head’ is by my friend Leigh Reilly, who is also a super talented illustrator – email@example.com
The knitted white bunny is from an organisation called The Bear Hug Project. They raise money for aids orphans and the elderly – great organisation
The ‘Yay’ banner is from Zana products
The rug is from Mr Price Home and the fox pillow is from Country Road