I hope you’re all well and enjoying perhaps a little more freedom. I’m staying super careful and just keeping to myself at home and going on short walks… the short variety being all I can manage now, ha! This is going to be my last blog for a while because the time has come for my maternity leave to start. Funny, it’s come around quickly but at the same time I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever!
Before I go, I wanted to show you a couple of things that we’ve done in the house. Remember the photo of our brick-bare bathroom a few weeks ago? Well, it is mostly finished now with just a little bit of sealant and paint patching up to do, as well as sorting out the old door. I also really want to get a few more navy accents for the window side, as well as a nice blind. We are so so pleased with it and it feels like a hotel after nearly three years of living with a teeny tiny bathroom with no bath and very, very old decor etc. I am LOVING it and so relieved we managed to get it done before the baby arrived because there was dust EVERYWHERE! What do you think?
We have also been sorting the nursery, of course, which I can’t say is completely finished (carpet choosing and fitting is a little tricky in lockdown) but that’s okay because baby will, of course, have a crib in with us for the first few months and we’ll be using it mostly for changing etc. Also missing in this photo is a rocking chair that belonged to my Great Grandmother, which I am having painted and re-upholstered, hence the empty corner. I never even met my grandparents on my Mum’s side and Mum says she remembers rocking in it as a child when it was her grandmother’s, so it feels really special to have it in the nursery for my baby. If you follow me on social, I’ll share a photo when it’s all done and in place.
As you can see, we’ve gone for a woodland theme and I am so in love with the curtains in there. I’d like to add some more wall decorations with some art and maybe photos too, but there’s just been so much going on I’ve not managed it yet. It feels like a nice, calm space already though and I’m really happy with the transformation of this little room. I keep going in there just to have a little look.
There’s lots more little bits we are trying to get done in these last couple of weeks, sorting our new storage cupboards and making sure we have everything we need. The car seat is in the car ready, the pram’s been ordered and my hospital bag is all ready to go, well, mostly ready to go, I think. One QVC fave that’s gone in there is the FanU to try and help keep me cool. This hot sunny weather is never my fave but in pregnancy it’s even less enjoyable and, having been on the labour ward, I know it is SUPER hot, so want to be able to stay cool. I love the FanU and plan to utilise the lanyard that comes with it and keep a breeze aimed at my face.
I’d really like to take a moment before I go to say a massive thank you to you all for reading this blog and interacting here and on social media… it’s been hard not being able to come into QVC and being locked away for these last few months of pregnancy, but so many of you have sent me such lovely supportive messages and advice too. It’s really kept me going and I feel very lucky to have so many lovely QVC viewers to chat to. I promise to share a photo once baby is here and let you know if it’s a boy or a girl… all we know at the minute is it’s looking like a big one! I still sometimes find it a bit hard to believe that there will be an actual baby at the end of this… in just a couple of weeks perhaps! Yikes!
Please do keep in touch on social media… I will probably be a little quieter on there but will update every now and again I’m sure. Here’s where to find me:
The cook-alongs are still all on Instagram, so if you fancy a bake or something different for dinner then please do have a look at those.
And in the meantime, spare a thought for Monty Dog, who has no idea his only child status is about to change in a big way! Ha! I’m actually looking forward to seeing his relationship with the little one develop… he was so good with our friend’s little boy and with the puppies when they were tiny and he seems to sense when he has to be careful. I grew up with dogs and I’m really excited for our baby to have that too. I guess my photo reel on my phone will now be half dog, half baby, instead of just Monty as it is now!
I’ll hopefully be back on your screens before the end of the year but we’ll see how things go obviously! I have missed QVC so, so much in many ways, but here’s to life’s next big adventure. Please all take care of yourselves and I hope you have the chance to see loved ones soon if you haven’t already. And, as I say, please keep in touch on social too.
Thanks again and I’ll see you on the other side!