A week of preparation

So this week has very much been one of:


Having felt last week as though everything was getting on top of me a bit and that things were out of control, there were two things I could do to make myself feel a bit better. 1) Chill out a bit, which was well and truly achieved over the weekend, and 2) Get as much prepared as I could to make me feel in control of things again.

So, on Sunday, the preparation began as we headed over toย our storage unitย my mum and dad’s house and ‘built’ our pram. This had been on my mind as the boxes of pram had arrived some weeks previously and I didn’t want it to be a stressful situation having to build it at the last minute. I was ready for a heated discussion as is usually the case with flat-pack in the R-M household, but in fact, the iCandy pram we have chosen was one of the easiest things we have ever put together. It was up in about ten minutes flat to everyone’s surprise. I probably needn’t have worried about it after all, but it’s another thing ticked off the list.

I then spent Sunday evening ironing tiny baby clothes ย for our hospital bag. I mentioned this a while ago on Twitter and I think a lot of people thought I was going mad, but I just want everything to be perfect when little R-M arrives and after I’d washed them they were all crumpled and looked like I’d made no effort.

Sunday will see my non-baby shower take place, so I’ve spent the week ordering and making lots of bits and pieces to get ready for my girlie get together. I hope the sun comes out as it would be lovely to have it in my mum’s garden, but whatever the weather, it will be lovely to see all my favourite people and catch up before I become too tired and heavy to do much.

Just in case you were wondering. Still no house exchange. The people at the top of the chain have now decided to buy something else, having said they would vacate a few weeks ago. But I’m not letting that bother me. I remain positive! lol.


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  1. June 12, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    I made the mistake of not getting my pram together and trying it out to see how to collapse it.Cue me sobbing in a carpark first time out cos I couldn’t work out how to put it down lol x wotw

    • heelsandhooves
      June 13, 2015 / 8:13 am

      Oh bless you! I must admit to having a similar moment in mothercare when buying ours. I collapsed it but couldn’t get it back up and thought I had broken it! Lol xx

  2. June 12, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    It is great to feel prepared, I am a person who likes organisation so preparation is key. Good luck with everything going on in your life at the moment xx

    • heelsandhooves
      June 13, 2015 / 8:06 am

      Absolutely! It makes you feel so much calmer doesn’t it Rachel? Thank you lovely xx

  3. June 12, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    We have the same word this week, great choice! Hope you get the house sorted soon x

    • heelsandhooves
      June 13, 2015 / 8:11 am

      Aah great minds…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ hope to see you at Britmums lovely. Although I think I need some more preparation this week to get ready for that! Lol x

  4. June 13, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    You are sounding prepared, must make you feel loads better. Nice to have everything ready, and very wise to remain positive about the move, too x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • heelsandhooves
      June 13, 2015 / 11:31 pm

      Yes it has made me feel much better! More in control :-). We will get there eventually and I’m sure the house will be worth the wait xx thanks for hosting. I love #wotw

  5. karenblower
    June 13, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    Being prepared is a good thing. It will make you feel more relaxed to know that things are getting sorted ๐Ÿ™‚

    • heelsandhooves
      June 13, 2015 / 11:32 pm

      Absolutely! Thanks Karen xx

  6. June 14, 2015 / 12:48 am

    Pram is so tricky for me! Its my husband who always assemble them then one day I need to do it by myself it took ages before I can use it. AGES! #wotw

    • heelsandhooves
      June 16, 2015 / 3:34 pm

      aah, bless you. We were lucky as ours was super easy, or I’m sure we would have struggled too! xx

  7. June 15, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    A non-baby shower sounds fun ๐Ÿ™‚ I remember ironing baby clothes with B – this time round I figured hanging them on the line got rid of the creases well enough ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe xxx

    • heelsandhooves
      June 16, 2015 / 3:33 pm

      It was fab! Haha, we don’t have a line, so they were pretty crumpled from the airer – I’m pretty sure it’s the last time I’ll ever do it though – I’m not a fan of ironing! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

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