All change in the home department
It was a big week for small change in our household.
Firstly, we said goodbye to the Jumperoo but a big HELLO to all the floor space we welcomed back.
We went through several stages of Jumperoo,-based emotions this time round, from ‘surely she’s too small to use it yet?’ to the inevitable ‘wow, she loves it!’ And then ‘when was the last time we used it?’ When we got back from our holiday we realised it was pointless having it up and reclaimed the vast amount of space it took up in our front room.
We also finally assembled the cot and said goodbye to the co-sleeper. Sad times! I get asked so many questions about my SnuzPod bedside cot review, so I’m going to put them together in one post.
Little Green Sheep – the guys who make the SnuzPod – made us a bespoke cot mattress to review as we have an unusual cot (it’s a space saving cot from here that’s perfect for smaller spaces, when they’re still sleeping in your room or if you don’t have space for a cotbed, as we didn’t in our old house). Tonight is the first night we’re using it. Not a huge change as it’s still in our room, right next to our bed where the co-sleeper was. and she’ll probably spend most of the night in our bed as usual but still, wish us luck.
At the moment we’re in a bit of an impasse on the rest of the house though. After a solid nine months of redoing almost everything – kitchen, bathroom, ripping down all the old fashioned cupboards to replace them with more modern fitted wardrobes, taking out both fireplaces, removing wallpaper and decorating, we had a break to have Florence and haven’t really picked it back up again apart from really superficial things.
We’re pretty much out of the baby fog now, so we need to push on through to complete the last bits. These include painting the giant dining room shelving unit, doing the hall floor and de-woodchipping the stairs.
How do you find the motivation to get going again? We’re going to make a list and try and do one job a week. Any other suggestions welcome though!