New things for the baby

October 24, 2011

We’re now starting to make baby steps towards getting things ready for January (or February, depending on whether a certain little person inherits my lateness gene).

My friend Tara – who had her first baby a few weeks before I found out I was pregnant – sent me a list she’d compiled of all the things she found you need to buy. This has been really useful so far, as there are so many things you can get compared to what you actually need, and in my hormonal state I’d probably buy most things if they were small and cute enough – a fact I’m sure most manufacturers appreciate.

However, we’re also lucky that we’ve been given quite a lot of really lovely bits already. Here’s a couple of my favourites from the past week or so:






Alex’s mum – hi Granny Gill! –  knits really amazing baby clothes, and here are just two of the many things she gave us on our trip up to Sheffield last week. There’s also hats and booties and more little tops, which are all so soft and so so tiny…







…she’s also knitted us a cot blanket, and the Petit Bateau French-baby trousers were a present from their recent trip to France. I recently bought my 50,000th stripy maternity top (it’s a compulsion, I can’t seem to stop) so I love these.







And finally, are you sitting comfortably…? My older brother came to visit last week and bought us a present of the Mr Men and Little Miss story book of fairytales. We all used to love the Mr Men books, and this one is particularly brilliant; highlights include Mr Tickle teaching a dragon how to just be nice, and Mr Strong inviting an ogre family to a tea party.

I can’t wait to read this to the baby (or whoever’ll listen and can’t escape – my brother and Alex so far). Fingers crossed Baby C inherits my childhood love of books; we’ve recently inherited a whole loads when my parents downsized to the coast. However this one is especially nice as my mum is sewing us a Mr Men and Little Miss cross-stitch for the nursery.


  • Alex

    October 25, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Hi FG, Don’t forget to wash all the baby clothes in non-bio before they’re used! There are lots of nasty chemicals left on clothing from the manufacturing and packaging process…

    1. gillian

      October 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      Hello non-furious Mr L! I remember you telling me that in the old office, so will make sure I do. How’s Australia? x

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