Funny thing about bed rest is that I'm not actually bored, just a bit fed up. Thank goodness for my ipad and netflix. Right now I am working my way through the remaking of the Miss Marple series... no comments! And thank goodness for internet browsing and online shopping. I've become completely obsessed with diaper bags. My friend Kate had one made for me when I was expecting Rafi, and since he's still using it for preschool I'm in the market for something new. The trouble is the one I like is not inexpensive and so I am doing my best resisting buying it. It's a Cath Kidston bag, which won't probably mean much to my American readers, but she is an English designer and reminds me of home so much. Perhaps I will save my pennies for things like gas bills, though :)
I have been doing useful bits of shopping, too, and have been searching for some new cloth diapers. We can still use many of Raf's but we need to get new prefolds and some all in ones as I'm hoping when he starts nursery (possibly the place where Raf is going) that they'll be willing to use cloth if we make it easy on them. Other bits and bobs include breast pump bits and pieces, bottles, and some warmer clothes. These things are not as exciting to search for, except the clothes! Our lovely friend Karla donated some fantastic clothes and we're so grateful as it gives us a great starting point. I never really thought that having babies in different seasons. We're forgoing a double stroller since we do have the double Chariot but we'll see how that goes... Raf loved to be worn in the sling and then soft carrier so I'm hoping this baby will be the same. I was thinking of investing in a Moby wrap given that it'll be cooler when he's a newborn. Does anyone have any experience?
We're being treated to some beautiful homemade gifts, too. Louisa is crocheting a beautiful blanket and I get daily video updates of her gorgeous work. And my friend Anna has created the most phenomenal quilt. It's incredibly special and I can't wait to see it in person... Here's a sneak peek:
Isn't it amazing?
I keep putting actually ordering things off. Despite the premature labor worries it still seems to far off.. yet of course it's not even if we make it to full term. It's all becoming much more real. Life is going to be crazy!