That's what we did this weekend. We went on Friday but after lunch Isabella started moving around so much that I could hardly walk. It was painful and I even started to get pain that felt like period pain which I know is not a good sign. I wonder if I was feeling Braxton Hicks contractions?? No clue! We decided to go home instead and chill out for the afternoon. In the evening we went to the cinema to watch Inception which we really enjoyed! We saw it on an IMAX screen so it looked even more awesome!
Yesterday we tried again and it was definitely a better day. D left me in a shop for an hour and by the time he was done getting his hair cut I was still in there. I got Izzy lots of cellular blankets and fitted sheets to fit her cot. We have also bought the moses basket we will keep her in until she is big enough for her cot/bed. It's not the exact one we looked at first but it's cute and it's safe so that's all that matters. I also got some super cute little baby socks as they were on sale (D did not share in my enthusiasm when I showed them to him!) I used all the vouchers I got for my birthday on these expenses and loved the feeling that all these gifts came from friends. As I am not going to have a baby shower D mentioned that my birthday celebration was also a baby shower all in one so that's why I got so many vouchers and a few items for Izzy including her first pair of trainers!
The major items that remain on the list are the furniture items for her room. We went to Ikea but didn't like any of their options, we went to upmarket baby shops and either they were not selling what we were looking for or they ran out of stock or they were asking for crazy prices we are just not willing to pay. What's wrong with having shops that stock up on popular items?? I don't want to risk ordering anything as we only have 11 weeks left and after what happened with the "pram" (yes I am still waiting to receive it!!!I know it's been since March!!!Every time D asks when it's going to get here I want to sink into the ground I am standing on!!!) I don't want to risk ordering anything. I feel like I am asking for a piece of the moon here where all I am asking is to go to a shop chose the furniture I like, buy it and take it home! How can this be so bloody difficult???
As you can tell I am getting frustrated over this and D told me he has about enough of going to the same shops checking out the same stuff every weekend and he has a valid point. So next week we are going to another shopping center to check out a new brand... wish us luck!
In other news D has started a diet regime as he is determined to get fit and healthy before Izzy gets here. He has changed so much in the last 7 months since we got pregnant. He quit smoking from one day to the next and he is doing so well with that and now he is focusing on losing some extra weight and getting fit. This means that from now on I will be cooking dinner for myself only which will be strange at first but I know it's all for a good reason! He gets to have Fridays off so I know we will enjoy that meal together! I hope that it works for him as it did for the friend that recommended this center. We shall wait and see. I am just super proud of him!