Vinnie’s new bedroom – The project

This post is going to be long one packed full of photo’s. This project is so close to being finished. It has taken a lot of hard work from my husband who single handedly did all of the work himself including the electrics.

We started off with one huge room which used as my mother in law’s bedroom. This room measured 20m2

This is my mother in law bedroom, Complete with 30 year old furniture and full size 6 seater dinning table and a sofa bed.

This is my mother in law bedroom, Complete with 30 year old furniture and full size 6 seater dinning table and a sofa bed.

A different view.

A different view.

Our plan was to divide the room the best we could into 12m2 for my mother in law and 6m2 for Vinnie the additional 2m2 would be a little walk in area with separate door ways and a wardrobe for Vinnie. The photo’s should explain. I’ll end the blog post with a short video too.

Sorting the electrics to connecting lighting in to Vinnies room.

Sorting the electrics to connecting lighting in to Vinnies room.

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Up went the wall supports.

 

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A rare father son moment captured in the middle of all the work.

Up went the plaster boards.

Up went the plaster boards.

Vinnnie's room a had two coats of blue paint on the new wall, White paint on the two end walls and he would be having wall paper on the opposite wall. We put skirting boards down and of course new coving on the ceiling.

Vinnnie’s room a had two coats of blue paint on the new wall, White paint on the two end walls and he would be having wall paper on the opposite wall. We put skirting boards down and of course new coving on the ceiling.

My mother in laws had a lick of paint a beautiful warm cappuccino colour. As well as new furniture.

My mother in laws had a lick of paint a beautiful warm cappuccino colour. As well as new furniture.

Once my mother in laws room was nearly finished and she was able to sleep comfortably in there we started to concentrate on Vinnies.

Here’s how it looks today. I will do a full in detail description of the furniture and where we bought it all from in another blog.

Looking in to his room. Grandma's room is to the right.

Looking in to his room. Grandma’s room is to the right. Excuse the radio it will be taken out as soon as my husband has finished with his work.

 

 

To the right of his door way Vinnie has a little wardrobe.

To the right of his door way Vinnie has a little wardrobe.

 

Two simple wall lights on the painted new blue wall.

Two simple wall lights on the painted new blue wall.

We went for bunk beds. 1. Because my family will be coming to visit. 2. To save time and money when it comes to the new baby moving in to a different room.  Here you can see the wall paper we went with a British theme.

We went for bunk beds. 1. Because my family will be coming to visit. 2. To save time and money when it comes to the new baby moving in to a different room.
Here you can see the wall paper we went with a British theme.

The beds are yet to be made I’m currently washing the bedding. The cling film on the ladder is to stop Vinnie climbing ;)

He has a small space at the end of his bed/ behind the door where I plan to stash his toy box.

He has a small space at the end of his bed/ behind the door where I plan to stash his toy box.

The view from the corner of the window. His room is small but I most defiantly think it's more than enough for a small toddler.  With his two sets of draws and wardrobe out the room I still have plenty of space to store his clothes.

The view from the corner of the window. His room is small but I most defiantly think it’s more than enough for a small toddler.
With his two sets of draws and wardrobe out the room I still have plenty of space to store his clothes.

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And a close up of his beautiful red fluffy rug. excuse the few bits I’m yet to hoover.

 

Now that Vinnie’s bedroom is nearly complete we aim to get him into it right after Christmas. Firstly we will do a few weeks of nap time in the room, some play times and just hang out read books and cuddle in there.

We want him to not only like the room ( which he does ) but to feel safe and comfortable in there too.

Still on the to do list.

One big picture needs hanging between the two wall lights on the blue wall.
Blind at the window needs to go up. (My sister will be brining them over from the UK for us)
Beds need making.
And his toys need to go in.

I’m really happy with how the whole room turned out. We went for the simple route allowing him to still have a window for the natural light and some radiator for the warmth without getting outside contractors in to the house to do the work for us. It was all about the budget.

And lastly a quick video so you can have a better idea of the plan and lay out.

 

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Thursday’s Thoughts.

So I missed this weeks Ten Thought Tuesday.

  1. Thing’s have been busy with the lead up to Christmas. Cleaning is in full swing.
  2. Vinnie’s bedroom is pretty much done. We have been spending more time in there playing and reading books.
  3. Today he is taking his first nap in his big boy bed in his new room.
  4. We STILL have Christmas gifts to buy ! :(
  5. Although we still have to buy Vinnie’s are done. His huge 1.2 metre long Tractor and trailer got delivered yesterday.
  6. I can’t believe it is just one more week in till Christmas ! This year has flown by.
  7. After a family member repeatedly ignoring my messages I’ve decided to stop reaching out and just leave it. We shall see just how long it takes for them to get in touch with me.
  8. I think it’s safe to say we are complete with the potty training. Vinnie hasn’t had any accidents for at least a good week maybe longer now.
  9. Greg plans to buy the Christmas tree this Saturday :)

    Have a great day ! :)

17 weeks pregnant w/#2

Holy smokes 17 weeks, When did that happen?

This week has been a very good week, I’m feeling great. No more nausea, no more sickness, Food wise I’ve been eating well. Well enough for 2 ;)
Sleep wise I haven’t been so tried like I was a few weeks ago but two late nights (10pm) means the 3rd night I end up falling asleep with Vinnie at 7:30pm.

Baby girl has been moving loads. I can feel lots of kicking going on. My only complaint she is always so low. Some of the kicks and punches feel like they are coming out my vagina. I never felt any of this with Vinnie he was always so high up in or under my ribs. Even my bump is super low. And the other thing I’ve noticed baby girl is always on my left side where as Vinnie was on my right.

My next appointment has been booked in for January 3rd at 9am This will be my 20 week scan.

Measurements:
Waist 74cm Start – currently 87cm
Weight 52kg start – currently 55kg

I knew my belly had grown since last week but 2 whole centre meters ! Yikes. 40 weeks pregnant with Vinnie I was 100cm exactly it’s really looking like I’m going to be much bigger this time round.
Quick snap.

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Potty training update 2

It’s been 10 days since my last update and Vinnie is still doing amazing.

I’ll keep this post short. He’s been dry in the day time every single day with just one dribble which was my fault I was in the bathroom peeing.

He came running to the door shouting ‘MAMA ME ME (Vinnie) PEE PEE’ The me me is his way of saying his own name.

We have even had a few dry nights. He still wearing a nappy to bed but there has been a few ¬†mornings it’s been dry and he’s asked to go pee pee first thing.

We have yet to go out in to the city and use the public toilets. Sunday we went Christmas shopping, Church and then out for lunch he wore a nappy for a good 6 hours. He never asked to go pee pee but his nappy was wet. As soon as we got home he went to the bathroom.

It’s like he knows while at home pee pee on the toilet. While out it’s ok to pee in the diaper. Of course this will have to change at some point in the future but right now his peeing is so unpredictable just yesterday evening he peed 6 times in 1.5 hour time frame and they weren’t small pees. That one and half hour is our bus ride to the city so for now I’m ok with him peeing in the diaper while we are out.

Have a great day. Siggy! ! ! (New)

TTT 9.12.14

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1. I didn’t realize it was Tuesday in till I saw Fanni post hers.
2. The days/ weeks are flying by.
3. I had signed Vinnie up for a gym class tomorrow morning at 11am but at the last minute the organisers have changed the time to 10am. Which isn’t really do able for us.
4. Potty training has gone great he has been completely dry for the last 3days and one dry night.
5. We did go out shopping on Sunday Vinnie wore a nappy he never asked to go pee pee but we got home we was wet. I put pants on him the moment we got home and he knew what to do. Its like he gets it. No nappy pee pee in the toilet. Nappy it’s ok to pee in.
6. I’m not brave enough just yet to take him out without a nappy. Perhaps in the new year.
7. I got a little excited browsing little girl outfits online today and order 6 complete sets. They will be delivered and I’ll hide them for a while dh said I couldn’t start shopping in till March!
8. Since the gym is 10am we won’t be going so I’ll be going for lunch with a friend instead.
9.dh is away three days this week :(
10. Christmas shopping isn’t going roo well. We only managed to buy one part for both my nieces we still have there other part plus BIL and SIL. MIL is done. We still need to order 3 online for Vinnie. As for my family in the UK. My nephew and sisters done and ordered. My other sister didn’t want anything other than accommodation and food while here in Poland on her trip this coming February.
I’ve ordered My mother and step father a gift today. I’m glad that’s all sorted now.

Sorry for the long TTT today.

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