Rain, a well behaved placenta and Ikea!

Wednesday 25th January….

Well, so it rained a lot this morning…. soaking rain.  I love it and am appreciating the cool change.  Not so great for those getting flooded or evacuated 😦

‘Well behaved placenta’ you ask??  At the 19 week scan with ‘Vonu’ they said our placenta was a wee bit close to my cervix and needed to move away.  We had follow up scan today at 34 weeks and it’s well away now.  I could have told them this.  I just knew that it had moved… but in their clinical world, Mama’s intuition doesn’t count for much unfortunately!  Apparently bub is the same size now, at 34 weeks that Ruby was at 38 weeks when she arrived… I have been telling people this too!!  I know it’s only a guesstimate really though and no-one can accurately tell the size of a baby until they’re out and about!!

After sleeps and lunch today I suggested to my husband that a trip to Ikea to get a bookshelf for Ruby’s room (plus a few other things) might be an idea…. and to my surprise, he agreed!!!  Oh happy days….  what is it about Ikea??? Especially for we women anyway?!  Ruby thought it was great!

So, possibly despite Daddy’s better judgment, we made a trip to Ikea this afternoon!  You thought it was wonderful, all the space and things to look at.  Even things to play with… they sure cater to little ones like you well!  (We are trying to discourage you from running off at the moment… it’s hard because often your joy is palpable when you are excited and do it, but there are times when it is not safe and we REALLY need you to learn to stop when we say “stop!”).  You were happy in the trolley for the most part and somehow the bag kept filling with things for Ruby that we didn’t realise you needed 🙂  You thought the mirror section was great and posed and pulled funny faces at yourself!

Your language skills are taking another jump at the moment and you’re not only repeating all the multi syllable words you love, but you are stringing sentences together (“I like this one” – bringing me a book) and using words at times that astound Daddy and I… like at Ikea when Daddy put you in a chair and pulled a cover over you, you told us “Ruby disappear!”  Your memory for songs, rhymes and stories you like is amazing too.

You are a clever little munchkin!  Your Granny Chris arrives tomorrow for a few days with us (you!) and it will be so nice for you two to have time together 🙂

Sweet dreams sleeping angel, see you in the morning xox

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8 thoughts on “Rain, a well behaved placenta and Ikea!

  1. Funny, I haven’t been anywhere near IKEA in a really long time (i live on the North side of Brisbane) but today I drove by! We were heading back from holidays in Northern NSW – and the weather was shocking! I would have loved a stop at IKEA but my husband calls it “hell on earth” on we did have to get home. Exciting you have another baby on the way, I’m trying to remember that feeling – my girls are now 2.5 and 4.5. 🙂

    • Yes, we live Brissy Northside too, but it took us only about 40 mins to get there today. Rumour is there is one opening at North Lakes sometime…. bring it on, I say!!! New bub is exciting and scary 🙂

  2. Love the funny faces. We live just 10 min up the road from Ikea. But even though we are close we still don’t go there much. I have all these great ideas and then get disappointed when I leave without much at all 😦 we are starting to eat there more often too, cheap family meals. Ooooh, new baby on the way, still clucky;)

  3. That third photo looks like ‘blue steel’ I love it! You have a little model on your hands! lol
    I’m planning an expedition to Ikea in the near future, and I get the feeling my husband’s thoughts will coincide almost perfectly with Renee’s. 🙂
    Love the mirror shots. A different perspective is always nice!

  4. Oh against his better judgement alright- whenever my husband agrees to come he soon regrets it! The babe LOVES it though (but that could have to do with the food and the wonderland that is the kids section;)

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