On Monday we moved back into our house after 3 weeks of living with our parents. Here’s a tour of our house when I first arrived home…

Should have filmed it in landscape, so I yet again show off my filming prowess.

I mentioned that I freaked out about how much we needed to do. Unfortunately, as a result of my initial freak out I’ve managed to panick both Mike (he’s struggled to sleep well all week for worrying about me) and my mum (who’s now offering to come over and help do stuff, which would be great if I could work out what needs doing…!). Whoops!

Despite the size of the washing pile, that never goes down (pretty much everything got covered in dust), and the fact that the nursery is a dumping zone, I’ve actually now done a u-turn and I’m feeling pretty relaxed.

The washing pile – there’s a washing basket and a washing machine behind that (oh, and another 3 piles like this)

The ‘nursery’.

Yes, those are golf clubs in the cupbourd. We haven’t actually got a cot now (my cousin needed one as her 3 month old has out grown his moses basket so I gave it to her – if anyone else has a cot they want to get rid of, let me know!), and without that you don’t really have a nursery!

Instead I’m focusing my nesting energy on our room. Parker junior will be staying there for the first few months of its life so I’ve moved the moses basket up there, and as a result I’m feeling calm and relaxed.

Nesting zone (aka our room) – baby’s bed

Nesting zone 2 – place to nurse

It sounds utterly ridiculous as I sit here without a door in the house (you heard me, even the bathroom is doorless for another 7 or so days!) and there’s loads more things I need to get (I also need to workout what those things are) but that one act has made all the difference! I’ve got somewhere to sit and nurse and a place for the baby to sleep.

Meanwhile, I leave Mike to carry out his version of nesting…mounting the TV on the wall. Look he’s even removing the finger prints (btw, in case you’re concerned about the light reflection, it’s now angled down so you can see it. Phew!).

Mike dusting the Queen during the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Bless. And yes, those wires are going to be hidden away to make the place baby friendly!

Am I freaking you out with our last minute nesting efforts or were you the same? – do tell (although try and reassure me at the same time that it’s all OK!!) xx