I see a lot of bloggers doing book hauls and similar, and I keep meaning to do one myself when I get books in, but time has just been running away from me lately. I really wanted to do a ‘baby haul’ post though as we got some amazing, homemade and family things the other week.
So before Christmas, Nathan and I went and spent a weekend with his Nan and her partner. She’s a wonderful woman who’s taken care of Nathan a lot throughout his life, and I have nothing but love and admiration for her. She is also incredibly generous and showered us with gifts while we were there, which made me feel very grateful and guilty at the same time. My favourite things by far were the ones she made for us, and I wanted to showcase some of them here.
We have a selection of beautiful knitted cardigans:
And a load of adorable little hats and mittens:
These remind me of the things my Nan used to make when I was a kid: it makes me a little sad that she’s too old to do that now, and my kids won’t know her the way I did (she’s 93 now and has severe dementia). I love the thought and effort that goes into these kind of clothes and can’t wait to see our baby all dressed up in clothes that Great Grandma knitted.
We also have the crib that Nathan slept in when he was a baby, which I find a bit special. It’s just adorable and it’ll be perfect for newborn baby to sleep next to our bed in – which will be pretty soon now!