Several people have asked me where Astrid sleeps . . .
She sleeps in a crib in our bedroom at the moment. Torin was in with us for about 5 months, so I guess we'll do the same with Astrid, unless she gets too big for the crib sooner than that. The crib was made by my late grandfather and I slept in it when I was a baby. It's so special to have a piece of furniture that means so much to my family - my brother and sister also slept in it when they were tiny, as did several of my cousins. My grandfather drove a crane as his day job, but was always tinkering around in his shed, making things out of wood. You may remember he also made the highchair we used for Torin, and that he drew these pictures.
The quilt in the crib was made for me by my mum and again, I slept under it when I was a baby. She made it using fabric remnants that were in her "bits" box. I'm not sure where the broderie anglaise fabric was from, or the blue and yellow material, but the brown floral pieces came from material that was left over when she made her own bridesmaids dresses.
Babies Astrid's age are so simple to look after compared to children of Torin's aren't they - you just put them down and they stay in the same place, and even fall asleep if you're lucky - can you spot Astrid in this picture? Yep, sleeping in her bouncer on our bed while I was getting ready (I actually had time to put on some make-up today as David took Torin out). She's 7 weeks old tomorrow - it's really beginning to feel like she's always been around, and I think I'm even beginning to get my head around having two of them now!
Here's a close-up of my sleeping beauty (really must read the guide for our camera and learn how to get the right bit in focus - sorry!):