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Week 30 πŸ‘ΆπŸ» | IKEA Delivery - Assembling Pouffie’s Furniture

I can’t believe I’m typing this...

But I have entered Week 30 of my pregnancy!

And some baby is 30 weeks young today!

Pouffie is now as big as zucchini... and her kicks? Oh boy are they getting stronger!

Sometimes I let out an “ouch” when she decides to kick me at my ribs! πŸ˜‚ I also feel her movements more often now, largely due to the fact that space is running out in my tum tum! 😝

19 January 2019

M and I had a rather busy and eventful weekend!

We arranged for Pouffie’s cot and IKEA furnitures to be delivered to our place on Saturday!

But alas... according to the person I spoke to for Pouffie’s cot, they recently updated their system and apparently our invoice was in their “old system” so they didn’t managed to capture our delivery, despite already texting me to confirm! 🀦🏻‍♀️

Butttt it’s okay, thankfully we arranged for an early delivery and not when I’m about to pop! πŸ˜…

Our IKEA delivery though... arrived earlier than schedule!

If you don’t already know, the charge for IKEA’s delivery and assembly is separate! Meaning to say, you got to pay extra if you need them to assemble the furniture for you... and if my preggy brain did not remember wrongly... They charge $58 for each furniture that you require them to assemble!

We had three furniture that needed assembly and after asking the staff on hand when we were at IKEA, they told us not to pay for it... because according to them, it is not too difficult to DIY...

And so...

M decided to take up that challenge (of assembling Pouffie’s furniture)!

He got down to “business” as soon as we got back home from lunch, which was around early 2ish pm!

And the very first item he started putting together was the simplest...

The Trolley!

I didn’t managed to take pictures of him fixing it up (this took him just under 30 minutes to fix it up)... but this is the end product...

Together with our very kaypoh cat, Whiskers!

Who was checking out the items I placed in Pouffie’s trolley! πŸ˜‚

We loved the trolley by the way, it’s wheels are very smooth and easy to manoeuvre! πŸ‘πŸ»

And yes, I took out all of Pouffie’s items and sorted them!

We are seriously lacking of clothes and all her necessities, like diapers... diaper cream... detergent... lotion... baby powder... just to name a few! 😢

Oh god! We really got to start purchasing all of them!

#ikea #dayrehomes #dayrepets

Next, he moved on to assembling the...


There were a total of 3 boxes πŸ“¦ for the dresser and they are labelled properly with 1, 2 and 3!

This was the first box!

As you can see, the white paint on the dresser is really very “thin-ly” coated on the wood!

M reading the instruction manual!

While I provided moral support... aka... sit beside him! 🀭

First up, he took out the legs of the dresser...

The sides are in!

Screwing them screws in to secure the side planks!

There were seriously a lot of screwing πŸ”©involved!

Securing the tracks... Yeap... with more screwsssss


Some kitty...

Is also providing his Hooman Papa moral support...

By falling asleep close to us! πŸ˜‚


He knows he is not allowed in any of our rooms... which is why he is at the edge of Pouffie’s room!

🐱: You talking about me?

Dividers in!

Top rack also secured!

Pouffie’s dresser is finally taking shape!

Backing was a thin cardboard lookalike material and was secured with nails... πŸ”¨

Two drawers down, one last one to go!

Each drawer requires alottttttt of... Yeap, you guessed it! Screwing!

Finally, after three hours plus (yes, M took 3 hours πŸ˜‚), of hardwork...

Pouffie’s dresser is completed with love by her Daddy! πŸ’•


It is M’s first time assembling such a big item from IKEA, so props to him!

Prior to this, he also assembled a few items we got from Taobao, but this has got to be the one with the most steps!

Whiskers is fast asleep by then!


We took a break over dinner... before the Mr started on the last and final furniture...

Sofa bed!

A part of our hugeee two seater sofa bed!

It was so super heavy but M muscle through and managed to get it out!

Felt so bad that I could not help him with it and can only cheer for him at the side... 😬

But I helped with the simpler chores...

While he was assembling the sofa bed, I gave the dresser a wipe down and started placing Pouffie’s clothes in it. πŸ˜„

The pillow and pillow cases!

Armed with the experience of setting up the dresser, M is faster with the sofa bed!

It only took him about an hour to get to this stage!

And that was because the screws at the bottom of this sofa bed is pretty tiny, so M had to spend more time screwing them in one by one!

Ahh I love the colour! 😍

After about two hours...


It is completed!

Pouffie’s furniture are mostly ready!

And I’m so proud of M for assembling 90% of the furniture in her room! He said that his fingers hurt from all the screwing! πŸ˜‚ He also got a cut!

I told him... next time you can tell Pouffie that all her furnitures are...

Hand assembled with love and sweat by her Dearest Daddy!

Later on that night, M stood by her room and said “Wa Honey, I cannot believed I did all of this myself! I feel so accomplished!”


And yes my Dear, I am so proud of you as well, Pouffie’s first Hero! 😘

#MarAdeTiny #dayrepregnancy #dayremummies

Day 23

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019

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razorliketears (avatar)

razorliketears Time fliesssss!! Haha

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Lindelious (avatar)

Lindelious @razorliketears yesssss! Meimei also so big Liao! 😍πŸ₯°

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dayahwoonie (avatar)

dayahwoonie love ure cat 😍😍😍 super cuuute!

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Lindelious (avatar)

Lindelious @dayahwoonie hehe thank you! We love him too although he can be very nottie/ cheeky at times! πŸ˜‚

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kesedcreates (avatar)

kesedcreates Whiskers is so cute! And so chilled out too 😍

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Lindelious (avatar)

Lindelious @kesedcreates haha yes, when he is chill he really has got a lot of sleeping patterns! 🀣

1 month ago

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