That maternity dress was truly horrible. I believe it was made of sacking or something else equally scratchy. The only thing was, it was roomy and the baby in the offing, George, was already pretty enormous.
He did it every time, so it was very tempting not to let him sleep during the day, but we had been told he should. He did used to go out like a light as soon as he was in bed though, so I guess the doctor was right.
I loved this bedroom. It had blue cloud wallpaper and lovely trees with little ducks under them all round the top. Some of my happiest memories are of reading stories to babies in this room, or feeding them in the quiet of the night when they were tiny.
We had bare plaster between the new windows in our bedroom for about 4 years as well. When we finally got around to decorating, we quite enjoyed it, and wished we had started years before.
There is a moral here somewhere.
On the plus side, we got to know Carmina Burana well. Records and tapes were the main things. We taped our new record of Carmina Burana to listen to while decorating.