Tuesday, September 21, 2010

baby fever

everywhere i turn and every facebook update i seem to run across this week is announcing someone else's pregnancy. i imed husband at work today to tell him that i just found out someone else is preggo. i then followed up by telling him (just in case he forgot) that we are more pregnant than we've been in a long time with the adoption on the horizon.

putting together the nursery has helped us to see how real this is all becoming. the baby bedding just arrived last night. we ate our supper and ripped into the boxes to get the bedding out and see what we'd created. we worked together to get the skirt on and lined up, the sheet tucked in, the bumper ties tied, and the blanket folded just so.
then - we just stood back and admired our work.
we were happy with the colors we'd selected and what it says about us and the type of environment we want to provide to our little one. we're happy that it’s colorful, it’s whimsical, it’s non-traditional, and it’s fun.

while we were at the beach last week i finished reading our latest adoption book. it’s been so great to just focus on gathering so much helpful information to get started (before we actually get started). we found out we needed to get will a new ssn card, we got a new copy of our marriage license, and we got some documents from our general practitioner. we're wrapping up a refi on the house and stocking up on things when they go on sale. we're more ready for a baby to come into this house than we've ever been before. so much more than we ever were when we were previously actually physically pregnant.
a dear friend sent me an email today that quoted the following:

The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.  To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did. When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.
this could not be more of the truth. God has steered us down this path, encouraging us all the while. He has built us up as individuals and as a couple to prepare for this most amazing journey of our lives. pregnancy is "carrying" a baby.  with all of this knowledge and preparedness we are totally "pregnant".

sneak peak
(we'll post more photos when the room is completely done.)


Michael said...

We remember when we were at that point in our adoption. It is such a sweet and calming time. I remember so clearly when we bought our crib mobile, it played music and displayed a star pattern on the ceiling. We turned off all the lights and just watched it and dreamed of the day our child would be sleeping peacfully under it. God Bless you as you wait.

Cathy said...

Your post brought back so many memories! I have to be honest, I have G but I still have a reaction when I hear (yet another) person tell me that they're pregnant. I think I'll be grieving the loss of being able to conceive for a while.

I remember when we had the nursery "just right" and I sat back and sat in the glider and just took it all in. I remember thinking about what it'd be like to hold a baby while sitting in the glider, and being so anxious and ready to have a baby.

When we brought G home and I sat in the glider with him for the first time, I cried and cried. It was so wonderful and felt so good to have a baby and to be a mom.

I know this sounds weird, but enjoy this time that you have to yourselves. You will NEVER get the time back once you have a little one, and your whole world will be thrown upside down once you bring home your baby. Delight in the silence and enjoy time to do as you like.

I've got you in my prayers that this time of waiting is short!!!