we had long check lists, we had hundreds of things to do, everything needed to be "perfect". for months we had worked on the yard, the house, ourselves. but we made it - everything on the check list got done. time for the photo shoot arrived and we were surprisingly calm when we met kaitlin (http://www.2point5d.com/). she was sweet and helped us relax. husband and i both commented that we did not even feel like we were being photographed - a definite sign of a great photographer. we cannot wait to see how the pictures turn out. we know they will reflect our love for each other, our hope for the future with our baby, and the fun and joy that we have in life.
so the big reveal of how the nursery turned out is now due. below are my own photos of the finished room. we still have to arrange to pick up my mother's rocking chair, but everything else is in place.
now we can breathe easier knowing that this phase is behind us.
we can focus on our paperwork and getting things ready for our initial application submission. we'll keep you posted on our progress and where we stand in the process.