Well, my 1 week deadline passed and I still did not clean out the nursery closet (previously used for storage). However, I am happy to report that is on the agenda for this weekend.
Even though I missed my deadline, I have been making progress. Big progress. Giant leaps of faith.
Within a 2 day time period this week, we purchased nearly every expensive item Katelyn will want/need when she gets here… this includes furniture, breast pump, swing, stroller, car seat, pack n play… you name it. All that I have left to buy are a couple of larger items (high chair, another car seat base, etc) and the rest of the smaller stuff (boppy, bath supplies, clothing, etc).
If that isn’t enough, last night we took the swing out of the package, put it together, and *threw away the box*. (If that’s not faith, I don’t know what is. :)) Ryan seemed curious why I insisted on doing that at 9 ‘o clock at night, but I just needed to. I needed put it together and watch it work. I needed it all to feel real.
So all of these packages and deliveries are coming to our home and it is quickly filling up with baby paraphernalia. Cosmo and Bella are wondering what is going on, and getting used to a litterbox housed in the laundry room. Changes are happening and I am, obviously unable to let my guard down entirely, but feeling a bit more comfortable.
One of the highlights of those two days was walking out of Babies R Us with a receipt in my hand after purchasing the furniture. I had fallen in love with this set months ago, but it was hard to come by. The crib had a hard time staying in stock, especially once they released a coupon for $300 off the set. Finally, I just started calling asking if one was in. As soon as one was, I dropped everything, headed in there and bought it, along with the 2 dressers. With the coupon (and additional monies off), I got a great deal and it should be in next weekend.
Of course, my bedding will be different, but here it is:
Sometimes in life, you just have to take that leap, even if it might feel scary. I am working on it!