Friday, June 3, 2011

From Baby Steps to Giant Leaps of Faith

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!


A said...

WOW, I am impressed!! We just got the call this morning that our crib and dresser are ready to be picked up! Our newborn cloth diaper set just arrived yesterday, and those diapers are SO CUTE! But I know you understand that even though it is feeling more normal to be talking about baby things, it is still so unbelievable.... congrats on all your progress!!!

Suzanna said...

How wonderful! I'm sure Katelyn will just love it all :-)

Krista said...

Yay! It's all becoming real fun!!! Beautiful furniture..hope you'll post pics of the nursery when it is complete!

Tami said...

Love your choices so far! How exciting! I am glad you are feeling better about things! :)

Anna M said...

Good job on having faith. I really do understand the caution you have. Working in the NICU I see and know way too much about babies and getting them home. 23 weeks is a big milestone, all resuscitation efforts would now occur. We had a baby come in with my same due date three weeks ago and it passed away, so that was hard to see. Just keep going a week at a time. I am still thinking a week at a time and I am 27 weeks.
We love you guys!

BTW, I started working on some gifts for Katelyn this week I will let you know when they are finished, so I can get them to you.
And I am glad that you got the full size swing, I know of a lot of babies that hate the compact ones.

Marianne said...

Good for you! Reading your blog makes me feel so much better about the things I am going through! I am so very proud of you!

FirstTimeMom said...

Love all the new baby gear :) Yay!!

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