Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Nursery is FINISHED!

After months of hard work and lots of projects, JB's nursery is complete!  It was a labor of love and we are so happy with the way it turned out.  My mom made all of her bedding, window covering, basket liners, pillow and her cute little doll. If you don't mind lots of pictures, I'd love to share her unique and girly space, filled with lots of love!

Here's the view from her doorway

Butterfly mobile I made,
inspired by this one from
Pottery Barn Kids

I hand-painted these flowers on the
wall then placed wallflowers weaving
throughout.  I was inspired by this
fabric I saw online and LOVED!

My mom made this sweet little
rag doll for JB. It's
her first doll! I got this tiny
rocker from a garage sale for $5!

This is our "reading corner".
I sit in here all the time
and just imagine what it will
be like when she's here!

I wanted a chandelier for
her room SO badly and almost
had given up until I found
this beauty at IKEA!

My baby girl has enough
clothes to be well-dressed
for at least a year!  I
envy her organization in there!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Awaiting a Miracle

I sit here, just 4 weeks (and a couple days) away from my due date, thanking God for this precious miracle inside of me. I used to wonder what it would be like to carry a child, to have a little piece of me and the one I love all balled up into one sweet little baby. We never thought it would really be in the cards for us, as I mentioned here. But God has somehow seen it fit for us to experience this journey, and oh what a journey it has been! 

Our baby girl is a busy little thing, rolling around, kicking and squirming. She adores the sound of her Daddy's voice, responding with big rolls whenever she hears him. She entertains me with her games of "tag", reminding me I'm never alone. Whenever I worry about how she may be doing, or how my pregnancy is going, she gives me a painful playful nudge to the ribs, as if to say, "I'm okay Mommy! And look how strong I am!" 

I think to our future together as a family and get so excited to pass on family traditions as well as make new ones with our little family of three.  I hope for her to be independent and strong, yet loving and open-minded.  I can see her with her Daddy's intellect and my free-spirit.  It's scary at times as my due date approaches, the unknown, never feeling fully prepared, but I know that God trusted that we could handle this responsibility and I know that He will continue to guide us along the way.