Monday, August 31, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Does he know? If he doesn't, he will, because we will tell him every day.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I figure it's time to write a new post. There's not much new in the Baby Front. We're still waiting anxiously for our Little Mister to make his entrance into the world.
Here are some of things we've done in preparation for Baby:
- Sanded back deck
- Stained/painted deck (because it will never get done if it's not done now!)
- Scrubbed the basinette until it shined
- Moved everything into/out of Baby's room
- Put together crib
- cleaned crib and "fixed" all the scratches with furniture oil
- edged all carpeting
- cleaned all baseboards
- Cleaned all carpets (with a Rug Doctor)
- a dozen other random things I can't think of at the moment
I still have a list of things I need to do before we go to Mississippi, but I know I'll never get them all done. Plus, I'm sure there's got to be some things I'll forget to do. Hopefully it's nothing that can't wait!
Up until this past Saturday we had only a handful of baby items. A beautiful thing happened on Saturday to change all of that: BABY SHOWERS! That's right. I said showers- with an "s". I had a ward shower from 12:00-2:00, and then a family/other-friends shower from 3:00-5:00. We are amazed at the generosity of our friends and family, and are so grateful for their help. Now we feel much better and have most of the things we need. All the baby stuff is so cute (yes, even the diaper cream is cute!) and it makes me want our baby to come NOW!
One highlight of my Shower Day was that my friend Becky from Arizona flew in and surprised me! She flew in just for my shower, and left the next day! Boy, did I feel special. Because she came all the way out for me, I feel I at least owe her a picture on my blog. Here's Becky and I. We've been friends since middle school and she is one of my dearest friends in the whole world.
I also had some very cute cakes that were made for my showers. The following cake was made by my friend Heather for my first shower.
Pretty funny, huh?
And then, at my next shower, my friend Raven made these cute mini-cakes. There were 10 mini-cakes, and together they spelled out the words "Welcome Baby".
Aren't these wonderful? She has a business called Dollhouse Cakes.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our family and friends for all your support! It means a lot to us that you care so much. It is impossible to say how overwhelmed we feel with the love and support we have received. Everything has come together so smoothly, and we feel this is the way it was always meant to be. Thanks again, everyone!
Monday, August 17, 2009
When are you coming? We are earnestly trying to get things ready for you. We're putting together your crib, and putting all your furniture in your bedroom. We're buying you all the things your little body needs, like formula, diapers, and clothes. We're thinking about you every second. You'll have everything you need when you get here.
And, when you get here, we'll finally have everything we need. We are so excited to meet you.
We love you,
Mommy & Daddy
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
As you might know, Jared and I really, really, really, want to be parents. And, without boring you or giving a pity-story about the past 5 years, I'll just say this: it's been a tough journey. We received news last Saturday (August 1st) that a new chapter in our lives will be beginning. We will finally be parents! And, no, I'm not pregnant. We have been matched to adopt a baby boy! I know you're dying to know the details.
Due date: August 27, 2009 (um... that's in 3 weeks!)
He will have two eyes.
He'll have two feet.
And ten tiny fingers, and ten tiny toes.
He'll make stinky diapers.
He'll cry and not let me sleep.
He will cost us a truckload of money.
But he will also...
Smile at me,
Call me his mommy, and
Fill my aching heart.
I can't wait to meet him.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
(Yes, that's right. I said "delicious." If walls were edible, I'd eat this one).
Then I asked hubby if I could make a garden, and he said yes. (but that was before he knew how much work it was going to be!). We had about 9 men, putting a total of about 90 man-hours in to make this delicious-looking wall:
The retaining wall was built at the end of May, and now we're reaping the benefits of our thriving garden. I think I just got lucky. We'll see if I can do it again next year.
It's hard to see in this small picture, but we've got tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, rhubarb, watermelon, green beans, carrots, and corn!
Like I said. I got pride. And I know pride ain't such a good thing. (and neither is saying "ain't"). But, what can I say? My garden has been my baby in leiu of having no baby, and so I've got pride in my beautiful baby garden.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Well, actually, my hair is usually straight- not curly. (We were in New Orleans at the time and it was a useless battle to fight the humidity). We're not die-hard fans of that photo but it will have to do. We don't usually end up acquiring a lot of pictures of ourselves.
Actually, that's a lie. I take a lot of pictures of myself. It's kind of a weird habit of mine, and I probably shouldn't share it in my first blog post. Whenever I get a camera, I can't help but look into it and snap a picture, as if I don't know what I look like. Maybe it's one of those "cute" things that makes me, me. Or maybe it's just annoying. You be the judge.
So, what do you think? (remember, Thumper says: "If you can't say something nice, don't say nuthin' at all!")