Monday and Nursery Updates

Monday, August 08, 2011

Thank you everyone for praying for my requests!

Unfortunately, my friend's beta was 3.5 on Friday. She had taken some HCG booster shots during the LP, and she thinks that it was just residual. As far as I know, they won't be doing another beta. She turns 30 on Wednesday, and having turned 30 last year without a baby in my arms (or belly), I know how painful and heartbreaking that is. If you feel that way, please keep her in your prayers on Wednesday.

As for Mr. A's potential big change, it would have come in the form of a job switch. However, the way things have turned out, he will not be changing after all. While we were very excited for the potential switch (and to be honest, it may still happen in several months, depending on the circumstances), we totally recognize that we already have alot of change happening to us coming up, so we were nervous about adding something more. At the end of the day, we are both very grateful to have good jobs in this time when so many families are struggling with employment woes.

This past weekend, I worked alot on our little girl's room! Now that I have the closet cleaned out and an idea of where to put all the clothes and blankets and towels and diapers and onesies, I can start washing!!!! In fact, this morning I washed all the blankets, towels, and washcloths we received for our shower- they look so cute hanging on the clothesline, and I can't wait to fold everything!!

I took some pictures of the nursery this morning (without a flash, to show the natural light that comes in in the morning- the sun rises on the other side of the house, so it's very gentle light!). It is not 100% finished yet, but I feel like we made alot of progress this weekend!!


It is such an honor to prepare this room for this baby. I know I say this alot, but some days it is very hard to believe that we were finally blessed with a child. So many times, it seemed like we would never be parents. As I was cleaning out the room on Saturday, and whenever I am hanging baby laundry on the line, I pray for those of you who are still waiting to see how God will fulfill your heart's desire for a child. I also pray for those of us who are mothers that we will always strive to be the best moms we can be.

10 comments:

Coco said...

Oh, your nursery looks AMAZING!!! I love it! :) I love doing the baby laundry. I actually started to cry holding the cute little newborn socks. Such an amazing time!!!

Mommy-In-Waiting said...

Your nursery is beautiful!

Bridget said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I love the nursery, you did such a good job and the baby will be here before you know it!

Trisha said...

Oh I love it! She's going to love it too. Praying for your sweet friend.

Melissa said...

the nursery looks great! I still can't believe you're 32 weeks!!

Jennifer said...

The nursery looks amazing! How exciting! Your sister is very talented!

Maegan said...

The nursery looks wonderful! I want to know what the huge pig is! :)

One Who Understands said...

What an adorable nursery! It looks all ready for little baby A to come.

Stacey said...

The nursery looks absolutely adorable!! (We are getting ready for a Hungry Caterpillar themed first birthday next month!) :)
It's such a sweet time getting everything ready for your baby's arrival, especially after waiting so long. I'm so excited for you!

Praying for your requests.

Me said...

Great post and love the nursery!
Praying,
Jen