Thursday, June 10, 2010

32 weeks

Taking a break while putting together the crib.

After the paint job...and the infamous "elephant gray"

Before the transformation...but blogger wouldn't let me place this picture first (of course!)

So much has been going on around here,
its been hard to keep up.
I have not written a blog,
or even had time to really read any other blogs for that matter...
We have been busy getting ready for this baby.
And this has been such a great thing...
This last week marked 32 weeks.

Yes, 32 weeks.
I have to repeat it because sometimes I still don't believe I made it this far.
This is the gestational time that I gave birth to Will,
so its also hard to believe that when I see my stomach roll and change form
it means there is yet another little person in there who is even a little bigger than Will was when he was born.

I feel like I am carrying a miracle.
Just in the last month I feel like I can relax a little bit.
Enjoyment in the process is taking form.
My mom and the neighbors hosted a baby shower for me last week.
Again, a wonderful but surreal experience.
The next day, we put together baby furniture.
This furniture had been purchased years ago, while we lived in CA.
Its been moved and shaken so much, the boxes were being held together with tape.
Yet, somehow despite all the moves and rough handling the furniture remained perfect and it looks beautiful.

How can something so damaged on the outside still turn out nearly perfect??
I have no idea...
Then there is the nursery paint...
My dad volunteered to paint the walls a gorgeous color we found from Pottery Barn Kids called Elephant Gray.
Who knew elephants could also be purple or maybe even a shade of lavender??
The paint job looks fantastic, and if we were having a girl I would be smitten with this elephant gray...however, its not exactly the look we are going for with boy #2 on the way.
It actually didn't look purple until the sun hit the room the next day and we put the finished furniture next to the wall with all of the cute blue bedding we had.
Go figure.

And so putting together the nursery will have to wait a few more weeks until we can get the proper color on the walls.
But all these things; showers, putting furniture together and painting...
mark the beginning of something I thought might never happen.
As we make all the preparations I am constantly giving thanks.
It has been an extremely long road,
but having faith and being patient has paid off.
Although, I must admit that I was not so patient putting together the changing table...
especially when all the pieces fell on the garage floor.
Tim has become a pro at navigating my various pregnancy hormone fits that seem to come more frequently in the past few weeks:)

But with all these changes taking place
there is a huge transformation taking over this house...
both in the physical structure and in us.
And all I can say is that it is about time:)
But just like the room, its a work in progress...
but at least now, I'm beginning to see just what kind of progress we are making
and I am so, so thankful.


Kyle & Alissa Circle said...

I'm so excited for you and Tim and have been following your journey. I can't wait to see the finished nursery!! Any names yet?

carriekuipers said...

So happy for you! Making it 32 weeks is HUGE - every day is a blessing!! The room is looking great:)