Monday, August 23, 2010

tick. tick. tick.

n the beginning of this process I really felt like Brittany could care less about us and our journey to become a family. I am trying to change my tune. I have to have faith that she has our best interest at heart. Tonight was our "tying up of loose ends" night. Tonight she was in our home for about 20 minutes. These are the nights that I struggle. Why can't we extend them, why cant this process that is so intrusive (for good reason, I understand) why can't it be just a big more quick? Our final walk through has now been set back to the 8th of September. One week later then expected. At this point, as much as I was kind of pissy-- it is one week. It will actually be nice to have a bit of extra time. Exciting news-- this baby will be welcomed into (if by good thoughts only-- hugs and kisses will be down the road a bit, of course) by all of it's new aunts and uncles this weekend. Our friends Rebecca and Nora are throwing a shower for Mic and I, with help from Amy, Mo, Greg, Angie and Rebs. I am nervous. I am nervous that people will be gathering for us. To celebrate something that hasn't happened yet. For something that is out of our control.... and may take ....well who KNOWS how long? We will be getting together at a park in Br*okfield. I am just so happy that I will get to see so many of my friends and family in one place-- on one day-- THAT makes me happy :) I hope to have lots of pictures to add here and to put in the baby book.

Today Mic finished up the painting upstairs... of course, NOTHING else is completed...but I at least thought I would share with you the progress :)

This is at the top of the stairs - there is a nook that there will be shelves and bin things

Also at the top of the stairs - that brown wood thing will have chalkboard paint in it for the bambino

Bedroom looking in - rocker courtesy of my sister and the dresser is mine from my childhood that will act as a changing table

Other side of the room- isn't the crib pretty? Har.

Looking out the door

Enter the playroom - that is a futon for a mom when the stairs become a beotch. We painted the room white and maybe one of our artsy friends will come over for a spruce up. ImtalkinboutyouRebs :)

Shelf where more bins will go

Some pictures for the playroom walls

The end .


jilliebean said...

I know it feels like it is taking forever! But once you hold that tiny baby in your arms, that wait will be well worth it.

I have some news coming up. I might be posting it today!!

Anonymous said...

It will happen. What is one more week in the skeem of things. Right? (Says the very impatient person) The room looks great so far! I'm very excited to see you this weekend. I might not let you post pictures of me...I might have chipmunks cheeks.

Mark said...

That nursery is looking good! I'm so glad you took pictures of it now because that may be the cleanest you ever see it after the kiddo comes.
Give Amy a kiss for me. She dropped by my site last week with loads of compliments.
Thanks for sharing and I'll be watching.
Your Friend, m.

Anonymous said...

Mark, I'd prefer a kiss from you! ;)

Mark said...

Amy, you are such a flirt. How'd you know that I like bad girls?
Case., sorry for using your site to chat with Amy. She started it!

Anonymous said...

Mark-I sorta got the impression you didn't like girls, bad or otherwise. ;)

C.I.W. said...

you guys are weird.

Anonymous said...

No blog about the shower yet?