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If You Build It They Will Come

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Welcome to my crib, yo!  <<<That’s our future baby talking.  Sorry, I’m just really excited about getting a crib put up.  It’s something I’ve always dreamed about.  I know it must sound silly to a lot of you out in the blogasphere, but when you’ve waiting so long even the tiniest of things become hugely sentimental and important.  For the past 8 years I’ve watched all my closest and not so closest friends’ tummy swell with a growing baby inside.  I’ve longed to be right there with them decorating a nursery and snapping pictures of  daddy dearest assembling the not so tiny crib.  Ahhhh….well, my time has finally come!  My belly is swelling (thanks to some amazing Christmas turkey) and I’ve been getting the nursery together over the last 6 month, and daddy dearest-to-be has put our future baby’s crib together!

So, It is quite different than the traditional crib-putting-together ceremony.  We don’t have a baby, not even in my tummy, we don’t know if we will ever have a baby (still praying for that one), BUT we do know that DHR requires a crib (NOT a pack-n-play aw shucks) for us to be able to keep a baby in our home.  So what do we do?  Buy the cheapest, most sturdy, fit in the smallest space, crib!  We went to IKEA!  Yippee! for easy to assemble, sturdy, all wood, smallish fit in our bedroom, cribs!  It’s not the cutest of all cribs, but it will serve it’s purpose and it doesn’t clash with our half drywall half wood paneled walls!  Haha.  This room is a disaster zone!  Trust me when I say that one day it will be an oasis.  We will transform it, but it will take a while.  We have already reno’ed the closet. We still don’t have doors up, but will be building 3 or 4 sliding, reclaimed, barnwood doors…eventually.  We moved our old t.v. into our bedroom (it’s sitting pretty in the custom’ish closet shelf) and rearranged the bed, so that on sick days I’m directly in front of the t.v. in my warm bed.  We also took out Jeff’s chest of drawers and now share a dresser, so we can have more space.  We have more space, but the dresser’s drawers don’t shut very well.  We REALLY need to clean out our clothes again…I have a thing for bargain shopping and handmedowns.

I said all that to say, “ignore the rest of the room”!  The crib isn’t anything special, but then again it is.  What it means is special.  It gives me hope.  It’s kinda bittersweet to wake up every morning and see it by our bed.  Some things are hard to put into words.  Some things are difficult to talk about.  I’m trying to be open with you all.  I really do try to be positive.  That is hard.  I am happy.  We are moving forward.  But with moving forward I kinda feel I’m leaving something else behind.  Has anyone ever been there?  I’m just going to try and focus on what’s ahead.  All the fertility treatments and trying so hard to get pregnant are done.  They’ve been done.  It’s been about 7 months or so.  We decided to jump into “this adoption thing” feet first, in March of this year (2012).  It’s been such a long road, but I know we are still parked in the garage.  We ain’t seen nothing yet…so to speak.

I hope to be as ‘real’, open, and honest with you guys as I can without throwing a pity party.  I mean, I want you all to come to my party, right?  I know I’m ranting and you all just want to see the super homely crib, but maybe some of you out there are having the same emotions.struggles.fears.

I think I’m done. For tonight.

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Ta’ Daaah (?)  The crib sheet is just one I already had from a handmedown.  I hope to get some uber cute, gender neutral, organic cotton ones, one day {not being picky or anything}  But really, how many kids are going to care?  They pee, poop, and throw up on their sheets…organic or not. 😛

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No, I will not be keeping this quilt on the crib when the baby is in there!  I know it is dangerous and it has buttons on it! YIKES!  I just wanted to dress Sniglar up for the pictures!

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Author: Jeff & Meg

This is a story of two lovebirds who got in a little over their heads, or at times it feels that way, remodeling a little home built in the 1940's. Our journey has bumps and twists, ups and downs, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Please join us and our two poodles as we flip this old house and work towards the adoption of our first child!

3 thoughts on “If You Build It They Will Come

  1. It’s a beautiful crib! I’m like that movie about the baseball field, “Build it and they will come”. You couldnt have a baby without a crib, now could you. Think good things sweetie dont let any negative thoughts get in the way. You are ready now, relax and let it happen! Love you both!

  2. That’s funny Mrs. Terri! Maybe you are right! That should be the title of this post, “if you build it they will come”!!!

  3. Pingback: Foster/Adopt Timeline « The Stacy Chronicles

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