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Monday, May 23, 2011

the room is (almost) empty

We've been talking about it for months, but we never had time. How we needed to clear out the nursery to make way for what's to come: baby furniture.

It finally happened last weekend. We (and when I write we, I mean Joey) loaded up the Jeep last Sunday morning with all of the furniture we knew we would not longer have room for and dropped it off at Goodwill. We went to IKEA to price some nursery storage items, and we bought some extra storage for the guest room for the items that we moved out of the nursery.

We already know that we need to get rid of the papasan chair, and we are still debating on the couch. Joey's dad is coming over on Friday to, "paint the baby's room." (His words. It's weird - we call it the nursery all the time, but it's surreal hearing someone else call it the baby's room.) After that, our plan is to buy the crib we know we want, put it together, and then see where we stand as far as space is concerned.

We go on vacation at the end of this week. When we come back, it's crunch time. Time to start the serious nursery purchases. Time to start filling our paperwork and making appointments to see our doctor. Time to solicit people for letters of recommendation. Time to get together all of the pictures and wording we want for our profile.

I remember thinking late last year (October/November) that August was too far away. That not turning in the home study paperwork until August would be absolute torture. And now? August is practically here.

This is the beginning of what's sure to be a crazy roller coaster ride. Who's in the car with me?

28 comments:

Mrs. Lemon said...

So exciting!!!

aliciamarie911 said...

I love the crib! It's very similar to what me and my hubs have picked out for our little one whenever we get pregnant

Arlyne said...

I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that you guys are well on your way to becoming parents! I love the crib & can't wait to see the nursery when it's finished. xoxo

myinfertilitywoes said...

that's awesome! love your plan in action! :)

Jessica said...

How exciting! Hopefully your child will be sleeping in that crib soon.

Jen said...

This is the most exciting post EVER!!! I can't wait to hear every detail and see every purchase. I'm so flipping excited for you, dear. This is just plain awesome.

What color are you going to paint "the baby's room"? ;)

Rain Child said...

We started re-cleaning out our nursery this weekend too! It's exciting, isn't it? I hope your little one is there soon.

Gurlee said...

Wow! How exciting! It must make things seem real. I hope the time goes by quickly & that you soon have an additional member of your family!

someday-soon said...

I'm in! It's going to be an amzing ride =) The crib you picked is beautiful and your guest room looks great!

Marla said...

I love IKEA. Can't beat their prices! Looking forward to seeing the finished "baby's room." :)

You're right about August. Time flies! YIkes!

Dawn said...

I can't believe it's almost here! I can't wait to read about your journey.

Brave IVF Girl said...

That's wonderful - I bet making progress on the rooms felt great! Exciting!

Willow said...

So exciting that the preparations have begun! Also--we too have a papasan chair that we need to get rid of, but I love it, I can't help it :). Good luck with everything--it's a great feeling to be moving forward, no?

Rita said...

August will be here before you know it! So excited that things are moving right along! I can't wait to see the nursery when it's finished!!!

marriage20 said...

This is so exciting!! Can't wait to see it when it's done (and inhabited)! Best of luck to you on your journey.

Bobbi said...

So so so exciting!!!! :)

Kandid Kelli said...

YAY!!! This is so exciting!!!

Stephanie said...

Yay!!! So excited for yall!!! :) And love that crib!

Rach said...

Making progress!

Have a great vacation. Come back refreshed and ready for paperwork!

I wish I could set up a nursery. My husband doesnt think it's a good idea though.

We are off to Catalina Island this weekend!

Kelly said...

This is wonderful, Katie. Keep those pics coming as you make even more progress!

Rebecca said...

I am strapped in and ready to ride!!! How exciting!

amiracle4us said...

How EXCITING!!!! I am so happy the time has come and it's becoming a reality :)

lifeofaleo said...

I know I haven't posted in like FOREVER, and I'm sorry about that =( I did want to congratulate you guys on how close you're getting to starting the official process, how exciting!!! Your rooms look awesome!! And for what it's worth, the couch in the nursery might come in handy, we have a day bed in ours and its great for late night feedings, putting baby down while u do things in there, or just chilling.

nobabyruth said...

Love the crib. It's beautiful. Also love the fact that you are moving forward. August is JUST around the corner and you are going to be perfectly prepared (well, at least logistically speaking)!! :)

missohkay said...

Looks great! August really IS almost here! I'm so excited for you!

Glass Case of Emotion said...

I am! I am on the roller coaster too, and happy to see you getting the dream started!

Tammy said...

Wow, that is so exciting! You're going to have so much fun planning the nursery. By the way, I have that same exact papasan chair with the black cushion. Why does that not surprise me? :)

lowfatlady said...

August is coming soon and I can't believe it either. So excited for you!