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?