Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Getting Ready for a little Girl!

I've decided to focus on the positive aspect of this wait. If there's a little girl entering our household before the year is out (yes - Lord-let it be so!) I must prepare for her. But first, I have to make some decisions! Where do I put her? Will she want a crib? Will I spoil her if I put her in our room? Will I tramatize her if I make her sleep alone? This is why I've not done this quicker. With my pregnancies it was easy - I loved preparing a nursery/crib area. Elliott was our first born and I spent many hours painting and finding just the right theme, blue and brown and teddy bears! Ethan, poor thing, came during our "famine" years, when we were struggling with our new business and lived in a small space. We made his spot in our bedroom, but still I went to lengths to prepare his spot and find the right accessories. Next came our princess Michaela! What a room plan! I even wrote about her nursery and took pictures. So what do I do with our sweet Mia? I need some advice. My first-born is now moving into a college dorm. His upstairs room will only be used for visiting, but no one wants it, Ethan loves his recently redone room. It's definitely masculine and I'd hate to try to change it so soon after we've just painted it a year ago. Michaela's afraid to stay upstairs alone and I don't think it wise to put a baby upstairs. I'd have to walk a long way at night and I'm afraid she would feel isolated. So what about Michaela's room? It's girly - and I could streamline her stuff and put a crib on one wall. But will Mia be able to sleep? Would Michaela be able to sleep? Would we have enough room for her stuff. So....that leaves Mike's & my bedroom. Plenty of room - we have an extra closet and an extra dresser. But will she become too dependent on us and not ever be able to sleep alone? This is my quandry. Can someone give me some advice so I can get busy?

3 comments:

Cindy Martens said...

Hello...
Just surfing the web for updates or news from ANYBODY! Not a lot out there, but I stumbled upon your blog at adoption share...nice to meet you! We are Group 227, LID Aug. 26, with AWAA. I went back a few posts and read your comments on the wait. I have such mixed feelings on this wait. It does seem interminable, and I think about our baby every day, wondering who she is and where she is. I know God has His reasons and a perfect plan, and I know He has a purpose for this wait. Sorry to go on...just wanted you to know you're not alone! We're still building our site, but you can check us out at www.hopeforcaroline.com.

Mom-of-5 said...

Hello from a fellow AWAA family. Trust me that evey day you wait will vanish the minute you get the call and then see your little ones face. We just returned and have been so blessed by God. We also rearranged and remodled bedrooms too-it's all worked out.
Shelly
www.waalafamily.blogspot.com

Mom-of-5 said...

PS We have a Mia too !!
:) Shelly