23 September 2007
Well, things have kind of narrowed themselves down since all the great aspirations I had at the onset of pregnancy. Reality has a way of divided dreams from common sense. I did all the looking on the internet for baby decorations, but the prices leveled out my expectations, and then I thought, "Do I really need all that?" I'm sure some of you have hit that reality wall. After all, without even praying for it, I was giving a free car seat, a free swing, a baby sleeping bag, clothes, and blankets. I figured God is sufficient to supply all my "needs" as well as wants.
Poor Keane was on the verge of being a jungle baby. I couldn't decide between jungle theme and sailboats. I know, "huh?", they seem to have nothing to do with each other. My logical way of coming up with the two options revolved around the fact that I already had vintage sailboat pictures hanging in his room, and having a jungle theme in the rest of the house (i.e. elephant sofa chair).
I went with sailboats for a little change, plus blue goes with boy, as far as the ocean that sailboats glide on. I did away with the burnt orange and browns and now have blues, yellows, reds, and whites in my future for the quilt. Found nice material to fill in the gaps for the quilt and another one for the French picture board you see above. I still have to get upholstery tacks. Who has those laying around? Oh, wait, my mom does. Too bad she doesn't live next door, but she is coming to help in November!!!!!!
What a mess! The baby room is now a sewing room. We picked out the crib and changing table at IKEA. It matches the dresser that is already in there. Hopefully things can get done so that we can set up. We've got limited space.
Here's to looking forward to seeing our son. I think it's right that we prep for our newborns. It gets us thinking about parenting and all that it entails, but "Nay" to the idea that we have to spend out of the ears for the new arrivals. In fact, I think that it is more fun to see how the Lord provides.
I have to admit that I've been a little nervous over here. We still don't have a mid-wife and just picked out the hospital. Yesterday we went to a animal zoo of a Flea Markt for babies. What a mess. I couldn't concentrate. I had to leave before I did more damage to my testimony.
When I look solely at my circumstances I am left hopeless. It's great how the Lord knows exactly how to encourage us. My mom called last night and offered that I come to California for 10 days or that she come over here. I was really tempted to go "home", but I know there will be more to do here to prep for Keane. She was the encouragement that I needed. Did I mention that she can sew like no other? She made all of my bridesmaid dresses, and it was "nothing" for her to do it. Meanwhile, I've been staring at my new sewing machine in total intimidation.
Praise the Lord!