Last year, when we were expecting the twins, I had done some window shopping to get an idea of what I wanted the nursery to look like. Remember?
Well, that didn't work out. Neither did the following pregnancy this summer/fall.
However, as you know, we've chosen to adopt and feel very content and at peace with the decision. It's the right path for us, and we're very pleased that it's been going so well.
The change in family direction has lead me to think a lot about reconciling the picture of what I thought the nursery would like and what my child's room actually will look like.
It's hard to tell if creating my dream nursery will hurt my heart, or mend it. Will it cause me pain every time I see it? Or will it make things a little bit better every day?
Well, as with most decision I make, instead of taking the time to think it through, I just jumped in. Truth be told, this method has served me well. I'm just hoping it doesn't come back to bite me later on.
Friday night DH and I decided to go shopping to celebrate our newly assigned region.
And we bought the very same nursery furniture I wanted for the twins.
The Heritage Collection from babies R Us. I love it - I adore it.
The crib was in stock so we had it delivered on Sunday. The 6 drawer dresser and night stand will be delivered in a few weeks.
So here's the finished product:
Aren't the owls adorable? We'll be taking one of them with us for our LO on our first trip.
We also bought a stroller and I love it!
All in all, I'm happy with the choice, but I think I will always remember our lost children when I see these items.
At the same time, it's nice to see a dream come true, even if it's not the way I expected.