Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Much to my surprise!

In all of my blogs so far, I don't think that I have really expressed how wonderful my husband is. I think that its about time that I brag him up a little!

About a week or so I think that reality started to sink in a little bit for me. On one hand I am excited beyond words to finally meet our little girl. I can't wait to hold her and to kiss her little cheeks. I am so excited to be a mommy to this special little girl. On the other hand, the closer that we get to that day, the more I start to worry about all of the unknowns that will accompany it and the days, weeks, months to follow. I'm very much a "planner" and this whole situation is teaching me a very valuable (but difficult) lesson...some things are just out of our hands and you can't let yourself fall apart because of it.

Having said this, I think that Matt could pick up on my need to check a few things off of our "preparing for a baby" list. Now that I think about it, it probably wasn't that hard to pick up on. We were walking past the baby section at Target one day and all of a sudden it just hit me...I felt very unprepared. I totally understand that you probably never really feel 100% ready, but again, I'm a planner. Sure I've bought a few cute little girlie outfits, but heck, we didn't even have a place for a baby to sleep. Before he knew it, I started plucking baby supplies from the shelves. Baby wipes, blankets, lotion, you name it. It wasn't anything huge, but I felt surprisingly better.

That brings us to my wonderful wonderful WONDERFUL husband. My husband who knows the way that I work and understands that maybe I get a little antsy from time to time. My husband who knew, maybe even more than I realized myself, how much it would help me feel more prepared just to get the nursery finished. My husband who apparently is always full of surprises. I called him on my way home this afternoon fully expecting him to be finishing up a nap (after all, he went to work at 2AM today!). Much to my surprise, his response was "You'll probably beat me home. I had to run an errand." By errand what he meant was he DROVE TO OMAHA to pick up our nursery furniture from my sister's house! I guess he's been planning on this for about a week or so, but wanted it to be a surprise. Wow...was it ever!

So now we have a nursery! And even though there are still 2 puppies inhabiting the space, its absolutely perfect. If I thought that some silly little baby supplies made me feel better, just imagine how I feel today. I can't stop smiling when I think about it...and at the same time my eyes well up with tears because I am again reminded of just how lucky I am to have Matt in my life. It makes difficult times more bearable knowing that he's by my side every step of the way.

Ok, thats my sappy moment of the day! Time for some pictures. It looks a little cramped in the photos, but in person its exactly what I envisioned. Again, try to picture things without kennels!

The paintings above the crib and changing table were courtesy of Matt. Aren't they cute!? Now we just need to get a mattress so that we can get the bedding in and we should be good to go!

30 weeks along tomorrow. Stay tuned for a cardiologist update!


  1. Everything looks GREAT!!! It was hard seeing my furniture being packed away into the truck with Matt today. My eyes filled with tears after he left. My babies have spent so much time in it, but I am SO HAPPY that Little Miss Ritchie will have LOTS of happy sleeps in her new crib! There's a lot of LOVE in it...that's for sure! Love you and can't wait to see the nursery in person!

  2. Man this guy seems really cool and studly. Probably handsome too.

  3. Hal, Mary and AbramMarch 25, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    So sweet....Matt really does take after his Dad! And yes, this Matt is very cool, studly, handsome AND lucky to have such a wonderful wife! Love you!

  4. I think he is pretty wonderful too. So glad I said "yes, absolutely"! when he asked for your hand in marriage. You are going to be great parents.